- Category: My Marianas
- Published on Friday, January 13, 2012 00:00
- Written by By Tammy Doty - Reporter
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VANITY license plates are the ultimate accessory for anyone who loves their car and has a message for the community.
Unfortunately, the CNMI’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles suspended the program indefinitely due to the high administrative costs and logistical hurdles of acquiring the custom plates from the mainland.
The 100 or so vanity plates currently in circulation on Saipan offer an interesting peak into our fellow drivers’ priorities.
Perhaps the most interesting vanity plate — “SUPERMAN” — sped by this reporter too fast for a photo but here are a few examples that crossed my path during the last couple of months.
One of the many proud veterans on island.
Am I missing the obvious? I can’t figure this one out. Please email if you know the answer.
A moon landing fan or an Eagle Scout?
Either the famous beer has a monster fan or ‘Bud’ lost weight.
Hey folks, your department has money, get your registration updated!
A very clever plate composed by a Samoan woman who combined two of her native language words “Samoan” and “Moana” to create a word combination that means “Dark Blue Samoan.” The word represents the driver’s heritage and the beautiful color of her SUV.
The proud owner of “Massive Bingo.”
This driver has no crisis of confidence. Do you think they’re talking about themself or the car?
Was this person being confused with too many Chamorros and Carolinians?
Either a combination of two names or the driver really was short on “cashflow” and could not afford the “h.”
This reporter’s personal favorite. If only all of us ladies qualified than the world would be perfect.
No commentary needed, just an imagination.
Self-explanatory. The Few. The Proud. The Marines. Retired and hanging out at the VFW hall.
Stumped by this one. Please email in if you understand the message.
Is this a rabid fan of the campy Mel Gibson movies or just a plain-old irate man?
All parents can relate to this plate; cook, chauffeur, alarm clock, disciplinarian, mess cleaner-upper, toilet-flusher, launderer, organizer, sympathetic ear, book reader, bather, homework checker, bake sale volunteer, warden, birthday party planner, ATM, nightmare soother, seat-belt police, school project partner, play-date scheduler … you can fill in the 100 other blanks.