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 ... date to be confirmed


RALLY 2022

We have decided that it is not feasible to attempt to organise a rally this year. Whilst the excellent roll-out of the vaccination programme gives us all hope for a way out of this truly terrible pandemic, the timescale involved clearly does not give us chance to organise an event for this June/July.

Hopefully by the summer of 2022 we will all be able to meet up at a suitable venue. Any announcement about this will be published on the website and in RNC News.

If you have already entered for 2020 and paid the £5.00 entry fee, we propose to hold on to this and roll over the entry and fee for the event in 2022. If you are unhappy with this and would like a refund, please email Dominic at or send a text to him on 07951 595306 requesting a refund and we will return your entry fee. 

We will continue to monitor Government requirements closely and will be guided by them. But for now please follow the advice, take the vaccine when offered, protect yourself and others, stay home, protect the NHS, save lives and, above all, stay safe.



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'Rest in Peace Captain Sir Tom - you have inspired a nation'

Following his successful campaign last spring at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Captain Sir Tom Moore raised around £33,000,000 for the NHS charity by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.

Sadly Sir Tom has been hospitalised this week after being treated for pneumonia and has tested positive for Covid-19. His daughter announced this afternoon (02.02.21) that he had sadly passed away at the age of 100 years.

Sir Tom was a keen motorcycle trialist and campaigned a Scott Flying Squirrel motorbike built in Shipley, not far from his Yorkshire home, when it had an early York registration DN 3612. The bike was acquired later and restored by C W Wood, a renowned Bradford professional photographer, to compete in vintage motorcycle trials. It appears to have been re-registered after this work with an early Bradford registration AK 222 which it bears to this day. 

The bike is on long term loan from C W Wood's son and takes pride of place in the reception area of Bradford Industrial Museum.

 "Stay home, stay safe, tomorrow will be a good day."


A young Captain Moore on the Scott motorbike                       The 1912 Scott Flying Squirrel in Bradford Museum


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





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

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

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  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


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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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