Vanity plates, also called personalized plates, give motorists the chance to spread a message–it can be about something or someone they love, their occupation, or a reference to their car, among other reasons.
I. Names & Initials
These California plates once belonged to my mother, whose initials are KG. (“KG is before you”).
The South Carolina plate likely belonged to a married couple (hence the “S” at the end of each set). This type of vanity is common in all states.
This Illinois vanity on the right is really “NINA 2” once you account that the “E” is the standard prefix for this environmental specialty.
Other names & initials:
II. Occupations & Hobbies
Love to cheer
I work too hard
III. Say It Simple
You can do it
Maybe Our Sharkey
My guess is Little apple
Might refer to a car model
Homage to Darth Vader?
My guess is SBA refers to Small Business Administration
Refers to a French term
A goddess in Hinduism
Pink refers to breast cancer awareness, matching the plate
Refers to a car model
Sun cruiser (was on a convertible)
Gray Lady (probably)
Rough Rider (the Rough Riders were a volunteer cavalry, led by Theodore Roosevelt, during the Spanish-American War; Roosevelt spent meaningful time in North Dakota)
Refers to a U.S. Navy vessel
My guess is Ultimate Fanatic
This Montana pair is most unusual since there are two different bases. They were found on a junkyard car. Likely the owner received or ordered the newer design but kept one old out of personal preference.
Plates on this page which are a unique design for vanities, instead of whatever the current passenger was at the time.
-South Carolina (all)