Name Number Plate A-Z

What’s in a Name?

We at Motor Marks have a huge database of over 40 million cherished number plates, comprising dateless, antique, prefix style, current style, suffix, Irish and cheap bargain number plates. We offer a great search facility for you to browse. We have compiled an A-Z showing a very small selection of our name personalised number plates taking one from each, obviously there are many more names and options but we have chosen the private number plate below. They registration numbers shown are all owned by us and are ready for immediate transfer. They are all plus vat and the £80 cherished transfer fee and the prices are shown on the website search facility.

If you would like us to try and find your perfect name number plate then please give our sales staff a call on 0116 235 0116.

Don’t forget these name number plates are just a very small selection we have many more names available please browse our huge database or give us a call, always happy to help.

DVLA Backlog

Most of the country were put into lockdown back in March 2020 due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic that has gripped the world. DVLA were just one of the government bodies that closed most of its services as most of their staff were furloughed.

A reduced staff returned to work at DVLA on 12th June after nearly 3 months on lockdown. This closure has meant that many classic car enthusiasts, motor dealers and general members of the public that had sent in paper applications just before the lockdown have been in limbo as nothing has been processed and basically any paperwork has just been lying in the offices at DVLA. Some of the online services which have been crucial for many however have also had problems which have not seen transfers being processed, and mot and car tax exemptions not being able to be declared and sorted online and therefore having to be sent in as postal applications knowing that the backlog could mean further delays in the processing of the applications. A DVLA spokesperson has said that they are processing the applications as quickly as possible but for some people that has also led to them not being able to use their vehicles.

This has also had an effect with number plate transfers. Most applications can be done using the DVLA online facility but for some where they have purchased a cherished number plate and their vehicle is a classic or imported vehicle or there is an issue regarding sorn or car tax then these applications have not been able to be done online and some customers paperwork has been at DVLA for the whole 3 months of lockdown. If you have any queries they are now answering some telephones in some of their departments at DVLA Swansea but it may be worth waiting a few weeks for them to clear the backlog if you have to send in something to them. Remember always take copies of anything you need to send and if you do manage to speak to an advisor then take a reference number to help if you need to make any further corresponding calls.

We at Motor Marks may be able to help with some of your queries so if you need any advice we are happy to try and help.

Father’s Day Number Plates

June 21st 2020 will see Father’s Day once again and this year why not give the gift of a cherished number plate instead of the usual socks or ties or beer. A cherished number plate is not only a personal gift to the person you call DAD but is also a great investment for the future. We have many cherished number plates and have a huge database where you can search over 40 million number plates online.

As well as having quality dateless personalised number plates we offer cheap bargain number plates and discount number plates that start from as little as £25 plus vat and transfer fee of £80 making £110 in total.

We have fun number plates if you want something a little quirky and we have current style and prefix style number plates. Why not give one of our sales staff a call on 0116 235 0116 where they can help you decide. We can supply the number plate on a retention certificate that is valid for up to 10 years or we can arrange the transfer for you so you do not have to anything.

Fathers Day was founded in America. The first celebration was in Spokane Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd who was born in Arkansas. She was inspired by the American Mother’s Day celebrations and wanted to plan a day to honour fathers. Her father was the Civil war Veteran William Jackson Smart who was a single parent who raised his 6 children there. The celebrations in the United Kingdom are thought to have been inspired by this custom.

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s, Grandad’s, Brother’s, Uncle’s, Son’s, Nephew’s etc we hope you all have a wonderful day…..

VE DAY 75 YEARS 1945 – 2020

Well this Friday 8th May 2020 will mark 75 years since VE Day. VE Day stands for Victory in Europe Day and is the day we celebrate the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its Armed Forces on Tuesday 8th May 1945.

Germany’s leader Adolph Hitler had committed suicide on 30th April during the Battle of Berlin and Germany’s surrender was authorised by his successor Reichsprasident Karl Donitz. The administration which was headed by Karl Donitz was known as the Flensburg Government and the act of military surrender was first signed on 7th May 1945 at 02.41 in Shaff HQ at Reims and a slightly modified document was signed in Berlin on 8th May 1945. Most countries around the world celebrate the end of World War II on 8th May.

