Random XJ encounter

Nimrod

Degenerate Jeeper
NAXJA Member
I spotted a film crew working in Griffith Park this evening. I have no idea if they were shooting a movie, TV show, commercial, or something else. Whatever it was, it involved this XJ.

 

JohnX

Sarge <3 Ben
NAXJA Member
Anyone else think it's interesting that there's no smog history for that plate?
 

Anak

Stranger
NAXJA Member
Could simply be from an area where smog is not required. If you get away from the cities there are still areas that don't require jumping through that hoop.
 

sidewaysstarion

Coffee Drinker
NAXJA Member
Chapter BOD
Anyone else think it's interesting that there's no smog history for that plate?
That's because it's not a real plate, the movie/tv industry has a bunch of fake plates that aren't in the system.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2GAT123

GAT, like SAM and FAN, is a three-letter combination not used by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. In addition, the California Department of Motor Vehicles does not use the letter "I", "O", or "Q" in the first or third position of the three-letter combination.[2] However, prop California license plates seen in television shows and movies frequently do.
 

Monkey55

New member
There are a ton of legal stuff when making a movie, tv shows, and commercials.
When featuring vehicles on screen, we have to make sure that it is not traceable... That's for several different reasons. 1 - because people (like you) look up addresses and personal information.

Also, someone might try to find that vehicle and buy it.

;)
 
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