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The Protectors

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 28th November, 2016

The recent passing of Robert Vaughan on November 11th was my cue to re-watch a British television series that the actor did not much care for: 'The Protectors'. - Written by Andy Roberts

Top Five British Sitcom Cars

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 25th November, 2016

This is an absolutely personal, biased and subjective list of British sitcom cars that made an impact on the younger me... Here are my top five British sitcom cars! - Written by Andy Roberts

30 Years Of The Rover 800

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 24th November, 2016

Little can seem as remote as the recent past and this is certainly true when seeing an early Rover 800 at the Classic Motor Show - a car to conjure an era of ‘yuppies’ and ‘Filofaxes’. We celebrate 30 years of this classic car. - Written by Andy Roberts

The Bond Bug - May the Force/Farce Be With You

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 24th November, 2016

In cinemas nearly 40 years ago, audiences marvelled at the sight of Luke Skywalker at the controls of his Landspeeder, little realising its connections with Tamworth. The careful use of angled cameras and mirrors meant that a rather familiar wheel layout was never visible. Besides, the fact that the Bond's rear axle was a mere four inches from the floor meant that it really did seem to skim the ground. - Written by Andy Roberts

VIDEO: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2016

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 21st November, 2016

Motoring enthusiasts flocked to the NEC, Birmingham over 11-13th November 2016 for the UK’s biggest indoor classic motoring celebration, setting a new record as around 71,000 people attended this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show. Watch our video here!

Top Ten British Film Car Chases

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 21st November, 2016

This is a deeply personal top ten, one borne of television viewing during my formative years; others of my vintage might have cited 11 Harrowhouse, The Mackintosh Man, Villain or Get Carter while I have left out The Italian Job as it is so well known... - Written by Andy Roberts

The Original Alfa Romeo Giulia

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 21st November, 2016

In June of last year Alfa Romeo launched their Tipo 952 Giulia but many of us recall the original car to bear that name, a vehicle that was the automotive embodiment of the post-war Italian ‘economic miracle’. - Written by Andy Roberts

Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show Sets New Record For 2016

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 18th November, 2016

Motoring enthusiasts flocked to the NEC, Birmingham at the weekend for the UK’s biggest indoor classic motoring celebration, setting a new record as around 71,000 people attended this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show.

My Car Of The Show

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 17th November, 2016

Virtually everyone who visited the Classic Motor Show last weekend will have almost certainly bestowed their own ‘Car of the Show’ award on exhibits that captured the eye and the emotions. Here is mine. - Written by Andy Roberts

The Classic Motor Show – A Chance To Dream…

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 16th November, 2016

It was the 1963 Class Winner of the Tourist Trophy at Goodwood. It was possibly one of the most exquisite designs ever created by Colin Chapman. And, best of all (for me at any rate) the 1958 Lotus Elite auctioned by Silverstone Auctions at the Classic Motor Show was originally the property of Chris Barber, that legend of British jazz and blues. - Written by Andy Roberts

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show – And The Power Of Nostalgia

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 14th November, 2016

Andy Roberts talks us through the power of nostalgia after attending the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show over the weekend.

Heroes of Motoring – The Stunt Professionals

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 9th November, 2016

It’s 1986 and you're watching a Bank Holiday revival of Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150AD on BBC1. The opening sequence features a familiar screen face... Surely the driver of the getaway Jaguar Mk. X evading the long arm of Bernard Cribbins was the same chap who crashed his S-Type in the pre-credit scene of Stoppo Driver, one of the finest episodes of The Sweeney? Indeed it was, in the form of the great stuntman Rocky Tayor. We look at the Heroes of Motoring – The Stunt Professionals. - Written by Andy Roberts

Lancaster Insurance Pride Of Ownership Top Twenty Battle For Visitor Votes

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 4th November, 2016

Out of 80 applicants, the final 20 cars set to battle it out in the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership at the NEC Classic Motor Show, held at Birmingham’s NEC from 11-13 November, have been selected – and it won’t be an easy decision for the visitors to pick the ‘Pride and Joy’ of the show.

50 Years Of The Jensen Interceptor

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 3rd November, 2016

The Jensen Interceptor, to put it frankly, does not look 50 years old. - Written by Andy Roberts