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Category Archives: Motoring fun

The Best Road trips for 2017

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With 2017 just around the corner, now is the time to get planning for the year ahead and the many adventures you want to embark upon. Whether you want to simply plan a few weekend trips away to a UK town, or you want to drive halfway across Europe, we have picked our top road trips for 2017; offering you beautiful views and an adventure thrill.  Continue reading

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Car Mad Dad

It’s no surprise that at Number 1 Plates, both our replacement car and novelty plates are incredibly popular gifts for auto-loving gents – particularly on Father’s Day. To make sure you’re not driving down the wrong road this year, here’s our gift guide for presents any car-mad dad will love (almost) as much as his set of wheels:

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You’ve been framed: The dirty dash-cam diaries

In the old days, as in like 2007, the only thing motorists had to worry about was policemen and traffic wardens. There was always the fear that the idiot in the errant BMW (that you just stuck your finger up at) would turn out to be your new boss, but this was always a chance worth taking when someone cut you up.

Now the world is watching via the phenomenon of dash cams. And as far as candid filming is concerned, these humble little sidekicks have filmed some of the juiciest news scenes around. In the US it might be for ‘claim and blame’ reasons, but over here it’s far more British. Fail to queue and you will be named and shamed for the world to see. Continue reading