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Doovla Number Plates

September 28, 2007
Posted in DVLA — Written by Nationla Numbers

Ring the Doovla!It’s a Friday. We’ve had a grand week selling number plates, so now it’s time for a little fun.

And without even straying off the topic of number plates, I present to you two words: You and Tube.

This is one of the funniest (office friendly) videos we’ve seen in a while. Ladies and gents, Fonejacker’s “Doovlah”.

Doovlah, of course, being DVLA.

Watch the video on YouTube

PS watch Fonejacker on TV tonight!


The Great Divide – Petrolhead vs. Eco-Warrior

September 13, 2007
Posted in Uncategorized — Written by Nationla Numbers

Save the World! Buy Number Plates!What ever happened to the petrolheads who vamped up their cars for the purposes of being cool, living fast, and making a statement with (sometimes excessive) personalisation?

Youngsters passed their tests only to dash off down to the mod shop to kit up with the latest accessories for their beloved Ford Capri, Sierra Cosworth, or Golf GTI.

Whether it was something racy like a bonnet scoop or splitters, or something fluffy like – um – furry dice, virtually no youngster’s car was left bare of the latest auto styling. Times were free for petrolheads to indulge. And injudicious use of the accelerator was all part of the fun.

Not so nowadays. Today, government advisors tell us we need lessons in “eco-driving”, in what seems like a covert attempt to curb our speed on the premise “the way you drive can be as important as what you drive, and how much you drive it”. Less speed = less pollution.

There are a lot of us who would welcome eco-driving lessons. Being as green as possible is the new way to “keep up with the Joneses” – a cult of twenty-first century eco-yuppies battling to be the crowned the king and queen of green. And what better way to justify the sin of driving than being in receipt of a piece of paper branded “Green Driver”?

It would seem us drivers are being forced into two different camps, and are becoming more limited at every turn.

In order to determine whether driving faster really does create “significantly more” emissions, the BBC set a test. The results might see petrolheads crying into their Recaro seats: astonishingly, a third more carbon dioxide was created at a speed of 80mph than it was at 70mph!

Quite a figure. So it seems like the Eco-Warriors win this one. Still, there are more ways to make a statement than driving too fast. Your own private number plate would be a cheaper alternative: both for the environment and for your pocket.

Our Cheap Number Plates start at just lb115 and we’re members of all the official bodies you’d expect of a number plate dealer over 25 years in the industry.

Private reg for Petrolheads
Speed Number Plates

Private reg for Eco-Warriors
Eco Number Plates


Is Your Driving Fuelled By Booze?

September 12, 2007
Posted in Uncategorized — Written by Nationla Numbers

Everybody likes a beerI hope not! But a few years down the line, it could be. Researchers at the University of Abertay, Dundee, are studying new ways to make biofuel (a renewable plant source of fuel) using the by-products of fermentation from the brewing and distilling industries.

The point of the research is to see if converting used grain from whiskey and beer into bioethanol – an ecologically sound alternative – is a viable fuel solution for cars.

If proved right and implemented, the fuel could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 65% over conventional petrol.

The research concludes in a year, so it will be interesting to see if the new biofuel promises to show up at our petrol stations some time soon.

I just hope the smell from the boozy fuel doesn’t raise suspicion from our sensitive-nosed traffic police. Can you imagine getting stopped and asked, “Have you been drinking Sir”?

“No, but the car has!”

Nationla Numbers has a massive stock of registration numbers: about 8 million plates. Booze Hound or Eco Warrior; we’re sure to have a private plate to suit you. Try our number plate search for great suggestions: you can enter anything you like!

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A Number Plate For All Seasons

September 5, 2007
Posted in Uncategorized — Written by Nationla Numbers

A car scattering leaves - already!As I drifted to work this morning, up past Europe’s largest chemical complex, from the valley of Middlesbrough, and into leafy Billingham – I couldn’t ignore the sad circling of multi-hued amber to the pavement; and with this visual reminder of the eve of summer, I realised that autumn is now upon us. Indeed, the first leaves are starting their slow gather in the corners of gardens, and the air carries a faint linger of wood smoke. The darling children are already back to another year of learning.

It makes me wonder if the purchase of private number plates is influenced by the seasons? Are people inspired to buy registrations at particular times of year?

Might it be spring: when full-of-joy car owners dash to the newly-budded outdoors; loaded with armfuls of turtle wax and pine-fresh magic trees, to clean and make good their cherished car?

Might summer be the favourable time for number plate purchases? After all, it’s a great season to show off your motor by peeling down the soft top and taking a leisurely drive through the countryside, or parking up by the sea front to eat soft ice cream.

Or maybe winter’s the season: to put a wrap on choosing the perfect Christmas present for your loved one.

But never autumn: in this overlooked season, we only ever seem to use our cars to trudge back to work following our glorious summer holiday, or to ferry the kids to and fro from school. It all seems so very serious.

If you fancy a lift from the daily grind, try looking up your perfect private reg on our web site. You can type literally anything into our Number Plate Clever Search: some examples are your initials (HCD has a nice ring to it!), your nickname (NELLY), or even your favourite football team (there is a number plate for Macclesfield Town by the way)!

Hopefully you’ll be able to find yourself a number plate for all seasons!