25 Cool, Funny, and Weird License Plates on the Road!

We’ve all seen them on the road – those ridiculous and often hilarious license plates that catch the eye while driving. Some are clever, others are purposefully offensive, and then some are absolutely baffling. Yet Someone somewhere paid for that vanity plate, which means they at least put some kind of thought into it. Vanity plates have been popular for decades, as of 2007 there were over 9.7 million vehicles with them (with over one million of those in Virginia alone). Today, we can imagine that number is even greater.

Vanity plates can be purchased through the local DMV. They allow motorists to add a little more personality to their vehicles. It gives them a chance to highlight an aspect of their vehicle or their own lives. Sometimes, the vehicle owners have a great sense of humor. 

Here are 25 of the most ridiculous – and funniest – vanity plates caught on camera.

1. This one might be the biggest self-own we’ve ever seen.

Ah, Texas! Everyone knows a gas guzzler when they see one. In this case, the owner seems to be self-aware of the vehicle’s weakness. Goodbye, gas mileage in a truck like that!

#1 LOL MPG Vanity Plate
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/wnbw9/this_may_be_the_best_license_plate_ive_ever_se en/

2. Vlad the Impala

Sometimes the car just names itself. That seems to be the case with this car owner who found the perfect plate for their Impala. Even if they aren’t a Romanian royal with a nasty reputation, who doesn’t love a good historical reference?

#2 VLAD THE IMPALA License Plate
Source: https://i.imgur.com/2hp8gX5.jpg

3. Evil Laugh

Can you imagine this guy cutting you off in traffic? You just know they’re going to brake check anyone following too closely, too. Either way, you know what you’re in for when you’re following this car.

#3 MUAHAHA California
Source: https://i.imgur.com/fDTVfhf.jpg

4. Keeping it Simple.

Just in case there were any questions about what you were driving, this plate reinforces the obvious – it’s a car. Somehow, it’s still hilarious to see out on the road.

#4 A-CAR MICHIGAN License Plate
Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1bikAChAXw/

5. The 90s Are Back

Did they ever really leave? Obviously, this brings to mind Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and one of her most iconic lines in the 90s classic Clueless. Of course, we really hope this person is a better driver than Cher or her friends.

#5 AS-IF District of Columbia license plate
Source: https://twitter.com/emmytorre/status/869933157956694016

6. Everyone Has Those Days

I’m sure they’re friendly…. Really! We’ve all thought this at least once, especially when stuck in terrible traffic. This plate is just putting it all out there for everyone to see.

#6 IH8EVRY1 West Virginia License Plate
Source: https://twitter.com/MegTheSavage/status/878672160260325378

7. Where’s Link?

This is one for all the Nintendo fans out there! Once again, the model of the car is too good to pass up. Legend of Zelda is an iconic video game series that’s beloved all over the world. The reference is perfect.

#7 OF-ZELDA License Plate
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/uwhry/i_challenge_you_to_find_a_better_license_plate/

8. Is it Fate?

These two vehicle owners are a plate match made in heaven. Or at least at the DMV. It isn’t often you find someone with a complimentary plate out in the wild like this Reddit user says he discovered.

#8 IMSAD YUSAD License Plate
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/LICENSEPLATES/comments/uzr4hp/my_plate_is_on_the_right_saw_his_plate _and_had_to/

9. For the Cat Lovers

Cats have already pretty much taken over the internet. Why would they stop there? Cat lovers have been brandishing their obsession for years. It was only a matter of time before they made it on their license plates. (Gotta appreciate the creative use of the extra letter here, too)

#9 EE00WW License Plate
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/LICENSEPLATES/comments/rrhfca/meeoooww/

10. Use the Force for this Star Wars Reference

Another nerdy vanity plate perfect for the Jedi in you. For this one, it might take a second to get it. But really, you just need to know the classic Star Wars line “May the force be with you, always” for the reference to connect.

#10 4CB-WYU California License Plate
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/241wot/best_license_plate_frame_ive_seen/

11. Everyone loves Tacos

This vanity plate is fairly self-explanatory. However, we can’t find any fault in the sentiment. Who doesn’t love tacos? (Wrong People, that’s who)

#11 TAC04AL License Plate
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/LICENSEPLATES/comments/13gnarw/tacos4all_parked_in_an_ev_spot_in_fro nt_of/

12. Poodlz

You can’t say this is false advertising. Although we have to ask – how many poodles are too many poodles?

