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Have I missed something?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by walker, 21 Apr 2008.

  1. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Anyone else notice an influx on German number plates and German people around lately? Have I missed something? has Oktoberfest moved to April and England?
     
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Well no one actually uses UK registered plates any more do they? Why would you with all these bloody cameras around charging you for this that or the other?
     
  3. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Lots of Portuguese (P), Polish (PL) & Lithuanian (LT) ones in my neck of the woods. Then plenty of other east european ones too.
     
  4. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent

    I see hundreds of Polish and lithuanian around here, their more common that English cars these days, along with Latvian ones too
     
  5. Maz

    Maz Guru

    True. You can get away with speed fines etc dead easy with a foreign plate.
     
  6. yello

    yello Guru

    Quite a number of Brit reg cars around here. I suspect some for the same reason.
     
  7. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent

    and yet I rarely see a french Car.
     
  8. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    Not so - the beastly French pass on your details to the UK.
     
  9. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Lots of Polish plates round here and on very smart cars too!
     
  10. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    There is a thriving industry in selling UK citizens brand new cars direct from Eastern European countries on foreign plates and importing them to the UK.
     
  11. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    I must live with my head in the clouds; haven't seen one Pole or Polish car yet.
     
  12. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    These cars are often stolen to order from the UK, ringed in Eastern Europe and sold back over here!

    Lots of big Audis and the like.
     
  13. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent

    None of them want to visit Essex:biggrin:
     
  14. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    Ay tdrinker they target transits quite often as there dead easy to disguise i suppose.
     
  15. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    I saw a Polish reg'd white van, heavily laden. I was on my bike, and gradually caught up with it (it was a'spluttering and a'coughing) and it appeared to be full of leeks. Quite bizarre! :biggrin: