Friday, June 09, 2006


I've never really quite gotten the point of vanity plates. Aside from one lone example several years ago that I thought was cool ("XCLBR" for the record) they have always seemed like a really boring way to spend money needlessly.

However, driving down Riverside the other day, I finally conceived of a vanity plate that I could not only stand behind, but which I think my friends would argue also represents my attitude as a driver.




Anonymous Gnomon said...

The Ministry of Transportation has a section about personalized plates on their site, but apparently they don't believe in web-accessible "data" "bases", since one must call 1-800-288-6758 (AUTO-PL8 - cute) to check whether or not a particular string is available or not.

As of this afternoon at 1445h, the six-letter string "CLRDLN" is unclaimed; I didn't realize until later that it's possible to have up to eight characters, and that spaces are allowed, and so didn't get to inquire about "CLR D LN". Whoops.

Anyhow, text-only plate customizations ring in at $239.35 plus tax, or $240.35 if you order at a kiosk. The extra buck is a "convenience fee". Oh, don't get me started.

1:59 p.m.  

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