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Show Plates Top FAQ’s
What are show plates?
A show plate is a number plate that is used for show purposes. They are most often used to show classic cars, modified cars and for other non-road use such as in car sales rooms. As show plates are not officially for road use they don’t need to comply with the legal regulations that number plates adhere to – allowing you total freedom when designing your plates to add different fonts, spacing, colours, logos and images.
How to fit Show Plates?
When purchasing a show plate from us you’ll get the option of purchasing a fitting kit (recommended) at checkout. We have videos and step by step tutorials for both fitting show plates with screws and sticky pads for your convenience. Please see our plate fitting page for information.
Are Show Plates Road Legal? Can you use them on road?
No. Show Plates are not road legal in that they do not cover DVLA’s rules and regulations of displaying number plates. Show plates are used for entertainment and novelty purposes only. Looking for a road legal plate? See our legal number plate maker.
Any more questions? Feel free to visit our plate FAQ’s page for more info.
Common Uses for Show Plates
Although you cannot use show plates on the road, there are numerous of different reasons that motoring enthusiasts will purchase show plates. If you’re looking for some ideas, here are some top ones!
– Brand Promotion and Marketing
In the motor trade, numerous organisations and individuals utilise show plates as an effective way to market products and services. For example, if you own a company that specialises in car care products, show plates can be an excellent touch at trade-shows to deliver brand recognition.
– Events and Car Shows
If you regularly attend car meets (CarCal is a great place to look for the latest motoring events coming up in the UK) and show your vehicle, the addition of custom show plates can really add a wow-factor. Many show-goers utilise plates to catch judges attention or to just add novelty effect.
– Enhancing the overall look of your vehicle
Okay, so you can’t use show plates directly on the road, but you can use them on private land. Many people choose to add plates to their vehicles to add flair to home displays of cars, motorcycles and the like.
– Vehicle Sales
Showrooms across the UK and private sellers often utilise show plates to draw attention to a vehicle. Although these plates cannot be used on the road, they are legal to be affixed to a car if it’s in a showroom or private drive. Show plates can add personality to car and could add that little extra flair to clinch a sale.
Some motoring enthusiasts utilise show plates for decoration around their homes or garages. Custom plates can be designed with no legal stipulation, the sky is fundamentally the limit and as such, you can have any wording, any format and display it in the way that you want too. Perfect.
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