No shortage of fancy plates to be paraded on your car these days. There’s ‘U’, ‘US’, ‘SMS‘, ‘RIMAU‘, ‘PERFECT’, ‘NAAM’, ‘VIP’, ‘GT’ and ‘PATRIOT’, on top of unique regular series plates such as ‘AKU‘ and ‘RR‘.

The latest to join the list is ‘A1M’. The A1M 1 to A1M 1000 number plate series was launched earlier this month by Yayasan Artis 1Malaysia, a foundation set up in support of local performing artists including actors, singers and musicians who have aged, deteriorated in health or deceased. The organisation’s president is Datuk Irwan Shah Abdullah, also known as DJ Dave.

Application forms for bidding can be obtained online from www.plata1m.com.my. A1M is said to have the lowest required deposit amount of the special series plate runs, at 10% of the bid.

The sales and marketing of the number plate series is handled by D’City Planners, appointed by the foundation. A launch ceremony will be held where the winners will be announced, and will be invited to dinner with local artists. The minimum bid price differs according to categories. It starts at RM2,500 for regular numbers, while the minimum bid for ‘A1M 1’ is RM500,000. The closing date is October 2.