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! […]

How to fit number plates with sticky pads

By | August 27th, 2014|Show Plates|

Have you ever wondered how to fit your number plates to your car? Well, fitting numberplate’s with sticky pads couldn’t be easier! Once your replacement number plates or show plates from Show Plates Direct have arrived in the post, fitting them to your vehicle with sticky pads is simple! Just watch the video below and grab your sticky pads to get fitting! […]

Number plates banned by the DVLA

By | July 1st, 2014|Show Plates|

As we all know, a personalised number plate can make your car unique and stand out from the crowd. At the same time, it is a statement of individuality that tells other road users something about yourself or the actual vehicle. What’s more, if you manage to find and buy a unique or highly sought-after [...]

Google’s Android Auto transforms your dashboard into a mobile device

By | June 4th, 2014|Show Plates|

Even though using a mobile phone while driving is illegal and can lead to hefty fines or even result in an accident, several motorists continue to make calls and send text messages behind the wheel. However, Google has unveiled a new system that would address this issue and also provide drivers with even more in-car [...]

Eight Things You Probably Do Whilst Driving That Are Actually Illegal

By | May 24th, 2014|Show Plates|

Everyone knows the story – you learn to drive to pass your test, then the real education of how to drive in the real world begins.The habits and misconceptions that drivers pick up when they first start going it alone are hard to shift, and there’s a good chance that keeping up with changes in the highway code isn’t high on the priority list for bedtime reading. To help set some things straight, here’s our list of top eight things that many drivers do, but far from being frowned upon, are actually illegal: […]

Best and worst songs to drive to

By | April 12th, 2014|Show Plates|

Best and worst songs to drive to Summer is virtually here and somewhat remarkably, the great British weather looks like it might live up to high expectations. Arguably one of the best ways to enjoy the sunshine is to get behind the wheel, go for a drive in the countryside and listen to [...]

Fathers Day Gift Guide

By | March 9th, 2014|Show Plates|

If you’re stuck for ideas this Fathers Day then look no further as Show Plates Direct brings you their car-mad dad Fathers Day gift guide - full of gifts certain to put a smile on your dads face. These car themed gifts make perfect presents for Father's Day - whatever your budget. 1. Bepsoke Show [...]

The 2014 Budget: Tax On Petrol Prices UK Frozen & Tax Increases for Motorists

By | December 17th, 2013|Show Plates|

Yesterday saw the Chancellor announce the 2014 Budget which led to some mixed news for motorists. We take a look below at a few of the points mentioned in the 2014 budget that will directly affect motorists. Since 2007 petrol prices UK wide have steadily been on the increase, rising from 87.3p in January 2007 [...]