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Posted 07 February 2015 - 07:03 AM

 

This reminds me, would it be unproblematic to drive a car on European plates (and registered in Europe) in North America?  I mean, it seems to be little issue driving a car on North American plates in Europe.

 

Not on the back. Most, if not all, American states require licence plates on the rear of the vehicle but not on the front. 

 

 

I don't think you understood my question.  I am asking whether I could drive a car registered in Europe in North America.


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Posted 07 February 2015 - 11:31 AM Edited by TheMcSame, 07 February 2015 - 11:32 AM.

 

 

This reminds me, would it be unproblematic to drive a car on European plates (and registered in Europe) in North America?  I mean, it seems to be little issue driving a car on North American plates in Europe.

 

Not on the back. Most, if not all, American states require licence plates on the rear of the vehicle but not on the front. 

 

 

I don't think you understood my question.  I am asking whether I could drive a car registered in Europe in North America.

 

As long as it meets the state laws then yes. The only problem you might face in some states is the emission laws, I don't think EU regulations are as strict as states like California when it comes to emissions.


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Posted 07 February 2015 - 11:37 AM

 

 

 

This reminds me, would it be unproblematic to drive a car on European plates (and registered in Europe) in North America?  I mean, it seems to be little issue driving a car on North American plates in Europe.

 

Not on the back. Most, if not all, American states require licence plates on the rear of the vehicle but not on the front. 

 

 

I don't think you understood my question.  I am asking whether I could drive a car registered in Europe in North America.

 

As long as it meets the state laws then yes. The only problem you might face in some states is the emission laws, I don't think EU regulations are as strict as states like California when it comes to emissions.

 

 

Are there exemptions for older cars?  I mean, I've seen classic European cars imported to the US.  And I doubt they've made any modification to fit regulations.  Because I will admit, I have thought about driving my DS around North America.


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Posted 07 February 2015 - 02:06 PM

Are there exemptions for older cars?  I mean, I've seen classic European cars imported to the US.  And I doubt they've made any modification to fit regulations.  Because I will admit, I have thought about driving my DS around North America.

I assume there would be some exceptions but it likely varies by state.


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Posted 07 February 2015 - 10:10 PM

Just spotted a car from Gomel, Belarus in my neighborhood (3.220 km // 2000mi)

 

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 10:11 AM Edited by Willstig998, 20 February 2015 - 10:11 AM.

I've once spotted an new Range Rover driving around with UK plates on it but it's very unusual to find cars driving around in Australia with foreign plates.
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Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:06 PM

I've once spotted an new Range Rover driving around with UK plates on it but it's very unusual to find cars driving around in Australia with foreign plates.

 

UK plates are common in places that did belong or still belong to the United Kingdom. I even found out that shipping a car from England to Hong Kong and doing the registration is quite easy and fast.


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 07:46 AM

I've once spotted an new Range Rover driving around with UK plates on it but it's very unusual to find cars driving around in Australia with foreign plates.

Are you sure it just wasn't one of those fancy Queensland Plates that you can get? They seem pretty common on Range Rovers and Mercs. Like this:

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OT: One of my old mates has a Chevy 1980 Chevy K5 Blazer SIlverado with California plates, which is quite rare over here.


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 08:08 AM

Man, that Queensland plate is not much a glyph away from saying 'OLD'.


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 09:08 AM

I have seen WA plates here in NSW.


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 11:58 AM

I've once spotted an new Range Rover driving around with UK plates on it but it's very unusual to find cars driving around in Australia with foreign plates.

Are you sure it just wasn't one of those fancy Queensland Plates that you can get? They seem pretty common on Range Rovers and Mercs. Like this:
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OT: One of my old mates has a Chevy 1980 Chevy K5 Blazer SIlverado with California plates, which is quite rare over here.

Nah the rear plate was yellow & said GB on it I could tell it was from there. In case your wondering

On Topic: In my city (Cairns) I see plenty of Victorians, Western Australians, South Australians & Territorians get around because they moved here.

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 04:52 PM

Years ago my family and I took a cruise that stopped at a few Carebbean island (Bahamas, US Virgin Islands and Saint Martin).

 

When we arrived at Sant Martin we decided to go on a tour from the Island. The funny part is that the Island is divided into Two. You might remember this island for it's famous airport: Google "Princess Juliana Airport"

 

 

 

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While the Dutch side is a Constituent country the Northern French side is part of France. Funny thing is that calling to Paris from the North Side(French) is not considered an International call while calling the Dutch Neighbors it is :lol:

 

 

Anyways, so when the cruise arrived at this island, it docked at the Dutch side and we hired a tour the cruise staff offered us to visit both parts of the islands. When the tour guide arrived he gave us Dutch Side car plates for free (One per family) And in the northern side i found a flea market and my girlfriend who speaks a little French help me out to buy a French side licence plate por 12€ (Euros are used in the northern side of the islands instead of US Dollars like the south side)

 

 

So here are both the plates i brought from my journey:

 

Dutch Side:

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FRENCH SIDE

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 06:39 PM

I just saw a BMW M6 registered in Leningrad Oblast, Russia in Pimlico, London, UK

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 06:37 PM Edited by jatiger13, 29 March 2015 - 08:50 PM.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:01 AM

 

 

 

 

This reminds me, would it be unproblematic to drive a car on European plates (and registered in Europe) in North America?  I mean, it seems to be little issue driving a car on North American plates in Europe.

