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The Top 5 Most Powerful Cars In The World

The Top 5 Most Powerful Cars In this post, we’re going to take you through the top 5 most powerful cars, in relation to horsepower alone.  These are from 2020 – so there’s plenty of scope for positions to change in the future. They’ve certainly come a long way already… as the first automobile in…


The Top 5 Fastest Cars In The World!

Since the start of car production, there’s been an ongoing competition between manufacturers on how fast and powerful they can make their cars.  They’ve come a long way over the years on both of these fronts, but the first ever supercar was built in 1966 with the ‘Lamborghini Miura’ which boasted a top speed of…


7 Speed Camera Myths – Debunked!

Speed Cameras… Love them or hate them, they have been with us on the roads for 30 years now. In fact, the first speed camera was brought into action on the M40 in London back in 1991!    There are now a total of 3,982 cameras throughout the UK, and they have been catching offenders…


The Formula To A Motor-Tech Revolution

F1 Inspired Road Motor-Technology With the Formula 1 Gulf Air Grand Prix in Bahrain starting this weekend, we thought that we’d have a look back through all of the fantastic ways in which Formula 1 has revolutionised motor technology into what we now know today.  Ever since the first Formula 1 Grand Prix, there is…


What To Do If You Breakdown On A Motorway

Motorway Breakdowns With 83,300 average journeys a day on the UK motorways, it comes as no surprise that breakdowns on them are super common – and unfortunately injuries and fatalities too. Highways England have released their biggest campaign yet on motorway safety, with their multi-million pound adverts; “Go Left”. This has come in due to…


Cleaning Hacks: The Best Car Cleaning Tips From TikTok

Cleaning Hacks: The Best Car Cleaning Tips From TikTok From mastering the baked feta pasta recipe to learning how to speak another language, TikTok users have proved time and time again that there is a life hack for pretty much everything – especially when it comes to cars! With over 230 million views, the app’s…


Car Crime Hotspots: The Riskiest Postcodes in the UK

Vehicle thefts across England and Wales have soared by more than a fifth in the last three years, according to police data. However, vehicle crime varies wildly depending on the area. Here at Number1Plates, we’ve looked at the vehicle crime rates across UK postcodes to find out the most unsafe streets to park your car….


Ten Top Tips for buying your first car!

In this blog we’re taking a look at a major milestone in anyone’s life…the purchase of your first car! First cars have a bit of a reputation for being old bangers which have been through the mill a little bit, with high mileage, dents, bumps and scrapes along the bodywork, and in some cases, patchy…


Six Things You Didn’t Know About The Chinese Automotive Market

春节快乐 Happy Chinese New Year! 2021 is the Year of the Ox, and to celebrate, we’re dedicating this blog to five facts you didn’t know about the Chinese automotive industry, including some incredible facts and figures! Want to know more? Then read on…   China is the world’s largest car producer and consumer. In 2019, China…


The Car-ma Sutra: Car Sex Secrets Revealed

Some of the most iconic movies feature a passionate in-car sex scene. Who can forget Rizzo and Kenickie’s interrupted parking lot romp in Grease? Or Jack and Rose’s steamy session in the back of a Packard limousine on board the Titanic?  Well, those got-to-have-you-right-here-right-now moments don’t just happen on screen. With 61% of Brits admitting…