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Famous Plates and Faces

BE 1: Own a piece of motoring history

A vintage 1930s car bearing the registration BE 1

Dating from the very earliest days of British car registration numbers, BE 1 is an exceptional, antique number. Historic registrations like this are increasingly hard to find. BE 1 is now for sale from Regtransfers.

Greg Rutherford gets his skates on

Greg Rutherford with number plate GBR 601D

Since we featured Olympic long-jump gold-medalist Greg Rutherford in issue 34 of our magazine, The World of Personal Number Plates, he has added even more successes to his record.

Celebrity football fans


We wondered which football clubs had the most famous fans, so we looked into it. Read on for the results of our research efforts

The role of DVLA

Car registrations and number plates, including personalised number plates, in the UK, are the responsibility of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, usually known as the DVLA. It issues new registrations twice a year and also maintains the central database that records details of all vehicles licensed to drive on UK roads, along with their keeper and registration information.

Regtransfers works closely with DVLA to complete registration transfers as quickly and efficiently as possible. Regtransfers is a DVLA-registered supplier of personal car registrations and number plates and is listed on the DVLA Registrations website. All number plates supplied by Regtransfers comply with DVLA's prescribed standards and regulations.

DVLA administers all UK registration transfers and issues updated registration documents when the registration number of a car is changed, or when a registration is removed from a vehicle and placed on a retention document in accordance with the DVLA Retention Scheme.

DVLA is a registered trade mark of the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency. Regtransfers is not affiliated with the DVLA or DVLA Personalised Registrations. Regtransfers is a recognised reseller of unissued Government stock.

Number plate regulations

When a car is on the road, it is an offence to display number plates bearing any number other than the vehicle's officially recorded registration number. If you purchase a private registration, learn how to transfer private plates before displaying the new number.

All registration number plates displayed on UK vehicles must comply with the official number plate regulations. DVLA oversees enforcement of number plates display regulations and maintains a register of approved manufacturers and retailers of vehicle number plates.

Regtransfers is not part of, and is not formally affiliated with DVLA.

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