Monday, May 14, 2012
At Long Last...
So it's taken me almost 7 years (I've been procrastinating ever since I bought my GT-R) and less than $100 (US), to finally get the license plate I always wanted. Unoriginal, perhaps, but what else could I have done?
In Japan, certain personalized numbers are granted only by way of a lottery system. Lucky numbers like "55" and "88 88" for example. And, for some reason, "33" ... but NOT "32" or "34" or "35".... huh? So it wasn't as simple as going down to the department of motor vehicles and filling out an application. That was the last step. First, I had to "win" the lottery for this number - and that took 3 tries, at 2 week intervals. Then, in Japan, you have to show proof of all of your past addresses if the number plate you are applying for replaces one which was registered at a different address. Oh, and I also had to have the police come over and issue a verification that I have a parking spot!
Anyway, my tuner volunteered to go through the paperwork nightmare and took care of this for me at minimum cost and hassle to me.
What do people think?