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Post by Coupe Racing » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:28 pm

On the M6 in Staffs today

A Mini covered in L plates DR11VVE
A Golf R32 R V11LAN


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Post by ard126k » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:35 pm

Saw F18 ULA the other day, maybe a medic?
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Post by scimjim » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:01 pm

G5 FLY on a van advertising pilot licences today :)


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Post by Oaksey » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:50 pm

BU11 SUV on a Urus in Manchester and this in Holmes Chapel
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Post by scimjim » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:18 pm

He’d look like a right loser next to this Jag :)
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Post by scimitargtc » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:30 pm

Don’t plates have to have the supplier detailed on them?


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Post by Will Anderson » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:04 pm

That requirement only came in in around 2003 and if you can order "show plates" you can still get them without the manufacturer details - and depending on how eagle eyed/strict your MOT tester is (or if your car is pre 2003) you might get away with it.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:59 pm

And it doesn't have to be obvious - I needed a new plate for the SS1 last year, when I forgot about the box of junk I'd left on the garage floor :oops:
I got the replacement from Halfords, and it is labelled -


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Post by DARK STAR » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:22 pm

Dare I ask WHY number plates have to show the supplier's name ? :shock:
Even the french administration haven't thought of that one (yet)


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Post by scimjim » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:05 pm

It was brought in many years ago when they clamped down on production of number plates to try and combat fake registrations/cloning/theft/etc. In UK only licensed suppliers can make a number plate and it has to conform to the British Standard BS Au 145d.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:11 pm

And also you can't just walk in off the street and order a vehicle plate, you have to produce proof of ID and Vehicle ownership (normally the V5)


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Post by DARK STAR » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:25 pm

Ooh, I've loads of old number plates, anyone want to buy them?

Over here the plates have to be riveted in place so nobody can steal them.
Of course, nobody has a cordless drill ...


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Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:44 pm

Saw a Range Rover with GR08 CER, sure hope he sells fruit and veg :D


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Post by scimjim » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:42 pm

Found this in the 2008 International meeting (Norfolk) thread - taken at Sandringham
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SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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