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The New Age of Female Chauvinism?

August 8, 2008
Posted in Uncategorized — Written by Nationla Numbers

Female chauvinist?In the days of gender equality, “new age” men, the demise of the male chauvinist pig, and where it’s typical to see men showing their soft and understanding side, it’s the women who’ve turned the tables by judging prospective partners by the type of car they drive.

A new study by Kwik-Fit has found that three quarters of a million women have admitted to dating a man just because his car impressed them. Only 40% of men in the study said they judge women by the type of car they drive.

The key figure here is that 44% of women think they can tell a lot about a man by the car he drives. This doesn’t suggest he has to drive an Aston Martin or Ferrari in order to cut it with the ladies. It simply means he should clean up after letting his shaggy dog ride on the back seats, and occasionally take his car for a blast through the jet wash – because it says he cares! David White of Kwik-Fit agrees: “Whilst many people strive for a honed appearance to attract the opposite sex, it seems this can often count for little if their car is unreliable and has filthy paintwork, an oil leak and bald tyres”.

If you think this is a show of female chauvinism, you may be mistaken. Women know that men, read: people, who don’t look after their cars are less likely to look after other areas of their life for instance their relationships, health, and career. I mean, if your prospective beau drives a beaten-up car, with hairs on the seats, and sticky marks all over the windows, he’s a bit of a slob right? And if the brakes on his car don’t work, how’s he safely going to drive you to the shops? (I’m kidding!).

What is surprising is that a further 230,000 women said they declined a date with a guy they fancied because his motor failed to impress.

I wonder if personalised number plates make a difference. I mean, you’re not likely to shell out on a number plate only to let it get filthy while it sits a-proud a rusting bucket?

So boys, clean up your car, show it the turtle wax, and get yourself a fancy new reg. She’ll love you for it!

Many thanks to Duchesssa for the fantastic image.

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Sue Number Plates

August 3, 2008
Posted in Nationla Numbers News — Written by Nationla Numbers

SUE 1 on the Aston Martin - a super SUE number plate!How quickly another year comes around!

Once again, it’s our Director Sue Craggs’ birthday, so I’m writing both to commemorate Sue’s birthday and talk about SUE number plates.

Nationla Numbers have so many excellent quality SUE number plates – they’ve always been popular; I suppose this is a reflection of the popularity of the name.

And there’s so much history behind SUE number plates. The first SUE number plates were released onto vehicles from the County Council office of Solihull in August 1955, and the very first SUE registration, SUE 1, to an Aston-Martin DB 2/4 mark 1.

Nationla Numbers has sole written permission to sell this unique registration: see our customer story on SUE 1, which explains the fascinating history behind this charming number.

The first SUE number plates were, of course, dateless and first issued way back in 1955! Of the suffix range, SUE G was released in 1969, SUE M in 1974, SUE R in 1977 and finally SUE W in 1981. This was followed by 2,000 prefix SUE number plates 1986. There are also lots of new style SUE number plates starting at lb999.00.

Happy birthday Sue!

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