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#1 Fatgadget

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:01

No points for guessing who bought that registration number for more than £200,000 :eek:

http://www.telegraph...mber-plate.html

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#2 bogi

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:02

Idiot :rotfl:

#3 mursuka80

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:03

In finland Kim-1 register plate maybe costs 1000euros max :lol: 200000pounds? :rotfl:

#4 Fatgadget

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:07

^^Interesting concept bogi

So is the guy a Mr Bob Lewis that bought it originally for £50,000 an idiot too?

#5 Josta

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:08

Originally posted by Fatgadget
No points for guessing who bought that registration number for more than £200,000 :eek:

http://www.telegraph...mber-plate.html


If he has a British registered car, he will need to insure it in the UK. The British insurance companies will only continue the foreign insurance for about 6 months. To get Swiss insurance, you have to get it registered in Switzerland.

I know because I had to go through all of this.

#6 kar

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:10

Goes to show you can take the boy out of chaville (east herts), but you can't take the chav out of the boy.

#7 Fatgadget

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:14

Originally posted by kar
Goes to show you can take the boy out of chaville (east herts), but you can't take the chav out of the boy.


Really kar. So what do you make of Sir Jackie Stewarts JYS 1 personal number plate?

#8 Josta

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:14

When I was last in the UK I did see a really cool plate though. It was an Aston Martin DB9 with the reg A5TON.

#9 giacomo

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:17

Originally posted by Fatgadget
^^Interesting concept bogi

So is the guy a Mr Bob Lewis that bought it originally for £50,000 an idiot too?

Yes he is.

#10 potmotr

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:19

Good old Lewis. Let him spend on the things that please him. Hopefully he'll get to hang the plate on the front of the McLaren LM-GTR Uncle Ron has promised after he wins this year's championship and next.

#11 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:22

Originally posted by Fatgadget


Really kar. So what do you make of Sir Jackie Stewarts JYS 1 personal number plate?


Christ that's even more vulgar.

#12 paffett4F1

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:24

Originally posted by Josta


If he has a British registered car, he will need to insure it in the UK. The British insurance companies will only continue the foreign insurance for about 6 months. To get Swiss insurance, you have to get it registered in Switzerland.

I know because I had to go through all of this.


I would imagine Lewis will be able to get a personally tailored insurance policy to cover that problem.


I think the registration itself will be more of an issue, for example, if you take a car to Spain you have to register it locally if it's there more than 6 months, I would imagine the Swiss have a similar rule.

#13 Josta

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:24

Originally posted by Fatgadget


Really kar. So what do you make of Sir Jackie Stewarts JYS 1 personal number plate?


No, he wanted JYS 1 but wrote it as YJS 3 :)

#14 potmotr

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:32

Originally posted by kar
Goes to show you can take the boy out of chaville (east herts), but you can't take the chav out of the boy.


Originally posted by Ross Stonefeld
Christ that's even more vulgar.


Good to see the class system is alive and well.
I'm sure Lewis will park next to the car registered P1DDY.

#15 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:36

I don't think there's any class in waving your cock about via your numberplate, no.

#16 Johny Bravo

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:37

1 FEAR N0 RED L1TE would be more appropriate.

#17 Josta

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:39

Originally posted by potmotr




Good to see the class system is alive and well.
I'm sure Lewis will park next to the car registered P1DDY.


His other car has the reg C40KER

#18 potmotr

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:40

Originally posted by Ross Stonefeld
I don't think there's any class in waving your cock about via your numberplate, no.


I think having that plate hanging off a McLaren F1 GTR LM would be a rather great symbol of prowess in that area.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:43

Originally posted by potmotr


I think having that plate hanging off a McLaren F1 GTR LM would be a rather great symbol of prowess in that area.

If Ron values that F1 GTR which I think he does, I cant see him giving it up after last weeks incident. No matter what the deal.

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#20 Josta

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:43

Originally posted by potmotr


I think having that plate hanging off a McLaren F1 GTR LM would be a rather great symbol of prowess in that area.


So by your view, the size of ones cock is directly linked to the size of your bank balance? Mrs Eclestone must be one happy lady.

#21 Johny Bravo

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:43

Originally posted by Josta


His other car has the reg C40KER


There must be 8UMPER in his garage too.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:44

Then Lewis said he was moving to Switzerland for privacy's sake... The mind boggles!

#23 Andy35

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:44

You think lewis is a loser, I once saw a Suzuki Jimny with the reg plate J2MNY. Now buying a Jimny in the first place is bad enough, but wanting to put a registration plate on it celebrating the fact is doubly worse and then failing to get J1 MNY is a tripple dose of sadness.

