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OLD ADVERTS - MICROCARS

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 26th January, 2018

Or – how to sell the idea of low-cost motoring with maximum flair

DVD OF THE WEEK – THE IPCRESS FILE

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 26th January, 2018

In the mid-1960s British cinema offered you a choice of two spy film heroes, both with a score from John Barry – and both with memorable official transport.

Off-Roaders: which one is really king of the hill?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 24th January, 2018

Revealed: The seven greatest classic off-roaders of all time. You might be surprised at what’s not on the list.

Lancaster Insurance sponsored driver, Alex Cursely, wins Downforce UK award

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 24th January, 2018

Lancaster Insurance is thrilled to announce that Alex Cursley has won ‘Club Racer of the Year’ at the annual DownForce UK awards. Presented at the Autosport International Show at the NEC, Alex was presented the trophy by Editor-In-Chief Jake Sanson.

DVD REVIEW – TWO PRIME SEASONS OF THE AVENGERS

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 24th January, 2018

This DVD review takes the form of a personal dilemma – which series of The Avengers to purchase?

50 YEARS OF THE MORGAN PLUS 8

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 24th January, 2018

Just suppose that it is 1968 and you are in the fortunate position of having £1,500 to spend on an open-topped car. Then, flicking through the current issue of Motor, you read of a vehicle that ‘has no real rivals but occupies its own little niche in the market’ and moreover one with a V8 engine that costs £1,475 with seat belts an extra £12 12s 9d.

12 GREAT EVERYDAY CARS

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 23rd January, 2018

This list comprises FWD and RWD, two-door saloons, hatchbacks, rear engine and transverse-mounted power plants – but what they do have in common is their blend of affordability with flair.

DO YOU REMEMBER – THE HYUNDAI PONY?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 23rd January, 2018

If you take a look at an early to mid-1980s photo of almost any high street or shopping precinct car park, you will notice a) the often-dire fashion sense b) some grim cafes that make Little Chef resemble The Ritz and c) the Hyundai Pony.

Club of the Month - January 2018 - Triumph Sports Six Club (TSSC)

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 23rd January, 2018

Lancaster Insurance backs Morris Register Younger Driver Initiative

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 23rd January, 2018

Lancaster Insurance, classic car insurance specialist, is thrilled to be supporting a fantastic initiative by Morris Register to encourage younger drivers into the community. The club is loaning a superb 1939 Morris Eight Series E Tourer to a non-member, from March - October 2018, to help spark a lifelong interest in pre-war motoring.

Club of the Month - January 2018 - Triumph Sports Six Club (TSSC)

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 23rd January, 2018

Our first club of the month for 2018 goes to Triumph Sports Six Club (TSSC), which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year! Based at its Leicestershire Headquarters and Museum, the TSSC aims to provide all Triumph enthusiasts the very best help and support with their Triumph.

LANCASTER INSURANCE CAR OF THE MONTH – THE JAGUAR XJ COUPE

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 23rd January, 2018

Just suppose you were taking a stroll around the 1973 Motor Show at Earls Court, with vague ideas about upgrading your Hillman Hunter.

SIX SUPERB SALES FILMS

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 22nd January, 2018

These films are not adverts per se but the genre of short feature that a car or component manufacturer would commission to show potential trade clients or train their sales teams. For me, the six examples here all stand out for the simple reason that each is so memorable:

50 YEARS OF THE VAUXHALL VENTORA

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 22nd January, 2018

A car does not have to be riotously expensive to convey a measure of true style – a fact that is demonstrated by the original Vauxhall Ventora.