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      01-17-2011, 11:45 AM   #1
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Sad day

POPO made me put a plate on the front. After dodging for 2+ years 3 tickets in the past week.
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      01-17-2011, 02:58 PM   #2
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Same thing happened to me
Got the tow hook mounted one
No way am i drilling holes in my bumper
Now I just carry the number plate in the trunk
If I get pulled over I say sorry I forgot to reattach it after I washed my car
And i install it on the spot
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      01-17-2011, 04:09 PM   #3
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I got pulled the first day I bought my car from MD for this. I bought the corvette license plate braket since it uses 3M adhesive and was using that for awhile. I took the front plate off 3 months ago and havent had a problem since. It sits in the trunk if I ever run into issues
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      01-19-2011, 04:01 PM   #4
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hmm state or county? i've been just paying the tax..
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      01-19-2011, 04:39 PM   #5
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I've noticed they're really enforcing this as of late. I haven't had a plate on any of my cars stemming back to my 2001 328ci. Perhaps there's just too much free money out there in these frivolous tickets. In theory, they are secondary offenses right? Rarely have I gotten one while driving, more so the Alexandria Parking Enforcement jerks that write me up since I park on the street.

But Kmarei's method/excuse seems to be pretty damn good... may have to steal that one.
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      01-19-2011, 05:05 PM   #6
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But Kmarei's method/excuse seems to be pretty damn good... may have to steal that one.
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make sure you always have the updates registration sticker
and make sure the number plate looks dirty
you don't want to whip out a brand spankin' new number plate to show the officer

a few dead bugs won't hurt either, gives it an authentic look
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      01-19-2011, 05:27 PM   #7
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Alexandria parking fatso is who's been giving me the business. I opted for the Skene design instead of the tow hook bracket. Both look terrible to me but better than a ticket on my windshield.
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      01-19-2011, 05:34 PM   #8
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Is it Officer (Parking attendant) Fuller?

CP-E is making one (Tow Hook Plate) for the E9X Ms, should have mine test fitted this weekend.
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Is it Officer (Parking attendant) Fuller?

CP-E is making one (Tow Hook Plate) for the E9X Ms, should have mine test fitted this weekend.
Is he the round guy that rolls around in that 3 wheeled cart?
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      01-19-2011, 06:09 PM   #10
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She, and yes, very festively plump... if you're around N. Washington / Pitt / King areas.
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She, and yes, very festively plump... if you're around N. Washington / Pitt / King areas.
I have seen her but I think her colleague, a round man, who also has one of those carts, got me. Not to steroetype, but I always see her eating when she is in that cart, not sure if its doughnuts, but certainly maintaining her caloric intake.
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      01-19-2011, 07:45 PM   #12
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where can I get one of these tow hook plate mounts from? Kmarei's idea is brilliant
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      01-19-2011, 09:08 PM   #13
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where can I get one of these tow hook plate mounts from? Kmarei's idea is brilliant
Ask and ye shall find

http://www.gominigo.com/NHLPB-BMW.html
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When I bought my M3 I asked the dealer not to put a plate on the car and they said we can't let the car leave the dealership without both mounted plates! What the hell..
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I've never bought a car in Virginia
First one was from Maryland
My e30 m3 was from PA
My Audi was from NC
And my current M3 was from NY
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I have seen her but I think her colleague, a round man, who also has one of those carts, got me. Not to steroetype, but I always see her eating when she is in that cart, not sure if its doughnuts, but certainly maintaining her caloric intake.
Ahhhhh haha.

Haven't seen ya around Alexandria... you have a beater?
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Ahhhhh haha.

Haven't seen ya around Alexandria... you have a beater?
I did have another car until recently, my office is in del ray so I am usually over there, but I do go to chipotle on king and st asaph quite often
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hmm state or county? i've been just paying the tax..
Im in williamsburg and blaksburg, VA
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I guess the tow-hook adapter is one solution, but pleeeeeze don't do the plastic chinese handcuffs and attach the front plate in bottom area of the bumper. It looks so ghetto...

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I did have another car until recently, my office is in del ray so I am usually over there, but I do go to chipotle on king and st asaph quite often
Right on man. Buzz is one of my favorite shops aside from Misha's.
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I guess I have been lucky. 1.5 years with my E90 and 4 years with my E92. No front plate and no problems.
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I was getting tickets from that fat parking lady at work (USPTO) so I ended up using a tow hook mount to avoid any more problems.
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