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Since my hobby desk is still in boxes in the garage I thought I'd find another way to amuse myself while I'm trying to get it back together. While cruising the web this game occurred to me.

What follows are pics of license plates from famouse movie cars. Some are real easy and others may take a little research. See how many you can name and feel free to add more. This could be fun and entertaining or it may just die out. Lol

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THX 138 is from John Milners coupe in American Graffiti

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BAN ONE smokey and the bandit

LYN 274 Eleanor gone in 60 seconds

CNH 320 dukes of hazzard

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outatime is from the back to the future delorian

and the OFP857 is Herbie the love bugs plate

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149 PCE (hint : blue/gold California plate).

1PCE149 (hint : blue/gold 7-digit Ca. plate ; and yes it's similar to the first one I posted ...)

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THX 138 is from John Milners coupe in American Graffiti

Sub Trivia:

What does the coupe license numbers mean? Yes, there's an answer....

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Sub Trivia:

What does the coupe license numbers mean? Yes, there's an answer....

From George L's first movie he made in collegE.

Here's one.

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Cadzilla

And the full answer is THX 1138. George Lucas first film credited to him during college. You are correct my friend!

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Correct

Cadzilla

And the full answer is THX 1138. George Lucas first film credited to him during college. You are correct my friend!

Cadizilla is correct

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Duel... Too easy.

How about AWSOM 50? Me thinks this is too easy too ;-)

Dan

Tres bon :) !

How 'bout the other plate number ?

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California "SPIRIT" , ,

There was a show in the '70s called "The Magician" starring Bill Bixby [before the Hulk] He was a magician that went around solving crimes. He has a white Vette he sometimes carried from city to city in the back of his private plane. It had "SPIRIT" plates.

I put a link in below.

Is that the show you're thinking of Mike?

http://en.wikipedia....cian_(TV_series)

You are exactly correct on that one. Still remaining is the other license plate of a MUCH more successful show and in what ways are they connected?

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I have no idea on that one Mike. Did the show also star Bill Bixby or was it on the same network maybe?

Getting warm Steve. Hint: The connection is they were the same network and their pilot episodes ran back to back as a Movie of the Week double feature. More than that, the first show segued into the other show so there was a bit of plot crossover. I don't recall which series pilot ran first.

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853 OKG is Jim Rockford's plate.

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And that completes the connection. When The Magician and Rockford Files premiered, there were only three commercial networks, so the launch of a new show was an even bigger deal than it is now. They were promoted together and launched consecutively to each other with a slight plot crossover. I was pretty stoked to watch them and as a ten year old, I really thought The Magician, with the vigilante entertainer using theatrical magic and slight of hand to bag criminals then jet off in his private Boeing jetliner to escape would be the TV hit.

Rockford I thought was just another PI show on the heals of Mannix. But then, at that age, I didn't know the popularity of James Garner either.

EDIT: Hmm my (unreliable) source has 853 OKG as Rockford's dad's truck.

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You know, the Rockford Plate is 835 OKG (not 853).

As far as what was on Rocky's truck, it should have been a commercial plate.

I found a shot that appears to be 428330 (or D).

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"JJZ 109" = Steve McQueen's Mustang

" RDR 838 " = Bill Hickman's Charger

Both in "Bullitt" (1968).

It should be noted here that the Mustang's plate is *incorrect* for a 1968-model vehicle , as "J" was a 1964-issue letter . The Charger's plate is correct for 1968 ( "R" = 1968 ) .

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It seem's Tarantino paid homage to McQueen, in Death Proof.... With Texas issued plates?!

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Cheers Dan

I ne'er even noticed that ! Ha ! Apparently , that's the case . Stands to reason , as "Death Proof" was based upon the story of a madman stunt driver ( McQueen performed *many* of his own stunts ; but it was Hickman whom truly was a Stuntman !)

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OFP 857 is Herbie the Love Bug...Also appears on a VW Beetle in the later Disney film 'The Boatniks' (Re-used Herbie car repainted) and I think on the wall of a kitchen in 'The Million Dollar Duck' (I think!).

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More on Jim Rockford's plate, 853 OKG: The numbers "853" refer to the date of his first credited film (August of 1953), the letters "OK" refer to his home state of Oklahoma and the "G", well, that's his last initial!

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