 

Not on the back. Most, if not all, American states require licence plates on the rear of the vehicle but not on the front. 

 

 

I don't think you understood my question.  I am asking whether I could drive a car registered in Europe in North America.

 

As long as it meets the state laws then yes. The only problem you might face in some states is the emission laws, I don't think EU regulations are as strict as states like California when it comes to emissions.

 

 

Are there exemptions for older cars?  I mean, I've seen classic European cars imported to the US.  And I doubt they've made any modification to fit regulations.  Because I will admit, I have thought about driving my DS around North America.

 

Classic cars are usually exempt if they are older than 25 years old. Import laws require the car to be fitted to regulations unless it is 25 years old or older.


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 10:32 AM

I used to see a black Lexus LX (2007ish) with California plates running around Stockholm but I never see it anymore. Otherwise common plates are from old Soviet countries and Romania with all the gypsies around here.


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 11:39 PM

I was driving back home after watching tonight's football game at a friends house when i saw a brand new VW Golf GTI with Gibraltar plates on it.

 

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I know it's not distant however they are extremely rare to spot unless you go to Gibraltar or town that are close. I have only seen two Gibraltar plates in my life and the first one was when i was 10 years old.


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 06:48 AM

I see plenty Gibraltar plates in France.


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 10:58 PM

I see plenty Gibraltar plates in France.

 

Are you sure they are from Gibraltar and not Jersey or Guernsey?


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Posted 16 May 2015 - 04:49 AM

Recently saw a Hyundai Tucson with Arizona plates driving around Los Gatos, CA. Not a distant plate by any great measure, but it gave me a chuckle.

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 06:46 AM

 

 

I've once spotted an new Range Rover driving around with UK plates on it but it's very unusual to find cars driving around in Australia with foreign plates.

Are you sure it just wasn't one of those fancy Queensland Plates that you can get? They seem pretty common on Range Rovers and Mercs. Like this:
PuZxLDI.png
 
OT: One of my old mates has a Chevy 1980 Chevy K5 Blazer SIlverado with California plates, which is quite rare over here.

Nah the rear plate was yellow & said GB on it I could tell it was from there. In case your wondering

On Topic: In my city (Cairns) I see plenty of Victorians, Western Australians, South Australians & Territorians get around because they moved here.

 

 

not to mention all the people that would drive up there on holidays.


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Posted 17 May 2015 - 10:43 PM

I saw a very rare plate today. Couldn't take a picture so angry about it.

 

I was heading back home after picking up a friend from the airport when a Mercedes S Class just like this one:

 

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Overtook me and when i looked at the back he had Transnistria plates on it! Rare as f*ck. I get to see a lot of plates from Romania and a few from Moldova but Transnistria is very rare. Never seen a plate in my life.

 

Information on Transnistria (Non-recognized Communistt State)

 

 

Still i mean, How can a car with a licence plate from a country that's is not recognized by anyone has gone so far from home without the cops pulling him over?


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 11:40 AM

St. Petersburg  - Sitges, Spain

 

3.599 km (2236mi)

 

Big trip :panic:

 

 

 

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 09:34 PM Edited by LeopardGecko, 21 June 2015 - 09:35 PM.

I often see people driving cars with German plates here in Croatia,even in areas away from the coast which don´t usually have a lot of tourists (like my city).I remember once seeing a car with American plates in Croatia,I think it was from Illinois,but I´m not sure,it was around 7-8 years ago.


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Posted 22 June 2015 - 12:38 PM

Saw a Toyota Tacoma from Michigan some days ago


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Posted 22 June 2015 - 01:20 PM

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 04:12 PM

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I Wouldn't be happy at all if my car had those three letters on the License plate.

 

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 10:56 PM

I saw a car with Alaska plates. At first I thought it was one of those annoying 'Don't Tread On Me' plates but when I got closer, I could see it was from AK. So the driving distance would be about 4,300 miles.


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 05:29 PM

Couldn't get a pic, but the other day I saw a car with a caravan coming from Sweden. It's at least 1636Km from where I live to Malmo, which is on the bottom of Sweden.


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 12:46 PM

Saw an Audi Q7 with Latvian Plates
According to google maps 3089km




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