Drove the Canberra to Sydney loop today for the dogs’ haircut and some shopping. I few things were curious about the drive apart from not seeing a police car the whole journey (except for the Random Breath Testing unit off the Goulburn exit at 0730. But I don’t think that I’ve seen so many early number plates in one day.
- AAA-009 – This black number on gold (non-reflective) background would have been one of the first plates issued in NSW under the Federal Numbering Scheme from 1951. It was on a recent model car, so the plate had probably been repainted and kept in the same family from that time.
- 549 – Seen on a new Renault. Number-only plates were issued from 1910 to 1937. This appeared to be a reproduction, perhaps in black plastic with white writing? The genuine plates of only 3 digits can sell for $10,000’s. Here’s one such from Victoria: http://www.tradingpost.com.au/Automotive/Wheels-Tyres-Parts-Accessories/Number-Plates/AdNumber=TP005302576
- 517 – on a Toyota Landcruiser 4WD
That’s quite a bundle. I also saw “BAK2BK” on a Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles number plate. I don’t follow the Rugby League so I had no idea what “back to back” achievements were being celebrating here. Take your pick:
- Premiership Titles in 1972 and 1973,
- Premiership Runners-Up 1982 and 1983,
- Sevens Tournaments 1994 and 1995,
- KG Cup (?) 1982 and 1983, or
- Club Championships 1987 and 1988.