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News: Lancaster Insurance sponsors Pride of Ownership at Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show

A mixed trio of stunning classic cars are the first vehicles to be confirmed for the Pride of Ownership display, to be sponsored by Lancaster Insurance, at the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show, held 5-6 March at Birmingham’s NEC. A 1952 Humber Pullman Limousine, 1976 Citroen Ami Super Saloon and a stunning VW Camper Van have taken the first of the 20 places available for private entries.

News: Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership

After a successful debut last year, the Pride of Ownership display is back at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with a bang. With new sponsors, Lancaster Insurance, on board the show is once again inviting privately owned classics to take part in the popular display for classic cars at the show in November. Cars of all ages will be considered – from pre-war to the noughties and if last year is anything to go by, a great variety will be showcased.

News: The countdown is on for the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show!

Lancaster Insurance is thrilled to be returning to the NEC for the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery!


The Ford stand at the 1959 Motor Show famously hosted the new Anglia, but it also featured an old favourite with a fresh set of badges. The 105E did not entirely succeed all of Dagenham’s small cars, for the Prefect was upgraded with the 997cc engine as the 107E while the “New Popular replaced the venerable “sit up and beg” 103E.


In the spring of 1980, a new motoring title hit the W H Smiths and Martins of the nation. The front cover featured an Austin A40 “Farina” and a Riley 4/47 while the name of this new publication was Practical Classics. And, in the words of the 2020 editor Danny Hopkins ‘the 40th anniversary edition is the May issue which goes on sale on 15th April’.

News: Fast facts about the Mazda MX-5

The mighty Mazda MX-5 is one of the most popular classics we insure here at Lancaster Insurance. It doesn’t come as a great surprise. Born in 1989, it has gone on to become one of the most famous roadsters of all time, with early models able to be picked up for peanuts (just watch out for that rust!).

News: Classics World Roadtrip Day 3

On the final day of our road trip, we arrived in the A30’s true home, Cornwall. Traversing from the rolling hills of Devon to the stark expanse of Bodmin Moor, through the Cornish picturesque villages our journey was nearing it’s end.

News: Classics World Roadtrip Day 2

Our journey continued on the A30, one of the UK’s longest A-roads, through the picturesque Devon countryside eventually arriving at Honiton, a market town famous for its lace and pottery.

News: Spring bargains: the classics to hunt down at low prices

Revealed: five great classic cars to buy and enjoy during the spring months. You’ll be amazed at how far your money will go if you buy well


This year’s Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery, broke all records – record crowds, record number of cars and clubs, record fundraising and more restoration and rust than ever before!

News: Disappearing Classics

British roads see thousands of new cars each and every year, however, recent reports have suggested that some Classic Cars, which are still fresh in our memories, are facing extinction and nearing their end. A report by MSN Cars deduces that many cherished cars such as the Vauxhall Chevette, Talbot Sunbeam and Lada Riva, vehicles which once stole our hearts, have begun to see their numbers dwindle in recent years.

News: Affordable classics from the 90s

Nostalgia for the 90s is in full swing at the moment – it’s enough to make those of us old enough to vividly remember the decade feel very old indeed.