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#1 OFFLINE   Mash

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:23 PM

Just returned from a short trip to the I.O.M. for work and was determined to get a few snaps while I was there. Not as much shite as I'd hoped for but a few good ones in there hopefully. Ones that got away included a tidy Sherpa much like the one currently on eBay, a gold Metro being driven very enthusiastically by an old dear, and a Mk3 Ezz.

Don't ask me to explain the reg number system - even the locals can't fathom it out...

Tatty Prairie on Bluebird wheels:

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Still a few cars about with the old black plates on like this Golf:

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Solid looking 340:

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Very manky Civic Shuttle:

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Perfect shite-condition Tranny:

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Stretching the shite definition a bit but nice all the same:

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Early 2CV, hope it never gets restored, perfect patina:

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Bus-shite Leyland National

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In case you haven't seen a Concerto for a while it's because they are all on the island. Two of many that were spotted including a couple of very battered saloons:

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On the way back from the ferry near Lancaster I spotted a Mk2 Escort estate heading in the opposite direction, battered, rusty with a ladder on top - perfect 1985 window cleaner livery!!

#2 OFFLINE   mk2_craig

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:43 PM

Loving the XR2, the 2CV, and that Transit!Interesting fact about Man registrations - they used "U" as a suffix letter when for some reason the UK didn't...

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#3 OFFLINE   michiel

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:18 PM

Excellent 2CV, and a Prairie... :D

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:20 PM

I've never understood why there was never a U year letter- or a Z for that matter. The letter U doesn't look like a number and it's freely used elswhere in registration numbers. I know Z was reserved for Ireland but I don't quite see why it couldn't be used as a year letter.

#5 OFFLINE   retrogeezer

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:22 PM

I thought it was because the could be easily mistaken for othr letters/digits...U - VZ - 2
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#6 OFFLINE   mk2_craig

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 12:43 PM

Another interesting fact - I.O.M. still uses handwritten log books like the UK used to until the 1970s sometime. So does Guernsey, although strangely their export certificates are computerised...

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#7 OFFLINE   r.welfare

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 04:51 PM

Are they? I didn't get an export cert from Guernsey, just sent back the logbook. 'Twas quality handwritten stuff though, as you say. The whole Guernsey equivalent of the DVLA is a bit like a living 1950's Public Information Film to be honest.

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#8 OFFLINE   Mash

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 06:01 PM

Twats at Sainsbury's wouldn't accept my I.O.M. £20 note today :evil: Surely 20 quid is the same wherever it's from?

#9 OFFLINE   mk2_craig

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:13 PM

Depends. I've never been able to spend Channel Island cash in the mainland UK. Notes from north of the border are viewed with some disdain in England (although I will grant you that there are still three issuing banks) and the same goes for Northern Ireland money everywhere else.Banks should take them though? Are Manx pound notes still in circulation on Man?

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#10 OFFLINE   Wolseley1660man

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 11:51 PM

My granny was always a bit suspicious of the Scottish banknotes. I think that strictly those notes are not legal tender in the same way as the standard pound sterling. I don't know really. NI banknotes have some really nice designs.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 12:50 AM

The whole scottish banknotes thing down south is a bit annoying.On many an occasion I've gone down south to buy shite, stopping at a local bank to get the cash first, as they will all be shut by the time i get to engerland.Bloke in cornwall i bought my mk4 tina from looked at the scottish notes like they were from mars.

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