This year should have seen many street parties and gatherings and special commemorations around the world marking the 75th Anniversary, however due to the Covid 19 all these planned events have had to be put on hold until we can all celebrate when this pandemic is over.

We would like to honour this day and pay tribute to everyone that made this day happen.

Part of the Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s VE Day speech as he waved to the crowds from the Ministry of Health balcony on 8th May 1945 was:

“My dear friends, this is your hour. This is not a victory of a party or of any class. It’s a victory of the great British nation as a whole.

Although we will be staying at home this year to celebrate we shall raise a glass to all those that made VE Day happen we are truly honoured.

We have some cherished number plates that we feel mark the occasion

Number Plates – St Georges Day

April 23rd is St Georges Day, what do we know about how it came about? Well Saint George’s Day which is also known as the Feast of Saint George is celebrated by various Christian Churches and by the several nations, kingdoms, countries and cities of which Saint George is the patron saint which include England and regions of Portugal and Spain (Catalonia and Aragon.

This year St Georges Day 2020 is going to be a strange one and most of us will be at home helping to save lives and protect our fabulous NHS and won’t be celebrating St Georges day like we would normally.

We at Motor Marks have many GEORGE related cherished number plates. You can browse through our huge database of cherished number plates or alternatively why not give us a call on 0116 235 0116.

As well as having various name personalised number plates we also stock cheap bargain number plates from as little as £25 plus vat and transfer fee.

Doing these whilst driving could result in a Fine

When it comes to the law and driving most of us think we know the do’s and dont’s of what you can do whilst driving, however there are some things that not all of us know and these can be illegal when driving, so here is a list of things you might not know are illegal when driving..

Using your mobile phone as a sat nav in an unfixed position. Whilst we all know that it is an offence to use your phone (calling/texting) whilst driving, some use it as a sat nav, but it is illegal if it is not fixed on your windscreen or dashboard, the phone needs to be in clear sight and not with you holding it. Due to a recent law change if you are caught breaching this you will receive six points on your licence and a £200 fine, you could also face a driving ban if you have had your license for less than 2 years.

Lots of us motorists will flash other motorists to let them know of speed cameras however you could face a minimum of a £30 fine, you are only supposed to flash your lights at other motorists to warn them of your presence.

Eating or drinking, applying makeup, changing a CD in your car could land you a fine of £100 and up to three to nine penalty points, this is because the police can prosecute you as you may not be in complete control of your vehicle.

Splashing a pedestrian with water could land you with a fine of anything from £100 – £5000 this is because it is classed as an offence to drive “without reasonable consideration for other persons”

Hogging the middle lane of the motorway could land you with a fine as this falls into the catergory of careless driving and you could end up with three penalty points and a £100 fine.

Having a dirty number plate could land you with a £1000 fine as it can make them unreadable so you need to make sure they can seen and not filthy.

Beeping your horn could land you with a £30 fine, you are not supposed to beep your horn for any other reason than alerting someone of your presence, not out of frustration or a little road rage!

Undertaking is a criminal offence and however tempting this is especially on the motorway when someone is hogging the middle lane is not only dangerous you could find yourself in court.

Smoking in your car is illegal and taking a prescription drug before driving could see you banned.

When parking a at night drivers must not park on a road facing against the flow of trafic unless in a dedicated space.

You must never place a rear facing baby seat in a seat with an activated front airbag.

When towing a trailer or a caravan on a motorway you must not exceed 60mph.

Having a child in your vehicle without the appropriate car seat. You must have a child car seat for any child up to the age of 12 or until they reach 135cm in height and the seat needs to be suitable for their weight.

You must not drive on a pavement, footpath or bridleway unless gaining access to a property or in an emergency.

Not informing DVLA Swansea of any changes to your details ie your name and address and also regarding medical conditions such as epilepsy, strokes, neurological and mental health conditions physical disabilities and visual impairments.

BREXIT / EURO NUMBER PLATE

Cherished Number Plate up for sale at half price offer !!!

