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    A good plate ...

    Living in Leicester, where every other car has one, including mine, 'private' registration plates rarely make me smile.

    Coming out of Stratford-on-Avon today, though, one did. An Aston Martin Vantage ... V8 OOOF

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    Of the new ones I've recently seen NAiI SAW which presumably is NA11 SAW with a number plate bolt and TAII END which possibly is TAiI END without the bolt? Shame it's not the BP as TAll END made me think of an inappropriate one (although John Humphrey's did once say it on the BBC Today program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinker View Post
    V8 OOOF
    If that is how the 'plate was spaced then I'd be thinking that the owner was a bit of a cock, TBH. Nice car though.

    #grumpylawabidinggit.

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    A good plate ...

    Couldn't resist this, Just bought it for one of my vans.



    Last edited by Lammylee; 4th September 2017 at 00:38.

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    Seen a while ago on a Range Rover with very dark windows was SPL1F. Nicely done,I thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lammylee View Post
    Couldn't resist this, Just bought it for one of my vans.

    That is amusing. Good show.

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    A good plate ...

    Quote Originally Posted by notnowkato View Post
    That is amusing. Good show.
    Thank you, I'm quite happy to have dug that out
    Last edited by Lammylee; 4th September 2017 at 00:41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lammylee View Post

    What does it mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinker View Post
    Coming out of Stratford-on-Avon today, though, one did. An Aston Martin Vantage ... V8 OOOF
    Illegally spaced. Should read V80 OOF. Amazes me how plod turns a blind eye to these illegalities. I think local government is missing a trick by not prosecuting them. It's a potential revenue gold mine!

    EDIT: They could call it the TWA7 tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    What does it mean?
    The only thing that comes to mind is WE MOW ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmATeaf View Post
    The only thing that comes to mind is WE MOW ?
    Yes, looking closely (now on my PC) a web address is on the plate!

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    I'm not usually a fan of private reg plates*, but there is a locksmith van I see driving about Manchester with "LO57 KEY" which I think is bloody brilliant!


    *Edit*
    My Mum has an "XJS" plate on her XJS so I have to make an allowance for that.

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    A good plate ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    What does it mean?
    I own a gardening company and WE MOW grass


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lammylee View Post
    I own a gardening company and WE MOW grass


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    Too simple!

    I was trying to imagine what word 'WE02' could be made into (squinting, perhaps with the addition of coloured screws etc.).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Too simple!

    I was trying to imagine what word 'WE02' could be made into (squinting, perhaps with the addition of coloured screws etc.).
    WE visit jobs 2 MOW. I would have liked MOW 1T but that probably cost 100 times more.


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    Seen P1KEY and G1PSY both on Bentleys and they did look like they were from the travelling community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Too simple!

    I was trying to imagine what word 'WE02' could be made into (squinting, perhaps with the addition of coloured screws etc.).
    I read it as " We too Mow" in the sense " We also mow, in addition to other gardening services offered by ourselves "

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    I saw an excellent one a few years ago. It was on a black Audi RS6 with black alloys, blacked out windows and smoked light clusters.

    GH05 TLY

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    A good plate ...

    Quote Originally Posted by notnowkato View Post
    I read it as " We too Mow" in the sense " We also mow, in addition to other gardening services offered by ourselves "
    A good interpretation There are also 2 in the van WE two MOW.


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    Quote Originally Posted by beechcustom View Post
    Illegally spaced. Should read V80 OOF. Amazes me how plod turns a blind eye to these illegalities. I think local government is missing a trick by not prosecuting them. It's a potential revenue gold mine!

    EDIT: They could call it the TWA7 tax.
    Actually my nephew got done for just that.

    Deserved it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    Actually my nephew got done for just that.

    Deserved it.
    I've nothing against private plates (I've owned a few) but illegally spaced and presented ones really get my goat for some reason. It's particularly rife here in the West Midlands. At least half the 'private' plates I see are illegal (spacing, font or both). Some of them are SOOOO ludicrous I can't see how the Police's number plate recognition systems can spot them.

    No road tax or insurance? Just bastardise your plate so it's indecipherable.

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    There's a chap in Norwich with 5 TOP.

    It used to be spaced incorrectly as 5TOP but he's spaced it properly now.

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    I saw 'A HERO' having a tyre change today, a nice white Bentley I think. Couldn't be bothered to work out what it really was - maybe A 11 ERO?

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    There's a Nissan GTR around us with

    HE59 ONE, it took me a couple of sightings to 'get it'

    I always remember being in Leeds as kid and seeing a (now) old school 911 with 'CRAIG' as the reg

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    Nottingham was rife with them back in the day, they issued GRAIN to a moped (FS1E) near me!

