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The end of Belgian plates
Published 22/09/2010 @ 20:23:26, By ingo
So you are nowadays also in the hands of the company Utsch from Siegen/Germany. It's the world's biggest maker of license-plates, active all around the world. They never let rivals alive. So the two small German companies, who wanted to offer plastic plates and a illuminated plate, were pressed by them from the market.

Their lobbyists are very aggressive, in a lot of transport-ministries on all continents.


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The end of Belgian plates
Published 22/09/2010 @ 23:09:30, By chicomarx
Utsch AG sounds evil... The first machine by Soenen is at least Belgian.
http://www.soenen.com/
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 22/09/2010 @ 23:17:09, By antp
:ohwell:
They could at least lobby for a better font
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 23/09/2010 @ 13:07:16, By Gag Halfrunt
In the video, there are two Democratic Republic of Congo plates (dark blue with yellow text) amongst the collection of plates on the factory wall - I wonder if they were made in Belgium. This type of Congo plate has just been replaced with new German-style plates in FE-Schrift, so perhaps the Utsch salesmen have been to Kinshasa too. :sad:

Latest Edition: 23/09/2010 @ 13:07:37
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 23/09/2010 @ 14:31:10, By ingo
Sure, a plenty of African countries are having Utsch-made-plates. Same goes for South-East-Europe, the Near and Middle East, even Australia.
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 11/11/2010 @ 19:25:15, By chicomarx
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo124/marxbrosfan/nummerplaten.jpg

The official list of forbidden combinations. A lot of swear words in French or Dutch, the usual body parts, political parties, and other stuff that could be embarrassing... Although for some you need a lot of imagination.

AAP
AAS
AEL
ALA
ANE
ASS
BEB
BIT
BOM
BOY
BSP
BUB
BWP
BYT
CAP
CDF
CDH
CDV
CON
CSP
CUB
CUL
CUT
CVP
DCD
DIK
DOM
FDF
FOK
FOL
FOU
FUC
FUK
GAT
GAY
GEK
GOD
HIV
HOL
JEK
KAK
KKQ
KUL
KUT
LAF
LDD
LSP
LUL
MAS
MCC
MDP
MOR
MOU
MST
NIC
NIK
NIQ
NVA
PDB
PDO
PET
PFF
PIK
PIN
PIP
PIS
PJU
PKK
POT
PRL
PSB
PSC
PSL
PTB
PUE
PUT
PVV
PYK
PYN
PYP
PYS
ROM
RPW
RWF
SEX
SOA
SOT
SPA
SUL
TAK
TET
TIT
TUE
VCD
VIH
VLD
VMO
ZAC
ZAK
ZOT

Latest Edition: 11/11/2010 @ 19:26:55
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 17/11/2010 @ 01:37:14, By chicomarx
Last message on the subject, because they're here... First plate went to the Responsible Young Drivers.

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo124/marxbrosfan/nummerplaat2.jpg
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo124/marxbrosfan/nummerplaat3.jpg
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo124/marxbrosfan/nummerplaat4.jpg

Video: http://www.demorgen.be/dm/nl/989/Binnenland/article/detail/1183322/2010/11/16/Ee- rste-Europese-nummerplaat-voor-Responsible-Young-Drivers.dhtml
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 20/11/2010 @ 19:29:44, By antp
A few new plates spotted by my father:
http://www.photosez.com/challenges_challenge-463-les_nouvelles_plaques_europeennes_qui_commencent_par_1.html
on that photo challenge site, there were previously challenges for finding most new 000-aaa plates (and also the last ones of the remaining aaa-000 series), so now a challenge was created for these new plates too.

Latest Edition: 20/11/2010 @ 19:29:56
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 20/11/2010 @ 22:14:39, By chicomarx
Not found by me but 004 went to VT4 (tv channel) and I think that's 005 in his hand. And according to another site 1-AAA-094 is on a white Peugeot and 1-AAA-386 a Range Rover.(No pics) Steal any of those if you want... :grin:

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo124/marxbrosfan/nummerplaat-vt4.jpg
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 21/11/2010 @ 18:56:06, By chicomarx
Behold the horror:

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo124/marxbrosfan/Foto0203.jpg

So wrong... :dumb:

(from autoforum.be)

Latest Edition: 21/11/2010 @ 18:58:58
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 21/11/2010 @ 21:10:35, By antp
:confused: but why didn't he get a long plate instead of that narrow-high plate?
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 26/11/2010 @ 16:29:54, By Sandie


The official list of forbidden combinations. A lot of swear words in French or Dutch, the usual body parts, political parties, and other stuff that could be embarrassing... Although for some you need a lot of imagination.



