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fasted58
fasted58 MegaDork
2/22/21 7:25 p.m.

#18, for no other reason than it could be changed to other numbers easily with black or white tape. 7, 4, 3, 5, 9

AutoWorld number kits FTW.

Other than that, I wish I was 18 again. laugh

lrrs
lrrs HalfDork
2/22/21 7:49 p.m.

784 cause its what the put on my bike race license back in 1992. 

BullManUGA
BullManUGA New Reader
2/28/21 11:52 a.m.

I chose 50 as a kid playing NASCAR 1,2,3, etc because aside from 1998 there was no #50 in Winston Cup, and I downloaed a Slick 50 car off some site to race as. It stuck with me all these years.

kevlarcorolla
kevlarcorolla Dork
2/28/21 1:15 p.m.

34,my dad raced stock cars on the local short track when I was born in the late 60's and he was #33.

 

grmjim09
grmjim09
2/28/21 7:00 p.m.

167 for my '85 MR2, my house number, could be shortened to 16 (if the U-boat TT didn't take it), for the amount of valves, plus the house number I grew up in. 183 for my '00 Maxima SE 5spd, cause it was 3.0 l.

Cheers!

JimL

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/11/21 12:23 p.m.

First, very cool seeing all of the GRM stickers in the wild. Thank you, everyone, for running them. (And if you need some, LMK--I know someone who can help.)

Back in my BMX racing days, you didn't get to choose your number. IIRC, your plate number was the last three digits of your membership number. At one point, I remember it also being the last two digits of your membership number plus the first letter of your last name which, to be honest, looks way cooler. I need to dig out one of those plates.

But if you ever catch me in my office during a Zoom call, you'll notice this behind me. 

GM > MG
GM > MG New Reader
3/11/21 4:12 p.m.

A long time ago at a race track far away (Lime Rock)...

No deep philosophical reason, easy to change 00, 08, 80, 88.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/12/21 9:31 a.m.

In reply to GM > MG :

Wow, cannot say that I have ever seen an ITC EXP. 

GM > MG
GM > MG New Reader
3/12/21 6:46 p.m.

At one time there were several Escorts running ITB 1.9 ltr. an ITC 1.6 ltr. in the NER Region. I had a few old EXPs and LN7s in the back yard so I thru one together w/ few friends.

iceracer
iceracer MegaDork
3/12/21 6:58 p.m.

#1 for ice racing because registrar said,  because I am senior club member

21 or 22 for auto cross because I didn't want to run first.  They ran in numerical order.

 22 because I had the magnetic numbers.

69 in the early days,  not very lucky.

11 in Karts because black tape works good on white helmet

 think I ran some 36/36 a few times,  just liked the number

gutenberg918
gutenberg918 New Reader
3/30/21 3:21 p.m.

I am a retired journalist. At the end of a news story (in the old days when we used typewriters) you would write -30- which was the end. A famous type designer, Frederic Goudy designed his last typeface and named it Goudy 30. He had it released after his death. So I changed my car number to 30. I also bought a new Spec Racer Ford chassis when they were just about to reach #900. I asked to have 918 not because of Porsche, but because that is the height in inches of hot metal printing type, .918. 

Elliott F. 

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