Saturday, August 18, 2007

4DAD402

I have a confession to all my readers...
as you may or may not know, this last week I went down to a conference near Palm Springs... to get there, me and my 3 friends had to borrow a car. We tried for a long time to find a car and were a little concerned when it was Sunday morning and we were leaving in a few hours and still no car. Thankfully, though, at the last moment, we were able to find a car and were much relieved...
The first time we stopped for food on our way, however, I noticed something shocking...
our car had a personalized license plate!



I think it says "For Dad for our two".
But the previous owner of this car had 3 kids
and the current owner has 4 kids
and the 4 of us in the car for the week have no kids!

6 Comments and Guesses:

Rich said...

Could have been a present for Dad in '02...

ruatango said...

What makes you think the license plate was personalized? "4DAD402" is in the standard format for randomly-generated CA plates: link

I think you're trying to read to much into a random string of characters.

Or am I missing the joke?

Erin said...

No, it's not a personalized plate, it's as ruatango says; the three letters of the standard form just happen to form a word. My old car had "GNR" in that spot and I used to joke about having a car that was a fan of Guns 'n' Roses--there's no way *I* would have picked that string of letters.

The Ex said...

Yeah, I was gonna say....

But oh well. :)

Anonymous said...

That's a sequential (not random!) passenger car license plate issued sometime in the late 1990s. This series is now in the 6Axx series as of this posting.

Anonymous said...

A 402 is a Chevy engine if this was on a muscle car.