The rear of one of the No Quarter Given land-going vessels
Well, we pirates can't spend all our time on the sea. When we must travel upon land, many of us have found ways to declare our piratical affinity. See below for some splendid examples.
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Morgana, Queen of Skulls
[Morgana was the first person to send in her license plate when we sent out the request]
"Well, lass....I got my NQG issue yesterday and saw the tidbit about the license plates!!!
"I have had mine since I bought my Expedition in 2000. I figured I got a brand new vehicle and I am going to get my "JLLY RGR" on there somehow!!!
"And as for the license plate frame "I BRAKE FOR PIRATES"; that was purchased not too long ago. A girlfriend of mine wanted to get my son a license plate frame for his motorcycle that said "I BRAKE FOR SPIDERS"; as my son loves spiders....so I thought "Hmmmmmmmmmm - I oughta get one that says "i BRAKE FOR PIRATES!!" Sooooooooooo TA DA!!!!!! Did it!! And I love it!!! You can see my trailer hitch cover also!!!!!! And the rest is history!!!!!!!"
"Me plate ought to be added to the wall of shame. In fact, me whole Xterra has a piratical theme to it."
We marched with the Buccaneers of Tortuga in the Swallows Day Parade on March 21, 2009. Piratess Bijoux had parked her car at the end of the parade route filled with drinks for a tired crew o' pirates. We knew which car to go to.
RAGING JACK BRASH
"Hey there Jamaica: You said to send a pic of piratey license plates, so here ya go matey."
This one is on my Vino 125 Scooter.
"Here is a current photo of my license plate for your "collection" of pirate plates!"
Here is me license plate (ay know you can't see it very well,
but it's [an] OREGON [plate]) and a pic of the front of me beast, showing th'
Jack Rackham paint job. (did that meself.) (ay'm 11th or 12th descended from
Jack 'n' Anne...ay call that "Th' Family Flag"!)
This is Cascabel's pick-up
LANCE FROM PENNSYLVANIA
First message from Lance: This is the plate on my 2009 Buell Firebolt & my helmet. "Yes I am a pirate, 200 years too late..."
2nd message from Lance: Back in October I submitted a couple of pictures of my PYRAT license plate that's on my 2009 Buell Firebolt. I recently received a second personalized plate for my 2009 Buell Lightning...AR M8Y.
Here be the artist's rendering of me carriage and proof that contrary to popular belief Silverbeard indeed has a Soul... it may be a Kia Soul but it be a soul none the less!!!!! An interesting side note the interior of the carriage be black and red- fine pyrate colours that happen to perfectly match Scarlett's garb.
ISRAEL BLACKTHORNE AND LONG TOM SILVER
"My brother Tom (aka Long Tom Silver - with the shorter
hair) has the van with the PYRAT plate. I (the better looking tar with the long
hair) has the Freestyle with the PYRATE plate. We were in our finery for a
fundraiser photo op and took advantage of the sunny day for the pictures.
" Luck Mate! Israel Blackthorne"
The land vessel of Morrigan Quicksilver (of Quicksilver's Pirate Pots)
BEN "BLACKBEARD" CHERRY
"Jamaica, I don't have a digital camera or a way to jpeg
with my web tv, however our plates are:
'73 Cougar convertable BLKBRD 1
'01 Chevy truck BLKBRD 2
'01 Town Car BLKBEARD
'03 DeeGee's Town Car MSBLKBRD
Fair winds, Ben Blackbeard Cherry"
This photo of Blackbeard (aka Ben Cherry) driving away in his special Lincoln Mark VII was taken by us in 1998. This plate must have been transferred to his newer car.
Tamara is author of "The Pirate Trial of Anne Bonny and Mary Read"
"Just got my new plates!"
PERSONALIZED PLATES OF BLACKBEARD'S CREW
CPTKDD belongs to Don Juan Cortez and ABONNY belongs to HatchetMeg
BLCKBRD use to belong to Billy Flynt but he has given it up to
John Callamore a.k.a Dutch
GOIN2C belongs to Capt Pern
[Photos submitted byHatchetMeg]
"Here is a picture of my license plate. Pirett - rett standing for my last name."
"Just part of my random collection of pirate related photos"
JezzieRose's Mini Cooper
"A few years ago I had an opportunity to buy my first new
car, I knew right away what I wanted, (after all I have wanted one for 40
years). I also knew right away what my license plate was going to be.
"Here is picture of my Mini Pirate, complete with the license plate "MNI PR8", a Pirate's of the Caribbean antenna ball and a sticker of Pirates Winnie the Pooh and Piglet (a sticker I designed myself). My Mini Pirate's home port is Pirate's Cove, in Corona (known to everyone in our area as "The Pirate House").
"After I got my Mini Pirate my Pirate son decided to get the license plate "2X PIR8" to go on his very big black truck."
"I am also sending you a picture of my Mini Pirate at the shore. My Mini Pirate is always wishing she could be at sea. After she was built in England (by special order), she was shipped overseas to California, that was when she found her love for the sea and we never miss an opportunity to take her to the shore or even a ferry ride once in awhile.
"Hope you enjoy the pics. Fair Winds, JezzieRose"
JAN VAN LAYDEN
The land vessels of Jan Van Layden, Ships Bosun, Black Spot Pyracy
The other No Quarter Given vehicle
I got the pirate bobble head from my Pirate Nieces.
PiratePat, Capt. Pirates 'o Dona Bay"
CAPTAIN MERCY MORGAN-JONES
In response to your request for personalized or piratical
plates, here is a shot of the good ship "Manticore". La, the
compliments she earns me! Children and adults gather 'round her to view
her plates, palm tree and skull license frame, the decals adorning her
dashboard, the mini ship's wheel ion the rear compartment, the carved bone
rosary (skulls!) on her rear view and of course, the pirate skeleton in the
passenger seat. Me only regret is not having a working cannon on board
with which to deal with the daft drivers about!
Captain Mercy Morgan-Jones
From Shayna Vest
I have another one too, the YARRRR car (Toyota)
Found in the back window of Skip Henderson's truck.
BOSUN CARMINA AKA CAPTAIN LIGHTNING BOLT
SOME REPORTS OF LICENSE PLATES SUBMITTED WITHOUT PHOTOS
Late FOM had VA plate PI RET. But he was a retired private dick (in the non-porno sense). He was often asked about his plate.
Me horseless carriage is licensed by the colony of Rogues Island with the plate 'Pyrate' held in place by a chrome skull & bones frame. We derive great pleasure heading to an event in full costume from fellow travelers following behind then passing and giving a close look after noticing the plate and seeing the vehicle driven by pirates. The car is an Eclipse Spyder convertible so passersby can really get a good look at us!!!!!!!
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Silverbeard has since traded his land vessel in for a newer model - see photo nearer the top of this page. The same license plate is on the new vessel.]
JOE PYRAT AND THE GHOST OF JACK RACKHAM
Here's a picture of my Mustang with it's pirate license and the ghost of Jack Rackham.
-- Joe Pyrat
MORE PLATES FOUND ON THE CYBER SEAS
The East Carolina University students are known as the Pirates. So lots of piratical license plates found amongst their student body and alumni in the Carolinas and Virginia. I imagine there are some Tampa Bay football fans with Florida buccaneer plates, and Pittsburgh baseball fans with pirate plates too.
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