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The Magnificent Seven Microcars

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 20th September, 2016

The Magnificent Seven Microcars... Or, a wholly and utterly subjective list of my very favourite microcars – all very different and all with industrial levels of charm! - Written by Andy Roberts.

Tom Bletsoe

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 16th September, 2016

An interview with Gavin Nettmann

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 14th September, 2016

Not many people can say that they own their dream car: this is not the case for Gavin Nettmann. His love affair of a certain classic car has spanned 42 years. Here in an interview exclusive to Lancaster Insurance, Gavin tells us when his dream of owning a classic Mercedes finally became a reality.

50 Years of the Viva HB

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 14th September, 2016

We look back at the Viva HB at 50. - Written by Andy Roberts.

Club of the Month: September 2016

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 12th September, 2016

This month, for Club of the Month September 2016, our spotlight falls on the MR2 Drivers’ Club.

Car of the Month: September 2016

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 12th September, 2016

This month, for Car of the Month September 2016, our spotlight falls on the stylish Jensen Interceptor!

35 YEARS OF ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES AND THE “BOYCIE” E-TYPE

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 8th September, 2016

Obviously, there is no need to point out this extremely obvious fact to readers of the Lancaster blog but to the wider world – including owners of ‘zany’ wedding cars and lazy tabloid sub-editors – the fact that the automotive star of Only Fools and Horses was a Regal Supervan Series III does need repeating. The idea of Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter using a Reliant came from the show’s creator John Sullivan; in most shows the automotive star is a 1966 model but in the early seasons, the Trotters use an H-registered Regal. - Written by Andy Roberts.

Overlooked Gem – The Citroen Dyane

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 8th September, 2016

The recent August bank holiday put me in mind of a car-related film that was forever being screened during the 1970s and 1980s, one that was so bad that it must have been aired to drive the young viewers back to school. Go for Take was made in 1972 and starred an array of depressed-looking British character actors but it did boast, as a sole redeeming feature, a chase involving a Reg Varney and the overlooked gem: Citroen Dyane. - Written by Andy Roberts.

The Heinkel Cabin Cruiser at 60

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 8th September, 2016

We look back at the Heinkel Cabin Cruiser at 60. - Written by Andy Roberts.

Mercedes-Benz W123 40th Birthday

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 8th September, 2016

For many years the W123 series Mercedes-Benz was an omnipresent sight across the globe, the taxi that would take Euro-executives to their hotel, the Polizei car that would gong you for speeding or even the ambulance that might save your life. 40 years after the first examples graced showrooms, they are widely regarded as one of the finest vehicles to bear the Tri-Star emblem. - Written by Andy Roberts.

50 Years of the Hillman Hunter

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 8th September, 2016

It seems to be a rule of the land that everyone of a certain age had a ‘Dad’, ‘Mum’, ‘Uncle’ or ‘Grandad’ who inevitably ‘once drove a Hillman Hunter’. We look back on 50 years of this classic car. - Written by Andy Roberts.

THAT WAS A PUBLIC INFORMATION FILM

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 26th August, 2016

In the 1980s it was not uncommon for a television viewer to fall asleep during a BBC1 revival of Dracula AD1972 only to awake not to a be-caped Christopher Lee but a Morris 1100 attempting to overtake a Bedford CA pick-up.

Mercedes- Benz 450 SE 1979: An interview with Gavin Nettmann.

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 26th August, 2016

Not many people can say that they own their dream car: this is not the case for Gavin Nettmann. Since 1974, aged 5, Gavin fell in love with cars. At the age of 5, his next door neighbours (an orthopaedic surgeon)and a civil engineer) living across the road both owned a Mercedes-Benz ‘S-Class’ 350SE. It’s a love affair that has spanned 42 years. Here in an interview exclusive to Lancaster Insurance, Gavin tells us when his dream of owning a classic Mercedes, finally became a reality.

Classic Car Security: Don’t Think It Won’t Happen To You

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 26th August, 2016

One common mistake made by owners of classic cars is thinking that break-ins and attempted thefts will never occur to them.