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Duke MegaDork
2/18/21 6:25 a.m.

I was born in 1965.

bobzilla MegaDork
2/18/21 6:54 a.m.

#3 because it's my birthday. I had two 3's and a pair of 1's so I could make 3, 33, 133, 13, 1,31, 313 etc

Daylan C (Forum Supporter)
Daylan C (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
2/18/21 6:58 a.m.

96. Because that's what I randomly started using in Gran Turismo one day and then stuck with it. Probably because of my 96 XJ I drove in high school. 

Kind of annoying to tape on at a wet autocross I found out. 

MrFancypants Reader
2/18/21 7:20 a.m.

98, big life changes that year

lateapexer Reader
2/18/21 7:21 a.m.

I used to try to match my age, as Paul Newman did. But then I kept forgetting to change it yearly so now it's pretty random.

fusion66 Reader
2/18/21 7:34 a.m.

Number 95 started in go-karts and carried over to autocross. It was the year my oldest son was born. Not sure my 2nd son appreciates it and he is the one with at least some gearhead potential so maybe I should move over to 98 smiley

95 gives seven total options with alternatives of 59, 65, 56, 5, 9, 6. 

BA5 GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/18/21 7:46 a.m.


I started autocrossing when I was 18, and it seems like virtually no one else uses it.  I do like the number as well.


Saron81 HalfDork
2/18/21 7:48 a.m.

#1 when it's available for ease of numbering... but 454 when I need an actual number. It was the last 3 digits of the license plate of the first fast car I had, and they used your plate number as your car number at the drag strip back then. 

Tyler H (Forum Supporter)
Tyler H (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
2/18/21 7:51 a.m.

87.  I just like the number.


Duke MegaDork
2/18/21 8:54 a.m.

DD#1 uses 16. I never asked but I assume it is because she was 16 when she started autocross.

kevinatfms GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/18/21 9:15 a.m.

98 or 59 - was my employee number when i worked as a Ford/Hyundai/Kia tech. Employee number was 9859.

325 - my autocross number from Capitol Driving Club. Used it for other events since i had the numbers made.

628 - 6/28 is my sons birthday. Newest number.

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
2/18/21 9:38 a.m.

At the first autocross ever of the '90 Infiniti Q45, when I got to the registration tent that morning they asked me what numbers I wanted for this 2 driver car.  My answer was that I want all the numbers...but just give me 8 and 81...


When I showed up at The Challenge with another Q45 making it two years back to back I asked for 82...

nitro_alltrac (Forum Supporter)
nitro_alltrac (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand New Reader
2/18/21 9:51 a.m.

I always try to run 23.  The reason for this is going to sound a bit strange but I've always used this number because of a Hot Wheels Torino stock car I had as a kid that had that number.  

buzzboy Dork
2/18/21 10:07 a.m.

Futurama is set in the year 3000 so Planet Express runs the number y3k

Brett_Murphy (Ex-Patrón)
Brett_Murphy (Ex-Patrón) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/18/21 10:15 a.m.


It's a very important number, almost nobody wants it and it's easy to make with tape.

Fun fact: It is capable of breaking some older timing software.

Jesse Ransom (FFS)
Jesse Ransom (FFS) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
2/18/21 10:27 a.m.

My initial fondness for 44 is based on some combo of a childhood attachment to symmetry and being a Willie McCovey fan (grew up in S.F. going to Giants games).

Group 44's cars didn't hurt, either.

I carry extra 2s, so I can also do:

42, because Life, The Universe, and Everything

442, because performance history, even if I'm not generally an Olds person

I have a tattoo of a flaming heart with racing stripes and a 44, but somehow haven't parlayed this info consistently getting the number.

Daylan C (Forum Supporter)
Daylan C (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
2/18/21 11:24 a.m.

In reply to Saron81 :

I respect the extra effort you put into that tape. Good work.

slowbird UltraDork
2/18/21 11:32 a.m.

When I wanted to make my own custom car in the Papyrus Nascar sims (Nascar 4, 2002, 2003) I had to pick a number that wasn't taken. I tried out different ones starting with 78, but settled on 89 because I just liked it.

If 89 is taken, I'll go with the year of the car. For example:

SHutson New Reader
2/18/21 11:44 a.m.

14, the number my uncle wore in the NFL.

ascott New Reader
2/18/21 12:59 p.m.

Nothing interesting here, high school soccer jersey number, 4. That is, until I got into national events and 4 usually wasn't available. USCA assigned me 428 and I've pretty much just run with it.


NickD MegaDork
2/18/21 1:53 p.m.

I started out running 168, simply because it is my technician number at work. Also, I don't think I ever had an issue with someone else running that number, and it gave me a lot of options for if I had a co-driver or ther was someone else registered with that number

I did try running just 18 whenever I could get away with it this year, simply because it was less numbers to worry about flying off. I was able to run 18 with the CNY and NEPA SCCA, but FLR typically forced me to go back to 168

2/18/21 2:00 p.m.



I started as #1 when I first did my first HPDE 12 years ago.

It then became #11 or #111 whichever was available since it was easy to do in tape.

When i went to Indy for the first HPDE event, all of those numbers were taken so 112 it was.  since then I have gotten magnetic 112 and have used it ever since.

350z247 Reader
2/18/21 2:04 p.m.

I usually pick a number relevant to the car: chassis numb, engine displacement, etc. I don't usually go for historic race numbers.

Scooter70 New Reader
2/18/21 2:06 p.m.

In reply to Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) :

I read a post years ago from a guy who ran #88 because it was the same upside down as right side up.  You know... just in case the corner workers had to report back to control which car was upside down.

Scooter70 New Reader
2/18/21 2:10 p.m.

05 because it's a 2005.

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