Thank you for joining us at the Lancaster Insurance Services Classic Motor Show 2022!

We loved seeing you all at the UK’s biggest and best classic motoring celebration in November!

The event, which took place on 11th – 13th November, was attended by around 69,324 enthusiasts over the three days and it was fantastic to once again see the classic car community come together and celebrate heritage vehicles.

There were many highlights from the show and as always there was something on display for everyone with over 3,000 cars on show and 300 car clubs showcasing. A particular highlight for us was the Fiat Motor Club GB’s stand, which featured the oldest car at the show, a Fiat 3.5hp which took some lengths for them to secure, as well as a diverse range of beautiful classic Fiats.

Our stand was a tribute to the many people we work with across the classic car industry who we consider to be part of our family, from car clubs to our fantastic customers. We had eight cars on our main stand, including the rather bright Outspan Orange, a 6-wheeler Frisky which completed the Monte Carlo Rally in 1958, an Austin Devon, an Austin J40 children’s car and a Yugo Sana. Also on our stand were father and son duo Paul and Jake Clappison with their 1972 MGB GT and 1979 Triumph Spitfire respectively, as well as Sarah Crabtree with her prized Morris Ital.

We also had a number of activities on stand, including the Lancaster Arcade, featuring two retro Sega GRID driving game consoles, where we invited show-goers to see if they could achieve the fastest time. Throughout this year we have been competing with Classics World magazine to buy, restore and sell cars, and we featured the final two cars on our stand at the show with a competition to win one of them! Up for grabs were a Jaguar XK8 convertible or a Morris 1100, which made quite the contrast. Congratulations to Douglas Hester who won the competition and got to choose which car he wanted. He chose the Austin 1300!

We also welcomed StarterMotor on to our stand who brought along a 1933 Singer 9 Tourer, which they did some live maintenance work on while showcasing the opportunities for young people in our industry. They ran their own competition to win a beautiful 1967 Jaguar S-Type 3.4 for two weeks, as well as raising £750 towards the amazing work they do.

Another main event at the show was the Lancaster Pride of Ownership stand, displaying the best classic cars in competition and celebrating the rarest and most cherished vehicles. Congratulations to all of the finalists who were featured on our stand, it really was an exceptional display.

Unfortunately there were only three top spots up for grabs, so a huge well done to:

  • Ian Croft and his 1986 Lotus Elan – 1st place
  • William Flay and his 1976 Ford Escort RS2000 – 2nd place
  • Stephen Cheape and his 1981 Ford Fiesta 950 Popular – 3rd place

And last but definitely not least, a huge shout-out to the Sporting Bears Motor Club who celebrated raising over £3,000,000 for children’s charities! This was achieved mainly through their famous dream rides, where they take passengers for a spin in the beautiful classics owned by their volunteer members, who donate their time, fuel, hotels, car maintenance costs all completely free of charge. What a fantastic achievement for a very special club.