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Gravdigr 06-11-2016 02:48 PM


Originally Posted by Carruthers (Post 962104)
As I recall, on this side of the Atlantic at least, the plate was self-adhesive vinyl applied to the bonnet/hood which didn't spoil the lines of the car.
I get the impression that wasn't/isn't allowed in the US?

Not so much is/isn't allowed...not all of our states require front plates, and when they are required, the auto makers/dealers usually have some sort of bracket (for cars that don't have a 'bumper') that mounts the plate in the area where a bumper would be.

The Jaguar's licence tag just aggravates a personal dislike of mine.

Still a beautiful automobile, though.:yesnod:

Gravdigr 06-11-2016 02:50 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 962097)
It's beauty was somewhat limited anyway by the travesty of having to mount the licence plate on the hood, so...

Perhaps I should have used 'inhibited' rather than 'limited'...

Gravdigr 06-11-2016 02:53 PM

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I thought I was in the majority. Turns out most U.S. states require front and rear plates.

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I done learnt myownself something.

Undertoad 06-11-2016 03:07 PM

How to make an elegant Italian sports car look like crap is what! I'm with you grav. These days, all car designs have a specific spot made for the rear plate, but the front plate is usually not considered, so it's just rudely drilled right into the plastic bumper. All hail the freedom-loving rear-plate-only states.

And by the way, dummy front-plate states, aren't you increasing the drag of every single car by .001%? Thanks, you just burned an additional 50,000 gallons of fuel per week, according to this statistic I just made up off the top of my head.

Clodfobble 06-11-2016 03:31 PM

I'm so jaded. I read about the crashed jaguar and immediately thought, "insurance scam."

xoxoxoBruce 06-11-2016 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 962116)
...but the front plate is usually not considered, so it's just rudely drilled right into the plastic bumper.

Bingo, when I bought my truck in Jersey, we did the deal but it hadn't been "dealer prepped" yet. So we went crossed the street and had lunch and when we came back they had drilled into the front fascia and mounted a dealer ad plate, knowing full well the vehicle was going to PA. They also charged me $15 for this piece of shit plastic (later refunded), and I was pissed. Not as much as when I got home and found they had fucked up the layout and drilled 5 holes instead of 4. :mad2:

glatt 06-13-2016 07:13 AM

Parking enforcement lobby requires it. They don't want to have to walk around to the back of the car to write the parking tickets.

-According to this idea I just invented of why there might be front plates.

Gravdigr 06-13-2016 01:27 PM

Some places forbid backing into parking spaces, and even your own driveway, so that the rear-mounted plate is always visible.

Gravdigr 06-13-2016 03:11 PM

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♪ ♫The wonderful thing about Tiggers,♪ ♫
♪ ♫Is Tiggers are wonderful things!♪ ♫

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Undertoad 06-15-2016 03:21 PM

airborne baby woooooooooooooo!

xoxoxoBruce 06-15-2016 09:09 PM

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That's crazy, I've seen that happen on concrete roads in the heat. It usually fucks up traffic quickly.

glatt's dream wagon would suffer mightily on that. :lol:

xoxoxoBruce 06-17-2016 12:38 AM

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Say it ain't so, Rolls, say it ain't so...

Gravdigr 06-17-2016 02:12 PM

That is one butt-ugly car.

fargon 06-17-2016 02:20 PM

No shit.

xoxoxoBruce 06-18-2016 12:19 AM

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VW's 1950 competition in Europe, but I don't think any came here.
I guess they figured Americans didn't want that die Sensation. :rolleyes:

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