License Plate Brain Teasers

July 7, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR (b)lines) - When you travel by road, ever play games involving other cars?

When I was younger, I played a game we called “Spud” in which whoever saw a Volkswagon Beetle, and yelled SPUD first, got a point.   Certain colors gave you more than one point, but I don’t remember the details.

The Alphabet Game entailed each person spotting each letter of the alphabet in order on license plates, with the person getting through the alphabet first winning. Two people could not use the same license plate for the same letter.

Trying to interpret personalized plates can also be fun (or an aggravation).   Here are some that I spotted on the Internet, see if you can figure them out.

  • ORUL82
  • QT3.14 (hint: for us math geeks)
  • IDH82BU
  • 10SPRO
  • THNXDAD (easy, but cute if Dad bought you the car)
  • B9S2US


  • Oh Are You Late Too?
  • Cutie Pie (Pi is ~3.14)
  • Who Loves You
  • Faster Than You
  • I'd Hate to Be You!
  • Tennis Pro
  • I See You Cutie Pie!
  • Never Look Back!
  • Thanks Dad!
  • Be Nice to Us
  • Right between the Eyes