REGISTRATION PLATES OF THE

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043 PK D Diplomatic series 1985-2007. United Nations. PK = Norway.
D = Vehicles owned by officials having Diplomatic status.

Z 15952 TEMPORARY LICENSE PLATE - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE. Valid until July 18th 1997.

Z 15952 Close-up of the above.

94B03518 U.S. AIR FORCE - OFFICIAL USE ONLY. 94 = Year of issue 1994.
B = Normal civilian type vehicles. For some reason, the legend appears to have been overpainted.

POWER 4 Official vehicle series. Pre-2002 plate style. This was on a mobile power generator.

POWER 4 Front plate of the above.


ALABAMA

63GY271 Passenger series 1997-2001. 1997-2001 base. 63 = Tuscaloosa county.
This base plate is no longer valid.

63R2 189 Motor home series since 1991. 1997-2001 base. 63 = Tuscaloosa county.
R = Motor home. 2 = Maximum gross weight 12 000 pounds. This base plate is no longer valid.

63R2 189 Close-up of the above.


ALASKA

STROM Personalized motorcycle.

STROM Close-up of the above.

DGM 529 Passenger series since 1975. 1981-97 and late 2004 base. No coding.
Slogan "The Last Frontier" hidden by the plate frame.


ARIZONA

BJD2248 Passenger series since 2008. 1997 base. No coding.

BJD2248 Close-up of the above.

BMK1695 Passenger series since 2008. 1997 base. No coding.

BMK1695 Close-up of the above.

CH·05917 Commercial series. 1997 base.
Don't ask me how a Porsche 911 can have commercial plates.

CH·05917 Close-up of the above.

GWP 711 Passenger series 1959-97. 1980-97 base. No coding.

265·TNL Passenger series 1997-2008. 1997 base. No coding.


ARKANSAS

TL 489574 Trailer series 2001-?. TL = Trailer.
Also features an expired Norwegian provisional plate with the code XT = Namsos.


CALIFORNIA

7GQY592 Passenger series since 1980. 2011 base. No coding.

7GQY592 Close-up of the above.

L8R SE U Personalized. 2011 base.

L8R SE U Close-up of the above.

DATING 2 Personalized. 2011 base.

DATING 2 Close-up of the above.

DATING 1 Personalized. 2011 base.

DATING 1 Close-up of the above.

TUB BLUE Personalized. 2011 base.

TUB BLUE Close-up of the above.

NOREG California Arts Council optional issue since 1994. Personalized.
NOREG is Norwegian (nynorsk) for Norway.

14Y2692 Current motorcycle series. No coding.

SCENTS1 Personalized. Environmental plate PROTECT OUR COAST AND OCEAN.

SCENTS1 Close-up of the above.

921 VEM Passenger series 1969-80. 1969-86 base. No coding.

921 VEM Close-up of the above.

1KYK590 Passenger series since 1980. 1969-86 base. No coding.

2EKW193 Passenger series since 1980. 1982-87 base. No coding.
Slogan "The Golden State" hidden by the plate frame.

3AOH946 Passenger series since 1980. 1987-93 base. No coding.

2SLF169 Passenger series since 1980. 1987-93 base. No coding.

4BZR497 Passenger series since 1980. 1998-2000 base (Sesquicentennial - 150 Years).
No coding.

5VWS477 Passenger series since 1980. 1993-98 and 2000-11 base. No coding.

5VWS477 Close-up of the above.

3MUA349 Passenger series since 1980. 1993-98 and 2000-11 base. No coding.

5STK864 Passenger series since 1980. 1993-98 and 2000-11 base. No coding.

5STK864 Unofficial sticker front plate of the above.

6KXX482 Passenger series since 1980. 1993-98 and 2000-11 base. No coding.

6KXX482 Close-up of the above.

6TCR857 Passenger series since 1980. 1993-98 and 2000-11 base. No coding.

6TCR857 Close-up of the above.

2S17049 Commercial series 1975-2009. 1969-86 base.

