• May 9, 2008

James Bond used them to elude Goldfinger's foot soldiers, but now revolving license plates have hit the open market in (where else?) China. Apparently over half of all speeders caught on camera in the south of the country get away scot-free by using false or occluded plates. A basic remote controlled plate switcher costs just 800 Yuan ($115), but more sophisticated gadgets that get the job done in just three seconds cost over twice that amount.

So, would fitting one of these make your vehicle a Q Car?

[Source: Reuters]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      The one on the front of that car is stuck. Look at it! Yeah, that's right it's made in China!
      • 6 Years Ago
      i want one..... altho, if you do get cought, you are royally fu*ked
      • 6 Years Ago
      So, where´s the link to the webshop? :P
      • 6 Years Ago
      Back in my day, ('60s) we put switches under the dash to shut off the brake and tail lights on our "street" cars. We also used to splot a little mud on the rear plate to obscure a couple of digits, and not make it real obvious that it was intentional. Many of the boys used to "run 'em" when the gumballs lit up. I took a '62 'vette down the road at 125+ with flashing lights fadeing back behind me on many a night. Back in those days even the cops liked a good run. I remember dusting a local cop on a Friday night, and talking with him at a local coffee shop the next day. Today, they just kill you. Todays cops are mostly egotistical jackasses. Times were better then 'eh? Oh yea, all you "law abideing" prissy snots jump on me now for streetracing.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You can't outrun a radio.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I always thought that Goldfinger's guys should have just shot up every DB5 they saw. I mean how many would that be?

      Having A DB9 disappear was much more effective.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Or a DBS that had some sort of shield to prevent it from getting damaged by flipping over 12 times to save a hot babe.

        It still hurts to think about...
      • 6 Years Ago
      i'm sure in china if a cop sees you with the plate changing they pull you over and you can bribe them to forget about it, but i don't see that working here in the states.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Toy Yoda: no, it is because you'd be lucky to find a traffic cop in the states that would take a bribe, and if you tried you would most likely be arrested on the spot and end up in jail. and, in china, corruption is so rampant it is normal business. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/aug/03/china.peterwalker
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, because American cops can't be bribed.
      • 6 Years Ago
      in the back of car magazines (ex. Motor Trend) its common to find ads for some kind of spray. When applied to your license plate it forms a clear coat which is undetectable with the naked eye but shows as a blurry image to a speed camera. Much more effective I would say. Not sure if it actually works though.
        • 6 Years Ago
        According to Mythbusters, it does not.

        Yet they still advertise with that high-kicking big-headed cracker-ass honky in the back of every month's issue.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This works in no way, shape or form that I can figure out if you get pulled over by a real policeman with access to a radio or database. It's great for speed cameras, though.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hey Random Task,
        Is that your "Rebel Machine" ?
        My father had that exact car in Windsor, Ont. about 20 or 25 years ago. I know there were only a few made and to see one around now, is quite rare!!
        I wonder if that's the car he had??
        • 6 Years Ago
        No. I wish. I just like old AMCs.
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