#12 P00DLZ License Plate
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/LICENSEPLATES/comments/13fvfad/poodlz_duh/

13. Cheapskate

At least they are being upfront about what they are, I guess? Though I don’t know that you can be called a cheapskate if you’re driving a Model Y Tesla. Still, I’d think twice before getting into a car with this plate on a date. Wouldn’t you?

#13 CHEAPSC8 New York License Plate
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/LICENSEPLATES/comments/136yqm3/new_to_the_group_and_have_these_g ems/

14. Is this advice for the zombie apocalypse?

How do you interpret this one? We’re not sure – but it’s pretty hilarious whatever the context. You just know someone out there is really mad about this plate.

#14 EAT-YOUR FLORIDA License Plate
Souce: https://www.reddit.com/r/LICENSEPLATES/comments/bqaa59/saw_this_plate_today_at_megacon_orla ndo/

15. Confidence is Key

Sometimes everyone needs to know exactly how fabulous you – and your car – are. The owner of this Hudson Hornet isn’t wrong. That vintage car is a beauty!

#15-FABUL-IS Virginia License Plate
Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/Co3WVhiMG-R/

16. You Can Never Escape Seinfield

Some pop culture references never die. This Seinfeld reference to the infamous “Soup Nazi” is pretty clever if you’re a fan of the show. Just don’t make the same mistake as George next time you try to order.

#16 N0S0UP4U License Plate
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/LICENSEPLATES/comments/vy3trh/no_soup_4_u/

17. Not a Cop

This could be a very helpful notice if you happen to pull up behind this retired police cruiser.

#17 NOTFUZZ Colorado License Plate
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/LICENSEPLATES/comments/jzl61o/a_helpful_notice_oc/

18. Also Not a Cop

This one is just as funny, if a little less polite than the first one. That’s the risk of buying an old police car at an auction.

#18 FAUXPOPO License Plate
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/LICENSEPLATES/comments/k3iwdu/faux_popo/

19. Goonies Never Say Die

If you’ve seen the film, I know you practically heard this vanity plate in Sloth’s voice. How could you not? After all, everyone loves The Goonies (1986).

#19 HEYUGUYS License Plate
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/LICENSEPLATES/comments/xjjsxq/hi/

20. Bad Pun

You might be groaning at this pun but admit it, you got a little chuckle out of a caravan with a VANPIRE plate on the back. Someone must be a big fan of Dracula.

#20 VANPIRE Ohio License Plate
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/LICENSEPLATES/comments/kxjsny/should_we_be_afraid/

21. ADHD

At least you’re giving the other motorists a warning before you space out at the next red light? Hopefully, this vanity plate owner remembered to take their Adderall this morning!

#21 ADHD-AF New Hampshire License Plate
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/LICENSEPLATES/comments/lc2lj5/live_your_truth/

22. Well if you park like that…

With this parking job, that’s the perfect plate for this Hyundai. Although, it looks like the truck next to them isn’t doing much better.

#22 FAILURE License Plate
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/pkwny/perfect_license_plate_for_this_park_job/

23. Yikes

Is this one too soon? But if you’re old enough to remember the infamous white Bronco chase leading to the arrest of OJ Simpson, you’ll definitely do a double take at this vanity plate.

#23 NOT-0J License Plate
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/7u9lyr/this_license_plate_on_a_white_ford_bronco/

24. When You Really Want the Person in Front of You to Know

With this plate, we really have to ask – Are you calling out the car in front of you? Or are you just advertising your own nature in advance? I guess you’d have to see this car on the road to know for sure.

#24 370HSSV License Plate
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/247x4k/my_personalized_license_plate_came_in_today/

25. To Infinity….

Buzz Lightyear would be proud of this Toy Story reference. You have to love it when you can make such a perfect pop culture reference with your car.

#25 NBEY0ND Utah License Plate
Source: https://i.imgur.com/9utzi.jpg

What’s the best vanity plate you’ve ever seen? Tell us your favorite in the comments below!

Jason L Arthur

Jason L Arthur

Jason Arthur is a data junkie, writer, veteran amateur racecar driver and motorsport photographer. He is the co-founder of LookupaPlate, a collaborative platform to report bad drivers plying on American roads. He is also building a blockchain-based vehicle data marketplace (in stealth mode) and is an adviser to several startups. Jason has been tracking the automotive industry since the 1990s and has a disturbingly deep obsession with the automotive world, and loves to explore whatever roads he can find. From high-speed racing on the circuit to off-road exploration, Jason has an insatiable appetite for adventure. Jason has written for numerous publications, including Autocar Magazine, Motorsport Magazine, and Road & Track.

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