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Super Saloons of the 80s

When it comes to the must-have classic cars, 2016 seems to be all about the hot hatch, but back in the 80s there was another breed of performance car on the road. We’re not talking of the sports cars such as the TVR 350, Lotus Esprit or the Toyota Supra, but the high performance saloon cars... These were known as ‘Q’ cars due to their understated looks and high performance, but they were guaranteed to leave Mr Hot Hatch in a trail of smoke at the lights.

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10 Convertibles that Will Make Your Summer

With spring finally here and summer on the horizon, now is the perfect time to look at buying a soft-top for some summer fun. Whether you prefer your classic car to have a dash of the high-life, sporty, quirky & fun, stylish or big & brash, we think we’ve found 10 cars that will compliment your lifestyle. From turning up at a country house to driving some of the great ‘B’ roads of the UK to turning up at the beach or a festival, there really is a convertible for all.

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Let the driving season begin...

As the warmer weather hits, classic car fans up and down the country will be celebrating as the classic car driving season really takes off. Whether you’re planning to enjoy a relaxed and scenic Sunday drive, or perhaps getting your pride and joy ready to take to a show for the first time, it’s important to make sure you have the right insurance cover in place and are making the necessary steps to safeguard your vehicle.

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Hyundai Coupe Cup success

Lancaster Insurance is passionate about supporting club activities. So, along with being headline sponsor of the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners’ Club (MGOC) Race Championship, the specialist insurer also supports Alex Cursley in the Hyundai Coupe Cup. Alex, who currently works in the MGOC workshop and is helping to restore Margo, gives his account of the first two rounds in Rockingham, back in April.

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Marking the 'M Era' at Brooklands

Several hundred classic MGs spanning 73 years of history took to Brooklands’ magnificent race track in glorious sunshine at the MG Era event on 10th April. Some dazzling examples included boat-tailed M-Types, elegant MG SA drophead coupes, 1960s MGCs and the more modern MGFs.

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Don’t Miss Drive It Day

On a spring day in 1900, sixty four cars lined up in London to begin the arduous task of completing 1,000 miles of motoring on British roads which were, even by today’s pot-hole strewn routes, a bit on the rough side.

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Be Safe on Drive It Day

On 24th April, classic car fans up and down the country will be celebrating as the annual ‘Drive it Day’ is set to return. It’s an opportunity to throw off the dust covers and make the most of meeting fellow enthusiasts

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Classic cars of the 60s

The ‘swinging 60's’ was a memorable decade with a lot of firsts, Beatlemania and a very famous job in Italy. Here we profile some iconic events, moments and equally special cars that bring a wide smile to our faces whenever we think of them.

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Tax for classic car owners

The chancellor brought some fantastic news for classic car owners in his budget earlier this year, announcing that cars built before 1976 qualify for FREE road tax from 1st April 2016. This announcement declares that “from April 1st each year, vehicles constructed more than 40 years before January 1st of that year will automatically be exempt from paying Vehicle Excise Duty (VED)”.

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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.

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Hot Hatch – Heaven or Hell?

Hot hatches! Love them or hate them? If you drove a hot hatch in the early to mid-90’s you were frowned upon by large sections of the motoring public and called a ‘Barry Boy’ for your loud music and outlandish modifications. We’re taking a look back at the best and worst of the 70’s and 80’s hot hatches and we’d love to know, which models are your idea of heaven and which are hell?

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