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Give your car the X factor for lb1 million

December 31, 2009
Posted in Number Plates — Written by Shelly

With this years X Factor proving to be the most popular yet, there’s no doubt that there are hundreds of thousands of wannabe’s out there who think they’ve got what it takes to take the pop world by storm.

Now, any budding Joe McElderry’s can really take their ambitions to another level, with a personalised number plate which reads ‘POP 80Y’- interpreted as ‘Pop Boy’.

The number plate, which is being sold by retired property dealer Stuart Ogilvie, has an asking price of a whopping lb1million, and megastar Robbie Williams is said to love the registration so much he has a photograph of the number plate on a red Ferrari on his Facebook page!

However, if you’re thinking that you may be able to haggle over the asking price don’t bother, as Mr Ogilvie has already turned down an offer of lb400,000.

The number plate, which Mr Ogilvie purchased for lb1100 back in 1985, is the perfect accessory for any guys who fancy following in the footsteps of Joe, Robbie et al.

However, as he has just bagged a lb1 million pound recording contract, it might not be too long before little Geordie Joe will be about to snap this fantastic number plate up!

Automatic Number Plate Recognition help make West Yorkshire roads safer

December 30, 2009
Posted in Number Plate News — Written by Helen

Tying in with the launch of a lb300,000 Automatic Number Plate Recognition system, police took to the roads in Keighley, West Yorkshire, to slash road crime.

The operation, which spanned the whole of Bradford, led to eight vehicles being seized and the recovery of a stolen mini digger.

West Yorkshire Police worked closely with representatives from the DVLA and VOSA, in order to carry out checks on 300 vehicles.
Chief Superintendant of Bradford Police, Allan Doherty, hailed the crackdown a success and added:

“By expanding ANPR capability from Bradford city centre out to Keighley and surrounding areas for the first time our “ring of steel” is now stronger than ever.”

“It truly gives us potential to strike fear into criminals who think they can get around the district unseen.”

“We are aware of the anger lawful motorists feel when they hear about others flouting the rules and I hope the scale of this effort will reassure residents that we are all dedicated to tackling this problem.”

“To any drivers who are uninsured I would suggest you insure your vehicles now, as I can assure you that you will be caught and we will be hitting you where it hurts — in your pocket.”

Automatic Number Plate Recognition helped snare motorists who had committed a range of crimes including driving without insurance, driving whilst disqualified and drugs related offences.

Local priest revs up

December 29, 2009
Posted in Number Plates — Written by Daniel

A vicar from West Sussex has been raising a few smiles amongst his local community with his personalised number plate.

Gary Ingram, vicar at St Andrews Church in Ferring, can be seen driving about the village in a nippy Renault Clio with the number plate Y2 REV.

Reverend Ingram, who was gifted the car by his parents, joked:

“I am a great believer in using humour in my faith. It’s a wonderful tool to help make people feel at ease.”
“To make people laugh is a good thing and that is why I use the number plate and all the other bits in the car.”
“The car raises a lot of smiles when parishioners see it and they have joked about it with me.
“I don’t think I would have the courage to go up on stage so I don’t see myself as a frustrated comedian but there is often a joke in my sermons.”

In addition to the personalised number plate, the back shelf of Rev. Ingrams’s car is home to a nodding Jesus and a nodding vicar, plus a ‘Vicar on Board’ sticker- so there really is no mistaking what he does for a living!

Bank robber jailed and forced to pay back cash

December 28, 2009
Posted in Number Plate News — Written by Daniel

In an article last week, we told you the remarkable story about how a bank robber had been caught after setting up the crime in a car adorned with a personalised number plate. Now, the driver of the J4 MES number plate has been jailed for 10 years and ordered to pay back his share of the lb100,000 raid.

The robber, James Snell, 27, from Cardiff, was spotted by a witness who recalled the personalised number plate attached to his BMW vehicle. This helped the police to track the criminal to his home address and now he will have to pay back the lb26,000.

Along with his three other accomplices, who were also jailed, the raid on the Halifax bank in Cardiff proved to be unsuccessful because the eagle-eyed witness remembered seeing the car. The gang used drain covers to break the front window of the bank in Roath, Cardiff.

If you are looking to buy a personalised number plate you will certainly get noticed. The foiled robbery just goes to show that if you have a distinctive number plate, then people will most certainly remember seeing it!

Purchasing a personalised number plate

December 27, 2009
Posted in Number Plates — Written by Daniel

If you are considering buying a personalised registration plate for yourself, or as a gift for your loved one, there are a few things you will need to consider. The registration can be purchased online through a renowned and reputable number plate supplier and these plates are available from a number of sources.

A vast database of personalised plates is available online and a large number are offered for sale from members of the public. There is also a huge selection offered by the plate supplier itself, so there are even more registrations to choose from.