    HE59 ONE - nah, not getting it yet

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    I remember Ronnie O Sullivan overtaking me on the M4 Bristol a few years ago now.

    "CUE 8OY"

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    Quote Originally Posted by catch21 View Post
    Nottingham was rife with them back in the day, they issued GRAIN to a moped (FS1E) near me!

    HE59 ONE - nah, not getting it yet
    A relatively fast car by normal standards so assume reading from the rear...

    He5 9one

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevkojak View Post
    I'm not usually a fan of private reg plates*, but there is a locksmith van I see driving about Manchester with "LO57 KEY" which I think is bloody brilliant!
    I have LO57 TOO on a motorbike, it's a recognition of my navigational skills - as in 'Don't ask me, I'm...'

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    I saw a pimped out Jeep with K 1 NEL on it (in E15)

    'kin smart.

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    I saw Paul Daniels driving in a Bentley with MAG 1C quite a few years ago.

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    I saw MUS 1C on a Roller on the M1 about 10 years or so ago. Think Paul McCartney owned it at the time. The driver did not look like him though.

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    Please don't be offended, but I can assure you that nobody outside of the UK would think any of the above examples were cool, witty, funny or otherwise remarkable.

    That anyone is prepared to pay as much as a fiver for an incomprehensible mix of letters and numbers on their cars is totally beyond me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    Please don't be offended, but I can assure you that nobody outside of the UK would think any of the above examples were cool, witty, funny or otherwise remarkable.

    That anyone is prepared to pay as much as a fiver for an incomprehensible mix of letters and numbers on their cars is totally beyond me.
    KL11JOY would be a good reg for some on here.

    I've got ALF4..... on my red thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    Please don't be offended, but I can assure you that nobody outside of the UK would think any of the above examples were cool, witty, funny or otherwise remarkable.
    Vanity plates are big business in America.








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    Quote Originally Posted by prexelor View Post
    I saw Paul Daniels driving in a Bentley with MAG 1C quite a few years ago.
    I often see his wife parking her vintage Meec convertible in Waitrose car park - the plate reads something like DEBS 1

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    A bad plate ....

    Can you imagine anyone thinking "This looks compliant with The Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001"?

    And can you imagine any Police car not pulling the driver for absolutely taking the ****?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    Vanity plates are big business in America.



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    I know.

    They are at least legible, unless the ones in the UK.

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    We have M1 CAR and M1 FUN near us.

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    Some I've seen around locally are PU51 RUB on a VW Beetle, BAT 114N (made to look like Batman) on a black Lamborghini Diablo GT and R8 LEX on a Mercedes.

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    Saw Y SAVE on a convertible Bentley. Doesn't do the driver or the car any favours IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prexelor View Post
    I saw Paul Daniels driving in a Bentley with MAG 1C quite a few years ago.
    I saw him in that a few years ago too, swung that great barge across both lanes of the A4 as he pulled out of Slough Halfords in it, causing me to mount the pavement to get out of his way. I didn't think he was too MAG1C that day i can tell you, him and Debs looked shocked when i pulled along side and put some F's n Jeff's into them with liberal use of a certain hand gesture.

    On another note, saw a Tesla the other day with TE55 ZLA

    And many years ago while at uni in Liverpool, a knackered rusty old van with DEL 80Y

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    Once saw ACH 1C on a Porsche. There was a chick driving it too...

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    There is a couple of good ones I have noticed where I live.
    4DAM on a white C class Merc, strangely an old woman driving it about and B1LLY on an Orange Mclaren MC12.

    There is plenty more short ones on the usual Range Rovers etc I see driving about 19 RJ springs to mind and 5S on a Rolls.

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    In Cornwall a couple of years ago I saw a car with a sticker advertising a Symphony Orchestra and the registration V1OLA.

    That provides an opportunity for one of my favourite musician's jokes:7

    What's the difference between a viola player and a hooker?

    A hooker knows more than two positions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjc1216 View Post
    Seen P1KEY and G1PSY both on Bentleys and they did look like they were from the travelling community.
    Doubt P1KEY would be allowed now as a new registration.

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    I remember seeing M1 MAC on an F1 years ago.

    I have private plates on both my cars, one spells the name of my house, the other references the type of car. Both use legal spacing etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    Vanity plates are big business in America.








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    Yep, you can pretty much have what you like which I guess takes the shine off of them somewhat.

    Also you don't need any front plates in most SE states of the US.


    Here's an unusual one from Virginia.

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    I spotted VW 1 on a vw Tiguan yesterday. Quite an expensive plate I'd guess

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    Ex boss of mine had an Aston Martin DB7 vantage with a slightly mis-spaced

    ABU 531T

    he got it off a Mini if I remember correctly..

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