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Panhard PL17

The Remarkable Panhard PL17

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 12th July, 2021

Experiencing a Panhard PL17 was an experience on a par with entering the National Motor Museum for the first time or encountering the Genevieve Darracq in the metal – something never to be forgotten.

Škoda S110R

The Škoda S110R – A Celebration

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 12th July, 2021

In the late 1970s, many a young “Ton-Up” driver in their customised Ford Anglia 105E (a la The Young Ones) was amazed to be overtaken by a rear-engine coupe.

Zündapp Janus

Meet the Owner – Ian Evans and his Zündapp Janus

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 8th July, 2021

A 1958 Zündapp is not the ideal vehicle for motorists who wish to maintain a low profile. Whenever Ian Evans goes for a spin, the reaction of other road users, along with many pedestrians, is ‘what on earth is that?’

Dakar Rally

A history of the Dakar Rally

  • 7th July, 2021

Strap yourselves in and check the GPS, as we take a white-knuckle ride through the colourful history of the world’s most demanding endurance rally

Military Museum

Ten of the best military museums in the UK

  • 7th July, 2021

Did you know that we insure lots of old military vehicles here at Lancaster as well as classic cars? From old military Land Rovers to full-on tanks, we’ve got you covered!

Ford Probe Collection


  • 6th July, 2021

Not long ago, we profiled the Ford Probe. So today let’s celebrate the collection of Malcolm Oyston who owns no fewer than six UK-market cars.

Yellow Classic Car

Quick guide to classic wheels

  • 6th July, 2021

When it comes to your classic car, every detail matters. That’s why, if you decide you want to change the wheels, it’s a big decision.

Mini Car meet

The best classic car owners’ clubs to join this year (Part 2)

  • 6th July, 2021

Here at Lancaster, we have been supporting car clubs for the last three decades. We love the camaraderie between owners, meeting lifelong friends and sharing vital tips and knowledge about the vehicles we love the most.

Coventry Town

Classic cars made in Coventry

  • 6th July, 2021

To celebrate Coventry's year as UK City of Culture 2021, we decided to look into the city's illustrious motor manufacturing history.

Morgan Motors

A history of Morgan

  • 6th July, 2021

From their factory on the edge of the Malvern Hills, British car markers Morgan have been at the leading edge of sports and race car manufacture for over a century.

Family Picnic

The UK’s best picnic spots for campervans in 2021

  • 5th July, 2021

Now is the time to start getting out and enjoying the marvels of the UK countryside in your campervan. Pack up the cool box and picnic rug, check the tyre pressures, make sure you're equipped with some decent campervan insurance because it’s time to hit the open road.

Campervan at night

Common risks for campervan drivers you didn’t suspect

  • 5th July, 2021

You’ll be familiar with the common risks associated with life on the road – drink driving, other road users, adverse weather conditions, driving behaviour – and even a few hazards linked specifically to campervans, such as the different dimensions and turning circles.

Man fixing his classic car

10 restoration projects to tackle in 2021

  • 5th July, 2021

Restoring a classic car can be a hugely rewarding process. This is work that requires real concentration and dedication, and will get you deep inside the working parts of your chosen vehicle.

A Porsche Boxter driving at speed on an open road

Future classics from the 2000s

  • 5th July, 2021

You might think it's a little too soon to start earmarking future classics from the 2000s, a decade that seems not long gone. But we’re always thinking about the next great classics here at Lancaster and protecting them for the future.