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Keep up to date with the latest news and events from the world of classic cars.

Any Colour You Like – As Long As it’s Ford!

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 9th June, 2016

A review of International Ford Day, by Jamie McTavish: Car Club Manager for Lancaster Insurance.

LANCASTER INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW CELEBRATES 'HEROES AND HEROINES'

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 31st May, 2016

The organisers of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show have revealed that this year’s show theme is ‘Heroes and Heroines’. Held from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th November, clubs and exhibitors are invited to pay tribute to the people and motors that are their inspiration.

Super Saloons of the 80s

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 20th May, 2016

When it comes to the must-have classic cars, 2016 seems to be all about the hot hatch, but back in the 80s there was another breed of performance car on the road. We’re not talking of the sports cars such as the TVR 350, Lotus Esprit or the Toyota Supra, but the high performance saloon cars... These were known as ‘Q’ cars due to their understated looks and high performance, but they were guaranteed to leave Mr Hot Hatch in a trail of smoke at the lights.

The Cars and Events That Shaped The 70s

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 16th May, 2016

Groovy-baby! The 70s was famous for psychedelic art, punk music and Jaws. Not forgetting the glorious classic cars! Here we profile some iconic events, moments and fabulous classics that graced the tarmac.

10 Convertibles that Will Make Your Summer

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 12th May, 2016

With spring finally here and summer on the horizon, now is the perfect time to look at buying a soft-top for some summer fun. Whether you prefer your classic car to have a dash of the high-life, sporty, quirky & fun, stylish or big & brash, we think we’ve found 10 cars that will compliment your lifestyle. From turning up at a country house to driving some of the great ‘B’ roads of the UK to turning up at the beach or a festival, there really is a convertible for all.

Hyundai Coupe Cup success

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 9th May, 2016

Lancaster Insurance is passionate about supporting club activities. So, along with being headline sponsor of the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners’ Club (MGOC) Race Championship, the specialist insurer also supports Alex Cursley in the Hyundai Coupe Cup. Alex, who currently works in the MGOC workshop and is helping to restore Margo, gives his account of the first two rounds in Rockingham, back in April.

Dave Youngs joins Lancaster Insurance

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 27th April, 2016

Lancaster Insurance is delighted to announce the recruitment of Car Club Insurance specialist Dave Youngs.

Marking the 'M Era' at Brooklands

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 25th April, 2016

Several hundred classic MGs spanning 73 years of history took to Brooklands’ magnificent race track in glorious sunshine at the MG Era event on 10th April. Some dazzling examples included boat-tailed M-Types, elegant MG SA drophead coupes, 1960s MGCs and the more modern MGFs.

Be Safe on Drive It Day

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 22nd April, 2016

On 24th April, classic car fans up and down the country will be celebrating as the annual ‘Drive it Day’ is set to return. It’s an opportunity to throw off the dust covers and make the most of meeting fellow enthusiasts

10 Vintage Car Adverts

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 22nd April, 2016

Remember these airing on TV? We’ve been reminiscing and have some picks for you to watch, all thanks to YouTube!

Don’t Miss Drive It Day

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 22nd April, 2016

On a spring day in 1900, sixty four cars lined up in London to begin the arduous task of completing 1,000 miles of motoring on British roads which were, even by today’s pot-hole strewn routes, a bit on the rough side.

Classic cars of the 60s

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 15th April, 2016

The ‘swinging 60's’ was a memorable decade with a lot of firsts, Beatlemania and a very famous job in Italy. Here we profile some iconic events, moments and equally special cars that bring a wide smile to our faces whenever we think of them.

Tax for classic car owners

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 8th April, 2016

The chancellor brought some fantastic news for classic car owners in his budget earlier this year, announcing that cars built before 1976 qualify for FREE road tax from 1st April 2016. This announcement declares that “from April 1st each year, vehicles constructed more than 40 years before January 1st of that year will automatically be exempt from paying Vehicle Excise Duty (VED)”.

Lancaster Insurance announces official partnership with British Mini Club

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 23rd March, 2016

Lancaster Insurance is delighted to be strengthening its association with Minis, by announcing a new partnership with the British Mini Club. Lancaster Insurance has a long history of working with the marque and is currently restoring a 1969 Morris Mini Super Deluxe, in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.