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Here's something we never thought about. All those license plates in movies and TV shows are fake! OK, most are fake. Some apparently are actually legit.

Not only are most of them fake, but someone's gotta make em. That somebody has been CR8APL8, and they have amassed an impressive portfolio of famous Hollywood plates.

Check out this site for some of the more famous, or click here for a PDF of more.

CR8APL8 will even make a custom plate for your car. Yes, they say it's legal to display on the front of cars in states not requiring a front plate, and even then there are loopholes. The key, their FAQ says, is that these plates are not made of metal, which is a federal offense. Instead they're fabricated of federally-favored fiberglass.

Before we get our "AB KICKS S" tag, we're hoping some of you will try it out first. And, sure, we'll take collect calls from whatever county slammer you might find yourself in.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I have two vanity plates myself. My 1986 Suzuki GSXR750G Plate is "GSXRG". My 2004 Dodge Ram Plate is "509MMS". This is the unit I spent 13 1/2 years with in the USAF. This is the unit that ended World War II with two bombs. Plates I have had in the past. 1970 Plymouth Duster "DUSPAN" and 1972 Plymouth Road Runner "PLYMTH". I also spent 14 years collecting Brewerania so my 1976 Volare RR had "CANMAN" for a plate.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Most New England states require that the two plates you are issued are on your car. You see some people register one car and put the plates on the rear of two different vehicles. Most New England states require insurance. Which is very high. To get around it, they register one vehicle and put the plates on two. I don't know if it's as common as it used to be now that state inspections require emmissions testing. I think one plate would be fine but, I think law enforcement likes two plates.As the big bad wolf would say, Easier to identify you my dear!
      • 7 Years Ago
      So just a warning, in California you have to have plates on both the front and back of your vehicle so actually putting these on a car would be illegal. It's a stupid law that no one follows but when I decided to take my front plate off I got pulled over... And I can imagine the officer would have been much more unhappy had there been a fake plate in its place.
        • 7 Years Ago
        It's not a stupid law, and most people do follow it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      CRAPL8 plates may look convincing from a block away or on a film set, but they look incredibly fake and poorly made in person and you will have issues with the law if you use them. These fake plates are more for novelty tourist souvenier gifts than putting on any vehicle.
      I've bought one from CR8APL8 and I was very disappointed.