Car Ownership –Top Tips For Buying A Used Car

Many of us are aware of the hassle that appears when we are attempting to purchase a used car. However, it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. In this latest guest post, we’ve highlighted some top tips for what to consider when you are buying a used car.

FREE Service Packs At Hippo Motor Group

Hippo Motor Group showroom at night. Free service pack on offer this month

Free service packs at Hippo Motor Group! Yes – Thats FREE service packs at the Hippo approved used event this month!

The 26th and 27th July will see the first Hippo Motor Group Approved Used event over at Trident Park in Blackburn. An event which aims to raise the awareness and expectations of the very best used cars available with a fantastic offer to boot.

Fords of Winsford Car Supermarket review

Fords of Winsford

In our latest post we’ve written a Fords of Winsford Car Supermarket review, who’s car showroom is of course located in Winsford, Cheshire. The companies logo is, “Right Car – Right Price”. Fords of Winsford has over a thousand nearly-new and used cars all at the same site.

Trusting Our Aeroplanes: Why A Fear of Flying Is Fruitless

For most people, jumping into a car or climbing aboard a train isn’t a very big deal – but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t those terrified travellers out there. A large amount of people are terrified of boarding a plane and allowing themselves to fly, and this latest guest post aims to take a sensible, logical and informed approach to allay those fears. We focus on the significant aspects of commercial flights and how we can be assured of our safety.

Mountsorrel & Rothley Community Heritage Centre appeal

The public has taken to heart the proposal to build a heritage centre for the villages of Mountsorrel and Rothley. The Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre will be situated next to the recently restored Mountsorrel Railway, which itself functions as a heritage corridor between the Loughborough-based Great Central Railway and Stonehurst Family Farm and Motor Museum.

Hondajet news – Hondajet first flight

Hondajet makes its first flight

Honda Aircraft Company announced today that the first production HondaJet achieved its initial flight. The event took place at the company’s world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, and marks another milestone toward aircraft certification and entry into service in 2015.

Death Trap Rally 2015 – European Rally in 2015

Death Trap Rally

Read the latest news release from the people behind the Death Trap Rally 2015 – European Rally in 2015.

Fast Cars, rock music and good times come together this September when, as part of the build up to 2015′s Death Trap Rally, the DTR September Shakedown kicks off.  Taking in 6 countries over 3 days, 2 legendary race tracks and 2 epic parties, the DTR September Shakedown promises to be an epic adventure packed full of adventure, racing action and rocking music courtesy of electro-punk-rock band, Hounds.

Number 1 plates review

Number 1 plates review. In our latest post we review Number 1 plates a UK based website that provide registration number plates for your motor vehicle. Number plates, also known as licence plates are a legal requirement on UK roads and not having one or if it’s incorrectly displayed can be an MOT failure. You could be fined up to £1,000 for not having the correct one.

Mike Brewer Motors Review

Read our Mike Brewer Motors Review

Mike Brewer Motors review

Mike Brewer is well known on television these days for his series Wheeler Dealers, Deals On Wheels and Driven, but did you know Mike Brewer is part of Mike Brewer Motors, a car dealer in Sheffield. In our latest post we review Mike Brewers Motors car dealership.

The most expensive car number plates and prices

The most expensive car number plates and their prices

Buying a private or personalised number plate can be a very expensive option for your car. Adding your initials into the registration or having a number that looks like a letter can really make a difference to your cars profile. With registration number plates costing from a few hundred pounds to hundreds of thousands of pounds. Some will cost even more than the car itself. But what the most expensive number plates? And how much do they cost?

Private plate “VIP 1”, cost £285,00

Private registration number VIP 1

Private registration number VIP 1

The owner of this registration plate “VIP 1” would feel at home travelling around the streets of London particularly Chelsea. Bought in 2006 by Roman Abramovich, the Chelsea football club owner, it’s surely pocket money for this Russian multi millionaire.

However the number “VIP 1” was initially commissioned for Pope John Paul’s visit in 2006 to visit Ireland.

Private plate “M 1”, cost £330,000

Private registration number M1

Private registration number M1

The owner of this registration plate probably spent a lot of time using a mobile telephone hands free kit in his cars. Bought in 2006 by mobile phone store boss, Mike McCoomb, apparently for his then six year old son’s birthday. This registration will be best suited to a child’s toy car for the moment.

Private plate “F1”, cost £440,00

Private registration number F1

Private registration number F1

The owner of this registration plate has a true passion for cars. And if you have a Porsche, Ferrari, BMW or other super car his company can make it look better. Owner Afzal Kahn is well known and respected for adding the ‘X’ Factor to already great looking cars. The F1 registration plate sits on a Kahn Bugatti Veyron and was purchased by Afzal Kahn in 2008 for £440,625 making it the most expensive registration plate bought in the UK. In 2013 the Daily Mail reported Kahn had been offered £6m for F1. Now thats some profit!!!!

Private plate “5”, cost £3.5m

Private registration number 5

Private registration number 5

The owner of this registration plate, Talal Ali Mohammed, who is from Abu Dhabi broke the world record in 2007, when he paid over 25 million Dirhams, thats £3,500,00. And if that wasn’t enough Mohammed then went on to buy the registration number “55” for £800,00. When asked about the purchase, it’s claimed Mohammed said the numbers held “absolutely no significance what so ever”.

Private plate “1”, cost £7m

Private registration number 1

Private registration number 1

The owner of this registration plate, Saeed Abdul Ghaffar Khouri, who is again from Abu Dhabi smashed the world record when he bought this number plate in 2008 at an auction in Abu Dhabi for £7m. When asked about the purchase Khouri said, “I bought it because it’s the best number”. We think he’s got a point, after all who wouldn’t want to be number 1?

Private number plates or private registration plates have never been easier to buy. Visit an online registration plate builder or visit DVLA for your new number plate.


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