I have driven past this truck numerous times over the last few months and it finally clicked that something was out of place
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Posted by Keats on 31 March 2015 - 12:19 PM
This one dates back a few years...
My car (parked on the street) got hit one night - busted headlight, cracked bumper, $1000 worth of damage. No hint as to the culprit, except for a smudge of yellow paint, same as used on taxis...
A couple of weeks later, I hear an almighty bang out the front. Race out to see a set of taxi tail-lights disappearing around the corner. My neighbour's Camry has been punted up the bot, and pushed several metres by a turd who's then done a runner:
So, I race up to the corner, figuring that the car won't have gone far with that sort of damage. I didn't find the car - but I did find:
Picked it up, took it back to the scene, and lobbed it over the fence into my back-yard. Called the po-lice, got a disinterested constable, who perked up enormously when I mentioned that the taxi in question had left behind the entire front bumper and number plate...
As we're commiserating with the owner of the now ex-Camry (it has ceased to be) and awaiting the arrival of the plods, three young bucks appear from around the corner. They walk down the street, taking a keen interest in proceedings. Each one is talking on a mobile 'phone. They walk past, down about 30 metres, then turn around and walk past again.
Just out for a quick stroll at 10:30 pm, are we, chaps? I walk up to one, and politely say "I've got the bumper". The heads of the other two shoot up, and the talking on the mobiles gets more frantic.
Happily, the cops arrive just at this point - the three guys quickly retire to a safe distance, I get the bumper and hand it over to the rozzers and point the guys out.
All got nicely sorted out - neighbour got paid, taxi driver got done for failing to exchange details, and I got revenge for my damaged car...
Posted by hoarder1 on 05 December 2017 - 05:33 PM
Added a few more plates on a permanent wall last week. I've started putting up my truck plates in this section. I feel that they may be a bit too bunched up, and in the next section of wall I will only put 7 Australian plates instead of 8 per column on these ply sheets. I'll add a few more plates this week, but need to be patient and wait until I install the stair stringers coming down from the right of the picture so I'm not covering any plates displayed. There will be another 1500mm height of plates above these ones in the picture, so I'll will be able to fit my Federal Interstate run, some USA truck plates and a bit of other truck paraphernalia - signs, truck door, grille etc. Still haven't connected power to shed yet, so can't cover all the walls. Put a couple of internal stud walls up in another corner for a toilet/bathroom last weekend, so am getting there slowly. It's easy to be impatient, but I am enjoying the process, so no need to rush. I will put a timber cover strip of some sort along the bottom of the white painted ply sheets to cover where they meet the corrugated iron below. The 1500mm above (yet to be installed) will go to the roof, and my long term plan would be to install a 'ceiling' (line the roof) of this section and put some plates up there too. As they will be above our heads, the logical option will be to display my 'Aircraft' theme plates up there.
Posted by Matty_769 on 27 October 2015 - 03:44 PM
Yesterday i walked about every car park on each side of Sydney Road between Moreland and Barkley Square (3kms) and did not find one.
After work today... I loitered about Coburg and Glenroy and spotted 3 ....all in the 1GA4** series and all with the older Southern Cross image.
Here's the only one of the three suitable for photographing today..... Yes. that is sticky tape All 4 of these were re-registered older cars.
Posted by ALPCA4266 on 30 July 2020 - 03:32 PM
Acting upon a tip from NPCC #365 (3) I headed to the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre in my old home town of Cooma to check out the historical display and see if I could spot the Vice Regal Crowns on display there. Here's a what I found.
Not one but 2 brass Crowns
One of the Crowns
And a bit more detail
Posted by Matty_769 on 09 June 2019 - 09:12 PM
Posted by moz on 02 June 2018 - 02:14 PM
Howdy shed heads
After 15 years at the helm of this wonderful community, the time has come for me to take a step back as Admin of plateshed.com.
I started this back in September of 2003, not knowing where it would go, or if it would even take off, but it's one of the few original forums that is still active and still survives from the early days of the internet.
My priorities have taken a slight detour over the last 5 years or so, aside from changes in my personal life, some of you are aware of my passion for photography, and I have since started a new photography tour business, which allows me to travel to wonderful destinations around the world, doing something I love.
It makes it very difficult to address admin problems on plateshed, or to participate when I'm in a third world country with no internet for days. I think we encountered a problem earlier this year that I couldn't address until my return. I'm also very time poor when I am at home, with heaps on my plate.
