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Plate wins contest for Cleves couple

Winning is an action known well by a couple from Cleves, Ohio.  Doug and Julie Menkhaus are winners of this quarter’s Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ “What’s on your Plate?” contest.  The couple happen to be owners of one of the most iconic cars to ever grace a movie screen, the DeLorean DMC-12, made famous by the 1985 movie “Back to the Future.”  The winning license plate?  “POW O LUV”, inspired by the 1985 hit “The Power of Love,” by Huey Lewis and the News, which was also made popular by the movie.  The Menkhaus’ came into possession of the car through Julie’s now deceased aunt, and have had it for about three years now.  Doug said that even though it’s not their primary vehicle, it still gets a lot of attention.  “We get a lot of thumbs up.  People usually understand the license plate reference right away.”  As it turns out, the couple was invited to attend Wyoming High School’s prom two years ago because of their car.  Care to guess what the prom’s theme was?  “Back to the Future.”  Doug explained that he and his wife didn’t know each other during high school and therefor never went to prom together; “so when we were invited to their prom, we finally got to go to one together.  It was pretty neat.” 



Walsworth, Jack. “Plate wins contest for Cleves couple.” THE ENQUIRER 9 June 2014: A10. Print.