News and Events
|/news-and-events/may-2022-Heritage-Online-Auction-Results||25 May 2022||May 2022 Heritage Online Auction Results||Shannon’s Auction kicked off on the 17th May 2022, where seven handcrafted Heritage plates went under the hammer.|
|/news-and-events/which-plate-style-are-you||Blog - 13 May 2022||Which plate style are you?||Custom Plates are a great way to express your personality. Let's find out what a Custom Plate could say about you.|
|/news-and-events/The-top-3-reasons-why-people-buy-a-custom-plate||Blog - 13 May 2022||The top 3 reasons to buy a custom plate||It's a fact that Custom Plates offers customers the chance to express their individuality and style by adding a unique touch to their cars and motorbikes.|
|/news-and-events/what-is-a-custom-plate||Blog - 13 May 2022||What is a Custom Plate?||Before you could personalise pens, off the runway handbags and mobile phone cases, there were licence plates.|
|/news-and-events/Custom-Plates-at-Geelong-Revival||8 March 2022||Custom Plates at Geelong Revival||After two years away, the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival came roaring back to Geelong’s picturesque waterfront. Once again, Custom Plates were a proud partner of this event.|
|/news-and-events/February-2022-Heritage-Online-Auction-Results||2 March 2022||February 2022 Heritage Online Auction Results
||Shannon’s Auctions kicked off on the 22nd February 2022, where 8 Heritage plates went under the hammer.|
|/news-and-events/Win-tickets-to-the-Australian-Grand-Prix-2022||1 March 2022||Win tickets to the Australian Grand Prix 2022||It’s been a long time waiting but Custom Plates is finally heading back to the Grand Prix this year.|
|/news-and-events/we-are-currently-experiencing-delivery-delays||14 January 2022||We are currently experiencing delivery delays||Updated 21 April 2022 - We are currently experiencing delivery delays, with all custom plate orders affected.|
|/news-and-events/november-2021-heritage-online-auction-results||1 December 2021||November 2021 Heritage Online Auction Results||To celebrate Shannons 40th Anniversary Online Auction, 10 Heritage plates went under the hammer on the 23rd November.|
|/news-and-events/Heritage-Plates-Price-Increase-November-2021||17 November 2021||Heritage Plates Price Increase November 2021||The price for six-digit Heritage plates will increase to $14,000 as of 22 November 2021. We are always reluctant to raise our prices and are only doing so now to reflect our changed production, distribution, and business costs.|
|/news-and-events/august-2021-heritage-online-auction-results||13 September 2021||August 2021 Heritage Online Auction Results||Shannons Winter Auction kicked off on the 31st of August, where 12 Heritage plates went under the hammer. It was a record breaking week, with all hand-crafted Heritage plates sold.|
|/news-and-events/new-2021-AFL-Premiership-Plates||13 September 2021||2021 AFL Premiership Plates - coming soon||The race to the AFL Grand Final is down to two teams, Melbourne and Western Bulldogs. Who'll win the big one?
From Monday 27 September, you can be a part of Premiership Glory with your own set of 2021 AFL Premiership Plates.
|/news-and-events/june-2021-heritage-online-auction-results||17 August 2021||June 2021 Heritage Online Auction Results||Shannons Winter Auction kicked off on the 8th of June, where 10 Heritage plates went under the hammer.|
|/news-and-events/coming-soon-liquid-metal||2 July 2021||Coming Soon Liquid Metal||We're excited to announce the soon to be released Liquid Metal plates for cars and motorbikes.|
|/news-and-events/new-combos-coming-soon||28 April 2021||Millions of New Custom Plate Combinations – Coming Soon||We’re excited to announce the release of over 20 million combinations. They will be numbers first, starting with three or four numbers and followed by two letters.|
|https://vplates.com.au/news-and-events/aunty-t-makes-her-nickname-official-with-custom-plates||14 December 2020||Aunty T makes her nickname official with Custom Plates||
Aunty T would be a familiar name to those part of Melbourne’s live music scene.
