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Old 09-12-2013, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Powell, Oh
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How far back in your life can you remember the license numbers on your family's cars?

I can remember 628-907 on my dad's car, plated in 1942, and not replaced until after the war. He didn't drive it for two years during the war, due to rationing.

I remember almost all the plate numbers I've ever had, up to about 20 years ago, and then old age memory sets in. My first 7-digit number was in 1959, an Alabama number 47-24061. There were very few 7-digit plates in the US that early, I think only Florida and Alabama had sequences that went over 6. Florida actually got up to a few 10-digit numbers. The lowest number I ever had was BRV-8 in Kansas, where BRV represented county and expiration month, and the progressive license number was 8.
Hey 47 in Alabama. Did you live in Madison County? I lived in Huntsville for awhile. I also grew up in Florida.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I remember one from 1970. No wait, the plates were changed every couple of years. I remember the 1976 plate on our 1970 Ford. I think I still have that plate in a box somewhere.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:55 AM
 
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I can remember the plates of most of my vehicles and even the one my mom had on her 1970 Chevy Kingswood station wagon. Weird.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I will say that back in the 1970's it occurred to me that it might be useful to memorize my driver's license number, and even though I moved out of Michigan thirty years ago I still have my Michigan number memorized.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:09 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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I only remember one, and that was because the numbers were : 1, 2, 3,
and the letters made up a dirty word in my native tongue ...

My present plate ? ...
Have to think, because I only know the letters (it is an acronym for *car*, in my *other* language), but the numbers I never remember !
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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One of my old PA license plate number that I had to give up when moving out of state.


8888218


I think they stop allowing all numbers not too longer after I got it in the early 90s.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Heck no. I can't even remember what I had for lunch yesterday.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Sunnyside
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TURBO TC It helps that it was a vanity plate. I don't remember what it was pre-turbo.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Danbury CT covering all of Fairfield County
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931 nrw
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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I can recall a few of my tag numbers, including one from my parents' 1953 Chevrolet, and a personal plate (PRR J1 -- a reference to a steam locomotive) that I held for almost 20 years.

But one thing I find interesting here in the Keystone State is that driver's licenses are numbered serially. I'd wager that a Governor, probably Tener (1915-19) held Number 1, and that when I returned to the state after several years' absence, I got my old number back.
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