Saturday, August 16, 2008

Found: The Original MUF DVR License Plates


The original owner of the MUF DVR license plates recently contacted us. The plates used in Up In Smoke were actually replicas.

Here's his story...
The plates started out on an American Motors Gremlin, then in 1973 they went on a T-top Corvette, and finally they were on a customized VW Bug before being retired in 1986. I have both the front and rear plates intact, the rear plate has the CA DMV stickers on it up to 1986. Again, these are the real deal; they are slightly worn from all the years on being on the road and turning heads in So Cal, but they're still a show-stopper when I pull one out of my golf bag to win a bet. I have always wondered who it was that saw my plates and decided to use a copy for Cheech's car in Up and Smoke; was it him or someone in the movies production company?

2 comments:

mitch said...

Awesome!

I was recently watching "Up In Smoke" with the commentary track selected (Commentary with Cheech and Lou Adler). When a shot depicting the famous plates appeared on-screen, Lou made a comment about how those were Cheech's "real plates."

He was just making a joking remark, kudos to the guy who actually had the plates registered in the first place. I also wonder who from the cast/crew/company saw your plates, man... maybe we will get an update!

Bobby said...

The real collectable concept here is That the Calif Dept of Motor Vehicles hires elderly women to check plates now so you cant register them with out their ok they are like 80 years old.This make this plate worth alot more now than back then.
You snuck one by them Having been sitiing around one night getting drunk and stoned we came up with lots of plate ideas Some others already knew about We had no idea they were already done One of mine is and this one is my favortie

IDOIT2U
Let read some of you stoners plate idea on here.

Heres some: STONER
BEANER
SKMYDIK
ETMORPS
SMKITUP
ROLAJNT
CHEECH
CHONG
SMOKE
THNKSNO
BLOW
FRECOKE
RCHSMKR
NO1TKER
PNMARED
CLMBIAN