Idea #4: Create a blog of interesting license plates


If you’ve driven on the typical road before, you’re probably familiar with the feeling of seeing a license plate that just makes you smile. (That feeling is right up there with the rest of those 1000 Awesome Things. Yes, that’s a suggestion.) Other times, you’ll see a picture of one on the Internet and feel compelled to share it.

The Concept:

Act on that impulse. Share that feeling with everybody by starting a blog that features interesting vanity plates. While on the road,

The Pros:

  • This isn’t a difficult concept to grasp. It’s something that has huge potential for going viral.
  • Once it picks up steam, readers will love the opportunity to upload their own plates. The work is essentially crowdsourced, and it becomes similar to the ICHC business model.
  • I’ve got a perfect name for it, too. Drive-by Shooting. ‘Cause you know, you’re driving, and you shoot, like with a camera.

The Cons:

  • If it’s managed by just one person, the blog could become difficult to maintain. Unless the blogger travels a lot, s/he will run out of plates eventually.
  • There are risks associated with trying to take a photo while driving, so this may not be the ideal one-man operation.
  • Going with the name I suggested may offend a few people.


I just spent quite a bit of time typing this up, so I’m going to post it anyway. However, it’s worth noting that a Google search crushed my feelings of originality*. Such a site actually exists, and it’s called  They post three plates per day, and quite a few of them are funny. It’s worth a look.

However, anybody willing to use the name “Drive-by Shooting” is still welcome to give it a try.

*This may happen a few times. Please let me know if I’ve done this and I’ll link to whoever already published an idea.


2 Comments on “Idea #4: Create a blog of interesting license plates”

  1. R8PL8Z says:

    Thanks for the mention!

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