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#24 Perigee

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:44

Originally posted by kar
Goes to show you can take the boy out of chaville (east herts), but you can't take the chav out of the boy.

Well, as a (North) Hertforshire resident (Hitchin), I can tell you that Stevenage isn't really geographically east Herts, as this map shows.

You are quite right though that Stevenage has been quite tradionally chavvy for a long time.

Unfortunately, Stevenage (or even nearby Tewin, where LH is from) lacks an F1 circuit. Unlike the next, wonderful, town of Hitchin...

Private plates are generally quite tacky and style-free...little wonder that JYS has one! ...although given he cannot get through a complete sentence without using the words "corporate", "sponsors" or "the Royal family" it is a wonder he didn't buy a plate with "RBoS" on it.

#25 potmotr

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:45

Originally posted by y2cragie

If Ron values that F1 GTR which I think he does, I cant see him giving it up after last weeks incident. No matter what the deal.


I don't think it would be any safer in Ron's hands. Remember when he crashed a brand new McLaren F1 while demonstrating it with Gerhard Berger in the passenger seat at Suzuka in 1993? Anything can be repaired for a price...

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:46

Originally posted by y2cragie

If Ron values that F1 GTR which I think he does, I cant see him giving it up after last weeks incident. No matter what the deal.


Yepp, the Hamilton Family has been too vivid at writing off supercars recently.

#27 Perigee

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:47

Originally posted by potmotr


I don't think it would be any safer in Ron's hands. Remember when he crashed a brand new McLaren F1 while demonstrating it with Gerhard Berger in the passenger seat at Suzuka in 1993? Anything can be repaired for a price...

I'd love to see a clip of that :clap:

#28 potmotr

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:47

Originally posted by Josta


So by your view, the size of ones cock is directly linked to the size of your bank balance? Mrs Eclestone must be one happy lady.


I think displaying conspicious wealth is a good way to snare a foxy lady who values such things. It isn't fair, but that's the way the world works.

#29 potmotr

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:50

Originally posted by Johny Bravo


Yepp, the Hamilton Family has been too vivid at writing off supercars recently.


Oh come on, did you see the shots of the Porsche Anthony crashed.
The reports suggesting it was 'written off' were complete bullshit.
Sure, it was damaged a little, but very, very far from being a write off.

#30 Josta

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:50

Originally posted by potmotr


I think displaying conspicious wealth is a good way to snare a foxy lady who values such things. It isn't fair, but that's the way the world works.


It still doesn't alter the size of your cock. If you want to pay for women there is a much easier way, ask Max.

#31 Johny Bravo

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:52

Originally posted by potmotr


Oh come on, did you see the shots of the Porsche Anthony crashed.
The reports suggesting it was 'written off' were complete bullshit.
Sure, it was damaged a little, but very, very far from being a write off.


Well, Kimi's F2008 and LEW1S's mp4-23 were also very, very far from being a write off.

It's just they couldn't finish the race.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:56

Originally posted by potmotr


Oh come on, did you see the shots of the Porsche Anthony crashed.
The reports suggesting it was 'written off' were complete bullshit.
Sure, it was damaged a little, but very, very far from being a write off.


I once pranged (into) a corvette with a ridiculous body kit on it. The car was a write off since the cost of fixing it was higher than it's insured worth. The damage, visually at least, appeared fairly superficial. But when fixing so many parts on modern cars means replacing whole panels sometimes a superficial accident can be very expensive.

#33 potmotr

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 13:04

Originally posted by kar


I once pranged (into) a corvette with a ridiculous body kit on it. The car was a write off since the cost of fixing it was higher than it's insured worth. The damage, visually at least, appeared fairly superficial. But when fixing so many parts on modern cars means replacing whole panels sometimes a superficial accident can be very expensive.


I think when carbon fibre is involved the expense heads through the roof. I seem to remember some Aussie journalist crashing a Lamborghini during a road test a few years back and saying it cost AUD$15,000 to repair. But Anthony's crash looked like a few bend wheels and light panel damage.

#34 Josta

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 13:08

Originally posted by kar


I once pranged (into) a corvette with a ridiculous body kit on it. The car was a write off since the cost of fixing it was higher than it's insured worth. The damage, visually at least, appeared fairly superficial. But when fixing so many parts on modern cars means replacing whole panels sometimes a superficial accident can be very expensive.


TBH, it would have to be in a head on collision with a lorry to cost more than a quarter of a million quid to repair.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 13:12

Originally posted by Fatgadget
No points for guessing who bought that registration number for more than £200,000 :eek:

http://www.telegraph...mber-plate.html


:rotfl:

Well I do a certain amount of defending Lewis on here, but the stick he gets for this one he really has asked for :p .

