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Often in today's world we are faced with claims that misrepresent the truth. Clothing labels claim that "One Size Fits All", the Shake Weight claims it will turn you into The Hulk without giving you carpel tunnel or making you look like a complete fool, and confused music fans the world over insist that Nickelback is a great band and not what the guy at 7-11 gives you as change for your purchase.

It is for this reason that I am thrilled by the vanity plate sported by this black Hummer H2. It reads "LOW MPG". Considering that the H2 gets maybe 10 miles per gallon, this is probably the most truthful public statement anyone has made. Ever. I commend the owner of this fine SUV for his honesty and encourage him to run for public office. Heck, at least we know he's not afraid to tell it like it is.

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In this edition of Great Plates, we go all black everything! Enjoy these Texas Vanity License Plates.

Black Chevy Tahoe: The plates read "8LKOUT" (Blackout) for a reason. This truck is black from the bow tie, to the rims, to the tail lights.
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Black Ford Mustang GT - The plates say it all, "LVNFIT" (Living Fit), and are perfect for a convertible with the top down.
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Black Cadillac Escalade - "T CLASSY" (Too Classy) - With it's low key styling and attention getting (yet not gaudy rims) the owner of this Escalade has every right to claim the status on his vanity plate.
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Black Chevy Camaro SS - Plates "CCOD" (See Cod?) - I'm going to be straightforward with you, I have no idea what "CCOD" stands for. So, because I can do such things, I decided it means "See Cod?". The answer is absolutely!  (If you eat fishsticks or are a seal.)
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Here is another edition of "Great Plates" with 2 very rare supercars thrown into the mix. Enjoy the rare exotic cars and check out the creativity of the vanity license plates in this edition!.. Which school wins in this competition of sports cars with custom license plates? UT or Texas A&M? Leave a comment! Thanks!


Special thanks to friend of the site Javier A. Ortiz for the excellent photos.

Burnt Orange C6 Corvette - This C6 Corvette is representing the University of Texas in a major way! Both the color and the plate are spot on. "I Love Texas" indeed!
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Red Lotus Esprit V8 - The Lotus Esprit V8 is a special version of the Lotus Esprit supercar. Early Esprits were V6's, but later editions, like the car featured here, had a V8 powerplant. This one is supporting Texas A&M. The vanity plate is great because it explains how the owner got the car, he "Worked For It"!  (Good news for you Lotus fans. Lotus stopped producing the Esprit in 2004, but the firm plans to reintroduce the car in 2013.)
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Finally, this beautiful and incredibly rare Yellow Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera was spotted out and about tearing up the streets! The Gallardo Superleggera was produced from 2007 to 2008 with only 172 of the cars being built. Of these cars 45 were made in yellow.

The Superleggera is a lightweight version of the Gallardo (leggera = "lightweight" in Italian). It weighs 220 pounds less than the base car and produces 10 more horsepower than the standard Gallardo, thus providing incresed performace over the stock Gallardo. (Notably, in 2010 Lamborghini announced it is bringing back the Gallardo Superleggera.)
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Good AM and welcome to another edition of "Great Plates" - Great Cars with Top Vanity License Plates. Today, I bring you the following luxury cars with custom license plates:
            
             Black Mercedes SL550
             Silver Jaguar XF
             Blue Jaguar S-Type 3.0
             Silver Infinity G Series


The owner of this Silver Jaguar XF is "NIT2WN".  So Strong! 
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This Black Mercedes Benz SL 550 is ready for the links with its "GOLFN" tags.
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The gentleman who pushes this Blue Jaguar S-Type 3.0 around town graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1968. Who would have guessed?
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What do you do when you live in Texas, but love the University of Florida Gators? Apparently, you put it on your license plates. All over your license plates. "UF GIRL" has done just that with not1, not 2, but 3 references to the Gator Nation on her Texas vanity tag. Something about this is not right. Why is the state of Texas selling vanity plates for out of state colleges?
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In response to yesterday's post, " Great Plates: Tesla, Corvette Z06, BMW 760 LI  ",  Doug writes: "     

 "THEZ06" is fantastic and hip. This dude is rockin out a sweet ride. My thought is this: if you want a car's paint job to stand out and be eye-catching, then why go with standard colors like black and yellow? I just envision a color thats more hip and ostentatious like purple. Your thoughts....


Here are my thoughts: Doug, I agree with your comments regarding the fantastic and hip nature of "THE Z06".

As for the color selection, I have some thoughts. Going with a 2 tone color scheme really enhances the "look at me" factor. So, even though black and yellow are standard colors, combining them makes the paint job fairly unique and causes the Corvette to stand out.

I like your suggestion about opting for an ostentatious color in order to be even more eye-catching. There is a pink Lamborghini Gallardo that gets LOTS of attention simply because it is painted in such a unique color. I have found that exotic cars from the Middle East often have extreme customization in both color and accessories (such as wild body kits). So, please know that people in the exotic car culture are out there pushing the limits of car customization.

 
Happy Saturday! Your fearless blogger is back with another installment of "Great Plates" (awesome vanity plates on awesome cars). Take a look:

The vanity plates on this Red Tesla electric exotic car remind everyone how "green" it is. (Reader submitted photo.)
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This black and yellow Corvette Z06 with bold vanity plates screams, "Look at me!". Corvette drivers are known for having outlandish vanity plates (just ask radio and TV personality Jim Rome), so for one to claim his car is "THE Z06" means both the car and driver really have to bring it.
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Very attention getting paint scheme. It's like a hornet on wheels. I approve.
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Closeup of "THE Z06" vanity plate. Opting for the black Texas Star plate was a good choice because it continues the black color them of the rear of the car.
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Black BMW 760 LI with New Mexico vanity plates that promote the owner's business. Strong.
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JoshGoler.com reader M.Z. spotted this Black Lamborghini Gallardo with Texas vanity license plates and sent in the pictures to prove it. The  personalized license plates say "DR BILL". Great find M.Z. and thank you for reading the blog and watching the YouTube videos.
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This may be the sweetest sounding BMW M3 on the road!  It even has a vanity plate to prepare you for its awesomeness. Check it out:

PS: Note the one guy in the audio who complains about the engine revving. Don't let these types get you down in life. Rev your engine! (Translation: Do not hide your greatness. Share it with the world.)
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Welcome to Thursday! Take some time to enjoy a sweet Bentley Continental GT Speed. This car really stands out because it is a special edition of a Bentley Continental GT that:

1) Is the world's fastest car to seat 4 people (top speed of over 200 mph despite weighing over 5,000 lbs)

2) Takes 14 cow hides (yes 14!)  to cover the entire interior with fine leather.

3) Rockets from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds. This is almost a full second faster than the 0-60 time of the regular Bentley Continental GT.

4) Has a stellar vanity plate that you can check out in the video.

Enjoy!
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Friend of the JoshGoler.com automotive blog, Steven L. in Denton, Texas submitted this picture of a sleek silver Mercedes Benz S550 rocking vanity plates that are a tribute to the city of Denton.

Apparently, Denton is #1 in the heart of at least on luxury car owner. "Why such an affinity for Denton?", you ask. "Good question.", I reply. The world may never truly know.
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