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60 Years of Corgi Toys

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 21st July, 2016

We celebrate 60 years of Corgi toys, looking at the history of the famous model cars and the principle methods of acquiring a new Corgi toy. - Written by Andy Roberts.

The Fiat 600 Multipla – The Pioneer People Carrier

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 20th July, 2016

Some motorists think that the ‘People Carrier’ emerged in the early 1980s along with Wham singles and boasting about owning a Betamax video recorder. However, in 1956 Fiat created the original Multipla - The Pioneer People Carrier - by modifying their rear engine 600 saloon into a four door six seater...

Club of the Month: July 2016

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 13th July, 2016

This month, for Club of the Month July 2016, we spotlight the Mk2 Golf Owners Club: a club dedicated to the preservation of all variants of the Volkswagen Golf & Jetta Mk2.

40 Years of the Rover SD1

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 13th July, 2016

If you are of a certain vintage – i.e. old enough to remember Watney’s Party Seven, Richard O’Sullivan in Man About the House, and the summer of 1976 - you will probably remember the first time you encountered the new SD1 series Rover 3500 some forty years ago.

Car of the Month: July 2016

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 12th July, 2016

Arguably one of the most iconic cars of the 1980’s, this month’s Car of the Month choice has to be to the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth. And WHAT a car!

BMW at 100 – Top Ten

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 11th July, 2016

This year sees BMW celebrate its 100th birthday and compiling a ‘Top Ten’ will always be an interesting task given the sheer embarrassment of automotive riches. Andy Roberts dives into the archives...

Review: TriumFest and Retro Show LIVE, 2 -3 July

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 8th July, 2016

A team from Lancaster Insurance visited Santa Pod Raceway for TriumFest and Retro Show LIVE on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of July for a celebration of all things Triumph!

40 Years of the Ford Fiesta

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 8th July, 2016

Production of the Fiesta Mk.1 ceased in 1983, and its last major version was the 105 mph ‘pepper-pot’ alloy wheeled XR2, launched two years earlier. Today, it sometimes appears that there are more on the road than the 20,000 Ford originally built, and the rarest examples are the Popular, the base and the L– those Fiestas that for so many years were virtual street furniture across the UK.

20 Years of the Mercedes-Benz SLK

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 7th July, 2016

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Mercedes-Benz SLK and the end of its era with the new SLC taking its place. We take a look at the history behind the classic car and delve into the wonderful world of SLKs.

Great turnout for annual ‘MG’s in the Park’ event

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 4th July, 2016

A review of the annual MG's in the Park event, by Jamie McTavish: Car Club Manager for Lancaster Insurance.

Free classic car insurance* – and how to get it

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 30th June, 2016

OK, so there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But you can still win a year’s free classic car insurance, and free tickets to the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show...

Online, offline and over the line – car clubs are doing it all.

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 30th June, 2016

It’s a very exciting time for classic car clubs of all shapes and sizes; as both the traditional, old school clubs and their newer and more digital-savvy counterparts look to alternative ways to attract new and progressively younger members to swell their ranks.

Is this the end of ‘The Peking To Paris’?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 30th June, 2016

Recent reports from the classic car movement in France have been making headlines on both sides of the channel, and it’s a much bigger deal than just EURO 16 or Brexit!

Colour: How it can make or break a car’s presence and value.

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 30th June, 2016

Exactly the same car, exactly the same specification, exactly the same driving experience so why is one worth more than the other, with a greater resale value?