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

Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 9th March, 2016

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.

Our top ten reasons to visit this weekend’s Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 3rd March, 2016

With the ‘season opener’ a few days away, we’ve put our top ten reasons to visit the show - just in case you need a little more persuading!

Hot Hatch – Heaven or Hell?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 24th February, 2016

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?

Improve your welding skills with Skill Shack

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 23rd February, 2016

Skill Shack with Practical Classics, partnered with Lancaster Insurance, is THE place for the classic car DIY enthusiast. Skill Shack with Practical Classics have created online tuition videos from car restoration experts to give you the essential skills you need to restore, maintain and improve your classic car.

Join us for Classic Car Twitter Hour

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 23rd February, 2016

Enjoy talking classic cars? Like seeing photos of cars from when you were young? What about seeing restoration projects? We like all of it and want to encourage enthusiasts to talk together. As big fans of classic cars and Twitter being one of the most popular social media channels, we’re encouraging classic can fans, enthusiasts and owners to come together to talk all things cars. Celebrities from the classic car world have joined in the fun; Edd China & Mike Brewer from Wheeler Dealers, Ant Anstead from For the Love of Cars and Quentin Wilson from Classic Car Show. We want you to get involved too.

Lancaster Insurance's ‘Mini’ restoration set to shine at the NEC Restoration Show

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 22nd February, 2016

Lancaster Insurance, headline sponsor of the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership display, will be shining a spotlight on its own restoration project at this year’s Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show. Taking pride of place on the insurer’s stand (9 - 245), the 1969 Morris Mini Super Deluxe named Margo, will be auctioned following her restoration at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2016 in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

Lancaster Insurance supports new National Car Club awards

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 3rd February, 2016

Classic car insurance specialist, Lancaster Insurance, has once again shown its commitment to the car club community, by supporting the new National Car Club awards. The insurer has announced its sponsorship of two categories at the prestigious awards ceremony, ‘National Car Club of the Year’ and ‘National Car Club Winners Awards: (Best of the Best).

10 things you need to know about your classic insurance policy

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 26th January, 2016

Congratulations, you’ve taken the plunge and bought your classic car! Whether it’s a first purchase or one to add to the collection, entering the world of classic insurance can be a minefield. We’ve put together a guide giving some useful benefits to help ‘steer’ you in the right direction for your classic policy.

Lancaster Insurance sponsors Pride of Ownership at Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 13th January, 2016

A mixed trio of stunning classic cars are the first vehicles to be confirmed for the Pride of Ownership display, to be sponsored by Lancaster Insurance, at the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show, held 5-6 March at Birmingham’s NEC. A 1952 Humber Pullman Limousine, 1976 Citroen Ami Super Saloon and a stunning VW Camper Van have taken the first of the 20 places available for private entries.

'Revving’ up for the New Year after a successful 2015!

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 11th January, 2016

The New Year is upon us and we’ve celebrated another year drawing to a close. 2015 has been an incredible year for all of us at Lancaster and our Operations Director, Richard Morley, looks back on some highlights.

Disappearing Classics

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 7th January, 2016

British roads see thousands of new cars each and every year, however, recent reports have suggested that some Classic Cars, which are still fresh in our memories, are facing extinction and nearing their end. A report by MSN Cars deduces that many cherished cars such as the Vauxhall Chevette, Talbot Sunbeam and Lada Riva, vehicles which once stole our hearts, have begun to see their numbers dwindle in recent years.

Winter driving tips - Prepping your classic car for winter

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 5th January, 2016

Now is the time to prepare your classic car for winter driving. Keeping your vehicle well maintained is important all year round, but much more so in winter. As the weather begins to freeze and the prospect of snow and icy conditions increase, it is essential to have your car prepared for the worst. We have some tips to help prepare your vehicle for cold, ice and snow.

A line-up of classic mini's at a car meeting

10 reasons to join a classic car owners club

  • 1st January, 0001

It’s also the perfect opportunity for you to geek out to your heart’s content about how to prevent rust, the latest barns find, and why your rolling restoration is proving even trickier than you thought. Being a member might even save you a tidy sum on your classic car insurance.