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Dear Editor,
I would like to ask whether you would be willing to please consider the following letter for possible publication in a future copy of the Club magazine/newsletter. I have tried to keep it as brief as possible, in the interest of space, whilst retaining the key points of my request. Please let me know your thoughts!

Many thanks,

Neil Jones

5 November 2012

Dear All,

I would like to ask whether you would be willing to help with my rather unusual hobby - I collect expired road tax discs. I began collecting in 1984 as a lad of eleven, and am still collecting now.... though the collection has grown somewhat since I was a child, as I now have over 150,000 examples. Yes, you did read that right! My oldest example dates back to 1922, from a tiller-steered De Dion Bouton tricycle.

Most people, when they renew a disc, tend to slip the new one over the top of the old one, resulting in a wad of them accumulating in the holder. Rather than throwing these away, I'd like to ask whether you would be willing to please send any expired discs my way. It doesn't matter how old or how recent the discs are.

You may be interested to see this video...... in January 2010, I was interviewed by my local BBC News TV programme...... you can see this here:   www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OGTjlnF-40   and also, this article which ran in the London based Metro newspaper...  www.metro.co.uk/news/810049-meet-the-driven-man-who-collected-120-000-car-tax-discs   .

I realise of course that this is an unusual request - I've been told that on many occasions during the past 28 years of collecting! - but I hope that you will please give it your consideration, as I am keen to add any NG discs to my collection!

Hoping to hear from you.

Kind Regards,

Neil Jones,

6 Pleasant Place, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9YD 


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PDF Title Author
L01 MGB/NG Electrics Brian Baggerly
L02 Car Spraying Peter Fellows
L03 Fitting Doors Mel Clark
L04 Fitting an Enclosed Boot to NG TF/TD Models Brian McCarthy & Chris Wilson