• Sales gimmicks

    Posted by Adrian Howard on July 24, 2002 at 2:42 pm

    My best sales gimmick is the number plate i purchased at the
    DVLA cherised auction
    A151 GNS it gets lots of people looking and has paid for itself many times
    over the last 12 months i have owned it..

    Rosemary replied 20 years ago 9 Members · 22 Replies
  • 22 Replies
  • signscript

    Member
    July 24, 2002 at 3:03 pm

    and say signmakers are impoverished… and a merc too !!

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    July 24, 2002 at 3:08 pm

    Hey Adrian – I almost have the same number as you.

    I have RI5GNS and RISGN on van and car. Like you say – a good advert

  • Joe McNamara

    Member
    July 24, 2002 at 4:26 pm

    Nice plates lads – but beware!
    The police are targetting illegally spaced plates – I’ve just paid the 35 pound fine i got for “fraudulent display of a vehicle registration mark”.
    They’re obviously too busy to catch criminals with all the motorists (soft targets) on the roads!
    Cheers
    Joe

  • Steve Broughton

    Member
    July 24, 2002 at 5:42 pm

    😛 What a pair of posers 8) 😀

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    July 24, 2002 at 9:17 pm

    8) 8) 8) 8)

    I also tried to buy the number W4NKR recently fromthe DVLA website – but some one had already beaten me to it 😆 😆 😆 😆

  • Brian Hays

    Member
    July 24, 2002 at 10:05 pm

    Don’t ever drive your motors into Befordshire, it’ll be an instant on the spot fine!

  • Adrian Howard

    Member
    July 24, 2002 at 10:26 pm

    i was in Luton on Monday no problems, at least one trip up the M3 and M25 every other week, speeding tickets thats all…….
    my neighbour is a senior road traffic officer and he tells me that he cannot
    see any problem as i have not altered any characters
    At the auction S1GNS sold for over £30,000 so if the DVLA advertised this in all the papers together with my number, as A1 51GNS i think i have a leg to stand on in court and i would fight it to the end….

  • Brian Hays

    Member
    July 24, 2002 at 10:38 pm

    Don’t get me wrong Adrian I am on your side!

    Beds Police are renowned for being w****** though. Just take the A1 up to the BMF in Peterborough 1 year. They are nicking all sorts 😡

  • Steve Broughton

    Member
    July 25, 2002 at 7:19 am

    Hey Phill T05 SER is still up for sale if you want it 😉
    Hey Brian I went to the BMF this year came back with an HORT1 from cambs plod for, loud pipes, small plate and a black visor, oh! what a happy day that was (!)

  • Brian Hays

    Member
    July 25, 2002 at 8:12 am

    They done the same to people coming North to Peterborough as well mate, fortunately I am very boring & have a horrible large plate & a standard exhaust. They did nick hundreds though 👿

  • signscript

    Member
    July 25, 2002 at 8:45 am

    ill have to post a pic of my Yamaha Virago 757 and my best mates Virago 500 as the number plates are:

    50D IT
    50D EM

    sod it & sod em

    police get well pissed at these [lol]

  • Mike Brown

    Member
    July 25, 2002 at 9:28 am

    hey Kevin – I have a Yamaha Cruiser – a 650 Dragstar Classic…

    some of the big boys on here tease me cus..cus..theirs is fastest…but…but..I told my mum and my mum says I should ignore ’em.. 😆

  • Steve Broughton

    Member
    July 25, 2002 at 12:35 pm

    “Its not how big it is its how you ride it that counts” found on the back of a CBR 400 belonging to a very nice young lady from Lincoln 😳

  • signscript

    Member
    July 25, 2002 at 12:53 pm

    nice bike mike, i stick to the slower bikes, i once had a Yamaha Thundercat 1100 as a loaner from the bike shop while mine was in for a week getting fixed….. i took it back after two days, and the guy asked what was wrong with it, and i told him it was too bloody fast and that if i had it another 2 days id be dead!!

  • signscript

    Member
    July 25, 2002 at 1:00 pm

    You should go speeding in london, some of the police down there arnt that sharp!! the day after i got my virago i broke the numberplate so i poped into the shop in hendon and asked for another which they did there and then!!

    the only problem was that the registation of my bike ended in LLA and the new plate they made me ended in LAA, i must have been stopped maybe 20+ times in and around london for various things.. usually coz the plods were board and it took them 9 months for a plod to mention that my registration number didnt exist (which may i ad i didnt realise) !! ooopppps !!

  • Steve Broughton

    Member
    July 25, 2002 at 1:48 pm

    Hey Kev YZF600R Thundercat or was it a YZF1000R Thunderace they don’t make a Thundercat 1100, I’m not being an anorak its just that I’ve been looking at a nice Thunderace to play with!

  • signscript

    Member
    July 25, 2002 at 2:22 pm

    i cant bloody remember … all i know is the damn thing tried to kill me, must have been the thunderace 1000 though as it had a lot more poke than a 600

  • signscript

    Member
    July 25, 2002 at 2:25 pm

    😮 😮 😮 😮 😮
    😮 ANORAK 😮
    😮 😮 😮 😮 😮

  • Steve Broughton

    Member
    July 25, 2002 at 3:44 pm

  • Rosemary

    Member
    July 25, 2002 at 5:40 pm

    WhatEVER are you guys talking about?….and what’s an “Anorak”??

    :^)

  • Andrew Blackett

    Member
    July 25, 2002 at 5:45 pm

    rosemary,

    an “anorak” is a waterproof jacket! and we use this term if someone knows too much about a topic, so for example steve knows loads about motor bikes so he’s a “bike anorak”

    catch my drift?

    ANDY

  • Rosemary

    Member
    July 25, 2002 at 6:03 pm

    Cool! I can call my brother a pseudo-anarak and he’ll never know what I’m talking about!

    :^)