Ive always loved to be different and expressive, and Ive always been a tomboy. My dad had two girls and no boys, so I was it. My sister wasnt much of a prissy girl, either, but she wasnt as bad as I was.
By the time I was nine, I knew all the professional quarterbacks in the NFL, and I could tell you what kind of car was approaching us by the style of its grill. (This kills my 20-yr.-old son even now because I can name the muscle cars).
I used to sit up at night and wait on Kung Fu to come on so I could sneak in the living room and sit behind a chair and watch it. (Even then I knew I would be a martial artist.)
Several years ago I went through a phase where I thought I should express myself with my license plate.
We had two black Grand Prixs in 2000. We had my Babycar, which was a 1988 and the car love of my life, and we had a brand-spanking new 2000 GTP, complete with a sunroof and all leather interior. It was a bad-to-the-bone looker.
The Babycar was a good-looking car, too, but you know how it goes when theres a new kid on the block.
I love a black vehicle. My motto has always been nothing looks better than a clean, black car, and on that same token, nothing looks worse than a dirty black car. Believe me; my vehicles never stay dirty long.
I decided to come up with a name for the new Grand Prix.
I studied on it for quite a while. I would sit and write words I thought would be a good description of the car, itself, and I would let family members and friends look over them for their input. I put a lot of effort into that tag.
My research took place around town and on the web.
Heres a list of other plates I find interesting:
COMIN4U found on a Cadillac hearse
IDLVER a local OBGYN
DADIOU Dad IOU on a Trans Am
HIHOAG Hi Ho Silver
IBCNU Ill be seein you
ICULOOK I see you look
IXLR8 I accelerate
NOT OJ seen on a white Bronco in Northern California
NYTMARE seen on the highway
O2BME seen on highway
SPLAT on an exterminators truck in Oregon
STIFF 1 on a hearse
THE END hearse
WARPDRV warp drive
XPIRED another hearse
The name I came up with was WKDRYDE.
A lot of people got it right off the bat, but some people had to ask.
Im not as much of a car-fanatic as I once was. Age has a way of showing a person what the important things in life truly are, even though I can still appreciate a nice ride!