Show Plates from Number 1 Plates | Design Your Own Number Plates

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Show plates are designed to be completely adaptable to your requirements and vehicle style, making them the perfect addition to your pride and joy. Remember, show number plates are for exactly that, “show”. They are not made for legal use on UK roads.

What are show plates?

A car show plate will not display your vehicle registration mark it will be a highly customised let’s say, “Ferrari” plate. With no VRM markings on so you can show it off at shows or when its parked in its garage and you want to impress the visiting family!

We are the UK’s number 1 show plate &  number plate maker. Our high quality replacement registration plates and show plates that are guaranteed to last. Ensuring a great service, our plates are quickly delivered direct to you with a range of delivery options.

What can my show plate look like?

You have more design flexiblity with a show plate than with a road legal plate. It’s possible to customise your show plates in a variety of ways, by choosing different registration layout, borders, fonts, badges, slogans and more.

You can let your imagination run wild when it comes to show plates, and you can even use our online number plate maker to get an extra insight into the vast spectrum of styles available to you. All you need to remember is that show number plates are not intended for road use as they are not road legal.

As you would expect from Number 1 Plates, all of our show plates are made from the highest quality materials, using the same premium acrylic used in our road-legal plates. Visit our plate builder to see the range of styles available. Or, if you are looking to purchase a private registration plate, have a look at our private number plates page.

Are show plates legal?

Show plates generally means illegal number plates. If you’re looking for illegal number plates then Number1Plates is not the place for you. There are many less reputable purveyors out there.

The purpose of a show plate is to create a registration plate with the freedom of adding custom designs, badges and text. It is free from any legal number plate supplier details as they are not for proper road use, they remain a great gift for novelty purposes.

You’ll find their web sites show no telephone number. These guys will sell you all the illegal plates you want and they will not ask you for ID or a valid DVLA document which shows you have a right to number plates showing your registration number. Be careful because you may finish up throwing your money down the drain with no chance of getting your money back from an illegal trader.

Can I buy motorcycle show plates?

Motorcycle show plates are slowly but surely becoming as popular as their car counterpart and you’ll be glad to hear that we do supply them. Much like our standard UK car number plates, we are able to give you a huge amount of options when designing your plates.

You can use our number plate builder to design your ideal motorcycle show plates, with 3d gel or 4d neon text, custom badges and borders.

I need road legal number plates, can you help?

Yes. You can use the same number plate maker that you design your novelty show plates, to design your road legal registration plate. If you enter a legal registration mark, this will be considered a standard number plate, meaning it will be made to British Standard (BS AU 145d) and include legal details.

Why buy show plates from us?

  • The UK most trusted show plate supplier
  • Largest range of sizes and specifications
  • Customer Support via Phone or Email
  • Highest quality materials from the UK’s best suppliers.
  • Bespoke plates that you design!

You can use our show plate maker to create a vast range of shapes and sizes, so whether you want a sign for your caravan or horse box, we can provide your custom plates and have them delivered as soon as tomorrow!


  • Intuitive Plate Builder
  • Quality Assured Plates
  • Flexible Customisation Options
  • Amazing Customer Support Team
  • Super-Fast dispatch
  • Next Day Delivery Available
  • 100% UK Road Legal Plates

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