G di F trailer

Driving to Milan/Trezzo and back for the 2012 Europlate Meeting, a few odd sightings made me reach for my camera:   Here is the first Italian Taxation Police trailer I’ve ever seen, taken as a moving target on the autostrada, whilst driving at 85kph.     Still, it came out all right….

G di F trailer

Presumably for collecting the bigger taxation amounts?


Stopping above Nice on the toll-booth rest area, was 116189 RS, my first of the 2002-onwards Tunisian Foreigner series – Régime Suspensif – ‘given to foreign workers who pay taxes monthly’.   (Don’t we all?)

Tunisian Foreigner series


Dropping our Editor Paul at the Milan airport on Easter Monday, the less-common Italian Consular Corps plate was seen parked on a Kia 4wd:

Italian Consular Corps for South Korea (GM), at Malpensa airport, Milan, April 2012.


The Mercedes Benz Museum at Stuttgart was an impressive visit, though few plates were of interest.

They have made a good facsimile of the Vatican plate borne by the first Popemobile which Benz supplied in the 1980s.


Though the Swiss don’t have vanity plates as such, it seems that one can obtain an interesting out-of-sequence tag:

NW = Nidwalden


In Calais I was surprised to find that the local fast-food joint was delivering their delicacies on Luxembourg-registered mopeds!

Long-distance Pizza?

3 Responses to G di F trailer

  1. yves laussucq says:

    Is your question about Regime Suspensif ? meaning is why people don’t pay “all” taxes in one time ?
    That is because 80% of RS vehicles are second-hand or owned before by foreign resident
    Generally speaking,”foreign resident” can be translate by elderly people who spend retirements in a “cheap” country !!!
    So to stopped the overflow of +/- old vehicles, authorities decided to :
    – banned all importations for vehicles over 3 years(private)5 years(commercial)
    – All imported vehicles BY A FOREIGN RESIDENT be taxed at 150% of the value zestimated by Customs Office
    If you choose to pay taxes monthly (through RS System) it is not so hard, and you cannot sold vehicle before full payment
    So the “traffic” which concist to import a jalopy and sold it quickly was stopped, and old people must be stay at home in Tunisia longer !!

  2. yves laussucq says:

    Those Luxembourg moped plates are FAKES
    If you’re interested, you could follow :
    and read a long discuss between B VERNHES and I regarding these plates

  3. Thank you Yves – Vic

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