Fred just became a 1 0f 1 car - well, sort of

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    moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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    polar bear license plate 2 2021.jpg
    polar bear license plate 1 2021.jpg
    I'm pretty sure Fred now sports the only polar bear outside of captivity in this region of the
    country - for sure in the state, anyways.

    Thanks again to @Sahara !:thumbsup:

    polar bear license plate 1 2021.jpg polar bear license plate 2 2021.jpg
     
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    • Sahara

      Sahara FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      You made my day, Ed. Glad that you like it and put it to use. I’m glad and proud to contribute to a great car and a fine southern gentleman. Thanks for being there.
       
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      • khryslerkid

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        Now when people see you driving around wearing your parka they'll understand why. :D

        Wearing snow shoes might be a challenge with the four speed though. :rolleyes:
         
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        • kiwigtx

          kiwigtx Trendsetter Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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          Now you've done it ....Alaska and parker.....



          :rofl:

          Nice plate and well done @Sahara for sharing them around. :thumbsup:
           
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          • 1967coronet

            1967coronet FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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              sweet
               
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                  Good on ya, Sahara! Very cool (pun intended):)
                   
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                    yes, thank you, sahara!
                     
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                    • Budnicks

                      Budnicks You Can Just Thank Me Later FBBO Gold Member

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                      I wonder what the Tenn. State troopers/Sheriff will think ?

                      looks good, BUT
                       
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                        If its like arizona, that only requires a rear plate, you can put anything you want (almost!) on the front.
                         
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                        • threewood

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                          That is the most amazing plate design I have laid eyes on. Very sweet!!
                           
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                            Looks great Ed!!
                            Great gesture @Sahara

                            Best part of living in the South is the police don't worry about the petty things. Now where I grew up in New Jersey, that might be a felony. :lol:
                             
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                            • moparedtn

                              moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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                              Aww come on now - it's just me and Fred. :) I polished up that tag, straightened a couple of little bends...
                              Got a story about it already, too. :)

                              (Story prerequisite - TN has no front tag law; we just have rear tags mandatory).
                              (Story background #2 - The central business district here is only a couple blocks long, either side
                              lined with 2-3 story historic old brick store and office fronts close to the little two lane road,
                              so things sort of echo in there...
                              and Fred certainly benefits from such a thing, announcing his presence and all.) :)

                              Earlier today, the wife and I ran a few errands in the GTX before the storm front
                              was due to hit and at one point we wound up at the main traffic light on Main Street in town, caught first in line
                              on a red light. Directly opposite here came the on-duty city cop, who also was first in his line.

                              I saw him glance down at the front plate on Fred, then look right at me through the windshield with a sort of
                              "utoh, cop sees something he don't like" look. :eek:
                              I nod at him (he's familiar with both myself and the GTX) and wait to see his reaction...:rolleyes:
                              The light changes and we both start to roll in our respective lanes - when he holds his hand out the window,
                              sort of signaling for me to stop (and presumably get chewed on some) - so I stop next to him.

                              "Is that a real tag?" he asks, giving me his best Earnhardt scowl from behind his cool-boy shades.
                              "Yes sir - over 40 years ago, in a far-away land" I reply...
                              "Is that....a polar bear?" he drawls.
                              Well, I involuntarily snickered at that. Couldn't help it. Wife coughs nervously, like she does when she thinks
                              I'm about to step in something...
                              Cop pauses for effect, then pulls his shades down and grins at me and says "pretty dang cool" and drives off. :lol:
                              I love small town life... :)

                              Anyways, it is not lost on me that Fred has all manner of bits and parts on his Frankenstein'ed carcass
                              that came from several different FBBO members - not to mention, of course I wouldn't even still have
                              Fred if not for the kindness of so many here.
                              It's very humbling, yet proud stuff for he and I - even if we're most of the time the only ones who know.
                              :thankyou: again for your kind gift - and the other tag is permanently mounted in the garage, there for
                              some stranger one day to find and wonder "what the heck?" :thumbsup:
                               
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                              • moparedtn

                                moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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                                I envision a "Buford" version of Nanook of the North... :lol:
                                 
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                                  moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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                                  Funny you should mention that... :)
                                   
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                                  moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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                                    moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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                                    Troof!
                                    Heck, just up the road in northern VA, they'd have me splayed across the hood, cuffin' my ass and calling
                                    the impound wrecker...
                                     
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                                    • Ironbuilt

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                                      That's right, I forgot that Virginia is a 2 plate state. South western Virginia is beautiful though.
                                       
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                                      • moparedtn

                                        moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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                                        Again, troof! I used to love roaming "coal country" back when...and that part of the state is a whole
                                        'nuther world from northern VA, so much so that all the talk about them splitting the state into two
                                        parts always made sense to me.
                                        SW is simply outnumbered by those up in the "inner loop" northern part around DC, so they suffer from
                                        all the stupid that typically goes on up there....
                                        that manifests itself to someone like me in the building up of the police state; the increase in state trooper
                                        presence, the zero tolerance enforcement and HUGE fines for speeding and such, all pretty much chased me
                                        out of there eventually.
                                        Sad...
                                         
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