Show Plates Maker

Use our Show Plates maker below to design your own plate in a matter of minutes. Our plates are manufactured to an exceptionally high standard and our delivery as well as customer services impeccable. Start designing your show plate now below.
Use our Show Plates maker below to design your own plate in a matter of minutes. Our plates are manufactured to an exceptionally high standard and our delivery as well as customer services impeccable. Start designing your show plate now below.

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John V – January 14, 2020

Great service and plates arrived on time. Plates exactly as advertised. Would highly recommend.

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Tom S – January 14, 2020

Absolutely brilliant! Colourful, different, stands out with my personal plate & legal. The ordering service couldn’t have been easier.

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George P – January 14, 2020

I’ve ordered at least 4 times over the years from Show Plates Express. I can not fault the easy of ordering, quality and turnaround time. Will always order only through them. Highly recommended company

5 out of 5 stars


Alan T – January 14, 2020

Ordered a set of plates, came exactly how I ordered in good clean condition with the personalisation I ordered. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Show Plates Express for a fast friendly service. Thank you

5 out of 5 stars


Robertson C – January 14, 2020

Exactly what I ordered. Good quality product, very professional and courteous service and a quick delivery. Highly recommended company.

4.5 out of 5 stars


Charles R – January 14, 2020

Super fast delivery and with everything included to put my new plates on. I ordered Inline lettering and they looks great on my RS6! Plates exactly as advertised. Would highly recommend.

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.

Read: Ultimate Guide to Show Plates

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.

Read: How to fit our show plates

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.

Read: Which number plates are illegal in the UK?

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.

– Décor

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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