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Classic car road tax explained

  • 19th October, 2020

There are many benefits to be had from running a classic car besides being both fun and a useful investment. Classics can be surprisingly economical, as some essential items like Read this guide to classic car road tax and get informed.

LANCASTER INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW, WITH DISCOVERY, GOES ONLINE FOR CELEBRATION OF MUCH MISSED SEASON FINALE

  • Harry Brown |
  • 16th October, 2020

The organisers of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, will celebrate the much-missed season finale with a free-to-attend online event held on Saturday 14 November.

DO YOU REMEMBER – THE TOYOTA CROWN SUPER SALOON?

  • Harry Brown |
  • 15th October, 2020

Six years ago, while attending a Classic & Sports Car shoot, I had the great pleasure of encountering a car that had fascinated my ten-year-old self. The S110-series Toyota Crown Super more than fulfilled my expectations, being a vehicle of charm, presences and, yes, style.

MEET THE OWNER – RICHARD HANLON AND HIS RENAULT 17TS

  • Harry Brown |
  • 15th October, 2020

Back in 2009 Renault enthusiast, Richard Hanlon ‘was geared up to go over to Ireland to buy a pale metallic green 15 which I had been hankering after for a long period. I had a flight booked in the outbound direction, and a ferry booked home again; when the news came that it had been unexpectedly sold locally’.

Should you buy a left-hand drive classic car?

  • 15th October, 2020

Whether you’re desperate for the American muscle of a Ford Mustang from the late Sixties or the pretty Italian charms of a Fiat Barchetta from the mid Nineties, there’s a lot to consider when poring over left-hand drive classics.

Seven Chrysler UK/Talbot Special Editions

  • Harry Brown |
  • 13th October, 2020

Which of these seven fine cars would have lured you into your local dealership? 1972 Hillman Avenger Top Hat The Avenger was only two years into its production run when Chrysler UK unveiled the Top Hat.

MEET THE OWNER – GLYN ANDREWS AND HIS LEDBURY MAESTRO

  • Harry Brown |
  • 9th October, 2020

‘My brother owned an early MG Maestro back in the day with a talking digital readout, that was quite something at the time and quite liked them ever since but never owned one’.

Lancaster Insurance MG Owners’ Club 2020 Race Championship at Silverstone

  • 9th October, 2020

This Sunday sees the finale of the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners’ Club 2020 Race Championship at Silverstone (International)! Better still, you can catch the action live as it’s been streamed on 247. Timings are subject to change but the MGOC Race Championship competitors are due to take to the track at 9am, 11.30am and 3.25pm

40 YEARS OF THE AUSTIN METRO

  • Harry Brown |
  • 8th October, 2020

Wednesday 8th October 1980 saw the debut of the Austin Metro. Here are 40 gripping facts about one of British Leyland’s most important cars.

The Jaguar Mk. VII at 70

  • Harry Brown |
  • 7th October, 2020

Seventy years ago today (16th October), Jaguar introduced a large saloon that epitomised the famous slogan ‘Grace, Space, Pace’. Here are 20 facts about the Mk. VII family.

MEET THE OWNER – SEAN GREENWOOD AND HIS AUSTIN MONTEGO 1.3 “BASE”

  • Harry Brown |
  • 7th October, 2020

In February of this year, Sean decided to take a walk on the mild side and purchase a 1985-model Austin Montego 1.3 “Base”.

Which is best – caravan or motorhome?

  • 7th October, 2020

Which is best – caravan or motorhome? It’s a great question and one that anyone getting into the world of ‘on the road’ holidays will ask themselves. Just as with finding the right motorhome insurance you’ll need to weigh up a fair amount of options before coming to a conclusion.

Meet The Owner – Andy Wheeler And His Vauxhall Vx 4/90 Fe

  • Maxine Bowell |
  • 5th October, 2020

It would be fair to say that Andy Wheeler is a devotee of the last of the “traditional” big Vauxhalls and when he discovered NGP 470 P for sale - ‘by pure chance’ – he knew that he had to buy it.

The Corona Rt40 – The First Toyota In Britain

  • Maxine Bowell |
  • 2nd October, 2020

The 1965 London Motor Show was full with exciting new models; the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, the Aston Martin DB6, the Vauxhall Cresta PC, the Triumph 1300 and the MGB GT. There was also a quartet from a Japanese firm named Toyota. The entry-level Corona saloon cost £790 16ds 11d, the three-door station wagon £843 14s, the 1600S four-door £1,077 4s 10d and the 1600S Coupe £1,194 3d.