F1Live put the boot in a little by setting it alongside Nick Heidfeld giving to charity, though I suppose that's also the difference between being a star, with a star's ego, and not. Room for both after all, the showman and Mr quiet nice guy. Hopefully by the time he's 30 Lewis will have a bit more perspective too.

#36 Atreiu

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 13:16

"News" like this would go very well here.

#37 Garagiste

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 13:18

Somebody somewhere is cursing the day they scrapped their 1978 Marina or Chevette.

Personal plates are just naff - nothing to do with class, more (lack of) style. Case in point: Jimmy Tarbuck.
Although the law has changed recently, we used to have the case where you could spend hundreds of thousands on a number plate, yet the maximum fine for displaying a wrong'un was £1000 :drunk:
Just stick anything on there and keep paying the fine!

#38 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 13:20

Seriously? Illegal plates on the road in America will get you in all sorts of trouble.

#39 Josta

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 13:22

Originally posted by Garagiste
Somebody somewhere is cursing the day they scrapped their 1978 Marina or Chevette.

Personal plates are just naff - nothing to do with class, more (lack of) style. Case in point: Jimmy Tarbuck.
Although the law has changed recently, we used to have the case where you could spend hundreds of thousands on a number plate, yet the maximum fine for displaying a wrong'un was £1000 :drunk:
Just stick anything on there and keep paying the fine!


Cool. I would use the reg ARSE BISCU1TS.

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#40 glorius&victorius

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 13:29

At least he finally got the no. 1 on his car

#41 ensign14

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 13:31

I'd like to park MOR 5E next to it.

#42 MichaelPM

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 13:42

Originally posted by potmotr

I'm sure Lewis will park next to the car registered P1DDY.


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

If this ever happens I pray to god Sutton is there and ready.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 13:48

How will Hamilton get insurance for a car with a 200k numberplate on it? He's under 25 and a racing driver......surely there's no bigger insurance risk!! Hell, I'm under 25 and I get shafted for insurance and I've got a pretty sensible car and job!!

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 13:49

Originally posted by Schu-misser
How will Hamilton get insurance for a car with a 200k numberplate on it? He's under 25 and a racing driver......surely there's no bigger insurance risk!! Hell, I'm under 25 and I get shafted for insurance and I've got a pretty sensible car and job!!

Company car maybe...

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 13:51

Originally posted by MichaelPM
Company car maybe...


I'm gonna put some details through confused.co.uk and see what i'm quoted lol.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 13:52

Originally posted by Schu-misser
How will Hamilton get insurance for a car with a 200k numberplate on it? He's under 25 and a racing driver......surely there's no bigger insurance risk!! Hell, I'm under 25 and I get shafted for insurance and I've got a pretty sensible car and job!!

The number plate can't be stolen. The physical object can be but Halfords will press one up for a twenty or so. The key is the DVLA form entitling him to the number.

Gordon Smiley (Indycar driver) had FLASH G as his number plate. :rolleyes: And there have been lots of famous personalized ones in the past in motor racing - DAD 10, CUT 7, OKV 3...just with a bit more imagination (do I remember FU 2?). Rosemeyer had something like 227227 as a vanity.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 14:01

Originally posted by ensign14

The number plate can't be stolen. The physical object can be but Halfords will press one up for a twenty or so. The key is the DVLA form entitling him to the number.

Gordon Smiley (Indycar driver) had FLASH G as his number plate. :rolleyes: And there have been lots of famous personalized ones in the past in motor racing - DAD 10, CUT 7, OKV 3...just with a bit more imagination (do I remember FU 2?). Rosemeyer had something like 227227 as a vanity.


Point taken, but I bet the lad still has a top of the range Merc to insure. They must have some kind of company insurance.....there's no way a highstreet insurer would touch him.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 14:03

Originally posted by Schu-misser
How will Hamilton get insurance for a car with a 200k numberplate on it? He's under 25 and a racing driver......surely there's no bigger insurance risk!! Hell, I'm under 25 and I get shafted for insurance and I've got a pretty sensible car and job!!

Especially for a racing driver who ignores red lights and smashes into the parked car in front at 50 clicks an hour . :|

#49 kyriakos75

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 14:06

Originally posted by Fatgadget
No points for guessing who bought that registration number for more than £200,000 :eek:

http://www.telegraph...mber-plate.html


He is still an amateur though compared to these guys:

http://edition.cnn.c...ates/index.html
http://edition.cnn.c...ref=videosearch

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 14:13

I have a personalised numberplate.

Had to change my name to LM08 PVK, but it's swish as ****!