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

Radford Mini Cooper

The history of Radford coachbuilders

  • 9th August, 2021

We were very excited to learn, earlier this year, of the exciting relaunch of Radford – one of the most prestigious coachbuilders in British automotive history.

ULEZ London Zone

A classic car owner’s guide to the new ULEZ zone

  • 5th August, 2021

Anyone who's driven the streets of central London at any time over the past couple of years will have been aware of a comprehensive new measure to clamp down on air pollution in the city (and no, we're not talking about the already well-established Congestion Charge here).


  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 4th August, 2021

We recently featured John Langford’s 1964 Magnetite Mk 4 Farina, and today, we pay tribute to Alex’s 1966 example.

Red Volvo C70


  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 4th August, 2021

The 1990s are now looking not so much remote as impossibly distant. As the popular phrase goes, when did you last see a Rover 600, a first-generation Ford Mondeo, or indeed a first-generation Volvo C70?

Camper Logo

Camper Round the Coast – vote now for your favourite beach!

  • Lancaster Insurance |
  • 2nd August, 2021

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Practical Classics magazine to create a very special journey – a whistle-stop fundraising tour of Britain’s finest beaches in a VW Campervan. And we need your help.


The best cars with straight-six engines

  • 30th July, 2021

The Jaguar E-Type, the BMW M5, the 'James Bond' Aston Martin DB5 and that gullwing-door Mercedes – some iconic cars, down the decades, have sported straight-six engines.

Henley Royal Regatta

The campervan owner's guide to Henley Royal Regatta

  • 30th July, 2021

There are many major fixtures in the British sporting calendar but one of our favourites is the Henley Royal Regatta.

Peugot 405

Our favourite European Car of the Year winners

  • 30th July, 2021

It was back in 1964 that a group of enterprising motoring magazines from across Europe first got together and decided to vote on the best new car to have emerged across the continent that year.

Classic Car Club

The best classic car owners' clubs to join this year - Part 3

  • 29th July, 2021

You probably know this by now, but we are big fans of classic car clubs here at Lancaster. We believe that, for all owners of classics, joining a car club is an invaluable first step.

City Signs

Green card scheme for EU country car visits scrapped

  • 23rd July, 2021

Good news for anyone considering a continental classic car tour this summer, after it was announced that millions of people will no longer need an insurance ‘green card’ before taking their car to EU countries.

The history of the Highway Code

  • 22nd July, 2021

Which book is ever-present on the best-seller lists – yet can also claim to have saved thousands of lives?


Club of the month - The Green Lane Association

  • 22nd July, 2021

Formed in 1995, the Green Lane Association (GLASS) is the National User Group for those who enjoy using the Country’s network of ancient unsurfaced public roads and vehicular rights of way.

Hillclimb Race

A beginner's guide to hillclimbing and sprints

  • 20th July, 2021

You may be the proud owner of a classic motor with a sporty bent – an MGB GT, say, or an early Mazda MX-5, or a Mk2 Golf GTI. And perhaps you've wondered idly, from time to time, what it would be like to enter your classic into the odd motorsport event.

A campervan driving along a sandy beach

Best kayaking locations in the UK

  • 16th July, 2021

In this article we’ll explore a little bit more about this amazing activity – the best places to do it, how to get a licence if you need one and some top tips to keep you safe while you’re out on the water.