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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:56 am 
Approx 20 minutes ago, on my way into work I saw a lovely condition Mimosa Dolomite Sprint coming towards me 8) .

Then as it draws closer I not only notice that the driver is sitting in the passenger seat (LHD) but the car is wearing (I think) Dutch registration plates which started "DD -" same size as UK plates but both front and back are the dark yellow as per our rear ones.

Then it was gone. :cry:

Anyone able to confirm that a registration number starting DD and then a hyphen is Dutch please?


Anyone recognise the description? Driving west out of Newport (IoW) at approx 8.45am.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:10 pm 
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Dutch numberplates are 6 letters/numbers, in the format XX-XX-XX:

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According to Wikipedia, a registration beginning with two letters on a yellow background means the car was registered between 1978 and 1998


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:18 pm 
I think, but could be wrong that the first two letters also denote which region the car comes from.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:54 pm 
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Probably a Dutch one. At the end of the seventies the yellow background were introduced. The "DD - " isn't known by this website: http://www.triumphdolomite.nl which contains a small (not complete) register. The 'official' register (connected to Dutch Dolomite club) is contacted via http://www.triumphdolomite.blogspot.com.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:31 pm 
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Dutch numberplates are 6 letters/numbers, in the format XX-XX-XX:

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According to Wikipedia, a registration beginning with two letters on a yellow background means the car was registered between 1978 and 1998
Yes that is the correct plate style (just without the EU bit on the side), and yes it was definitely DD -. What a mystery then?

Looked in top order, nice shiny sports tail-pipe too (disappearing off into the distance in my rear view mirror)..

Thanks everyone for help so far.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:56 pm 
The answer you require is here
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=18589&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:45 pm 
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Yesterday Isle of Wight then today Torbay! thats good going :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:50 pm 
:clapping:

That's the one!

See I said it travelling west didn't I? :lol:

At least I can stop looking now. :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:06 pm 
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without the EU bit on the side
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Image :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:15 pm 
Pretty sure (as I only saw the car from the front), it didn't have the EU marker on the front numberplate :wink: .

At the rate they are travelling I reckon you'll be next to spot it John - probably this weekend!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:59 am 
this reminds me of the vanishing point. Moar reports are needed. :)

(love this kind of stuff)

good work to all concerned, but where is it now :D

stu


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:26 am 
Well I'm around 440 miles North of its last sighting and, when I looked out of my lounge window this morning what did I see?......




D'uh! My front lawn of course, this street is a bottom of the bag job. :lol:

However, I am on the coast and the main road that follows the coastline is only a few hundred yards away so, if they're doing their own take on the "Round Britain Run" (like the real thing, but at a time of year when the sun sets at closer to midnight than 3 in the afternoon....), I may get to see the car here.
Oh wait, there's something yellow. The fish van. :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:03 pm 
I have set up a check point on the M27 - M3 links to make sure it doesnt escape north, maybe he doesnt know about the M5 or A303 :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:10 pm 
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I believe they were in the Travel inn yesterday. i did drive past it today but it wasn't there.
The search continues. . . . Does this class as stalking?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:51 pm 
Nah, wouldn't worry about that, it's probably only harassment, causing alarm and distress. :lol:


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