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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

Driving Down Memory Lane – The Truly Forgotten Cars

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 20th December, 2016

"Over the last week I‘ve been driving down memory lane, looking through reviews and road-tests of cars I’d forgotten had ever existed. Here's a list of the Truly Forgotten Cars." - Written by Andy Roberts

‘Booted Hatchbacks’ - My Top Ten

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 20th December, 2016

"Before writing this piece, I’d forgotten just how many ‘booted hatchbacks’ once existed. Some readers may have fond memories of the Sierra Sapphire and others may recall the Vauxhall Belmont but this is my, totally subjective, top ten." - Written by Andy Roberts

Five More Terrible Motoring Ads

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 20th December, 2016

Just when you thought it was safe to come out from behind the sofa, here’s another five of the most ill-judged motoring commercials of bygone days. Don’t say that we didn’t warn you… - Written by Andy Roberts

Morris Minor Owner Club member is the winner in our 2016 ‘Lifetime ticket’ competition at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 14th December, 2016

For the past few years, we’ve offered our customers and friends the opportunity to win a pair of ‘Lifetime tickets’ to the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show. This year’s winner was Mike Dean, a Morris Minor Owner Club member, and we’re thrilled the tickets have gone to someone who is as passionate about the show as we are!

At The Sign Of The ‘Bloated Pacman’ – The Happy Eater

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 8th December, 2016

"If in my memory, at any rate, the Little Chefs seems to belong to a 1970s of Hillman Avenger Supers and educational trips to the Marchwood Power Station, then I associated the Happy Eater more with the 1980s." - Written by Andy Roberts

Forgotten Cars Of The 1970s – The Polski Fiat 125p

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 5th December, 2016

"She looks winsome. They look like bit actors from Man About the House. The fashions look as though they were created in the dark. And the car in the middle of the frame is the Polski-Fiat 125p which, for many years, was second fiddle in the British market to the Lada." - Written by Andy Roberts

An Overlooked Classic? – The Austin Maxi

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 2nd December, 2016

The Austin Maxi is a car that deserves to be better remembered – a FWD hatchback with a transversely mounted OHC engine and a five-speed gearbox was a truly radical idea for a family saloon in 1969. This was a new BMC offering that was launched at a time when the Vauxhall Victor FD 1600 could still be ordered with a three on the column and, even more incredibly, it was intended to replace the A60 Cambridge. - Written by Andy Roberts

Get your car in magazines like Classic & Sports Car or Modern Classics!

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 1st December, 2016

Here at Lancaster Insurance we get as excited about classic cars as our customers do! Whether you have a concours Jensen or a part-restored Mazda MX-5, if you’re a Lancaster Insurance customer, we want to hear from you.

Club of the Month: December 2016

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 29th November, 2016

With Christmas almost upon us and the wintry weather setting in, it is only fitting that our feature club of the month for December is 4x4 Response UK, who really are ‘The Fourth Emergency Service’.

Car of the month: December 2016

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 29th November, 2016

Our car of the month was first introduced to the public in November 1975 and during a 12 year production run over 150,000 were manufactured. The car in question is the Porsche 924!

Man buys Lancaster’s 1969 Mini as Christmas present for wife, raising £13,000 for Prostate Cancer UK

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 29th November, 2016

Lancaster Insurance has announced that it’s raised a whopping £12,938 for Prostate Cancer UK. The specialist insurer auctioned its Mini restoration project on Saturday 12th November at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show through Silverstone Auctions, and after a thrilling bidding war, Mr Davies from Wales became the new owner.