There are a number of ways in which a person can personalise their car. It could be a bespoke paint job, or a number of under-the-hood accessories, but it’s the car number plates that can really ensure your car stands out among the crowd. We’re not talking about the generic license plates found on every car, but personalised car show plates. This is a guest post provided courtesy of Show Plates Factory.

Personalised number plates may be associated with boy racers, but there are some celebrities and sports personalities who take personalised car show plates to the next level.

  • Vinnie Jones – 100 VJ


Originally a famous footballer who played as midfielder from 1984 to 1999, Vinnie Jones later found fame in 1998 after he starred in the iconic Guy Richie movie ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Jones has since gone on to star in a number of action movies, as well as starring in TV series such as ‘Arrow’ and ‘Extras.’

With this in mind, it should come as no surprise that Jones treated himself to a personalised number plate for his Range Rover. His unique plate ‘100 VJ’ tells those around him that he gives 100 percent in everything he does. What’s more, he even got his wife a matching number plate, ’99 TJ.’

  • Jimmy White – CUE 80Y


Although it has since been resold, professional snooker player Jimmy White ensured that his talent was embedded into his number plate. Also known as ‘The Whirlwind’ due to his attacking style, White became a favourite among snooker fans, often referred to as the ‘people’s champion.’

As you will see, the number plate has been crafted to look like it reads ‘Cue Boy,’ a very fitting description for one of the most famous snooker players to take to the table.

  • Nicky Clarke – H41 RDO


Although he started his career as a hair stylist, Nicky Clarke soon went on to become a prominent media personality. As well as owning a number of salons, Clarke was also famed for styling hair for the rich and famous.

Clarke was awarded an OBE in 2008 which celebrated his 30 years of service to the hair styling industry. As well as being heavily associated with the famous, Clarke himself has thrust himself into the limelight by taking part in shows such as ’71 Degrees North’ in 2011, and ‘The Jump’ in 2014.

Given the impact Clarke has made in the world of hairdressing, his personalised show plate comes as little surprise.

  • Amir Kahn – BOX IIG


As well as being a British professional boxer and a two-time world former world champion, Amir Khan is also a fan of personalised show plates.

As such, it comes as no surprise that BOX IIG adds another personalised plate to his already impressive portfolio of personalised number plates. Khan firmly believes that a personalised show plate can make a nice car extraordinary, which probably explains his previous show plates, which include V60 XER and R6 KKO.

  • Robbie Williams – S8 RRY


The former ‘Take That’ member went on to launch a successful solo career which has seen six of his albums listed among the 100 biggest selling albums in the UK. Williams is often famed for his obscure sense of humour, so it comes as no surprise that Williams’ humour is part of his number plate.

The personalised plate was attached to one of his more extravagant purchases, a Ferrari. The number plate was made to look like ‘sorry’ as a message to his fans for spending so much cash on a car. It wasn’t long before Williams’ off-the-wall humour led him to something a little humbler, a moped.

As you can see, show plates are used among celebrities in a number of different ways. Some use them to cement their celebrity status, whereas others use them to connect with fans. In either event, it shows how personalised show plates can really add a touch of your personality to any car.