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Multi Vehicle Policies Explained

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 24th February, 2017

As a specialist classic car broker, Lancaster Insurance is seeing a greater number of enthusiasts owning more than one vehicle, which can invariably mean more than one policy. The benefits with a multi vehicle policy mean all your vehicles would be under one roof, with one renewal date!

The Five Worst Screen Car Chases

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 17th February, 2017

There are those films with car chases that thrill and inspire – Bullitt, The Italian Job, Brannigan - but there are also those pictures with such wayward pursuit sequences that the viewer eventually begins to wonder if he/she dreamt them. Here are my five such memorable moments:

30 Years of The Peugeot 405

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 16th February, 2017

Park Gate in the 1980s was a Hampshire village in which, generally speaking, nothing happened. The local newspaper’s headlines were usually variations on the theme of ‘Jar of Robinson’s Marmalade Stolen from Post Office’. But, one day in July 1989, excitement arrived – my father’s Ford Orion Ghia was replaced by a red Peugeot 405 1.9 GR.

Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars’ - Sherborne Castle

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 16th February, 2017

Lancaster Insurance is thrilled to be extending its event sponsorship portfolio by announcing its headline sponsorship of the ‘Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars’ - Sherborne Castle. Taking place at this famous Dorset Castle, the annual event will be held over two days (15th/16th July).

60 Years of The Vauxhall Victor

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 7th February, 2017

The year is 1957; the time is the 7th February, and the event is a musical show at the Kilburn State Theatre in London celebrating the launch of a new Vauxhall.

40 Years of the Chrysler Sunbeam

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 6th February, 2017

Last year I wrote about how, back in the summer of 1977, Petula Clark advised all ITV viewers to put a Chrysler Sunbeam in their lives. Such is the sheer unabashed cheesiness of this commercial – I would personally rate it as ‘Prime Stilton’ - that the achievement of the actual subject is sometimes overlooked...

February's Car of the Month - Pontiac Firebird

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 2nd February, 2017

The Pontiac Firebird has been the star of numerous Hollywood blockbusters, helping inspire a generation of car enthusiasts and wannabe race car drivers and what better way to celebrate than awarding it ‘car of the month’!

Top Five Vanishing Family Cars

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 16th January, 2017

"There comes a moment in the life-cycle of many previously popular cars when they almost vanish overnight and looking at the ‘How Many Left’ website is almost as depressing as watching Take the High Road. Then you start to think when you last saw a Rover 600, a Vauxhall Cavalier Mk.2 or a Citroen BX?" - Written by Andy Roberts

This Week’s Star Prize! – 1980s Quiz Show Cars

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 16th January, 2017

"Ah, the lost world of the 1980’s ITV quiz – glitter, tinsel and the chance to win a Ford Fiesta Popular. On a BBC game show, victors might have left with ‘a selection of board games’ and even on the commercial channel there was heavy restrictions on prize values until 1993. Happily, for the motoring enthusiast, this frequently resulted in a splendid array of Lada 1200s and the like." - Written by Andy Roberts

'Revving’ up for the New Year after a successful 2016!

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 11th January, 2017

2016 was an incredible year! For many it will be remembered for BREXIT and Donald Trump. For Lancaster, it was an also incredible year. We take a look at some of the highlights...

That Was The Year That Was: Classic Memories of 2016

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 4th January, 2017

"What, you may reasonably ask, does Carry On Cabby have to do with any end-of-the-year classic round up? The answer is simply that today I was thinking about the moment that I first became interested in the world of old cars, which I can trace more or less directly to the 7th and probably best, in my opinion, Carry On ever made being screened on BBC2.... Here is That Was The Year That Was: My Classic Memories of 2016" - Written by Andy Roberts

So Macho? 40 Years Of The Matra Rancho

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 4th January, 2017

"To start 2017 in style, I’d like to mark the 40th anniversary of one of my all-time favourite classic cars, one that mesmerised my younger self... The Matra Rancho" - Written by Andy Roberts

Heroes of Motoring – Raymond Baxter

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 20th December, 2016

"On 19th September 1976, Hero of Motoring Raymond Baxter appeared in The Goodies’ episode It Might As Well Be String, clad only in his underwear and uttering his lines with the straight-faced aplomb which only Ronnie Barker could have equalled." - Written by Andy Roberts

Heroes of motoring – Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 20th December, 2016

"One of the most intriguing aspects of pictures of motoring of the past, aside from the telegraph wires and transport cafes that made the establishment in Hell Drivers look like The Ritz, are road signs. Which is where two of the heroes of motoring – Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert - come in." - Written by Andy Roberts