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50 Years Of The Baron – And The ‘Itc White Jaguar’

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 10th October, 2016

In 1965 ITC, the television production company that specialised in men of mystery pursuing fez-wearing villains across ‘Somewhere foreign’ (aka Elstree Studios’ car park), commenced filming of The Baron. This was their first colour adventure show and it co-starred Steve Forrest as one John Mannering, a square-jawed antiques dealer/solver of crimes, with an Oyster Grey Jensen CV8 Mk. II. - Written by Andy Roberts.

30 Years Of The Jaguar XJ40

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 7th October, 2016

Was it really 30 years ago that Jaguar launched one of its most important ever models? Take My Breath Away was apparently being played on the hour by every radio station, ITV was still screening 3-2-1 to non-discriminating viewers and, on 8th October 1986, the XJ40 was unveiled. - Written by Andy Roberts.

Cars I Learnt to Drive In

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 6th October, 2016

In recent weeks I’ve spotted an Audi A1, BMW 123d and a new Mini Cooper as driving instructor vehicles in my local town. Feeling rather cheated as I passed my driving test in a battered Vauxhall Corsa just eight years ago, I shared my bewilderment with work colleagues who were only too happy to reminisce about the cars they learnt to drive in.

Alex Cursley review

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 5th October, 2016

Before the last race of the Carbon8 Coupe Cup we catch up with our driver, Alex Cursley, to see how the second half of the season is going.

Classic & Sports Car Club Awards 2016

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 4th October, 2016

It has been another cracking year for classic car anniversaries – celebrated in brilliant fashion by clubs across Europe – and the Classic & Sports Car Club Awards 2016 are an opportunity to recognise all of your hard work over the past 12 months.

35 Years Of The Triumph Acclaim

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 4th October, 2016

At classic shows, I occasionally encounter those cars with the instant power to return me to the time of three channel television, Adam Ant and Diana Dors in the Prince Charming video and when the Sony C7 video-recorder was a major status symbol. The 35 year-old Triumph Acclaim, launched on the 7th October 1981 and promising ‘sheer driving pleasure’ is one such vehicle. - Written by Andy Roberts.

Car of the Month: October 2016

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 30th September, 2016

This month, for Car of the Month October 2016, our spotlight falls on the Mercedes-Benz R107, more commonly known as the Mercedes SL.

Club of the Month: October 2016

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 30th September, 2016

This month, for Club of the Month October 2016, our spotlight falls on one of our newest club partners, 300ZX.co.uk.

Wroxall Abbey Hotel & Estate

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 28th September, 2016

Indian summer drives and complimentary B&B at luxurious Wroxall Abbey – probably the UK's finest classic car meeting place and club venue.

Insurance cover explained!

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 26th September, 2016

In a new series each month we’ll be focusing on a different area of insurance and explaining how it may be relevant to you and your policy, and this month we’re talking about agreed value.

The Škoda Estelle At 40

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 26th September, 2016

If in the late 1970s you were in the market for a new car, needed four doors and a reasonably sized cabin, but had only the funds for a Mini 850, you may well have been attracted to the Škoda Estelle. - Written by Andy Roberts.

Meguiar’s Club Showcase Opens For Entries Ready For NEC Grand Final

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 23rd September, 2016

Entries are now being accepted for the Meguiar’s Club Showcase, with the grand final taking place at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, held from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th November at Birmingham’s NEC.

Lancaster Insurance supports annual Mini Fair 2

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 22nd September, 2016

On the 16th October, Mini enthusiasts will be out in full force for the annual Mini Fair 2 and Spares Day, organised by the British Mini Club. Lancaster Insurance is thrilled to be the sole insurance sponsor and attendee at the event, following on from becoming one of the clubs official insurance partners in March.

Early Entries Revealed For Lancaster Insurance Pride Of Ownership At Birmingham’s NEC

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 21st September, 2016

The first five entries to be confirmed in the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership display have been revealed. Held as part of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at Birmingham’s NEC from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th November, the overall winner will be decided by visitors to the season finale.