We’ve posted our share of Corvette vanity plates over years and I’ve always said that they usually fall into two categories. A good vanity plate either describes the car or it describes the owner. But there is a third category we’ve recently discovered, although rarely seen on Corvettes, and that’s the a pop culture reference.
The problem with using a popular culture reference though is that the shelf life tends to be about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, long after the coolness factor has worn off, the reference is still stuck on the back of your otherwise awesome Corvette for the next couple of years.
We recently came across a Black Corvette Stingray wearing such a plate, with the original tweeter commenting, “damn a 2017 Corvette stuck in 2016…sad”.
damn a 2017 corvette stuck in 2016… sad pic.twitter.com/N79u1cAYxd— 1994 Subaru Outback (@Sadieisonfire) February 27, 2017
Harambe, of course, was the male silverback gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo who was shot and killed by a park worker in May 2016 after a three-year-old boy climbed into the gorilla’s enclosure and was being dragged around by the 400 pound animal. For whatever reason, his name became an internet meme. Now that’s sad…
Why you would want that on the back of your Corvette is beyond me, but maybe that’s just a sign that I’m getting older and not quite as hip as I used to be. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
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