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Illegal Number Plate Suppliers

Yesterday the BBC released a report on an illegal number plate suppliers stating that, ‘DVLA registered companies are selling vehicle licence plates to drivers without carrying out proper checks, a BBC investigation has found’. This comes as no real surprise to us as we frequently encounter customers that have had a very different buying experience…


Paris Motor Show 2018 Preview

The countdown is on and we are 5 weeks away from one of Europe’s top motor shows, that takes place in perhaps its most glamorous city. As usual, the household brands showcasing their efforts to visitors, some we’ve heard a lot of noise about, and some not so much. The Paris Motor Show, (perhaps due…


Our Top Two Hatchbacks

There’s plenty of recognisable and popular cars on the roads at the minute, and the number of new financed cars is only rising. The recent releases are becoming more and more visible too. In today’s blog we are going to fill you in on our two favourite hot hatchbacks, cars that may see rather often, taken…


Classic Cars from the 70’s

What makes classic cars, classic cars? Which cars from the 1970s do people remember fondly and which still fill people with a sense of dread? The honest answer is of course that it will vary from person to person, and a car that makes one top five, may fail to make another list at all….


Best Summer Cars 2018

You might think that you know what makes a great summer car. Perhaps it’s a convertible, a sports car or luxury saloon with private number plates. But isn’t any list always going to be subjective? What makes an ideal summer car for one, may be nothing short of shocking to another, and vice versa. The…


Best Drives Around the World

Today, your Number 1 number plate makers hark back to days of adventure, when people actually went out for the best drives just the fun of it – rather than the practical purpose of going somewhere. While the burning issues of safety and the environment may threaten to curtail our love of the open road,…


Amazing Gift Ideas for Car Lovers

We all like to receive nice gifts and most of us like to give them too! However there is sometimes a problem when it comes to the art of giving – what if the recipient has different tastes or interests to the person choosing the gift? How can we make sure that the present selected…


What Do We Think of The Tesla Model S?

What do Will Smith and Jaden Smith have in common? That’s right, they both drive a Tesla Model S. And among Hollywood A-listers (B-listers?), they are not alone. A quick search of famous Tesla Model S drivers brings up such illustrious motorists as Steven Spielberg, Cameron Diaz and Morgan Freeman. But why? Is it the…


Family Summer Holiday Driving: Tips for Survival

The summer holidays are nearly here, and for many of us that means a fantastic family trip to some stunning part of the British Isles or Europe. There’s nothing quite like a road trip, which will always turn up some (hopefully happy) surprises en route, whether those take the form a charming pub stop-off, an…


Best Cars from the Movies

Whether it’s an iconic car chase, a hair-raising spin, a dip underwater or even a trip through time, cars hold as much a special place in cinema as do mafia bosses, westerns and over-the-top pyrotechnics. For this reason, your Number 1 in number plates pays homage to the ultimate movie prop, and brings you this…