Vanity, Thy Name Is… (Part 2)

No disrespect to MESADAD or SBHS 88, but the best vanity license plates are the ones that are a little surprising. In alphabetical order….

P.S. I limit these photos to photos I’ve taken, but I made an exception for this one by K., which was too good not to include.


You might also like….
••• Vanity, Thy Name Is (Part 1)
••• The Faces of Santa Barbara (Part 1)(Part 2), and (Part 3)
••• The Amazing Trees of Cabrillo Boulevard


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These are great! I have an ongoing game with my husband and friends called Tesla D****ebags and the rule is the vanity plate has to reference that it is a Tesla, it is electric or that is is eco friendly. We have seen a shocking amount in Santa Barbara alone, over 35 of these plates! Some favorites are: TESLA SB, THX A WAT, EV WHIP, 0 CARBZ, JA VOLT, MUSK and simply, TESLA.

Keep your eye out for them! It’s a fun and dumb scavenger hunt.


This afternoon in front of the Solvang business I work at- white tesla SLVANG EV


My favorite so far in SB has been a black Subaru (I think?): GOTHDAD


Yeah, I saw the OZEMPIC one as well (@ Alta Ortho) and thought that was pretty bold. ????

My girlfriend and I saw TESLA (@ Chuck’s) and were surprised that Elon hadn’t bought all those up in the 50 States! ????

Erik, I wanted to say how much I appreciate and enjoy all of the local news and antidotes you post in your newsletter and website. I hear about things here that I often haven’t seen or heard elsewhere. The rise and fall of local businesses is full of its own delights and disappointments, but it’s always good to know.

I know you’re here to sell real estate, but I appreciate that you’re also doing a public service.

Thank you and keep up the good work! ????????

Erik Torkells

Thank you for the kind words! Just to be clear, however, I don’t sell real estate. I do sell ads, many of which are for real estate.


Real Esate ads…I miss your early days – before real estate ads – when your snark and honestly weren’t G-Rated. Get your license and start drinking your “truth serum” again. I loved your perspective so much. I would’ve used you as an agent. You “see” it all in such a unique and funny way.