James Hearne’s school project was themed around the London 2012 Olympic Games. The subject engaged his interest and enthusiasm, and James soon had a number of stories about various Olympic athletes. His clear favourite was the 100 metres. Seeing his son’s excitement, James Hearne senior found himself feeling nostalgic for the days when he himself had admired the achievements of Linford Christie, Seb Coe and Steve Redgrave. So the Hearne family sat down to watch the opening ceremony of the games. They all thought it was fantastic and James junior, in particular, was very excited to see all the athletes.
The next morning James was up bright and early, waiting for it to start. The television commentators began discussing how many gold medals Team GB were trying to achieve at the games. After listening for a few minutes James ran into the study where his father was working and asked if it might be possible to get GB60 LDS on a car number plate. This gave James senior something to ponder.
“We have bought a few number plates from Regtransfers in the past, and have found them to be a fantastic firm to deal with. Everything is always straightforward and fair, so I went on the Regtransfers website where I discovered that the number was available. I purchased it there and then.
“The plate will be an investment for my son James. He has not stopped talking about the Olympic Games. He cannot believe what our athletes have achieved, and I agree that it is quite phenomenal. We were completely glued to the television. The London games have even inspired him to take up the sport of boxing.”