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The Fastest Cars in The World 2018

By | September 21st, 2018|Amazing Car Facts|

Need For Speed: What Are The Fastest Cars in The World in 2018? We've put together a fancy little info graphic outlining the fastest cars in the world in 2018. From the Bugatti to The Pagani - Who Rules the roads for top speed? If you'd like to use our infographic, no problem! We've put [...]

Number Plates – The Ultimate Guide

By | September 20th, 2018|number plates|

Number plates - The Ultimate Guide How can I design my own bespoke Number plates? Our online plate maker simplifies the process of designing your own number plates. There are all kinds of customisation options to choose from, and you can let your imagination run wild. Whether you have a certain colour in mind, a [...]

Fun Facts About Number Plates

By | April 9th, 2018|number plates, Show Plates|

Fun facts about number plates you may not know The history of number plates is a fascinating one, and there are all sorts of interesting and odd facts about them. Read on to enjoy a host of fun facts about number plates. The plate ‘T8’ was one of the very first celebrity plates and was [...]

The Worlds Most Expensive Number Plates

By | April 6th, 2018|number plates|

Take a look at some of the world’s most expensive number plates People purchase private number plates for all sorts of reasons. Many people add personalised number plates to their vehicles to express their personalities or celebrate their wealth, whilst others see them as an investment that they can make a sizeable profit on later. [...]

The UK’s Funniest Number Plates

By | April 4th, 2018|number plates|

Take a look at the UK’s funniest number plates People purchase private number plates for all sorts of reasons, with some opting for numbers that closely resemble their names or that represent something very special to them. However, some people have used number plates to make witty, entertaining and often cheeky statements whilst out on [...]

Car check-up – a step by step guide to checking your car’s health

By | January 6th, 2015|Show Plates|

When you own a car, you need to know a few basics: how to change the oil; how to replace the wipers; what all those dashboard lights mean. But that’s not enough. Every responsible car owner knows the importance of maintaining your car’s good health by giving it a quick once-over every couple of months. […]

Where Are They Now – Movie Star Cars And What Became Of Them

By | January 6th, 2015|Show Plates|

We all have a favourite fictional vehicle – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Herbie; Optimus Prime – there are dozens of famous movie cars of various shapes and sizes. But what happens to these movie star cars when they reach the end of the road?  We’ve tracked down a few of our favourites to find out where they are now. […]

Venetian Gondolas Start Wearing Number Plates

By | January 6th, 2015|Show Plates|

When you think of Venice you probably imagine moonlit canals, floating along in a vintage gondola while a stripy-shirted gondolier sings Italian classics while guiding you under ornate bridges. Now imagine that gondola with a licence plate attached to it. Doesn’t quite have the same romance, does it? Yet Venetian gondoliers have recently been ordered to fit their vessels with GPS and personalised numberplates, following a series of complaints of bad behaviour. But don’t worry, we’re not talking about glaring white EU-standard show plates here. In typically Venetian style, the gondola plates take the form of elegant little metallic numbers which are subtly affixed to the side of the craft. And as there is a strict limit on the number of licensed gondoliers in the city (currently 425), the licence plates will never exceed three digits in length. […]

How to make sure your number plates will never be stolen

By | January 6th, 2015|Show Plates|

Number plate theft may not seem like a big deal, but it can wreak havoc on innocent drivers. Plates are usually stolen in order to be used in criminal activities – anything from ram raiding and drug trafficking, to driving away from petrol forecourts without paying. The onus is on the owner of the original plates to prove that they are innocent, but in the meantime the fines and court summons will just keep on stacking up. The AA has been warning about the dangers of number-plate theft for years, and there are now a whole host of great products and services out there to help ensure that your normal plates or even your show plates stay attached to your car. Here are five of our top tips to make sure that your number-plates are never stolen in the UK. […]

How to Fit Number Plates With Screws

By | September 11th, 2014|Show Plates|

We’re here to show you that it’s not a big job to fit number plates with screws- simply watch the video below and grab your number plate fitting kit to get started! Now your replacement number plates from Show Plates Direct have arrived you may be wondering how to attach them to your car… And fixing your number plates with screws is simple! […]