When we first had plates with '0' as a year marker they forgot to block PO as an area marker. After a few days they realised their mistake but some cars had already been registered like that. I used to see this Ford Focus registered PO02___.
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 26/11/2010 @ 17:58:03, By chicomarx
Could be worse. :grin: It's hardly a foolproof system... You could still be unlucky. FUC I saw recently (now on the list I see). In Holland they don't use vowels for that reason, strictly consonants on their new plates.
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 21/01/2011 @ 22:17:46, By antp
Interesting discovery: as they produce regular-series plates in advance (and not when someone request one), now that they have several plate formats they had to find a solution. It seems that the "square" plate was produced for the 1-AY*-*** series. See this Skyline:
http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/3941/nissanskylineimage0088.jpg
Normally they only reached the 1-AH*-*** series now.
My father also saw a van with a AY* plate (but only the front, we suppose that a the rear it has a square plate then).
And about the VW shown above, in addition of the long plate he could also ask for the small plate, which should fit in any US-plate size like old Belgian plates; see page 5 of this document: http://www.mobilit.fgov.be/data/div/ekpiepresf.pdf

Latest Edition: 21/01/2011 @ 22:18:38
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 22/01/2011 @ 00:31:16, By ingo
Is there any chance to get a double-lined plate in annother size than that above? All the spotted ones (in my plate-collector-forum) have that size.

Everone is shaking the head about that stupidity. It seem to be similar as in Russia, where there is only one plate-size without any exception. The car-owner has to see, how and where he can mount it...
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 22/01/2011 @ 14:45:14, By antp
There is a smaller size (for US cars for example), see the PDF link that I posted :wink:

edit: from wikipedia:
In 1956, all North American passenger vehicle licence plates [...] were standardized at a size of 6 in x 12 in (152.40 mm x 304.80 mm)

So the "small square" Belgian plate (3rd model) is smaller than that, since it is 140 x 210 mm. But it is available only if the two other plate formats are too big to fit in the plate space: you cannot get it simply because you want a smaller plate :grin: The VW shown above should have asked the standard long 1-line plate...

Latest Edition: 22/01/2011 @ 14:49:42
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 23/01/2011 @ 18:04:49, By chicomarx
That 3rd size is motorcycle size... Yes, you need special permission to put it on a car. Obviously it's so small that no one will get permission.

The square plates are 34cm, since that's the width of the old plates, but as a square plate really too big... That's asking for trouble isn't it...

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo124/marxbrosfan/imcdb/ayc118.jpg
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo124/marxbrosfan/imcdb/ayb051.jpg
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo124/marxbrosfan/imcdb/ayb076.jpg

and.......


http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo124/marxbrosfan/imcdb/MAA954.jpg

More geniuses: scroll through this thread http://www.autoforum.be/showthread.php?t=39951&page=69

Latest Edition: 23/01/2011 @ 18:23:21
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 23/01/2011 @ 20:07:36, By antp
Obviously it's so small that no one will get permission.

Why not for US cars?


The square plates are 34cm, since that's the width of the old plates, but as a square plate really too big... That's asking for trouble isn't it...


but why do they ask for the square plate :crazy:
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 23/01/2011 @ 20:24:32, By antp
And about custom plates, 9-RCZ-007 is owned by a Peugeot RCZ driver :grin: I saw it yesterday
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 23/01/2011 @ 20:35:06, By antp
About the small plate format, they issued already several: http://belgianlicenceplates.blogspot.com/2010/12/which-series-is-div-currently-issuing.html
They are the 1-AZ*-***
Motorcycles get 1-M**-***
So the 1-AZ*-*** are small plates for cars, it must be possible to have the permission :wink:
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The end of Belgian plates
Published 10/02/2011 @ 01:14:55, By chicomarx
Another winner: :grin:

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo124/marxbrosfan/imcdb/Foto0046.jpg
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