The original UK club for cherished number enthusiasts

Independent and nationwide - dedicated to the right to hold and transfer a cherished

vehicle registration mark - a right which has been in existence since 1903!

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RALLY 2022 ... Sunday 10 July 2022

Lakeland Motor Museum, Newby Bridge, Cumbria LA12 8TA


We’re back! 

After a long break due to Covid-19, the RNC is pleased to announce that our rally planned for 2020 at the Lakeland Motor Museum is finally back this summer. The museum is situated to the south of Lake Windermere and nearby Newby Bridge just off the A590 so is very easy to find.

Class awards are returning this year and whilst the criteria for them have been slightly amended from those previously used, we hope all will welcome their return. 

The event will take place from 10.00am to 3.00pm and there is a special price for those wishing to visit the museum.

For further information please click here.


The museum operates clear Covid-19 policies with hand sanitiser available. Please feel free to wear a face covering during your visit if you wish.

Remember HANDS - FACE - SPACE ... and FRESH AIR 


RNC News Bytes

General news articles covering motoring related items are now published on a new page accessed by clicking on News Bytes here or from the top or bottom of the home page.

Whilst not always of cherished registration interest, we hope they will be appreciated by readers who have a general motoring and classic vehicle interest as well.



Click the museum logo to see who came to our 2019 rally





You can now retain and assign a registration online ...

click here to read this


.... and you can also tell DVLA you've bought or sold a vehicle online ...

click here to read this 

  Membership benefits

quarterly colour magazine
*  windscreen stickers
*  customised screen badge
*  free access to advice
* free cherished registration sales and wants on this website


Results from other rallies are still available by opening the Rally page and following the various links


Don't forget our 'Club Shop' is always open.


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  The Number Plate Book
John Harrison

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Car Number Classics
Nicholas Young

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Established in 1977 at a time of crisis for cherished numbers when the licensing authorities began refusing transfers and caused misery for many, many people. Numbers which had been owned for several years, even numbers which had been passed down from previous generations were in danger of being lost forever in the hands of bureaucrats !

Fortunately, help was close at hand.

Alex Jackson, a well known Yorkshire rally driver who owned several cherished plates, joined forces with a small number of associates who decided that some action was required.

They attracted the services of classic car enthusiast and club magazine printer, Steve Waldenberg to act as Honorary Organising Secretary, and before long the Registration Numbers Club was formed.

After several press announcements, a large rally was held at Harewood House near Leeds, and within a short time over 2000 members had signed up !

 Following a massive parliamentary lobby, letters to Members of Parliament and the press, the authorities relented and once again transfers of cherished numbers were allowed. Some badly needed changes were incorporated into the system to prevent fraud.






The club has continued since 1977 issuing regular newsletters to members, holding an annual rally and generally keeping an eye on the whole UK vehicle registration system.


The concept of cherished numbers has changed dramatically since those early days, with the DVLA, of course, marketing its own range of marks. In reality there are few problems transferring numbers today and in most cases the Swansea headquarters completes transfers rapidly. The online retain and assign sytem has also done much to speed things up considerably.


The club is run on a voluntary basis from the RNC headquarters in Leeds. Its quarterly newsletter '"RNC NEWS" is the only regular publication to deal exclusively with cherished registrations and is still produced by one of the original founders, Steve Waldenberg.  


 In the mid nineties long time member William Heaton, also of Leeds, became the club's Publicity Officer commencing activities to gain it a higher profile.

 Unfortunately, due to increased business commitments, he had to stand down and Rod Lomax, from Bury in Lancashire, also a long time member, took over as Publicity Officer in the summer of 2000.



If you own a cherished vehicle registration number and/or are interested in joining the RNC, please contact us using any of the methods shown below or by printing, completing and mailing the membership form.


Just follow this link


Application Form


You'll be joining a group of like minded people and will obtain all the latest information on the whole fascinating subject of cherished registration numbers.


The Registration Numbers Club


Steve Waldenberg - Magazine Editor


m. 07774 808444


Dominic Chandler - Membership Secretary


m.  07951 595306


Rod Lomax - Publicity Officer


t. 0161 764 8180      f. 0700 345 1177 

m. 07860 344607



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