On the subject of MOTs, did you request the front plate without a space intentionally or was it made incorrectly?
Depending how keen your MOT tester is, the front plate could fail. The police would certainly be interested in fining you for it if they needed to meet targets that month too.
It's nothing to do with MX5s, but feel free to keep us posted if you ever get round to tackling that semi submersible scooter
You got me on the scooter, I think it is way beyond my skills.
interestingly, the V5c came without spaces, so it is an exact replica as supplied by DVLA.
The rear, being motorbike/square format on the other hand, with a break I could understand.
My S10 has a personal plate, again, bought from the DVLA site, and supplied as GRZ733 with no spaces.
I always keep a copy of these documents in the S10 and would do the same for this car.
Saying all of that, you are right though, a bad day could result in a tug. I have a good friend in the Met and he says that if the ANPR cameras are happy, he is happy.