Nice one Ken.
There was a fantastic girl at the birmingham office, ill dig her name out and let you know, give her a nice smile and she might sqeeuze you in thats what they did for me.
Basically you need to beg lol.
Yeh, drove yesterday and today. Passed a nasty 3 car smash on the way back, loads of police in attendance and after about two miles a plain clothes police Volvo pulled me over to enquire why I had no number plates or tax. One of the police knew all about the SVA though and was genuinly interest in the car (just as well I had been taking it easy before they pulled me over)
have you got a direct number for the Birmingham office, took about 10 mins this afternoon to get a real person on the phone at DVLA and then they wouldn't give me the Chester office number but said they would get someone there to call me back, hopefully before 11.00 a.m. tomorrow.
I take it you aren't getting the tax disc post-dated a few days to next month to get the most out of it? Where did you manage to get teh inspection so quickly?
We need more pictures now! Don't know if you saw but somebody on pistonheads spotted you out driving..
Saw Paul Sergent the head kit car examiner by chance at Chester DVLA office on Wednesday and explained I had been building the car for the last 4 years and really would like to have the car registered and on the road for Stonliegh. Although Chester office had told me the earliest they could book me in for inspection was 14th May Paul went out of his way to get me booked in for inspection (in Holyhead !) on the Thursday. As it turned out he could not fit me in but instead rang me back on Wednesday afternoon and said he had left instructions with two junior inspectors to do the inspection at Chester office 2.30 p.m. on the Thursday.
Have to say that the positive and encouraging attitude of the people I met at DVLA and SVA has made me revise my own attitude towards civil servants. They are not all nit-picking jobsworths and some will obviously go out of thier way to be helpful.