|https://vplates.com.au/news-and-events/Stephs-Tank-goes-on-a-drive-of-a-lifetime||1 December 2020||Steph’s Tank goes on a drive of a lifetime||“I think she looks boss as!” Steph recalls her first impression of her new Jeep Wrangler. She loves the look of it so much that she’s even given her new ride a name – Tank the Wrangler.|
|https://vplates.com.au/news-and-events/a-complete-set-of-custom-plates-for-bmws-biggest-fan||27 November 2020||A complete set of custom plates for BMW’s biggest fan||With a tight production run from 2000 to 2006, the BMW M3 E46 got the hearts of sports car fans racing, leaving the Y2K bug in its dusty trail with its captivating hum.|
|https://vplates.com.au/news-and-events/a-haunting-tale-in-regional-victoria||27 October 2020||A haunting tale in regional Victoria||Clive runs a not-for-profit paranormal investigation business in Shepparton after experiencing a significant moment when he was 13 years old.|
|https://vplates.com.au/news-and-events/a-plate-to-show-the-real-gabbi||2 October 2020||A plate to show the real Gabbi||
Most won’t know Gabbi personally but one look at her car and GABZ.94 plates and it will be like meeting an old friend. Gabbi’s Volkswagen Golf is special because it’s her first car and is hard to miss.
|/news-and-events/The-true-story-of-a-custom-plates-collector||7 August 2020||Can't stop, won't stop: the true story of a custom plates collector||
Enson is the ultimate car enthusiast with an impressive car collection and matching custom plates to boot.
When he found out he could personalise his plates, he tried putting in funny and different combinations and that’s when he became hooked. Enson now has more than 15 custom plates as part of his personal collection.
|/news-and-events/helping-the-community-with-a-cherry-on-top|| 6 August 2020
||Helping the community with a cherry on top||Starting out as a body-builder in a former life and forging a career path in health and fitness, Mary Ellen has since found her true calling – supporting Victorians with various health needs.|
|/news-and-events/the-people-of-barka-river|| 9 July 2020
||The people of Barka river||Corey grew up in Broken Hill and spent most of his time around the Darling-Barka river country in Menindee, New South Wales.|
|/news-and-events/an-interview-with-custom-plates-ambassador-blake-jones|| 8 July 2020
||An interview with Custom Plates ambassador, Blake Jones||In our special Plate to Plate feature, Blake from the international online auto community, Speedhunters speaks with us candidly about his car obsession and the meaning behind his Custom plates, 27.NSX.|
|/news-and-events/a-near-accident-provides-inspiration-for-custom-plates|| 1 July 2020
||A near accident provides inspiration for custom plates||Swerving to avoid colliding into a staff member at Japan’s well-known petrol station, Eneos, provided a memorable trip for Blaire and from there, his custom plate name was born.|
|/news-and-events/Keeping-busy-as-a-bee|| 19 June 2020
||Keeping busy as a bee||We catch Ben as he finishes his grocery shopping and one thing we are certain is not on his list, is honey.
Ben has been running his beekeeping business, Ben’s Bees since 2016 and the demand for honey has risen during the uncertain times of COVID-19.
|/news-and-events/W1LD-for-classic-cars|| 9 June 2020
||W1LD for classic cars||Working in her dad’s garage from a young age, Mallory’s interest for classic cars grew, receiving her first car at a ripe old age of 10.|
|/news-and-events/dipaks-special-tribute-to-his-mum||21 May 2020||Dipak’s special tribute to his mum||Our custom plate community are connected through a shared passion to express themselves wherever they go and for Dipak, he chose to pay a touching tribute to his mum.|
|/news-and-events/a-match-made-in-car-audio-heaven||12 May 2020||A match made in car audio heaven||A highly anticipated event each month, dedicated car enthusiasts gather to compete against each other to see who’s prized subwoofers can produce the best and loudest sound.|
|/news-and-events/Star-Wars-fan-shows-love-for-childhood-favourite||8 May 2020||Star Wars fan shows love for childhood favourite||Paul grew up with Star Wars when it first launched on our screens in 1977 and from there, he was determined to keep the connection alive with the characters into adulthood.|
|/news-and-events/More-than-a-million-new-combinations-available||9 April 2020||More than a million new combinations available||We’re excited to announce our Future General Issue combination range has expanded, making more than a million new combinations available to purchase.|
|/news-and-events/Custom-Plates-Bares-all-at-Barefoot-Cinema||19 March 2020||Custom Plates Bares all at Barefoot Cinema||Warming up the cinemas this summer, we were once again a proud sponsor of Barefoot Cinema.|
|/news-and-events/Two-Wheels-One-Race||12 March 2020||Two Wheels, One Race||As proud sponsors, Custom Plates attended the 2020 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship.