3C45208 Commercial series 1975-2009. 1982-87 base (The Golden State).

8F95353 Commercial series 1975-2009. 1993-98 and 2000-11 base. No coding.

8F95353 Close-up of the above.

XXXBXXX Personalized. 1987-93 base.

MPCE Personalized. 1998-2000 base (Sesquicentennial - 150 Years).

MPCE Close-up of the above.

2C EUROP Personalized. 1993-98 and 2000-11 base. "To see Europe."


COLORADO

ZR-35 Passenger series 1959-82. 1976/77-99 base. ZR = Summit county.

PBW9853 Passenger series 1992/93-99. 1976/77-99 base. PAA-RZZ = Arapahoe county.

847-WTM Normal series 2000-15. 2000 base. No coding.

847-WTM Close-up of the above.

295-EBD Normal series 2000-15. 2000 base. No coding.

437-JXI Normal series 2000-15. 2000 base. No coding.

039-YDA Normal series 2000-15. 2000 base. No coding.

039-YDA Close-up of the above.

LASSE Personalized former style. Arapahoe county.

02736H1 Optional "Designer" series 1992-2000. Truck. Weld county.

B251K Motorcycle series 1984-93. 1983-2000 base. BK = Denver.

076-LRD Normal series 2000-15. Motorcycle. 2000 base. No coding.


CONNECTICUT

HUFF·DA Personalized. Optional PRESERVE THE SOUND base since 1992.
"Huff da" is a Norwegian expression. See also HUFF DA from Florida.

887·NAR Passenger series 1980-2013. 1987-99 base. No coding.
This base plate was valid until 2002.

686·XNM Passenger series 1980-2013. 2000 base. No coding.

686·XNM Close-up of the above.

829·NZW Passenger series 1980-2013. 2000 base. No coding.

596·SUP Passenger series 1980-2013. 2000 base. No coding.


DELAWARE

PC 60130 Pleasure/commercial series since 1951. 1970 base. Current issues have six digits.
PC (vertically aligned) = Pleasure/commercial (SUVs, station wagons etc.).
Slogan THE FIRST STATE at the top.


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

AK 2235 Passenger series since 1997. 1997-2000 base. No coding.
Slogan "Celebrate & Discover" hidden by the plate frame.

BN 9636 Passenger series since 1997. 2000-03 base. No coding.
Slogan "TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION" hidden by the plate frame.

BN 9636 Close-up of the above.


FLORIDA

8812 KW Motorcycle series. 2003 base.

8812 KW Close-up of the above.

LJA 559 Optional passenger series "Protect the Panther" since 1990. 1993 base.
No coding, but all Panther plates start with L or M.

LJA 559 Close-up of the above.

RGA 763 Optional passenger series "Helping Sea Turtles Survive" since 1998.
No coding, but Sea Turtle plates start with R.

RGA 763 Close-up of the above.

L31FG Optional passenger series "Miami Heat" since 1995.

L31FG Close-up of the above.

571 ZVM Passenger series 1984-86. 1978-86 base. No coding. BROWARD county.
Although this base plate was phased out in 1992 someone still used it in Norway in 2000.

768 JGU Passenger series 1984-86. 1978-86 base. No coding. MONROE county.
This is a passenger plate on a caravan that has probably never been to Florida.
Most likely the plate (expired in 1989) has just been put on the caravan for fun.

JCS 55R Passenger series 1986-98. 1986-90 base. No coding. PALM BEACH county.
This base plate was valid until the end of 1996, but apparently it is no problem to drive a few years extra with it in Europe.

TUW 36Y Passenger series 1986-98. 1991-97 base. No coding. BREVARD county.

TIP 91M This picture, completely destroyed by flash, is included just to show how bad it can get. Passenger series 1986-98. 1991-97 base.

TIP 91M Close-up of the above. After trying to get the most out of my photo software,
it is just possible to make out the registration (at least when you know what it is).

WLT 79J Passenger series 1986-98. No coding. COLLIER county.
Unofficial replacement plate (both front and rear).

WLT 79J Rear view of the above photographed 13 years later.

