These Are Mustang Week 2021's Best License Plates
Mustang Week 2021 has come and gone, and we’re already getting started on planning for next year’s event. With the event done, we have been able to look back at what we’ve experienced as well as what we saw people doing to enjoy the week in Myrtle Beach as well. Seeing the unique takes on every generation of Mustang shows how well the customization and aftermarket industry is doing in times like these as it gets more and more difficult to do so. Each person’s car was able to be something important to them at Mustang Week, and seeing and sharing them with enthusiasts is what we love to do.
One of the easiest ways for these owners to customize their cars to their taste is their license plates. While some people decide to keep their original tags, many Mustang owners use unique and clever plates to tell a story, make their car fit their design, or simply customize it to fit their interests or build goals. We went around the events at the Convention Center and found the most unique and best custom license plates of the event to share.
Best 1st Gen. Plate
There are few cars that drivers form connections with for their entire lives, and often they tend to be their first muscle car. Whether it is a Mustang, Camaro, Firebird, or anything else, muscle cars make an impression on their owners. For one owner, that impression has been in his life since day 1 with it as he showed up with a 1966 Mustang with the vanity plate MY 1ST CAR.
Best Fox Body Plates
A car that managed to steal the show multiple times at different events around Myrtle Beach, the widebody and heavily modified Fox Body convertible was the talk of the week. Wrapped to look like Eddie Van Halen’s “Frankenstrat” guitar, this Fox Body was peak 80’s styling and it showed. Tying the car together was the plate in the rear that reads AMURCA.
When it comes to the exact setup of a Mustang, some owners are very particular and specific with their builds. One owner who had kept their car in pristine showroom condition since the 1980s decided to bring the car into the main display to show off their car’s quality. If anyone ever felt the need to ask what the spec is, the 81 TTOPS plate might be a dead giveaway.
Best SN95 Plate
While we find all of these cars very cool, we of course have a special place in our hearts for significant vehicles we’ve built. With the yellow SN95 build we did in the 1990s, we love being able to see it in the condition it is in currently which is still nearly showroom fresh. From the nose to the STEEDA plate, the car is the perfect Steeda SN95 coupe.
Best New Edge Plates
Some people really love horsepower more than others. With Mustang owners, more power is always fun to play with. The Terminator Cobra was the ultimate platform for many people, and it was easy to keep improving and adding power. One easy way was by installing a higher-performance supercharger as the owner of the WHIPPL3D Cobra did.
One of the most desirable Mustangs ever, the Terminator Cobra demands a premium even today. Even more, the Mystichrome paint job is rarer than nearly any Mustang. A Mystichrome Terminator is a rare combo that many people could only dream of. This owner knows exactly what he has, and the MYSTCRM plate proves it easily.
Anyone who is a Mustang enthusiast knows how important and how impressive the Terminator SVT Cobra was even before modification. With light upgrades, these cars could be turned into seriously fast cars even by today’s standards. With serious upgrades, you get the aptly plated SVT PWR.
Best S197 Plates
It’s no secret that the S197 Shelby GT500 is a monster of a car. Massive power, easy to upgrade and tune, and sleek, the S197 GT500 is a tire-roasting Mustang that can easily scare many inexperienced drivers. The owner of this one obviously wanted to poke fun at this with the plate NO GRIP.
The best part of the Mustang community is how welcoming it is to people of any demographic. Whether you’re young, old, rich, poor, or just about anything else, you can always find the right Mustang for you. Case and point - the blue with black stripes convertible S197 GT with the plate NANAS GT.
There are some things that always hold interest, whether that is cars, comics, or something else entirely. For this owner, two of these hobbies came together perfectly with their finished vehicle. This Boss 302 Laguna Seca finished in Ingot Silver, SLVRSFR is the perfect way to share these two interests with everyone.
Best S550 Plates
All the way from Houston, one enthusiast brought her galaxy-wrapped S550 GT along with her friends to see Mustang Week for themselves. Tying together the space-and-galaxy theme of the car, the custom plate read G4LAXY on a black background fits perfectly with the car’s theme.
One of the other uniquely wrapped Mustangs, this car (nicknamed bludini) goes from matte black to blue with neon hexagonal designs across the length of it. The car has been built up gradually over time to get to the point it’s at now with its full Procharger setup. With more and more plans going forward, the plate NVRPLZD (never pleased) fits perfectly.
Few cars have as much road presence as the Shelby GT350 and GT350R when it comes to the Mustang name. Wide, low, and more aggressive-looking than the GT500 even, the GT350 and GT350R. When a limited production Heritage Edition GT350R showed up with the plate 52V0D00, we were a huge fan.
It’s no secret that Mustangs and Camaros have been at each other’s throats since both hit the market. With each car gathering massive followings, the community rivalry between them built more than anyone ever expected. With that, the H8 CHEVY plate is the perfect addition to the Mustang-specific event.
While we do not condone street racing and obviously are against reckless driving, we can’t help but enjoy the plate on some of these cars. With blacked-out lights, windows, and just about straight-piped exhaust, this Grabber Blue S550 was the perfect setup to road race, and the NICE TRY plate was the perfect touch.