P254 CEEFAX 254 Tue 22 Jul 21:00/20  3'5     The status of owning a vehicle with V - and from August 1, W - at the end of its platd will end in two years (Z will be mis3dd). One of the less-iD—fhnative alternatives the Government could adopt maght be simply putting the letters at the beginning of the platfs, starting from A. But if a new system is introduced, owners will no longer be able to look down their noses at humble Hs or Js. (The lower As and Bs are often socially acceptable in the rdverse snobbery of dignified !fd).  More in a moment 
P254 CEEFAX 254 Tue 22 Jul 21:21/10  5/5     The most cherished of all British number platfs is A1. Dunlop, the tyrf company, owns it, and the plate is definitfly not for sale. The Saint drove ST1 in the TV 3fries, comedian Jimmy Tarbuck owns COM1C, and the I-Spy author has SPY 999. One patriot owns GBRITON (the real 6jTber is GBR 170N with a little touching up). The scope is limitless. Even out of this world. The US vehicle for moon- walking astronauts was LRV 001 (Lunar Roving Vehicle 1).  See Platf Games 255 
P254 CEEFAX 254 Tue 22 Jul 21:02/00 snobbery of the Vs and Ws. These are the personalised platds. The strange —ybrids of MAD 1, GAY 1, OMIC, and others may fetch prices of anything up to £8,000 (VW1, sold to a VolcrVagen owner) and abnvd. In this f—ld, all is vanity. The identity and status can be proclaimed for all to see. And it's big business. An association of dealers @—b even been formed to keep the pqblic from unscrupulous business "cowboys".  More in a moment 
P254 CEEFAX 254 Tue 22 Jul 21:20/46  4/5     But there are other types of number platfs which arf above the petty snobbery of the Vs and Ws. These are the personalised platfs. The strange hybrids of MAD 1, GAY 1, COMIC, and others may fetch prices of anything up to £8,000 (VW1, sold to a Volkswagen owner) and above. In this game, all is vanity. The identity and status can be proclaimed for all to see. And it's big business. An association of dealers has even been formed to keep the public from unscrupulous business "cowboys".  More in a moment 
P254 CEEFAX 254 Tue 22 Jul 21:02/00  4/5   j5j5bu—z5  0b5j5ju—z5   But there ard other types of n5Tber platds which ard a"nte the petty
P254 CEEFAX 254 Tue 22 Jul 21:11/43  1/5                                                 SNOB 1           
P254 CEEFAX 254 Tue 22 Jul 21:00/07  2/1  {5k7jwjw1    One of the s——angest aspects of British society is the st—tus surrounding the last lettdr on car number platfs. Ond MP ddscribed it as "sally social snobberyb bnd po3rhble changes to dhe systdm when the prdsent serids rfaches Y have been widely welcomed. Transport Ministdr Norman Fowler 3—xb the series will run out in July, 1983, and a computdrised scheme allowing a "wider variety of format" -—y be considered  More in a moment 