The collective information that has amassed on this website makes it the Wiki of number plates. Seriously. It's too good to let it sit in the depths of the web without promotion, and definitely too important to let fade away without new contributions and contributors. Rather than let this website die a slow death, I've decided it's best to put it in the hands of someone who is active in the plate scene and shows the passion that I once had. Someone that can bring plateshed into 2018 and beyond, and give it the attention that I cannot.
So, please welcome Steven, your new Admin.
Steven runs the Heritage Number Plate Spotting page on Facebook with over 6,000 members, as well as the numberplates.com.au website.
He also brings years of forum admin experience. He is also active in the number plate scene in NSW.
It took a while, and I had been actively searching and waiting for the right person to come along to hand over the
reigns reins to, and I believe I have found this in Steve.
I'll still be here somewhere in the background to help if needed, and as time permits, I hope to join in again on the banter and discussion with the many friends I've made over the years from all over the world.
I'd sincerely like to thank each and everyone of you for allowing me to build and grow this community. I've loved every minute of it and have some absolute wonderful memories.
It's not the end, it's a new beginning. It's what plateshed needs, an injection of new blood, new ideas, and a little TLC...everything that I haven't been able to give it.
Please support Steve in his new role and continue to contribute and help this site get back to it's glory days.
Forever your head shedhead,
Posted by Matty_769 on 17 May 2016 - 08:09 PM
Here's a nicely designed plate released at http://www.territory...u/number-plates
75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin Commemorative Number Plates
As part of The Territory Remembers program and in partnership with the Automobile Association of the Northern Territory (AANT), the Northern Territory Government is proud to release 999 sets of specially designed and manufactured commemorative vehicle number plates.
The Territory Remembers program aims to increase awareness of the Northern Territory’s involvement in WWII, and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin and the defence of Northern Australia.
The plates are on sale for $150 and available to purchase from 14 May 2016 to 27 February 2017.
All proceeds will be donated to Legacy NT to care for families of incapacitated and deceased veterans in the Northern Territory.
To order, visit or call AANT on 08 8925 5901.
For more information see the Commemorative Number Plate Fact Sheet.
Some photos from the launch at the Freds Pass Rural Show.
Media release on 14/5/16 http://newsroom.nt.g...iaRelease/20736
Minister for Arts and MuseumsBombing of Darwin licence plates launched
14 May 2016
From today Territorians can buy specially commissioned and limited edition licence plates to mark 75 years since the Bombing of Darwin, as part of The Territory Remembers (TTR) program.
All proceeds from the sale of the commemorative number plates will be donated to Legacy NT.
If all plates 999 of plates are sold, the project will generate approximately $125,000.
‘It is important to remember what we have been through as Territorians, to know where we are going, and what we are capable of’ said Minister for Arts and Museums Gary Higgins MLA.
‘The same values of determination and courage evident 75 years ago, are alive today in our servicemen and women; we should support this cause, and stand by them’.
Jack Hamilton, President Legacy NT said “Legacy NT greatly appreciates the donation of the proceeds of this venture to go to the provision of support to the families of incapacitated and deceased veterans located in the Territory. We thank the Department of Arts and Museums and the Territory Remembers Steering Committee for nominating Legacy NT as the endorsed
The Northern Territory Government is investing $2.25 million towards The Territory Remembers program. Byron Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of AANT (Automobile Association of Northern Territory Inc.) said of the plates,“AANT is proud to be involved with the bombing of Darwin commemoration, it allows us the opportunity to assist with raising money for such a worthwhile cause as Legacy.
Some of our members were in the Northern Territory when the strikes took place and it gives us great pleasure to be able to give back to those men and women who defended or assisted with the protection of the Territory.
We hope Territorians support Legacy and purchase a number plate - we’d love to see them driving on Territory roads.”
To order a set of commemorative vehicle number plates, visit your local AANT office. For more information visit http://www.territory...bers.nt.gov.au/">www.territoryremembers.nt.gov.au or the TTR Facebook page https://www.facebook...itoryRemembers/
Sean Conway 0400 165 743
Posted by hoarder1 on 01 July 2019 - 02:51 PM
Posted by buff181 on 28 September 2017 - 12:48 PM
Sorry it took me a few days to do, but my Mom is in Hospital and I am looking after my Father.
I thought to make the Challenge a little harder I did it on a Wednesday (27.9.17) mid afternoon and at a midsize Shopping Centre.
I went to Karingal Hub (around the Corner from where my Mother is)
Car Park was only about 60 / 70 % full
Took me about 45 minutes
Question is did I complete the Challenge.
Hope the First Plate from good old Vic answers the question.
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