3rd June 2020

New Car Facts Disc Provides A Digital Display Board

Classic enthusiasts can now create a digital version of the traditional laminated display board at classic vehicle shows and meets thanks to a new initiative called the Car Facts Disc.

The Car Facts Disc is a small piece of paper which fits snugly into a traditional tax disc holder. Displayed on the piece of paper is a QR code (similar to a barcode) which users can scan simply using the camera function on their smartphones. This then will take users to an online portal which displays the history of the vehicle including photos, videos and even information on purchasing the vehicle.

Founder and classic vehicle enthusiast Paul Tombs came up with the idea after years of attending owner’s club events and classic vehicle shows. Here he found that information about individual vehicles "was patchy at best, and often completely absent. With the Car Facts Disc I have created a really simple method for car fanatics, like me, to share our personalised trivia in a way that allows anyone with a smartphone...to view it quickly and easily"

Each disc costs £17 and can be purchased on their website.

Do you think this could replace traditional display boards at shows? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

I don’t see a problem with putting facts and details of the vehicle on the disc. No personal information need be added . Any classic car event I go to I’m always interested in the vehicle itself not the person who owns it. I’d be happy to display one .

Arthur, 06/06/2020

Hello paranoid ;) Just kidding, but I have one of these facts discs, there is nothing to worry about in terms of information being breached because you are the one controlling what and how much information you upload to it. I have substituted my A4 sheet of paper with one of these for when I go to car shows, its so much neater and I can share my entire restoration story from start to finish.

James , 04/06/2020

I would be worried about breach of information and it being used inappropriately. Maybe I'm just not into the social media world but it seems like I would not be in control of what happens to that information nor who is collecting it and for what purpose. Call me paranoid!

Hull-Lad, 03/06/2020