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#351 arttidesco

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 17:47

O.K. I'll fess up....

D 1 ENW (or, in Welsh di enw - pronounced dee enoo) translates as NO NAME.

I bet you are utterly underwhelmed.


Don't tell me the owner of D 1 ENW wears a cowboy hat, poncho and beard, chews on a cheroot and spits almost as much as he talks ?

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#352 Barry Boor

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 18:00

How on earth did you know that? :eek:

#353 arttidesco

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 19:15

How on earth did you know that? :eek:


There was a time when I might have become a film buff, but my interests led me elsewhere :smoking:

#354 arttidesco

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 16:29

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Saw this one at Castle Combe on Saturday, possibly predictable, for a Winnebago :cool:

#355 Barttore

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 16:32

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#356 arttidesco

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 00:12

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:up:

I had an Aunt in Düsseldorf with D VW 1 on her Mercedes 190D with tailfins back in the day :smoking:

Edited by arttidesco, 10 October 2012 - 00:13.


#357 Macca

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:26

The other day I saw 'RNL 1' on a SUV in Poole, not altogether a surprise as they're based there; but the vehicle wasn't marked and the driver wasn't in uniform (or oilskins)....so if it isn't one of theirs and they wanted it, they'll be hacked off.

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#358 arttidesco

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:39

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Seen at Castle Combe earlier this year :rolleyes:

#359 Paul Parker

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 13:49

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Seen at Castle Combe earlier this year :rolleyes:


I think that is Marcus Pye's car and the registration number was a present from his wife if I am recalling correctly.

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#360 Sharman

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 14:03

Obviously didn't belong to Dirty Jack

#361 David McKinney

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 14:22

I think that is Marcus Pye's car and the registration number was a present from his wife if I am recalling correctly.

His wife Fiona? Presumably her car, then :)

#362 monoposto

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 15:21

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I believe recently departed Max Bygraves was on the other side of the planet the day I took this photo at the Silverstone Six Hours, I wonder which 'pikey' this plate belongs to ?


The 'pikey' in question is Martin Brundle

I believe the car is an Eagle 'remanufactured' E-Type and featured in a pre Belgium GP item on Sky F1 with MB driving around the old circuit.

Edit : Sky item can be seen here

( The plate was previously on a red Eagle V12 roadster which also featured in a BBC F1 Spa item in 2010. Details of the car can be seen here and the BBC item here )

Edited by monoposto, 28 November 2012 - 15:37.


#363 arttidesco

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 18:35

The 'pikey' in question is Martin Brundle

I believe the car is an Eagle 'remanufactured' E-Type and featured in a pre Belgium GP item on Sky F1 with MB driving around the old circuit.

Edit : Sky item can be seen here

( The plate was previously on a red Eagle V12 roadster which also featured in a BBC F1 Spa item in 2010. Details of the car can be seen here and the BBC item here )


HPI confirms '65 E-type but not who remanufactured it  ;)

Thanks for the link to the clip :up:

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:49

No photo I'm afraid but at one time a road car used by Adrian Newey had the letters WMD.

Referring to the effects of his designs no doubt...

#365 rwills

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 00:27

I picked up a new (to me, but second hand) car today with a nice TNF related plate...

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#366 Giraffe

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:41

Once on Niki's company car?

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#367 DogEarred

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:46

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#368 Charlieman

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 14:10

Whilst in Invercargill, NZ a few weeks ago for the F5000, I saw the plate SPUNKS on an indifferent Japanese coupe. The car was emerging from the car park which served a shop selling "marital aids".

The plate KN0BS (zero not letter O) is on a Standard 10 at Knobs Flat, NZ.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 21:34

a number of years ago whilst driving here in ontario, I was passed by a ferrari testarossa, driven by a quite stunning lady, on which the license plate
read WET YET ! !

mike in canada

#370 kayemod

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 22:30

a number of years ago whilst driving here in ontario, I was passed by a ferrari testarossa, driven by a quite stunning lady, on which the license plate
read WET YET ! !

mike in canada


A well brought up lady would be nothing more than slightly moist.


#371 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 12:23

Saw a Mercedes today in Branksome Park, Poole with the number plate "500 DFX". Any ideas on who the Dorset based fan of turbocharged Cosworth Indy engines might be?

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:54

Saw a Mercedes today in Branksome Park, Poole with the number plate "500 DFX". Any ideas on who the Dorset based fan of turbocharged Cosworth Indy engines might be?


DFX was a local Bournemouth number, the main reason I know that is that I once owned DFX 99, though I don't remember attributing much significance to the letters at the time. I had that plate on a Ferrari 500 Superfast, no I'm lying, it was actually on a Chrysler Alpine bought new from Hartwell's in Bournemouth in 1978. I was given the registration, fairly ordinary combinations like that had little value at the time, probably only about £50 or so, and I passed it on when I swapped the Alpine for a Capri from Col. Ronnie Hoare's Ford dealership in Poole, though they always pretended to be in Bournemouth in adverts and on their letterheading. For some reason they thought that was a 'better' address, though they were actually several hundred yards on the wrong side of the county boundary. As I said, the plate had no great value, except maybe to someone with the initials DFX, and there can't be many of those. A friend suggested that I offered it to Chinese premier at the time Deng Xiaoping, though being a good communist, I doubt if he'd have been interested in such capitalist fripperies. Rob Walker had the only number I've ever wanted, RW 7, but the closest I've ever got to that was buying a Fiat 124 ST from one of his eponymous dealerships, Rob had the number on a magnificent dark Blue Facel Vega in those days.


#373 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:43

Rob, thanks for the information and background. To be honest, I'd be pleasantly surprised (amazed!) if the holder has any relevance to the Indy Cosworth. Still, it was a nice diversion for a moment, and it is May after all.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 21:27

Rob, thanks for the information and background. To be honest, I'd be pleasantly surprised (amazed!) if the holder has any relevance to the Indy Cosworth. Still, it was a nice diversion for a moment, and it is May after all.


Penske race cars made in Poole,didn't they use the DFX?
Nick Goozee?

#375 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 21:34

A good suggestion, but no, not Nick (or anyone else at Penske Cars - I worked there too).

Thanks

Nigel

#376 John Ginger

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 19:02

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#377 Barry Boor

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 19:40

Not famous but fairly unusual, I would say:

 

(I put a picture here but it does not appear in the post.  WHY?)


Edited by Barry Boor, 01 November 2013 - 19:43.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 20:17

Not famous but fairly unusual, I would say:

 

(I put a picture here but it does not appear in the post.  WHY?)

 

I've had the same problem.  i've had to use the edit function to get the photos to appear.

 

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#379 Barry Boor

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 20:59

When I put the image URL in, my picture appeared in the reply box.  Then when I clicked POST, it wasn't there. I tried the edit function several times but it made no difference.  This is by no means the first picture I've posted since the forum 'downgrade' but it's the first one that won't load.



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#380 kayemod

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 22:46

When I put the image URL in, my picture appeared in the reply box.  Then when I clicked POST, it wasn't there. I tried the edit function several times but it made no difference.  This is by no means the first picture I've posted since the forum 'downgrade' but it's the first one that won't load.

 

I had exactly the same problem a couple of times last week, a post didn't work the first time, no pic. I tried again with the same result, an edit didn't help, so eventually I gave up. As Admiral of the Fleet David Richard Beatty might have said, "There seems to be something wrong with our bloody forum today".

 

If we all asked nicely, I wonder if they'd let us have the old TNF back? My sig line seems to be ever more apposite.