Now that we have left the EURO (European Union) we feel that its time to give someone the chance to buy our stock DVLA Cherished Number Plate (ex Northern Ireland cherished number plate) EUI 20 which is the closest that you will get to spelling EURO.

So until February 29th 2020 we are offering the personalised number plate EUI 20 for half its retail price. It is currently on the market by us at £4995 plus vat and cherished transfer fee of £80.00 but we will offer it out for £2495.00 plus vat and cherished transfer fee of £80.00.

This is a genuine offer and the cherished number plate is a stock item owned by Motor Marks and is on a retention certificate ready for immediate transfer.

If you would like to purchase this please contact one of our sales staff on 0116 235 0116

Number Plates 2020

So we are well into 2020 and we all hope that you had a fabulous Christmas and New Year which actually seems like a lifetime ago.

How many of you have broke your New Year resolutions already? All those that were going to get fit, lose weight, give up smoking, give up drinking etc

Well one thing you don’t need to give up on is owning your own cherished car number plate. With prices starting from as little as £116 all inclusive for a cheap bargain number plate you won’t break the bank and you won’t need to take out a loan for it !!

With a searchable database of over 1 million personalised and DVLA private number plates to choose from we are sure that we will have something to suit your requirements.

Give us a call 0116 235 0116 we will be more than happy to help.

Number Plates – Perfect Christmas Gift

Instead of the usual gifts of chocolates, gold, perfume socks, clothes, games etc give the gift that will last and that is also an investment. Whether you decide on a cheap bargain number plate to take the age off the vehicle or a cover number plate or if you want to go that little more expensive and go for his/her name or initials for the personalised number plate there is still time to get one before the big day arrives.

If you need a little help in deciding, why not give our sales staff a call on 0116 235 0116 they will be more than happy to help or alternatively if you want to browse our huge database of cherished number plates then just clickhere

We have bargain number plates that are as little as £116 all inclusive ranging into the thousands. We will provide you with all the necessary information and will process the transfer for you online (where applicable) it can all be done in a few minutes once payment is made and cleared.

Wishing all our customers old and new a very Merry Christmas

Retention Certifcate V778’s and Certificate of Entitlement V750’s Important News

IMPORTANT NEWS – IMPORTANT NEWS – IMPORTANT NEWS

As from 18th December 2019 you will no longer be able to renew out of date retention certificate V778’s or Certificate of Entitlement V750’s. The DVLA Swansea are implementing these changes and the cut off date for renewing any out of date certificates ends on 18th December 2019. YOU MUST RENEW any that you have out of date as there will be no leniency regarding this new ruling.

Example of V778 Retention Document and example of V750 Certificate of Entitlement

Millions of motorists have personalised or cherished number plates on their vehicles but many others hold the rights to use them without actually having them on a vehicle, known as keeping them on retention. Some owners view them as an investment rather than something to adorn a vehicle but DVLA Swansea changes could see motorists lose the right to these investments.

You need to act NOW before it is too late.

For some people this is not common knowledge and therefore we as number plates dealers are making sure that you are aware.

If these changes are going to affect you and your retention documents are out of date, you need to make sure you act now and before the cut off date of 18th December 2019. Currently, if a certificate is out of date you can buy back the right to use it from the DVLA Swansea as long as you obtained the relevant V750 or V778 certificate before March 9th, 2015 and it expired on or after 1st May 2011. You can renew the certificate by paying £25 for every year to get it up to date but this will no longer be the case from 18th December 2019. So if your plate ran out 13 months ago you would pay £50 ( 2 years ) So, if you have an out of date retention document or certificate of entitlement, it is very important to act now or you risk losing your rights to your cherished number plates entirely.

You will need to fill out the form on your documentation and send it to the DVLA Swansea along with the fee owed. If you don’t have your documentation, you need to write to the DVLA Swansea giving a reason for not having the original V778 / V750 document, along with the appropriate fee, details of your cherished number plate and proof of your name and address for example your driving licence.

Failure to comply with these new regulations could have serious consequences as you are basically giving up your rights to your cherished number plates.

Please check any V778 /V750 certificates that you have and act NOW.


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