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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?

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.