The Truth About Cars » license plates http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » license plates http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com New Year’s Eve, 1993: The Distributor Plate and the New Mexico Police http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/new-years-eve-1993-distributor-plate-new-mexico-police/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/new-years-eve-1993-distributor-plate-new-mexico-police/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2016 16:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1252633 Gather a bunch of factory guys together in a bar and you can smell the bullshit flying from a mile away. In this case, the factory guys were myself and other field sales managers from American Honda Motor Company, and the bar was located inside the Marriott in Torrance, California. The talk turned to working with Honda dealerships. “I […]

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Gather a bunch of factory guys together in a bar and you can smell the bullshit flying from a mile away. In this case, the factory guys were myself and other field sales managers from American Honda Motor Company, and the bar was located inside the Marriott in Torrance, California. The talk turned to working with Honda dealerships. “I […]

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California Offering Legacy License Plates http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/california-offering-legacy-license-plates/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/california-offering-legacy-license-plates/#comments Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:31:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483635 The California state DMV is offering motorists the chance to step back in time and order new license plates in historic color combinations. Your choices are black letters on a yellow background, yellow letters on a black background (the famous original black plates often found on California barn finds) and, my favorite – the color […]

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The California state DMV is offering motorists the chance to step back in time and order new license plates in historic color combinations. Your choices are black letters on a yellow background, yellow letters on a black background (the famous original black plates often found on California barn finds) and, my favorite – the color […]

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Curbing Cars, The Chinese Way – A Solution To Flagging Sales? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/curbing-cars-the-chinese-way-a-solution-to-flagging-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/curbing-cars-the-chinese-way-a-solution-to-flagging-sales/#comments Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:43:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=481077   I am coming back to China after having been away for months. My trusted sidekick of many years, a lady surnamed Zhang, seeks my advice. “Bertel, we have car problems.” Uh-oh, I think, and I mentally do a review of my accounts. This smells expensive. As it turns out, the problem is bigger than […]

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  I am coming back to China after having been away for months. My trusted sidekick of many years, a lady surnamed Zhang, seeks my advice. “Bertel, we have car problems.” Uh-oh, I think, and I mentally do a review of my accounts. This smells expensive. As it turns out, the problem is bigger than […]

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Pimpin’ Number 39: A Tale From Afghanistan’s Nascent Car Culture http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/pimpin-number-39-a-tale-from-afghanistans-nascent-car-culture/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/pimpin-number-39-a-tale-from-afghanistans-nascent-car-culture/#comments Wed, 15 Jun 2011 16:23:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=398816 The confrontation between modern, Western societies and deeply traditional lifestyles in Afghanistan creates a healthy supply of fascinating car stories, as we’ve already heard about such uniquely Afghan manifestations of car culture as the Taliban’s Toyota Hilux-inspired maple leaf tattoos. And now here’s another one, fresh off the Reuters wire: Afghans are reportedly in a […]

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The confrontation between modern, Western societies and deeply traditional lifestyles in Afghanistan creates a healthy supply of fascinating car stories, as we’ve already heard about such uniquely Afghan manifestations of car culture as the Taliban’s Toyota Hilux-inspired maple leaf tattoos. And now here’s another one, fresh off the Reuters wire: Afghans are reportedly in a […]

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China In March 2011: Up 5.36 Percent http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/china-in-march-2011-up-5-36-percent/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/china-in-march-2011-up-5-36-percent/#comments Sun, 10 Apr 2011 15:10:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=390798 Beijing’s war on the ICE notwithstanding, auto sales in China rose by 5.36 percent in March. That is the headline from a Sunday afternoon press conference held by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). More than 60 journalists were poised to report that for the first time any of them could remember, the Chinese […]

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Beijing’s war on the ICE notwithstanding, auto sales in China rose by 5.36 percent in March. That is the headline from a Sunday afternoon press conference held by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). More than 60 journalists were poised to report that for the first time any of them could remember, the Chinese […]

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TTAC Dossier: Chinese Roulette, Or The Tao Of Beijing Car Ownership http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/ttac-dossier-chinese-roulette-or-the-tao-of-beijing-car-ownership/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/ttac-dossier-chinese-roulette-or-the-tao-of-beijing-car-ownership/#comments Sat, 09 Apr 2011 16:52:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=390701 This is the first in an infrequent series of pieces that take a step back from breathless blogging. They look at a phenomenon over the longer term, they have more in-depth research, they are hence a bit longer. We will run them on weekends, when some may have the time for 1,200 or more words. […]

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This is the first in an infrequent series of pieces that take a step back from breathless blogging. They look at a phenomenon over the longer term, they have more in-depth research, they are hence a bit longer. We will run them on weekends, when some may have the time for 1,200 or more words. […]

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Beijing Measures Ease Traffic. At Car Dealers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/beijing-measures-ease-traffic-at-car-dealers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/beijing-measures-ease-traffic-at-car-dealers/#comments Mon, 28 Feb 2011 08:30:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=385510 Beijing is in a state of confusion after China’s capital drastically slashed the number of license plates available. You literally have to win the lottery to get a plate. Most winners keep the prized (but non-transferable) possession at home. Writes the party organ People’s Daily: “Only about 11 percent of those who won rights to […]

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Beijing is in a state of confusion after China’s capital drastically slashed the number of license plates available. You literally have to win the lottery to get a plate. Most winners keep the prized (but non-transferable) possession at home. Writes the party organ People’s Daily: “Only about 11 percent of those who won rights to […]

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