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Keep up to date with the latest news and events from the world of classic cars.

#TeamMike’s XR3i is set for a Spring debut on the roads of Wiltshire!

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 3rd January, 2018

Mike Brewer and his team restored a 1989 Ford Escort XR3i which raised £22,500 at auction for Marie Crawford Boyd Foundation, after Silverstone Auctions kindly waivered their usual fee. Here we catch up with the new owner and hear why he was interested in buying the Ford and what his plans are for the year ahead.

#TeamAnt’s racer looks set for an exciting 2018 with its new owner!

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 3rd January, 2018

Ant Anstead and his team built from scratch a 1950s Grand Prix inspired racer which raised £22,500 at auction for Harrison’s Fund, after Silverstone Auctions kindly waivered their usual fee. Here we catch up with the new owner and hear why he was interested in buying the racer and what his plans are for the year ahead.

TOP FIVE AUTOMOTIVE PROMOTIONAL FILMS

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 3rd January, 2018

Dim the lights, fire up the projector and settle back in your office chair, and enjoy these promotional shorts that were intended to make you a better dealer - or tempt a fleet buyer to their local dealership…

DO YOU REMEMBER – THE RELIANT SCIMITAR GT?

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 2nd January, 2018

There is a select group of cars of such aesthetic appeal that you really have to encounter them in the metal (or GRP) to appreciate their beauty - or, put somewhat less pompously, the Reliant Scimitar GT is an exceptionally handsome motor car.

NEWSREELS OF THE WEEK – ON PATROL

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 2nd January, 2018

Polished black Wolseleys with Winkworth bells, Bakelite telephones, traffic lights on striped poles, road signs ordering motorists to ‘Halt’ – all captured in the Pathe archive

DO YOU REMEMBER – THE AUSTIN FX3?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 28th December, 2017

Of all the lost sights of post-war Britain – traffic lights on striped poles, teddy boys, 78 rpm Alma Cogan records, ten shilling notes, jumpers for goal posts, - one of the most evocative is possibly the Austin FX3 taxi.

60 YEARS OF THE “SERIES” HUMBER HAWK

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 28th December, 2017

Six decades ago, taking delivery of a new Humber Hawk was a proud moment in the life of many a British motorist; proof that they had ‘arrived’ in elite suburban circles.

NEWSREELS OF THE WEEK – WINTER MOTORING

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 21st December, 2017

Or, how to motor in the snow with cross-ply tyres, a six-volt electrical system, and wearing your stoutest hat, scarf and overcoat…

DVD OF THE WEEK - DANGER MAN

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 21st December, 2017

As a devotee of ITC’s spy and adventure series, Danger Man has a pride of place in my DVD collection. This was the TV series that made Patrick McGoohan a star when the first episode was aired in September 1960 and four years later the show was extensively revamped.

How Land Rover took over the world, and then lost it

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 18th December, 2017

Land Rover: a quick history – the ups, downs and ups of the world’s toughest car maker

Lancaster Insurance awarded ‘Highly Commended’ at Insurance Times awards

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 12th December, 2017

Topping off another successful year, Lancaster Insurance, specialist classic car insurance provider, was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Personal Lines Broker of the Year’ category at the annual Insurance Times Awards 2017.

The journey of a classic car from its first version to present day: MGB

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 12th December, 2017

We chart the ups, downs and ups of the MGB. From shiny new car, through unloved second-hand bargain, to all-time classic

Newsreels of the Week – Great Traffic Scenes

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 7th December, 2017

Or some glimpses into a lost world when flyovers and automatic vending machines were the harbingers of a bright future…

End of year message from Andrew Evanson

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 6th December, 2017

What an incredible year 2017 has been; we’ve worked with two of the classic car community heavyweights on a great charity initiative, supported more shows and expanded our offering.