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YE5 5HUG – You CAN win a £1,000 ‘bonus prize’ with that plate

I had to move fast (for me) to catch this one as I was lucky enough to spot it catching up with the bus, and about to pass.

While the spacing on the plate makes it look good, as usual, I have to wonder if the potential bonus of a fine of up to £1,000 for illegal character spacing is worth it if they meet a police officer having a bad day.

2011 Honda 1.4 i-VTEC SE [YE5 5HUG]

2011 Honda 1.4 i-VTEC SE [YE5 5HUG]

YE55 HUG plate

 

I’m sure there’s a cat out there that would be quite happy to have it with its legit spacing 🙂

 

Cat needs HUG5

Cat needs HUG5

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24/07/2019 Posted by | Civilian, photography, Transport | , , | Leave a comment

The illegals – J70 NHY – still going strong

Apparently now on its third Honda Civic Type-R and still not stopped by those wearing ‘chequered bunnets’ for its illegal character spacing.

This is what it looks like now.

New colour.

New wheels.

Honda Civic Type-R [J70 NHY] September 2018

Honda Civic Type-R [J70 NHY] September 2018

As this is definitely not black (as reported by an online vehicle check) I’m not committing to any of the details given.

But I hope the owner has updated the official record, or that’s another fine on top of the one for the plate spacing.

(I’m not saying it’s not updated, as I don’t know how often the public records are updated.)

These are the earlier pics.

2007 Honda Civic Type-R [J70 NHY] March

2007 Honda Civic Type-R [J70 NHY] March 2017

2007 Honda Civic Type-R [J70 NHY] October

2007 Honda Civic Type-R [J70 NHY] October 2017

04/10/2018 Posted by | photography, Transport | , | Leave a comment

The illegals – J11 GYH

After yesterday’s interesting Civic Type-R, my memory was jogged, and I remembered another one in a similar mould.

Not a Type-R though, just a Type S, which has a 100 BHP 1.4 litre VTEC engine.

That’s still not bad at all (actually quite good), as I have a Classic car with a 1.5 litre engine producing 75 BHP which was probably one of the hottest on the road in its day (made in Germany, and said to be able cruise the Autobahn at 70 mph all day.) Then I once had a hatchback (which impressed me at least, in its day) with a new OHC 1.3 litre engine which also produced 75 BHP.

But they’re all far behind some of the more exotic and advanced naturally (ie not turbo or supercharged) engines now being fitted, which can hit 100+ BHP per litre.

I hope the novelty of spacing that registration number illegally is worth it, if a traffic cop in a bad mood decides not to see the funny side, and the owner has to cough up anything up to £1,000 for the offence.

2010 Honda Civic [J11 GYH]

2010 Honda Civic [J11 GYH]

15/08/2018 Posted by | photography, Transport | , | Leave a comment

The illegals – J70 NHY

I guess a look at J70 NHY gives a clue as to why someone might take the chance on the possible £1,000 fine for illegal character spacing.

And for once, I don’t have to wonder what the plate might be supposed to read.

I pass this one quite often, so often, I was so used to seeing it I almost forgot to stop for pic – and ended up stopping for two (back in 2017), and noticing something else.

It’s a 2007 Honda Civic Type-R GT I-VTEC, and is one of those cars I’d like to have as it’s not only distinctive and practical, but also fun, with the 2-litre V-TEC engine delivering just under 200 BHP, able to reach silly revs, and run to 60 in around 6.5 seconds. I even went after the original incarnation back in the 90s, but had to yield to other criteria and get a ‘sensible’ car.

I ended up with two pics, some months apart.

You can play ‘Spot The Difference’.

There’s at least seven, or eight if you count two examples of the same thing separately.

2007 Honda Civic Type-R [J70 NHY] March

2007 Honda Civic Type-R [J70 NHY] March

2007 Honda Civic Type-R [J70 NHY] October

2007 Honda Civic Type-R [J70 NHY] October

18/07/2018 Posted by | photography, Transport | , | Leave a comment

   

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