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What is the Classic Rumble?

Lancaster Insurance is thrilled to announce a new initiative for 2017 with two classic car ‘heavyweights’, Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead, going head to head for charity. The two restoration experts will each be restoring/building a car that will be auctioned, through Silverstone Auctions, at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show in November, with the proceeds going to the charity of their choice.  

Both projects were launched on the Lancaster Insurance stand at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show in a #ClassicRumble. 

Mike Brewer

Expert classic car dealer, Mike Brewer is delighted to be restoring a 1989 Ford Escort XR3i Cabriolet in aid of the Marie Crawford Boyd Foundation. Mike said: “It’s always a delight getting the chance to bring a classic car back to life and to do it for charity in conjunction with Lancaster Insurance makes this build even more special. I’ve chosen an everyman car that I hope will have huge appeal and with the right team behind the project I know we can raise some much needed funds for charity.

Why This Car?

Fast Fords are big news at the moment, the XR3i is now a sought after collectible classic and to get the chance to do this one is exciting. My car will win because it’s a usable everyday classic that will turn heads! There’s no need to be precious with an XR3i, just run it and drive it.”


Ant Anstead

Renowned as a world class car designer, Ant Anstead is building a 1950’s inspired Grand Prix Alfa Romeo in aid of Harrison’s Fund.

Ant told us: "Being able to combine two things I am passionate about is a no brainer for me! I get to build a car and at the same time help a charity very close to my heart. Oh, and battle off against Mike Brewer! Wait that's three things I love! Oh this just gets better. Lancaster Insurance has just become the ultimate match maker… bring it on!”

Why Harrison's Fund?

I have known the Smith family for many years. We are both parents to a young boy, the same age. My son is just like his, but with one difference, and right now it will take his life. I have pledged to help this family do everything they can to save Harrison and boys like him! This charity is real and stands a chance of saving lives and changing the law. They are making a real difference and it’s close to a miracle. 


The journey of both cars will be exclusively covered in Classics Monthly and the completed cars will then head for the final auction ‘showdown’ in November. The ultimate aim is to raise funds for two incredibly worthwhile causes, Harrison’s Fund and The Marie Crawford Boyd Foundation, who will each benefit from the sale of their respective ambassadors incredible car; meaning whatever the outcome, both are winners. 


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