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#1 'GB' Letters

Post by Simon P » Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:35 pm

For those of you with those nice elegant chromed 'GB' letters fixed to your boot or hatch.....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58734265
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Post by Philk » Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:12 pm

I saw this and then had to lay down to allow my blood pressure to settle. :banghead:

Given that GB has been around for 100 years (and has always been acceptable to the EU), I have no idea why this is required. If we can enter the Olympics under GB, I see no logic as to why we now need to use UK to visit Europe
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#3 Re: 'GB' Letters

Post by Gfhug » Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:50 pm

Political correctness :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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Post by chrisfell » Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:22 am

My GB letters are staying on my car. If I need to add UK to appease some peak capped jobsworth, I’ll write it in crayon on the back window.
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Post by abowie » Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:20 am

From an antipodean perspective, it looks more like they're wanting to get rid of the "UK surrounded by European stars" motif.

So leave UK on your cars. Stuff you Brussels.
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#6 Re: 'GB' Letters

Post by MarekH » Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:44 am

If you read the press report, then you'll realise:-
1/ It was initiated by the British side,
2/ It's a "world" thing and europe has/had nothing to do with it.

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#7 Re: 'GB' Letters

Post by Heuer » Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:47 am

:yeahthat:

The rules are complicated but for those who have a period chrome GB fixed to their car you have to cover it up and display a UK badge :?:

On the other hand I have driven my E-Type through Europe for years and never even bothered with a GB sticker and I was never stopped or asked.
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Post by abowie » Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:07 pm

MarekH wrote:
Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:44 am
If you read the press report, then you'll realise:-
1/ It was initiated by the British side,
2/ It's a "world" thing and europe has/had nothing to do with it.

kind regards
Marek
Stop using facts to undermine my irrational statements :bigrin:

It's the Eurosausage all over again.
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Post by Barry » Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:45 am

Total bollocks! Like most of you, I’ll do as I feel is appropriate. Great Britain……..anyway it won’t be the UK fir that much longer if the miserable beggars north of the border get their way. That’s another wind up. That silly little girl up in Scotland…..I’ve coming to the conclusion that owning an E-type, you need to be un PC! Cheers guys!

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Post by Pete G » Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:48 am

It's all about showing solidarity with Ulster which is part of the UK but not GB.
When do we think the English will get so fed up with the Celtic moaners that a referendum is demanded to leave the UK?
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#11 Re: 'GB' Letters

Post by mgcjag » Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:53 am

Hi All....we're an E type forum....please let us not get into the politics of the UK.......thanks....Steve
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Post by Barry » Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:53 pm

Oh get some sense of humour Steve. Yes we are a forum, but please don’t lecture me like that. I meant no harm, and don’t take non PC comments too seriously. Get a life!

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#13 Re: 'GB' Letters

Post by mgcjag » Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:57 am

Hi Barry....thanks for the reply.....just to let you know...i have a very good life thanks....i also have a good sense of humour......and i dont lecture.......if i see something going "off track" or political on the forum i step in and comment.......if it continues then as a moderator i will delete as appropriate........Steve
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#14 Re: 'GB' Letters

Post by arron » Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:24 am

Back to the GB / UK sticker thing.

I have CH on the back of my Allard, never been challenged.

But there is another side to this, despite trying very hard...I have never had a Euro speeding fine come through for that car.
I seem to get them easily in my Porsche with GB on the back, but never in the Allard with CH. And just to be clear, the Allard is GB registered and carries a silver / black pressed plate on the back, white decals on the bonnet. Basically the same as the E Type.

I'll leave that with you.

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Post by steve3.8 » Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:15 pm

I think this has been misunderstood, the good old chrome GB badge is ok - it’s the blue band badge /sticker etc with the 12 stars around it that’s in question :seeingstars: —--so i agree we should remove the stars emblem - you could create a O sticker that covers them but leaves the GB showing .
Otherwise the Rolls Royce with the GB 1 number plate could be banned also
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#16 Re: 'GB' Letters

Post by christopher storey » Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:13 pm

abowie wrote:
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:07 pm

It's the Eurosausage all over again.
Don't you mean the high fat offal tube ? :bigrin: :bigrin:

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#17 Re: 'GB' Letters

Post by Gfhug » Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:15 pm

Having just seen my first UK badge on a car :thumbdown:
The bureaucrat who came up with this idea should spend eternity in purgatory!!

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#18 Re: 'GB' Letters

Post by MarekH » Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:15 pm

steve3.8 wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:15 pm
I think this has been misunderstood, the good old chrome GB badge is ok
That's not what the BBC article says. That's also not what the .gov.uk webite says. See https://www.gov.uk/displaying-number-pl ... dentifiers

You certainly have misunderstood.

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#19 Re: 'GB' Letters

Post by steve3.8 » Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:20 pm

MarekH wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:15 pm
steve3.8 wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:15 pm
I think this has been misunderstood, the good old chrome GB badge is ok
That's not what the BBC article says. That's also not what the .gov.uk webite says. See https://www.gov.uk/displaying-number-pl ... dentifiers

You certainly have misunderstood.

kind regards
Marek
Certainly not Marek ,it was meant to be tongue in cheek humour , they can all FRO.
Maybe someone will suggest we grind "Made in England" off every part next !

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#20 Re: 'GB' Letters

Post by Robbiee » Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:26 am

Hi
I checked and the government website says “If you have. gab sticker, cover or remove it..”
Does that mean GB chrome lettering is ok??
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