Spotted - The Geekiest License Plates

"Alert! Geek spotted driving a Toyota Camry".  "No, I didn't have a geek scanner, he just had a license plate with 'MS-DOS' on his car", that's what James told us, when he sent us  the link with a geeky license plate.

So, we decided to do a little 'geeky license plate' spotting of our own and tag our favorites.  So, with out any wait, we present our  favorite geek license plates  starting from the obvious (via Flickr and thanks to all those who spotted them):

geek license plate

HTTP-COM license plate

binary license plate

HTTP license plate

(did you read live long and prosper?)

XML license plate

Away from Keyboard? :P

close your windows people!

and finally here's something to laugh a bit about

You found a geeky license plate too? Drop us a comment.


German plate not valid

not sure if all those american plates are valid, but the german one (übr geek) is simply a print on an empty plate. If you're driving with this plate, you'll get into trouble. There are some stickers missing which would make it valid. And, by the way, german license plates are rather restrictive. First letters are the city, the car is registered, then one to three characters and some numbers. Rather hard to make something geeky out of that.


PALADN spotted near Delaware

My friend has "OMGSTFU" :)

My friend has "OMGSTFU" :)

I once spotted a Mazda RX7

I once spotted a Mazda RX7 with "/DEV/RX7". Turns out it belonged to one of higher-ups at RedHat.

my car

my license plate says "BRB LOL"

Former and current

My former license plate said SHEBOFH and my current one says GEEKESS. I got tired of explaining the former at traffic lights and to coworkers.

I used to work with a guy

I used to work with a guy whos license plate was "VLSI"


"JAVA VM" seen on a VW Bug about a month ago somewhere near Waterloo, ON. I took a photo with my phone but the plate is unreadable so not worth posting.

My Manager

is Chuck Tomasi of the Technorama podcast and his license plate says "PODCAST"

IOS Geeks Noticed this...

I saw a plate in Virginia with "IOSLAY4", referring to layer 4 of the IOS model -- aka "Transport". I personally thought it was very clever.