moini.net - Jim Moini's License Plates
FUNNY BUSINESS This page was originally dedicated to the hundreds (well, maybe thousands) of New Jersey residents who simply did not know what to do with their plate stickers.

Although plate stickers were discontinued in late 2004 (much because of this problem), we have not been disappointed.
It seems that they have found other ways to keep us amused...
CONTENTS

Sticker Fun Worn Out Plates
Obscured Plates What am I Driving ??
Paint Problems Modifications to Plates
Wrong Plates on Wrong Vehicles Risky / Risqué Plates
Homemade Plates Temporary Problems
Out-of-State Stickers Upside-Down Things
Things Where They Shouldn't Be Other Cool Stuff


STICKER FUN
Back in late 1999, New Jersey plate stickers started getting distributed - to be put on the upper right corner of each license plate.
Seems that a few people were a bit confused as to how this all worked... front? back? left? right? ... what?

This entire page was originally devoted to sticker mistakes and oddities, and it usded to be called "Sticker Fun".
So let's start there...

Jeff Fazekas
2005 sticker on 2008 plate

Upside down sticker

Upside down sticker

Upside down sticker

Some scotch tape should do the trick...


Nonpass + pass stickers

Double 11s

Double 08s

Group of 11s

Different months

Different months

Sticker on top of the clear frame


Sticker on top of the clear frame

Group of 04s

Upside down sticker

Upside down sticker

Upside down sticker

Didn't take off the frame...

Opposite corner 02s

Albino 2003

Double 02s

Different year 03s with...

... a horribly faded 2002

Double 11s

Faded 2001

Jeff FazekasSideways 02

Jeff FazekasRunning out of room

Jeff FazekasYup. Just the sticker.

Jeff FazekasUpside down sticker

Jeff Fazekas

Jeff Fazekas
Faded 2004

WORN OUT PLATES






Looks like the sheeting was removed,
crumpled up, then stuck back on.









Jeff Fazekas

The black ink has worn off the sheeting, creating a white "New Jersey".
I've never seen this kind of fading before.

OBSCURED PLATES
Let's see ... what can we put in front of our plates to make them undredable ?
Oh, lots of things !






This is what happens with flat plates when the sun shines on them.
They all seem to have a concave bend after manufacturing,
so they catch the sunlight and concentrate it.


Snow. Another way to obscure a plate !

WHAT AM I DRIVING ?
Some folks like to put a plate on their car to match the model or make of the car.
Not that there's anything wrong with that...


Joe Pugliese

Joe Pugliese

Joe Pugliese

Frank Kan

Jon Cohen

picture from me

Steve Bier

Eli Ovadia


Joe WasielewskiWhat was I driving back in 1991 ?

PAINT PROBLEMS

This was originally a blue base plate,
now painted tan, with the numbers
filled in with a black marker...





Really good job, but wrong colors.


An incredible repaint of a
1965-base dealer plate.

Mike Wiener



Joe Wasielewski

Joe Wasielewski

MODIFICATIONS


This one is awesome.
Someone welded (?) an embossed "1957"
to an undated 1957/58 NJ plate.
The entire plate was then repainted.

Jeff Fazekas

WRONG PLATES on WRONG VEHICLES

Passenger plate on a landscape trailer.

Frank Kan (picture from craigslist)
A car with a TRAILER plate on the front.

EQUIPMENT IN TRANSIT plate on a car

Another EQUIPMENT IN TRANSIT plate on a car
(Is this a "thing" now ?)

RISKY or RISQUÉ PLATES
Who censors these ... Jeez !

Joe Pugliese

On the road shot


HOMEMADE PLATES
These are replacements or who-knows-what.

Homemade 1953 Farm Use plate
photographed at a car show.

Frank Kan

Paul Rosenberg
This was made by one of those internet vendors.

Obviously this is not a real CONTR EQUIP IN TRANSIT plate, but still it's a really cool addition to this military jeep !
   

Lee Madigan
The "plate" is actually PAINTED onto the back of a Jeep Wrangler.
And very well done !   This is a new one for me.

Sam Farley
Trailer number scribbled on the back
of a truck. Looks like T1W-661.




Not even a valid number !

Mike Wiener

TEMPORARY PROBLEMS
Don't worry ... the problems are only temporary :-)

The new temporary plates blow ...
... all around when you're driving.


R31265?

This one is quite a mess - 2 temps mounted on top of one another.
And one seems to be reprinted on top of itself in two different fonts ... what ?
Joe Pugliese

Sam FarleyOuch ! A missing number

The new temps were designed to be mounted on the back bumper - where a regular plate would go.
But some folks just couldn't grasp that concept.

Dave M

Dave M

Dave M

Dave M

Dave M

Dave M

OUT-OF-STATE STICKERS

Vermont 2009 Sticker

Indiana 2017 Sticker

Y2K SiteFlorida 2018 Sticker

UPSIDE-DOWN THINGS


Braden MooreHow do you put a windshield sticker
on upside down ?
First day at the inspection facility ?

Joe Wasielewski

Jeff Fazekas

THINGS WHERE THEY SHOULDN'T BE

Braden MooreSticker on the top of the windshield

Jeff FazekasSticker almost at the top of the windshield.

Sticker halfway up the windshield.

We've never seen a sticker in THIS window before.
Steve Bier

Explanation on this - thanks to Brian Cramer:
"I have an explanation for the inspection sticker on the rear side window of the Toronado on your Funny Business page.
Toronados, Riveras, and Eldorados of the time period had windshields with a plastic layer on the inside
(for an electric defroster if I remember correctly).   I was working at a Buick dealership in Mt. Holly
at the time, and remember a NJ DMV notice allowing the inspection sticker to be placed
in the rear window because removal of old stickers with a razor blade would damage the plastic inner windshield."

This is awesome ... where are the plate stickers ??

Well duh ... on the windshield, of course !!
Joe Wasielewski

A strange place to find a license plate sticker ...
On the inside of the "out of town" mailbox door, at the Manville, NJ Post Office !!
We're not kidding ... go and check it out !!

From "Eagle Eye" Jeff Fazekas
OTHER COOL STUFF

This is cool - a Bayern (Bavaria) sticker at left,
and a partial Conserve Wildlife (CW) plate at right.

Joe Pugliese
State seal on passenger plate

Jeff Fazekas
State seal on passenger plate

Plate-in-a-bag

Plates on a porta-potty !
Actually, it's on a little tiny trailer, so I guess that makes sense !
 

This is a "plate-print" in a pile of snow.
Original picture on the left - taken by Jeff Fazekas.
Image on the right - digitally enhanced, and flipped.

Keep an eye out for this plate - blue base, HAP-72L.
You never know what they're going to run into next !!