|/news-and-events/Custom-Plates-at-Geelong-Revival-Festival||6 Dec 2019||Custom Plates at Geelong Revival Festival||Custom Plates are a proud partner of the annual Geelong Revival Motoring Festival.|
|/news-and-events/custom-plates-price-increase-may-2019||29 Apr 2019||Custom Plates Price Increase May 2019||Questions and answers regarding our May 2019 price increase.|
|/news-and-events/IFishChick||6 Mar 2019||IFishChick: Cristy Worsteling on what gender balance means to her in the fishing community||Cristy Worsteling, fishing legend Paul Worsteling’s wife, was excited to answer our questions related to this year’s International Women’s Day theme: Balance for Better
|/news-and-events/behind-every-custom-plate-is-a-story||1 Mar 2019||Behind every Custom Plate is a Story||At Custom Plates, we love to hear from our customers about how and why they chose their plates.|
|/news-and-events/new-euro-crest||1 Jan 2019||New Euro Crest||From 1 Jan 2019, Euro plates will be manufactured with a new crest design.|
|/news-and-events/october-18-heritage-plate-results||13 Oct 2018||October Heritage Plate Results||10 Heritage plates went under the hammer at the 2018 Shannons Rare Numberplate Auction in conjunction with Motorclassica on Saturday 13 October.|
|/news-and-events/september-18-heritage-plate-results||17 Sept 2018||September 18 Heritage Plate Results||10 Heritage plates went under the hammer at the 2018 Shannons Melbourne Spring Classic auction on Monday 17 September.|
|/news-and-events/july-18-heritage-plate-results||16 Jul 2018||July 18 Heritage Plate Results||10 Heritage plates went under the hammer at the 2018 Shannons Melbourne Winter Classic auction on Monday 16 July.|
|/news-and-events/custom-plates-pop-up-display||6 Jul 2018||Custom Plates POP-UP display||Custom Plates has opened an exciting new pop-up display area at the Heatherton Customer Service Centre. Since the opening day on Tuesday 3 July, it has already gained lots of attention from customers.|
|/news-and-events/april-18-heritage-plate-results||1 May 2018||April 18 Heritage Plate Results||10 Heritage plates went under the hammer at the 2018 Shannons Melbourne Autumn Classic auction on Monday 30 April.|
|/news-and-events/top-5-stretches-after-a-long-drive||30 Apr 2018||Top 5 stretches after a long drive||Have you ever experienced lower-back pain, tight hips, even sore shoulders, after sitting in the car for a couple of hours on a long trip?|
|/news-and-events/february-18-heritage-plate-results||20 Feb 2018||February 18 Heritage Plate Results||10 Heritage plates went under the hammer at the 2018 Shannons Melbourne Late Summer Classic auction on Monday 19 February.|
|/news-and-events/november-17-heritage-plate-results||28 Nov 2017||November 17 Heritage Plate Results||10 Heritage plates went under the hammer at the 2018 Shannons Melbourne Summer Classic auction on Monday 27 November 2017.|
|/news-and-events/september-17-heritage-plate-results||25 Sept 2017||September 17 Heritage Plate Results||10 Heritage plates went under the hammer at the 2018 Shannons Melbourne Spring Classic auction on Monday 25 September 2017.|
|/news-and-events/july-17-heritage-plate-results||9 Jul 2017||July 17 Heritage Plate Results||10 Heritage plates went under the hammer at the 2018 Shannons Melbourne Winter auction on Monday 17 July 2017.|
|/news-and-events/faqs-custom-plates-price-increase-july-2017||9 Jun 2017||FAQs- Custom Plates Price Increase- July 2017||Questions and answers regarding our July 2017 price increase.|
|/news-and-events/melinda-price-newest-custom-plates-keep-it-on-the-track-ambassador||18 May 2017||Announcing new Custom Plates ‘Keep it on the Track’ ambassador Melinda Price||Custom Plates is proud to announce Melinda Price as our newest ‘Keep it on the Track” ambassador, coinciding with an inspirational return to top tier racing in the Touring Car Masters Series.|
|/news-and-events/may-17-heritage-plate-results||8 May 2017||May 17 Heritage Plate Results||10 Heritage plates went under the hammer at the 2018 Shannons Melbourne Winter auction on Monday 8 May 2017.|
|/news-and-events/2017-formula-1-rolex-australian-grand-prix||8 May 2017||2017 Formula® 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix||The 2017 Formula® 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix is Australia`s premier motorsport event and the 2017 big race did not disappoint.|