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What do you call your Cali?

Melanie Day

Melanie Day

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Leeds
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T6 Beach 102
Ours is Womble after the previous owners dog who seemed to not want to leave the van when we picked it up!


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Wobble’s Mum

Wobble’s Mum

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Devon
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T6 Ocean 150
367232E8-0056-47DF-8FAD-508E235058C5.jpeg Our original Cali was dubbed ‘Dudley’ as it had so many issues we decided it was a dud.

New one is Denzil.
 
Califorian

Califorian

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Bangor NI
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T5 SE 180 4Motion
Well coming from Northern Ireland ours just had to be 'Morrison' after Van's your Man. And you can always find a Van Morrison song to put on to sing along to that has a Cali link:

Days like This
Bright side of the road
Sweet Thing
These are the days
Afternoon/ sex machine
Appleknocker Flophouse
Caravan

The list is endless
 
SusiBus

SusiBus

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Watford,Herts
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T6 Ocean 204 4Motion
I love the reason for the name, I bet there are a few other Dudleys out there, and possibly quite a few Rustys as well. ( Bi-metalic Corrosion doesn't make a very good name)

Is that chequered affect your real number plate?
View attachment 42989 Our original Cali was dubbed ‘Dudley’ as it had so many issues we decided it was a dud.

New one is Denzil.
 
Wobble’s Mum

Wobble’s Mum

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I love the reason for the name, I bet there are a few other Dudleys out there, and possibly quite a few Rustys as well. ( Bi-metalic Corrosion doesn't make a very good name)

Is that chequered affect your real number plate?
Yes, the OH likes to try and personlise what he can without making it obvious. He wanted his Welsh dragon on the plates and got carried away...
 
M

MartinH

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Leeds
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T5 SE 180 4Motion
His name is Duggee as in Hey. We got him last year at which time the stick song was stuck in our heads and they person we bought him from was called Dougal.

The old T4 was Max

Are we weird though in also calling him, and his predecessor, the car rather than the van?
 
Oldesmokie

Oldesmokie

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Scotland
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T6 Ocean 204
"Hamish Mctavish"
When I ordered my new plates you could add writing to the bottom of them so I thought it'd be hilarious if I put "Hamish Mctavish" on the bottom of them hoping people will think I'm called "Hamish Mctavish" when we tour in Europe this year....
 
Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky

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My World
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T6 Cali On Order
Yes, the OH likes to try and personlise what he can without making it obvious. He wanted his Welsh dragon on the plates and got carried away...
Is that plate legal (sorry to be boring)? Or was it an April fool joke?
 
vmaxkiddy

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Revesby, Lincolnshire
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T5 SE 180
Is that plate legal (sorry to be boring)? Or was it an April fool joke?
To be ultra boring DVLA leaflet INF104 tells you all you could possibly wish to know about number plates. Including what I think you are referring to.
The British Standard sets out the characteristics of the number plate. This includes visibility, strength and reflectivity. To meet the British Standard, each number plate must be permanently and legibly marked with British Standard number (currently BS AU 145d), name, trademark or other way of identifying the manufacturer or supplier and name and postcode of the supplying outlet.
Why do I know this ? Experience ! Managed to leave a bike show with a "show" plate still fitted.
 
Jabberwocky

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To be ultra boring DVLA leaflet INF104 tells you all you could possibly wish to know about number plates. Including what I think you are referring to.
The British Standard sets out the characteristics of the number plate. This includes visibility, strength and reflectivity. To meet the British Standard, each number plate must be permanently and legibly marked with British Standard number (currently BS AU 145d), name, trademark or other way of identifying the manufacturer or supplier and name and postcode of the supplying outlet.
Why do I know this ? Experience ! Managed to leave a bike show with a "show" plate still fitted.
Oops! (About the "show" plates).
 

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