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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.

1950 Nipper Milk Truck

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 20th September, 2016

We caught up with Jonathan Smith to find out more about this sole survivor, a rather quirky looking vehicle that didn’t have a seat and had no doors or windows. But Jonathan just couldn’t resist the charm of a 1950 Nipper Milk Truck.

Derek Stocker

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 20th September, 2016

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.