Geeky Pics: Geeky License Plates [Pictures]

By Casey Lynn
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

Spotting silly vanity license plates is always a fun activity, especially double-innuendo or borderline-obscene ones. But some of the best still come from those who show their geek pride on their bumpers. Kudos to the clever Flickr photographers who make a hobby of spotting geeky license plates! And of course, there’s more where these came from.

If you were going to show your geek cred on your license plate, what would it say? If you’re stumped, there’s always GKS R SXY.

Sources: PWN’D, GOJIRA!, CSS 503, SU ROOT, QWERTY, V3 MPG, UBR L33T, CMYK RGB, 1001010, MICROSFT, 8 BIT, USE BSD





100 Responses to Geeky Pics: Geeky License Plates [Pictures]

  1. The license plate on my 09 Scion xB says "OTAKU". I got that back when I was really starting to get into manga, anime and all things Japan.

    • Did you realise, at the time, that in Japan the term "Otaku" is derogatory and considered to be very insulting?

      • LOL so very true. meaning of the word varies in meaning between both east and west cultures. also this guy "hatesashely" is a waste of the internet

    • When I finally DO get a car, I want to get plates that say "CPSLCORP" I don't know if you're a Dragon Ball fan or not…

      And I hope this doesn't get stolen… Although by posting it I am pretty much inviting idea theft…

  2. The license plate on my 09 Scion xB says “OTAKU”. I got that back when I was really starting to get into manga, anime and all things Japan.

    • Did you realise, at the time, that in Japan the term “Otaku” is derogatory and considered to be very insulting?

      • Do you realize that language is something which evolves and changes over both time and area? Words can mean one thing in one area of the world and something completely different in another. Acting like a douche because you have a small tidbit of information everyone knows doesn't make you seem smarter.

    • I do not get one of the Ohio plates .. BSS.. Any way in Columbus you can get job at Ten Worldwide.

    • I used to live next to that guy. (Or…'That Car') He lives in the Colonial Hills development of Worthington. There's another similar car in their driveway.

    • I used to live next to that guy. (Or…’That Car’) He lives in the Colonial Hills development of Worthington. There’s another similar car in their driveway.

    • Actually, there is a link to your photo page in the post. Not only do we want to be sure that we're honoring Creative Commons, but we want our readers to be able to follow the link and see more of your photography. It's credit well deserved!

    • We did specify the source of the picture Steven… there's a link to your flickr page right on top of it, just like all the other pictures featured in this post.

    • Actually, there is a link to your photo page in the post. Not only do we want to be sure that we’re honoring Creative Commons, but we want our readers to be able to follow the link and see more of your photography. It’s credit well deserved!

    • We did specify the source of the picture Steven… there’s a link to your flickr page right on top of it, just like all the other pictures featured in this post.

  3. im going car shopping this weekend. i already looked up available plates. the one im gunnin for?

    MST3K.

    • If you’re in Ontario, Canada, you’re out of luck – there’s a guy in the Keele/Bloor area of Toronto with an MST3K plate and a Cthulhu-fish on his bumper…. So awesome

  4. im going car shopping this weekend. i already looked up available plates. the one im gunnin for?
    MST3K.

    • If you're in Ontario, Canada, you're out of luck – there's a guy in the Keele/Bloor area of Toronto with an MST3K plate and a Cthulhu-fish on his bumper…. So awesome

  5. License plates are probably the first step. The next step could be changing the personal name :-)

  6. License plates are probably the first step. The next step could be changing the personal name :-)

  7. I'd use AXS GURU. I've been recognized as a Microsoft Access Most Valuable Professional for over ten years now.

  8. I’d use AXS GURU. I’ve been recognized as a Microsoft Access Most Valuable Professional for over ten years now.

  9. th belgian one:CSS is not a nerd plate; it's coincidence.

    Custom plates are extremely expensive and the few that i've seen are on luxury cars…

    Our system just increments for license plates: always 3 letters and 3 numbers (recently they've distributed all of those so now it's 3 numbers and 3 letters)

  10. th belgian one:CSS is not a nerd plate; it’s coincidence.
    Custom plates are extremely expensive and the few that i’ve seen are on luxury cars…
    Our system just increments for license plates: always 3 letters and 3 numbers (recently they’ve distributed all of those so now it’s 3 numbers and 3 letters)

    • , I had a beat up 90's tempo with the license plate "PH34R M3" 80 bucks a year really isn't that expensive

  11. Agreed. the Belgian numberplate (CSS-503) is probably coincidental. 3letters-3numbers are standard for all plates here and custom plates are rare.

  12. Agreed. the Belgian numberplate (CSS-503) is probably coincidental. 3letters-3numbers are standard for all plates here and custom plates are rare.

  13. I saw a Corvette years ago with "It Is"

    And before that one with "RUNVS41" (are you envious for one).

  14. I saw a Corvette years ago with “It Is”

    And before that one with “RUNVS41″ (are you envious for one).

  15. There's an Alabama plate running around that says PROGEEK. Wonder what he does for a living.

  16. There’s an Alabama plate running around that says PROGEEK. Wonder what he does for a living.

  17. My boyfriend's is probably the geekiest I've seen lately. His reads "Ecto-1"… clearly awesome but nerdy none-the-less. I wish I had a photo

  18. My boyfriend’s is probably the geekiest I’ve seen lately. His reads “Ecto-1″… clearly awesome but nerdy none-the-less. I wish I had a photo

  19. My license plate says “URL 404″, which is funny because I work as a web developer, and it was one of the reasons I bought that car :D

  20. My license plate says "URL 404", which is funny because I work as a web developer, and it was one of the reasons I bought that car :D

  21. Back when I was a dedicated World of Warcraft player, I had this plate"

    Twice I had people come up to me complimenting me on my plate, and once I overheard two young men talking to each other about it. I chimed in and said. "The WoW plates? Those are mine." Their jaws dropped!

  22. Back when I was a dedicated World of Warcraft player, I had this plate"

    Twice I had people come up to me complimenting me on my plate, and once I overheard two young men talking to each other about it. I chimed in and said. "The WoW plates? Those are mine." Their jaws dropped!

  23. LOL so very true. meaning of the word varies in meaning between both east and west cultures. also this guy “hatesashely” is a waste of the internet

  24. Both times I had people come to me courtesy of my plate, and two casual young men talk to each other about it. I rang and plates sanoi.Wow? These are mine. Their jaws dropped!