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Old Nov 22nd 2006, 1:56 am
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My brother wants a US license plate with his name on it for Christmas.
If I can't get 'Richard' I've been advised to try and get "BWFC" (Bolton Wanderers FC )

Does anyone know if the DMV do this kind of "gift" license plate?
I would obviously try to find out myself but I'd rather eat a bag of soil than go down to the DMV to wait and ask them this question. Can't find owt on their webshite either.
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Old Nov 22nd 2006, 2:00 am
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Originally Posted by Sarah
My brother wants a US license plate with his name on it for Christmas.
If I can't get 'Richard' I've been advised to try and get "BWFC" (Bolton Wanderers FC )

Does anyone know if the DMV do this kind of "gift" license plate?
I would obviously try to find out myself but I'd rather eat a bag of soil than go down to the DMV to wait and ask them this question. Can't find owt on their webshite either.
I'd think that you'd have to have a car in the US with which to register the plate. In fact, IIRC, you have to fill in the vehicle identification number when you request a license plate. I'd say get him a US license plate holder-bracket thingy. Maybe with the Stars and Stripes on it. We have them on both our cars---alternating Stars and Stripes and Union Jack flags.

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Old Nov 22nd 2006, 2:08 am
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Default Re: License Plates as gifts?

Originally Posted by Sarah
My brother wants a US license plate with his name on it for Christmas.
If I can't get 'Richard' I've been advised to try and get "BWFC" (Bolton Wanderers FC )

Does anyone know if the DMV do this kind of "gift" license plate?
I would obviously try to find out myself but I'd rather eat a bag of soil than go down to the DMV to wait and ask them this question. Can't find owt on their webshite either.
I'd have thought DICK would be a good alternative.
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Old Nov 22nd 2006, 2:12 am
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Sorry, Sarah, I just realized that if your brother is in the UK, our standard sized license plate holder-bracket thingy isn't going to fit his plate.



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Default Re: License Plates as gifts?

Originally Posted by Sarah
My brother wants a US license plate with his name on it for Christmas.
If I can't get 'Richard' I've been advised to try and get "BWFC" (Bolton Wanderers FC )

Does anyone know if the DMV do this kind of "gift" license plate?
I would obviously try to find out myself but I'd rather eat a bag of soil than go down to the DMV to wait and ask them this question. Can't find owt on their webshite either.
I have retained my UK personalised plate...try looking on the web...there are companies that sell them too. They used to advertise in the UK papers...12 yrs or more ago...so they must be on the web.
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I have retained my UK personalised plate...try looking on the web...there are companies that sell them too. They used to advertise in the UK papers...12 yrs or more ago...so they must be on the web.
But I think she's saying she wants an American one to send to her brother in the UK. I don't think they're going to do that.

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Default Re: License Plates as gifts?

Originally Posted by Sarah
My brother wants a US license plate with his name on it for Christmas.
If I can't get 'Richard' I've been advised to try and get "BWFC" (Bolton Wanderers FC )

Does anyone know if the DMV do this kind of "gift" license plate?
I would obviously try to find out myself but I'd rather eat a bag of soil than go down to the DMV to wait and ask them this question. Can't find owt on their webshite either.
There should be a few places online that can make up a novelty licence plate for you but i cant be arsed to search as it YOUR brother NOT mine.

Loads of people that take their cars to shows use these so they must be getting them made someplace.

You could send him my plate.
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Originally Posted by Rushman
There should be a few places online that can make up a novelty licence plate for you but i cant be arsed to search as it YOUR brother NOT mine.

Loads of people that take their cars to shows use these so they must be getting them made someplace.

You could send him my plate.
So this would be a novelty plate, not an official plate from the DMV? Thank God Sarah doesn't have to eat a bag of soil or stand in line at the office.

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So this would be a novelty plate, not an official plate from the DMV? Thank God Sarah doesn't have to eat a bag of soil or stand in line at the office.

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Nope thats my genuine bona fide licence plate.
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But I think she's saying she wants an American one to send to her brother in the UK. I don't think they're going to do that.

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I thought so at first then somebody mentioned the UK...but I think you're right.
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Originally Posted by Rushman
Nope thats my genuine bona fide licence plate.
right, I know that's *YOUR* plate, but he doesn't have a US car with which to register it, does he?

Hell. Where did she go, anyway?
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Here's mine............... I don't usually drive the car with the flags, it was the world cup
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Originally Posted by Rushman

You could send him my plate.
That's superb

Anyway, there's loads of places that do 'em....

http://www.customlicenseplates.com/

http://autotagsofgatlinburg.com/state_plates.html

And this one is just funny - http://www-chaos.umd.edu/misc/plates.html
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right, I know that's *YOUR* plate, but he doesn't have a US car with which to register it, does he?

Hell. Where did she go, anyway?
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Originally Posted by Bob
That's superb

Anyway, there's loads of places that do 'em....

http://www.customlicenseplates.com/

http://autotagsofgatlinburg.com/state_plates.html

And this one is just funny - http://www-chaos.umd.edu/misc/plates.html
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