Personalized License Plates:
Bear Bumper Sticker or Decal.
Fan On-Board" Suction Cup Window Sign
Dan-inspired Personalized License Plate
Heads plaster their vehicles with an assortment of stickers, decals
and appliques. Tsk. Tsk. That's no way to treat a fine automobile
or sport ute. Any Dan Fan can only scoff at marring the pristine finish
of their classic late model performance car.
why I present the Dandom Living "Create a Personalized License
Plate Page and Contest." Between now and October 15, 1997,
and maybe beyond, I will award Steely Dan-related CDs (like the remastered
MCA CDs, "Alive In America" and "GlenGarry Glenn Ross")
to those who submit Steely Dan-inspired license plate suggestions
to the Dandom Digest at firstname.lastname@example.org
If I roll on the floor in laughter, you win. In mid-October, we will
have a vote by the readership of the Dandom Digest as to the best
plate idea and that person will win one of those wacky prizes. Another
random entrant will win, as will one random voter, just like the album
your entry, it will also be helpful to explain your State, Province,
territory or country rules and regulations on personalized or "vanity"
license plates and how they affected your plate design. Usually, seven
or eight characters is the maximum allowed and that ruled out a lot
of others that we thought of that were even just one or two characters
over the permitted limit. So if you go beyond sever or eight, you'll
have to explain that the plate can really be ordered according to
your local laws and regulations. Your local government probably has
a web page for this sort of thing. The State of Illinois even let
me order my Steely Dan peronsalized license plate right from the web,
although I didn't get my first and second choices.
ultimately, it is our hope that these things show up on you vehicles,
spreading the word and spirit of our favorite duo. But you may want
to get another Dan Fan's opinion to see if they "get" your
I hope to make a mini-tour to the Northeast USA; if you have any nifty
Dan-related plates, let me know and I'll try and stop by to meet you
and photograph your vehicle.
I don't know if I've talked this before, but I am sponsoring a guy
named Stewart who was into the Dead scene but is now trying to cleanse
himself of his decal and bumper sticker habit. Stewart has found it
helpful to set up a web page to talk
about his addiction and how he learned to cope thanks to Walter and
Donald, in hopes it might inspire others to change. Please help him
as you help yourself.
Stewart's Page | View The Sample License Plates