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AxeHealey
AxeHealey GRM+ Memberand Dork
2/18/21 2:13 p.m.

I feel like there was a recent thread about this . Either way, I first used 13 for sports because my favorite Cleveland shortstop at the time wore 13. At some point I was playing baseball a couple age levels up and one of the bigger kids had 13 already so I went with 14. It's been my number ever since. 

 

CAM
CAM New Reader
2/18/21 2:19 p.m.

In reply to codrus (Forum Supporter) :

wonder if FF would be acceptible?  (also nerd)

Rodan
Rodan Dork
2/18/21 2:51 p.m.

In reply to AxeHealey :

I remember that as well, but couldn't find it when this popped up...

jr02518
jr02518 HalfDork
2/18/21 4:39 p.m.

The year I was born and it adds up to 13.

codrus (Forum Supporter)
codrus (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
2/18/21 4:50 p.m.
CAM said:

In reply to codrus (Forum Supporter) :

wonder if FF would be acceptible?  (also nerd)

Even if the corner workers understand hexadecimal, I doubt the timing system will accept it. :)

 

wlkelley3
wlkelley3 UberDork
2/18/21 9:12 p.m.

#47. Needed a 2 digit number since my daughter used to autocross with me. I was 47 years old when I found out about autocross and started autocrossing. And I work on CH-47 helicopters.

crusader_1973
crusader_1973
2/18/21 9:44 p.m.

13 for me. I think it brings me good luck  wink

 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/18/21 9:49 p.m.
codrus (Forum Supporter) said:
CAM said:

In reply to codrus (Forum Supporter) :

wonder if FF would be acceptible?  (also nerd)

Even if the corner workers understand hexadecimal, I doubt the timing system will accept it. :)

 

Better hex than binary. "Car, umm, one hundred million..."

twentyover
twentyover Dork
2/18/21 10:28 p.m.

96, because it is easily read going straght, spinning, or upside down. The crew of Stupider Than We Look Racing needed all the help they can get.

 

We thought about transposing the numbers, but that exceeded my limits of good taste. Wait- maybe I didn't phrase that quote right....

Sierraguy59
Sierraguy59 New Reader
2/19/21 7:01 a.m.

We've run the 343 on our Subaru in ARA for the last 3 years   343 is the name of a major video game company but more importantly it's very significant to firefighters   It's the number of them who were lost in the twin towers on 911...

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/19/21 8:11 a.m.

I was 808 and my co driver was 888. Made it simple to change between sessions. 808 was on my car with some very permanent  red vinyl a little red tape was a simple change for my Friend Red to drive my car. 

chaparral
chaparral Dork
2/19/21 10:20 a.m.

I am switching to Ray Harroun's #32 this year. 

MaxC
MaxC New Reader
2/19/21 1:56 p.m.

Many Nissan's want to be #23 because it's pronounced Ni-San in japanese. 

That number was taken x2 in my series.  So I looked into 523, Go-Ni-San...also taken.

So my car's number is Ni-San-Go.  Totally hopeless nissan nerd here.  

KentF (Forum Supporter)
KentF (Forum Supporter) Reader
2/19/21 2:40 p.m.

42. The answer to life, the universe, and everything. 

preach (fs)
preach (fs) HalfDork
2/19/21 2:58 p.m.

On our LeMons car we run 688 because we are Sub Par Racing and we are all submarine mechanics.

RobertElder
RobertElder New Reader
2/19/21 3:25 p.m.

23

In japanese, two is "ni" and three "san".  Many of Nissan's factory race cars have ran the number 23 in competition because of this. I run it usually on mine.

Inspiration for my plate as well.

17/117/171/71

Originally it started for me with the whole Halo "Master Chief" Spartan #117 (last of the spartans to survive from that super soldier program). Many times sports/events would only allow 2 digit numbers and there were a few influential #17 athletes that came to mind, so I'll often run some variant of this. #17 is often taken, so 71 works in a pinch too.

LopRacer
LopRacer Dork
2/19/21 11:51 p.m.

503 because it was assigned to me randomly at an autocross and I decided to keep it the rest of the season and it just stuck.

 

Sparkie
Sparkie New Reader
2/21/21 9:01 p.m.

40 because it was my number when I played soccer in high school. Or 02 when I autocrossed my old BMW 2002.

Sparkie
Sparkie New Reader
2/21/21 9:06 p.m.

In reply to MaxC :

Nice 200sx! My first car was a 1985 200sx, I still own it, but it's just been sitting at my parent's house for over 20 years now. I hope to one day do something fun with it though! :) 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
2/22/21 9:05 a.m.

THAT is what an autocross car is supposed to look like.

LopRacer said:

503 because it was assigned to me randomly at an autocross and I decided to keep it the rest of the season and it just stuck.

 

 

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/22/21 9:18 a.m.
KentF (Forum Supporter) said:

42. The answer to life, the universe, and everything. 

I'm surprised more Miata drivers don't request 42.  It's the answer.

Matt B (fs)
Matt B (fs) UltraDork
2/22/21 10:06 a.m.

999 on our Lemons car because it's usually available and German language jokes.

KyAllroad (Jeremy) (Forum Supporter)
KyAllroad (Jeremy) (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
2/22/21 5:08 p.m.


 

59.  Because it was manufactured then (well, part of it anyway) and the numbers were already installed when I bought it.

bentwrench
bentwrench SuperDork
2/22/21 5:28 p.m.

1999 because my Mini has a Prince motor.

MaxC
MaxC New Reader
2/22/21 7:03 p.m.

In reply to Sparkie :

Let's see some pics! 200sx's in good shape are becoming pretty darn rare! 

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