WLT 79J Close-up of the above.

WUP 64W Passenger series 1986-98. 1991-97 base. No coding. Slogan SUNSHINE STATE
used in Miami-Dade county since 1995/96.

XIW 06L Passenger series 1986-98. 1997-2003 base. No coding. BROWARD county.

DV1 66L Passenger series 1998-2000. 1997-2003 base. No coding. LEE county.

IF2 20W Passenger series 1998-2000. 1997-2003 base (Sunshine State). No coding.

A71 RAU Passenger series 2000-04. 1997-2003 base (Sunshine State). No coding.

A32 LCP Passenger series 2000-04. 1997-2003 base (Sunshine State). No coding.

T20 LMG Passenger series 2000-04. 1997-2003 base (Sunshine State). No coding.

T20 LMG Passenger series 2000-04. 1997-2003 base (Sunshine State). No coding.
This is the same as the above, seen 11 years later and still with the same revalidation stickers.

T20 LMG Close-up of the above.

D12 9SV Passenger series 2004-07. 2003 base. No coding. MANATEE county.

D12 9SV Close-up of the above.

A06 1VZ Passenger series 2004-07. 2003 base. No coding. LEE county.

HEGE 1 Personalized. 1997-2003 base (Sunshine State).

HUFF DA Personalized. 1997-2003 base. No slogan. US flag added by owner.
"Huff da" is a Norwegian expression. See also HUFF DA from Connecticut.

HTF 388 Optional passenger series "Save the Manatee" since 1990. 1990-c.2008 base.
No coding, but Manatee plates start with H or I.

HTF 388 Close-up of the above.

A78 96T Apportioned series since 1985(?). 1999-2000 base.
The block with 'A' at the beginning and a letter at the end was for apportioned trucks.

M-207109 Temporary license plate. Former style. No coding.


GEORGIA

237 XRW Passenger series 1997-2001. 1997-2003 base. No coding. Gwinnett county.

7733 MC Former motorcycle series. 1997-2003 base. MA-MZ = Motorcycle.


ILLINOIS

B28 7927 Passenger series 1996/97-2001 and since 2006.
This is a 1996/97-2001 registration remade on the 2001 base. No coding.

K44 5549 Passenger series 1996/97-2001 and since 2006. 2001 base. No coding.

K44 5549 Close-up of the above.

TORIL 2 Personalized. 2001 base.

KT 1128 Passenger series 1979-83 remade on the 1983-2001 base. No coding.
This base plate is no longer valid.

KT 1128 Close-up of the above.

RRW 171 Passenger series 1983-95. 1983-2001 base. No coding.
This base plate is no longer valid.

D 627 362 Passenger series 1996/97-2001 and since 2006. 1983-2001 base. No coding.
This base plate is no longer valid.

I WNSRF 2 Personalized. 1983-2001 base. This base plate is no longer valid.

NEVEDAL Personalized. 1983-2001 base. This base plate is no longer valid.


IOWA

472 MOX Passenger series 1996-2012. 1996-2011 base. Flat plates first issued in 1999.
Jefferson county.

JETHOG Personalized motorcycle. 1996-2011 base. Jefferson county.

JETHOG Close-up of the above showing the barely visible background motif.


LOUISIANA

NVT 228 Passenger series since 1993. 2005-11 base. No coding.


MAINE

6398 JS Passenger series since 1990. 1999 base. No coding.


MARYLAND

ZZB 551 Passenger series 1986-2004. 1986-2004 base. No coding.


MASSACHUSETTS

1G4095 Motorcycle series. 1987 base.

1G4095 Close-up of the above.

EXPAT Personalized motorcycle. 1987 base.

815-WDT Passenger series 1977-95. 1987 base. Last numeral 5 = expires in May.

827-YBW Passenger series 1977-95. 1987 base. Last numeral 7 = expires in July.

5602 EK Passenger series 1995-2001. 1987 base. Last numeral 2 = expires in February.

EX 6618 Former motorcycle series. 1987 base.

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