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Steve
06-12-2003, 12:53 AM
I spotted a Caterham Super 7 at my local Barnes and Noble tonight. Thing that gave it away were the hobbyist plates rather than collector's plates, but I had to do a double-take! Light blue metallic, it was wonderful to see it.

Basil
06-12-2003, 01:42 AM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Steve:
I spotted a Caterham Super 7 at my local Barnes and Noble tonight. Thing that gave it away were the hobbyist plates rather than collector's plates, but I had to do a double-take! Light blue metallic, it was wonderful to see it.<hr></blockquote>


Were you able to meet the owner (and tell him about the forum? ) images/icons/grin.gif

aeronca65t
06-12-2003, 08:46 AM
Neat! (I "live" in B-N....saves on magazine subscriptions graemlins/devilgrin.gif )

...but what's "hobby" plates. How do they differ from classic/historic plates?

Sherlock
06-12-2003, 12:28 PM
Ahhhhh

One of my favourite sports cars, have never experienced one yet, a newer Caterham or original Lotus would be equally acceptable.

Steve
06-12-2003, 06:52 PM
Basil.....The owner drove off before I could back out of the store. I never saw him going to the car (I was watching. images/icons/frown.gif

Nial.....Wisconsin has collector plates for original classics, but kit cars, hot-rods (cars substantially altered from standard) and others have to wear hobbyist plates. To qualify for collector plates (like my B) the car has to be original and unmodified, submit to a one-time emissions test, and thereafter you need not renew your plates for as long as you own the car.