Show Plates Maker

You can make your own show plate in a few minutes with our online making service. Each plate is made from quality materials and is of the highest standard you can imagine. We will deliver your design speedily, and you can order safe in the knowledge that our customers are our top priority.
Your Price: £19.98

Select your vehicle and the relevant options will appear in the for such as vehicle specific sizes and fonts.

Show Plates are intended for off road use such as car shows, bike shows, show rooms, weddings, race days and more. You have more styling choices with a show plate such as your own slogan and more font choices. Legal Style plates meet all the requirements for road use including BS number and state Show Plates Direct + post code as required by law.

You can choose a pair of front and rear plates, or just a front or just a rear plate

Choose the plate size relevant for your car. The majority of cars use 'STANDARD CAR' size which are 520 mm × 111 mm, the majority of bikes use Standard Bike size which are 9" x 7", but some vehicles do have specific plate sizes. If your plate sizes look non standard, and your unsure, a quick check with a tape measure will tell you all you need to know.

Choose the plate size relevant for your car. The majority of cars use 'STANDARD CAR' size which are 520 mm × 111 mm, the majority of bikes use Standard Bike size which are 9" x 7", but some vehicles do have specific plate sizes. If your plate sizes look non standard, and your unsure, a quick check with a tape measure will tell you all you need to know.

Choose the font you'd like for your Reg. Legal font options include Standard, 3d, Carbon and Hi Line. If you have selected Show Plates in 'Plate Type' you will also have many Show Plate font options to choose from. Experiment and see which like best.

You have the option to select a border on your plate. You can choose the colour, and thickness of the border.

Choose from many badge options. They are grouped by flag type. Select the specific flag you'd like and then the badge colour.

Choose from many badge options. They are grouped by flag type. Select the specific flag you'd like and then the badge colour.

If you choose the plate type 'Show Plate' you have the option to write own slogan, just write anything you like here! Legal Style plates state UK Show Plates + post code as the slogan as required by law. If this is what you prefer, select 'Legal Style' and legal slogan and BS number will be selected by default.

Choose the slogan font.

Choose the slogan colour. If you choose the plate type 'Show Plate' you have the option to write own slogan, just write anything you like here! Legal Style plates state Show Plates Direct + post code as the slogan as required by law. If this is what you prefer, select 'Legal Style' and legal slogan and BS number will be selected by default.

Choose the slogan size. If you choose the plate type 'Show Plate' you have the option to write own slogan. Legal Style plates state Show Plates Direct + post code as the slogan as required by law. If this is what you prefer, select 'Legal Style' and legal slogan and BS number will be selected by default.


What people are saying

Fast delivery and decent price
First class service with super-fast delivery at a very reasonable price. Ordered the plates on Thursday afternoon, got home at Friday lunch time and the plates were waiting for me.
- Jeff Benshire
Easy and quick
Easy to follow instructions and good to visually see what your making, came really quick through the post well pleased with the product & service first class.
- Tim Arnett
Arrived next day
Plates are easy to design on there web-site and arrive next day. I would definitely recommend. I have used in the past on numerous occasions and never had a problem.
- Simon Rolland

What is a Show Plate?

Show plates are used in place of a number plate when a vehicle is at a show, event, in a salesroom or just in your private garage. They cannot be used on the road and so come in varying fonts and can use alternative colour choices as well as images.

How Do You Install a Show Plate?

We sell fitting kits with all our plates, and you can add yours to the basket when you have designed your show plate. For your ease of use, we have published a range of video guides that will help you to install your show plate correctly.

What is the Legal Status of Show Plates?

There is nothing illegal about owning a show plate, but you cannot take them on the road as they do not adhere to the DVLA number plate regulations. If you are looking for a number plate that can be used on the road, then head on over to our number plate maker.


Popular Uses of Show Plates

While show plates are not usable on the road, you can use them in a variety of other ways, and they are incredibly popular with people all over the country. Take a look through our most common uses for show plates below.

Promotional Material

If you are in the trade, then you will know that the use of show plates can help drive customers to you at shows and events. Defining your brand is important, and our show plates are a fantastic way to help your clientele recognise you across events. When you use our show plates at your next event, we are certain you will reap the rewards.

Events and Exhibitions

The UK car show meets are really popular with car enthusiasts and having show plates are a great way to get your name recognised and talked about by the crowds that arrive. If you are showing your car or are a business owner and have a stall at these events, then using show plates can help to get people interested and talking about you. If your vehicle is going to be part of a judging process, then a show plate can help to pop your offering and keep the judges talking about you.                              

Improving How Your Car Looks

Show plates are a great choice if you want to add something special to your car when it is on private property or part of a private fleet that is kept at home. Many multiple car owners like to use our show plates to help categorise their vehicles and use them to garner interest from visitors.

Selling Cars

If you are a car dealer or are looking to sell a car, then a show plate can be a great way to grab people’s attention. While they cannot be taken onto a road, show plates can be used on private land, private driveways or in a showroom; giving you plenty of scope to use them to your advantage.

Accessorising

Many people use show plates as an accessory or gift for people who love their vehicles. As they can’t be taken on the road, you can personalise them in whatever way you want and make them into the best birthday or Christmas gift for a loved one. Even better, treat yourself and use them to spice up the look of your garage or workspace.