Car number plate dating
For example, over the years I've had:- BRP: Big Red P*nis- CRO: C*ckman Riding Onwards- and currently NNV: No, Not Viagra! I know..were all boring though and couldn't make up funny things..just ended up being BIG BAD LIAR and VIOLIN ON HEAT..I had one that was BIG HAIRY CU....do you mean Im not allowed to write that word... glad I'm not the only one my white Astra was called Ra-Ra-Roger - RRJ ( I know g isn't j )my blue citreon was called Sodding Bugger - S427GDBand my present black 206 is called Very Good Boy - V7*9GDB( I knew it was the car for me whan I realised the 2 plates were similar! That is the only bit I can ever remember lol, which can be a bit embarrassing, especially when I s as I depart the information when needed. I always think up a little saying for the letters on a car - thought I was the only one but something is starting to bug me!!I did have one reg though years ago OFP - only female passangers! I used to make up words with my old number plates one that was, D... Also like playing with number plates on long journeys so my son and I play making up words with the letters, or changing a letter to another to make another word....lol I can nearly always find something in reg nos Is it just me, or did anyone else find this comment in message 6 really funny!!! so for example , MXD, would be change the X to a U or A and make MUD or MAD, .................................................................*don't care if you don't want to play* it keeps us amused for hours..... The first letter is 6 after my daughters middle initial in the alphabet.
The first mark to be issued in London was the simple, bold, A1 and this was registered to Earl Russell.
Vehicle age was once denoted by a letter from A to X found either at the beginning or end of the registration number. 17 for a car built in 2017) means it should be easier to follow, but there are complications – particularly on cars registered between September and the end of February. The biggest reason that the system was given a re-think was to do away with the annual plate change – an event that could radically skew a car manufacturers’ yearly statistics.
With its somewhat arcane nature, it’s astonishing that the system became so familiar – the only way to understand it was to memorise what each letter meant. Why buy a car in July when you could have one on with the latest registration mark on 1 August?
These reversed sequences were completed quickly, leading to the introduction of the current "AXX 1234" format in January 1966, where "XX" is the county code and "A" is a serial letter. Each county adopted it once they had completed their reversed sequences, the last one to do so being County Londonderry in October 1973 with AIW 1.
From November 1985, the first 100 numbers of each series were withheld for use as cherished registrations.