Thursday, 13 November 2008

302 D 108

I know that this is a very bad shot, just has I was started to take a few photo's of the President of Slovenia's cars parked in the very public High Street I was stopped by the police.  This was the only diplomatic plate in the group of three cars, with the other being "1 SLO" which I think would have been the Presidents car.  The reason why Slovenia is 302 is that all the 300 plates are for newer countries that have become recognised since the original allocation of numbers.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

226 D 366

Spotted this afternoon turning Right onto the Abingdon Road, Land Drover with three Omani diplomats on board. 

Thursday, 31 July 2008

257 D 213

Been awhile since we have seen a Diplomatic Number Plate in Oxford but I saw one today driving down Queen Street, which is a Bus only road in the City Centre. The car with the 257 D 213 plate is a Diplomatic Pate from the Sudan Embassy in London.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

903 X 316

Spotted on the A34 this afternoon, it belongs to the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, more than likely heading back to Reading that's where they have there HQ.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

175 D 649

Indian High Commissioner and Staff visiting Oxford today, they had three cars in Oxford but I only managed to see one of them.  This one was in Broad Street, the Commissioner was having lunch at Trinity College.

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Old Sign Post At County Hall

Outside the main entrance to County Hall in New Road Oxford you will see this old metal directional sign from the B4031 from the North of the County.  You can see that Banbury was 6 1/2 miles from where this was taken. I think I will have another look at this and find out more about it like where is was taken from and when, sorry about not having all the information tonight.
More plates in town today, this time the Americans, have a look here.

271 D 537 and 271 D 763 United States of America

Two diplomatic cars from the United States Embassy spotted parked out the front of the Randolph Hotel this lunch time, part of a larger fleet of cars, about 5 in total however only two had the diplomatic plates on them.  Funny that the Americans are driving around in German cars? Touchy drivers about photographing the plates!!

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

222 D 905 and 222 D 924

Four cars, but only two diplomatic plates?  The Nigerian High Commission were in Oxford today, I first spotted them outside the Randolph Hotel about lunch time, they had four cars in the party but only two displayed the country plates, the other two cars had standard plates on them.
When I passed the Randolph at about 4pm, the BMW 222 D 924 was still at the hotel, engine running.  There was a problem with the car and the RAC had just been and the driver did not want to turn it off, the rest of his party had left for the Oxford Union, so I gave him directions while riding in the passenger seat, thinking about it, I should have sat in the back!!

Nigeria have diplomatic plates from 222 to 224.

Monday, 10 March 2008

935 X 127

European School Oxford, you see a few of these plates around, this one was seen in Botley this afternoon.

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

NZ 1

Spotted this afternoon at about 1700hrs out side Rhodes House, the car belonging to the New Zealand High Commissioner, Jonathan Hunt.  Hunt was a Labour Member of Parliament in New Zealand for 30 years.  New Zealand's standard diplomatic numbers plates normally start with 218 or 219, however I guess the boss gets NZ 1.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

273 X 245

Spotted parked up today in North Oxford, staff car from the United States of America. A Toyota??