Because we're all going to hunt you down and kill you because we're crazy like that and other means of identifying you were oooooooooh so difficult..
not that TR folk are crazy or anything.
but *if* they were, why bother trawling through public records and this forum to discover someone's identity. If you want to take a TR person out why not just turn up to one of the BBQ's they run, they even bring there own guns sometimes
the point is - hiding your license plate numbers on here is just as overly paranoid as putting tape over your name on your work shirt when you walk down the street for lunch.
edit: oh, and the OP's mechanic is awesome. I would use them to service my car if it wasn't slightly inconvenient.
Japanese officer from Goons: "Honourable English Soldier - have unexplectedly run out of ammunition, could please borrow two boxes?"
Bloodnok: "What? what? .. No!!! You haven't returned our lawn-mower yet!?!"