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Wheeler Dealer, Edd China finds Peel ‘a bit of a squeeze’ at Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2014

Wheeler Dealer, Edd China showed his funny side at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show when he ‘squeezed’ himself into a tiny Peel P50. The 6’7” restoration star was joined by Mike Brewer on Lancaster Insurance’s stand when he climbed into the miniature motor, officially the world’s smallest car.


The Best Way to Prepare Your Car for Cold Weather

It is important that you prepare your classic car for wintertime, just like you would prepare yourself for the harsh weather and cold temperatures. It is unlikely that you will go out in the freezing cold with just a t-shirt, unless you are Bear Grylls. Cold weather puts a stronger demand on your vehicle's output and running gear. Ensuring that you vehicle is ready to face the extreme winter weather and temperatures will make you feel more at ease when you get behind the wheel to take it for a spin on a bright wintry day.


Why Buying A Convertible In Winter Is A Good Idea

In winter seasons, people want to buy cars, which can withstand the snowy weather in the UK and the freezing temperatures that come with that. It is also a common time that people sell off their old vehicles and upgrade when winter is going to hit. Until now, 4x4’s and hybrid four-wheelers were considered the best option for winters, as they can plough through any weather conditions with relative ease. But is that always the best option?


Classic Mini, ‘Henry’ is just the Italian job

Before his ‘starring role’ on Lancaster Insurance’s stand at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show in November, ‘Henry’, a 1990 ‘H’ reg Mini embarked on another big adventure. His owners, Tanya and Jason Field, from Oxfordshire, took him on ‘The Italian Job’, a charity car rally for classic and modern Minis around Italy.


Peel Cars - the Re-launch

The Peel cars were originally built between 1962-5 (Peel P50) and 1962-6 (Peel Trident) in the town of Peel on the Isle of Man by Cyril Cannell, owner of Peel Engineering Company until it ceased trading in 1970.


Friends Reunited

Staff at Lancaster Insurance were delighted to be able to help one of their customers surprise her husband for their wedding anniversary by reuniting him with the car that they had used on their wedding day.


Lancaster Insurance helps customer towards target for USA charity road trip

Staff from classic car specialist Lancaster Insurance ‘clubbed together’ to raise £275 for customer, Les Durrant, from Chester, who is embarking on a charity road trip across America. The fundraising fun took place on the 27 June, at the Lancaster offices in St Ives, Cambridge, where activities included a Where’s Wally quiz, raffle, 1980’s fancy dress, a ‘bake off’ and Space Invaders and Pacman themed games.


TSSC TriumFest UK at Donington Park 25th-27th July 2014

Triumph Sports Six Club (TSSC) is gearing up for the most important weekend in its calendar, TriumFest UK 2014. Celebrating all things Triumph from the 26th-27th July, it is held at Donington Park, a location synonymous with motor sport heritage. Hundreds of cars will be displayed alongside thousands of products and services, providing a 'total Triumph experience'.


Great day out for Scottish Jaguar lovers

Classic car enthusiasts, dreaming about warm summer days surrounded by Jaguars and Daimlers, should look no further than Scottish Jaguar Day this Sunday 29th June. Organised by Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club and held at The Scottish Antiques & Arts Centre in Doune, the event will be awash with beautiful cars, tempting food and the opportunity to win a series of fantastic prizes, including a £100 Lancaster Insurance policy voucher.


Buying Bespoke Parts

If you’ve shopped around as much as you can, you’ve scoured the auction sites and posted on the forums for that one part you need, sometimes there’s just nothing for it but to go bespoke. There are still a number of specialist workshops in the UK that can make parts fresh or modify existing parts so they fit your classic flawlessly. Of course, this all comes for a price, but there are other considerations you should make if you’re going to buy bespoke...


Five Myths of Classic Car Investing

There have been some quite incredible stories in the news of late concerning the seemingly enormous returns that some investors are taking away from classic car buying. It’s been interesting to see, also, new money move into the classics market and the sort of cars that investors are picking up. If you’re thinking of entering the market, even if you have no plans to get anywhere close to the mileage limit on your classic car insurance, you should beware of five common misconceptions about classic cars...


Buying a Second Classic Car

While classics are, obviously, fantastic fun on their own, there is definitely something about purchasing a classic which draws you to wanting to buy another one almost immediately. For a lot of us, funds, time and space simply don’t allow that second or third classic and, as such, our first classic is usually the one we’ve dreamed of for longest. How should you choose, then, your second classic car, and how should it fit into your collection?


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