Last Call: Non-vanity vanity license plate

A good friend of mine recently bought a ’66 Jeep CJ-5 Tuxedo Park. Overall, it is in pretty good condition. To be road worthy it really only needed one thing – license plates. Yes, a top and doors would be nice in the winter, in New England, but they are not needed.

When his new, standard issue plates finally arrived, he posted the above picture and caption on the book of faces.

Jackpot indeed, my friend.

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16 responses to “Last Call: Non-vanity vanity license plate”

  1. Batshitbox Avatar

    I neglected to take the Laverda out for its regular “Italian Tune-Up” for maybe four months and now something is amiss. It was hard to start and pissed gasoline on the ground; it eventually cranked up and idled smoothly, but then something bungled up the carburetors. I ended up trying to get home without going below 3000 RPM.

    On top of that, when I stopped to get gas the kickstand failed, adding to the sense of doom. (That turned out to be just the bolt coming loose.)
    I pulled the plugs, and while Mr Sinestro is looking a bit funky I think they’re good overall. Next I’ll drop the float bowls and try to blow out the jets. The pissing gasoline is a sign of sticky floats.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1d420d5d073c828a7b2deff1975506ebbfcb0171f344740bf47e88aa3a58a8aa.jpg

    1. Lokki Avatar

      Well, what do expect when you ignore a beautiful Italian for months? OF COURSE she is going to be all sulky and punish you…. https://media1.giphy.com/media/fuVCMYktbcaKnqDOIi/giphy.gif

      1. Batshitbox Avatar

        Oh, that S.O.B. was definitely flicking its chin at me.

        I never gave the bike a nickname, but I did consider Prince Menefrego (dropped for its association with Mussolini’s Black Shirts.)

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/109239c8dc130df9feee8f89939feae55560b2af4f3e8c357f8d9ea06a663a56.jpg

  2. Scoutdude Avatar

    My Brother In Law’s ex wife had the plate NVMYSX on her 240SX but many people read it as NV MY SeX which attracted unwanted attention. She ended up going back to a regular issue plate in a couple of years.

    1. Rover 1 Avatar

      There was a guy here with one of the very rare manual overdrive equipped Daimler 250 V8s, the better handling crinkly grill version of the Mk 2 Jaguar with Daimler’s own Turner designed 2.5 litre V8 (designed before the Jaguar takeover along with it’s 4.5 litre dimensionally identical twin fitted to the last of the ‘real’ Daimlers). He ran the car for about a year with the plate ‘DV8MOD’ before someone from a less sheltered background elucidated him of some other possible meanings of that letter combination. The plate is now retired.https://www.timmismotor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/030-992×695.jpg

      And for a hint of what might have been with that engine family https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2015/01/27/hemmings-find-of-the-day-5-0l-daimler-hemi-v-8

    2. neight428 Avatar

      And I first read that as a reference involving the state of Nevada and “model year”.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      Given that spectaculary messy ehm…rear end design, it fits perfectly on the car, too.

  3. Andrew Lamb Avatar

    Both “FAP247” and “FAP365” are standard issue plates in New Zealand…

    1. Zentropy Avatar

      Forgive my ignorance, but I can’t divine anything interesting out of either of those.

      1. Fuhrman16 Avatar

        Fap is a slang term for masterbation.

        1. Zentropy Avatar

          Oh… okay, then. That makes sense now.

    2. ptschett Avatar

      Those would have been in the farm-truck issue series for North Dakota till a few years ago; now they’d be 247 FAP and 365 FAP.

      1. Andrew Lamb Avatar

        Glorious!

      2. neight428 Avatar

        It’s mighty lonesome out on the prairie.

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