Centenary plates are on 9,000 cars

johnboy 1 September 2008 13

The Chief Minister has announced that the Centenary of Canberra number plates have been issued to 9,000 drivers:

    “The Centenary of Canberra number plates are a great way to draw people’s attention to Canberra’s upcoming Centenary birthday celebrations,” Mr Stanhope said. “Already 9000 Canberra cars are displaying the plates and spreading the Centenary message throughout Canberra and across our state borders.”

Other Centenary initiates we can look forward to include:

    — Centenary Premium Shiraz and Riesling wines are being produced by ACT winemakers;
    — A Centenary curriculum unit is being developed to teach students how and why Canberra became the nation’s capital;
    — A new flower – the Centenary Rose – is being created;
    — Preliminary agreement has been reached with Golf Australia for Canberra to host the 2013 Women’s Australian Open Golf Championship, as part of the centenary celebrations; and
    — The Chief Minister has written to the Prime Minister asking him to extend an invitation to the Queen to visit Canberra in 2013, as part of the Centenary celebrations.

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13 Responses to Centenary plates are on 9,000 cars
Overheard Overheard 2:09 pm 03 Sep 08

ARTistic-U said :

What’s with the rainbow coloured ship steering wheel as the logo?

Actually, astrojax was getting close to the money. It’s an aerial view of the newly redeveloped Vernon Circle. After they’ve paid for their election promises, the Mayor of Toytown can only authorise the following by way of redevelopment out of its capital expenses budget: coloured fairy lights around the existing road.

astrojax astrojax 2:04 pm 03 Sep 08

What’s with the rainbow coloured ship steering wheel as the logo?

after 100 years with its hand at the tiller, the good ship canberra sails into the next century aiming at that little pot of gold, out there somewhere, to help build a light rail and a tunnel for northbourne under vernon circle and to ensure that no-one in canberra ever again need be overcharged five dollars just for a pizza…

i have a set of centenary plates. s’good. the noice lady gave me, unbidden, the numbers corresponding to my year of birth. noice folk, them motor registry people. be nice to them.

ACT Light Rail ACT Light Rail 7:45 pm 01 Sep 08

I was offered a set of these when registering a car a few months ago. i looked at them and asked for some ‘ordinary’ plates. They happily provided the regular plate.

ARTistic-U ARTistic-U 7:03 pm 01 Sep 08

What’s with the rainbow coloured ship steering wheel as the logo?

Hey, I have this habit of remembering totally insignificant number plates that I don’t need to remember. I turn them into words. For example, when I was about 7 or 8, I saw a car with YKH 532 plates. I turned YHK into a word – Yerhk. Then I turned 5-3-2 into a word. Fthrt. I’ve remembered yerhkfthrt for the past 40 years.

The second part can also be turned into a significant year. For eg, May 1932 might be your fathers birth or whatever.

So then, what is GG – gogomobile, Guv General, Get Gnotted? Read YGG00A as a word and you sound like you’ve had a few too many schnappses …

yes, I am weird, and I do have obsessive compulsive with a touch of rainman syndrome.

Wide Boy Jake Wide Boy Jake 5:56 pm 01 Sep 08

QUOTE: Will there be a plate making program at the new gaol?

imagine the slogans they would come up with…. UNQUOTE

I remember in 1991 when the old Steve Vizard Tonight Live show did a show from a jail in Melbourne. They showed the number plate manufacturing area and one of the boys knocked out a plate that said POOFTA. Very funny . . .

peterh peterh 5:42 pm 01 Sep 08

will there be a plate making program at the new gaol?

imagine the slogans they would come up with….

Julius Constantius Julius Constantius 5:04 pm 01 Sep 08

I say all Canberra Plates should say Feel the Power of Canberra, but that is only because “Bend over, losers, and feel the power of Canberra” was too long to fit on the plates.

Granny Granny 5:03 pm 01 Sep 08

It would be kind of funny if everybody was asking for the normal plates.

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 4:59 pm 01 Sep 08

When rego’ing my car from QLD to ACT recently, I was handed a Centenary numberplate. I quickly asked if they have any normal ones. she looked at me like I was a one-eyed goat then swapped it over for a normal one.

Centenary of Canberra is in 2013 eh? Well, why not start releasing the tri-centenary of Australia ones now then?!

Overheard Overheard 4:24 pm 01 Sep 08

Fiona said :

So, how many of us will still be in Canberra in 5 years?

Good question. South Australia’s currently running a fairly peruasive ‘Live In Kickatinalong’ campaign…

Fiona Fiona 4:13 pm 01 Sep 08

So, how many of us will still be in Canberra in 5 years?

ARTistic-U ARTistic-U 4:08 pm 01 Sep 08

And just think, in October 2013 we can all celebrate the fact that Stanhope has not been Chief Minister for 5 years. Bring it on.

Granny Granny 3:51 pm 01 Sep 08

I’m not mad on the logo, but the centenary thing sounds kind of fun. I wonder if the Queen will still be up to travelling in 5 years as she’ll be pushing 87.

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