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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And we can still make room for more rally entrants to help make our weekend a success ... visitors are welcome ... it's not too far to travel ... still places at the dinner too ... it's a good evening and a great meal in good company ... we're waiting for you!

RALLY 2016

North Norfolk


Holt, Norfolk


10 July 2016




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


 click here to read about it



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


click here to read about this




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 many cases the Swansea headquarters completes transfers in a matter of days rather than weeks. The recently introduced 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

Honorary Organising Secretary

RNC Office

39 Winding Way

Leeds LS17 7RG

United Kingdom


t. 0113 226 7497




For all press enquiries please contact:


Rod Lomax

RNC Publicity Officer


t. 0161 764 8180      f. 0700 345 1177





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