When looking to buy a personalised plate, you may be searching for a registration containing your initials, full name or a hobby / interest. The search facilities offered on these sites makes it so easy to find what you are looking for out of the thousands of plates available to buy. Even if you only have a vague idea of what you want, the search option can help give you ideas and jog your memory.

Purchasing a number plate online is easier than you think. If you have all the registration details to hand, plus the money in the bank (while other finance options may be available), you are all set to get your new registration plate.

Buying a registration plate through an online company is safe and secure

December 26, 2009
Posted in Number Plates — Written by Shelly

When the internet first entered peoples’ homes, everyone was a bit unsure – and understandably – as to how their details would be used and stored. These days, many people now do all their shopping online. The security used by online retailers and service providers is up to date and gives shoppers peace of mind when ordering products online. The process of buying or selling a number plate through a reputable plate supplier is certainly secure.

From a buyer perspective, most of the transaction takes place through the sending in of registration details and over-the-phone / cheque payment and so, it is slightly different from most other forms of online trading.
The transaction also depends on whether you are buying from a third party or direct from the number plate supplier. You will need to show that you have your vehicle documents or the exact name which will appear on the V5/C form of the vehicle to which the mark will be assigned.

It is still important to deal through an established company, as you will be entitled to a full refund on all monies paid if anything goes wrong (unless you fail to produce the right documentation). But, as long as you work through a dependable company with all the right credentials, the deal will go smoothly.

Get your new style 10 number plate today

December 25, 2009
Posted in Number Plates — Written by Helen

You may be aware that the new 2010 “10” registrations cannot be attached to your vehicle until after 1st March 2010. However, this certainly does not mean that you cannot purchase and assign a transferred plate to a vehicle registered on or after the date above.

The buying and transferring of these registration plates is perfectly fine and you can easily transfer a 10 registration to your vehicle today. You do not have to own the vehicle now either. Once you purchase one of these new 10 registrations, a certificate of entitlement will be sent to you ready for you to assign to your vehicle.

There are many different choices of these new plates to choose from and you can get a registration spelling out a name, phrase or something relating to your favourite hobby or interest. These registrations also make great gifts, so you can purchase a plate for your loved one and keep it a surprise until their birthday or other special occasion.

The new 10 series plates will certainly make your registration the envy of your friends and family. So, get a new 10 plate today. There’s not long to go now until it can be proudly attached to your vehicle.

Kiss and Miss number plates

December 24, 2009
Posted in Number Plates — Written by William

As the title would suggest, these number plates are registrations with the first few digits of the plate starting with either K155 or M155. You can perform an online search with a number plate supplier and see if you can grab yourself a bargain. Many of these personalised plates are being reduced, so you could try and find a plate containing some letters of your name, or a humorous phrase.

For example, you could pick up the number plate M155 KYM if your name is Kym, or M155 HER if you work away from home a lot and want your partner to feel wanted. There are many letter combinations to choose from, so you can search for a plate to spell out something that means a lot to you, or something to make you laugh.

As we get to the end of the year, there are many great online deals to be had. As well as these Kiss and Miss plates, many car number plate enthusiasts are after the new 10 plates. These are now available for purchase and can be affixed to a vehicle from 1st March 2010.

Rude number plates can be a little bit naughty

December 23, 2009
Posted in Number Plates — Written by Helen

The DVLA are usually quite strict on the kinds of number plates released onto the market, although occasionally some rude number plates do slip through the net. A selection of rude plates is now offered by online number plate suppliers, but these are usually tagged appropriately.

If you are searching through the millions of plates available on an online database there are bound to be certain naughty and risqué plates that catch your eye. You may wish to take a look at some of these more unusual plates to adorn your vehicle.

If you are looking to get a personalised plate for your partner and want it to be a bit rude, you could always purchase a number plate such as S6 SXY, P8 RNY or N1 MFD. Even more daring are the plates ORG 451M and PEN 131S.

There are many more rude private plates to choose from, many of these can be found in a specific rude section of the website, although when you are doing a search for specific words you may come across one yourself. So, why not consider something a little more out of the ordinary, and show off your rude side.

You don’t always have to take a personalised plate too seriously

December 22, 2009
Posted in Number Plates — Written by William

When looking to buy your perfect personalised number plate, it needn’t always have to be something serious that relates to your name, hobby or your occupation. There are plenty of number plates available online which are quite humorous and funny.

These funny personalised number plates may fit in with your personality and not take life too seriously. If that sounds like you then there is a wide selection of registration plates offered by online number plate suppliers.

You can select a manually tagged funny plate from a huge and ever-changing database of registrations. For the most comprehensive choice, you can do a search for funny number plates such as YO02 HOO, W4 CKY, MAD 64L or HO02 AYS. There are also even more daring or cheeky number plates like HU57 LUR, FR51 SKY and B16 SXY.

All you jokers out there could get J8 KER displayed on your cherished vehicle, or have a joke at your own expense with P10 NKR. The choice is endless, so take a look today and see what you can find. Have a laugh with a funny number plate!