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Great Michigan License Plate

11.24.07 | 27 Comments

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Forwarded to me by a family member today…original attribution for license plate: Bob Nelson.

A recent graduate of The Ohio State University moved to Dearborn, Michigan when she landed a great job with a company located there. After becoming a citizen of Michigan, she felt almost as if she had betrayed her Ohio background and ancestry. She had an apartment with a Michigan address, and she winced whenever she looked at her Michigan driver’s license. When it came time to register her vehicle she had an idea. She’d get personalized plates and make things right.

The personalized license plate for her car arrived, and she beamed as she installed them. She was so proud she sent an instant message to her father right away. He too was a proud Ohio State alumnus.

‘Daddy,’ she typed. ‘I’m so excited! I got new, personalized plates for my Mini today. They’re Universityof Michigan plates!’

‘WHAT?’ he replied. ‘You have to be joking!’

‘Nope, I’m totally serious. Let me send you the image.’ Her father couldn’t stop laughing after he viewed the picture of her car.

If you like this, please give it a thumbs upMichigan Morons, Wolverines license plate gone bad

Update 12/27/2007: Well, we now have an update on the REAL story around this plate due to an email I received from Bob Nelson last night.

FICTION – The photo of the steel blue Mini Cooper with the (M)ORONS plate in front is done very well, but is a fake. I know, because I created that particular piece of artwork. I had to convert pieces of real letters and numbers (from a sample once shown on the Department of State website) to form letters that I didn’t have. The result was a nice, though fabricated, plate. Look closely at the R and the N… they look good, but they’re merely bits and pieces of other letters/numbers. Even the S is slightly distorted. Compare them to the REAL plates shown below. Someone took my fabricated artwork and skillfully plugged it into the Mini Cooper picture. I was proud of my handiwork, but never expected it to make the internet circuit.

FACT #1 – The (M)ORONS plate really does exist, and is owned by SPAR10 PL8S member Patrick Maguire. There is also a (M)ORONZ plate. I own that one. Here is what the REAL plates look like…

FACT #2 – Someone in California will make you a plastic plate for the front of your vehicle that looks just like the fake one above. I’ve seen it… and from a distance, it looks terrific! But on closer inspection, you realize it is heavy plastic, not embossed aluminum. I will try to get the name of this person who makes it, and post the contact information here.

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