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The National Car Club Awards 2017

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 11th April, 2017

When it comes to the penultimate evening of the Practical Classic, Classic Car and Restoration show, there’s no greater place to be than at The National Car Club Awards. Great company, a fantastic dinner and the chance to mingle with the driving forces of the classic car industry, the club members themselves!

60 Years of the Riley One Point Five and Wolseley 1500

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 11th April, 2017

It must be said that the chap in the Riley brochure looks as jaunty as a young Nicolas Parsons or indeed any other actor who was prone to saying ‘gosh’ in a 1950s Technicolor comedy. And it is no wonder that he is tipping his hat to the new One Point Five, as it was – and indeed is – one of the most delightful British cars of the late 1950s.

Club of the Month: April 17

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 10th April, 2017

Lancaster Insurance is pleased to reveal the XR Owners Club as April’s club of the month! We awarded the XR3i April’s the car of the month, following the launch of our #ClassicRumble charity initiative… so it’s only fitting that the XR marque takes the club award.

Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show Summary

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 10th April, 2017

A superb collection of ‘rust and rarities’ brought in a record number of classic motoring enthusiasts in the Birmingham’s NEC for the fourth outing of the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, which for the first time opened for three days!

Car of the Month: April 17

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 10th April, 2017

The XR3i is synonymous with 80’s hot hatch Britain and young men (and ladies) at the time were almost tripping over themselves to get into Ford showrooms to get their hands on this iconic car.

Remembering The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 34

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 7th April, 2017

No wonder that young couple is amazed by the sight of a Type 34 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia as they clearly never expected to find a car that is even more modish than they are.

Keith Triumphs in The Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership Spring Final

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 7th April, 2017

Classic car owner Keith Edmunds reigned ‘triumphant’ in the Spring final of the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership competition, claiming first place with his 1972 Triumph Spitfire after winning the public vote out of the 20 finalists.

Andy Roberts Shares his Restoration Show Highlights 2017

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 5th April, 2017

Where else but at The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show are you likely to find not one but three Austin Ambassadors, all of them the flagship Vanden Plas version, and a 1975 Wolseley-badged blue Wedge?

Lancaster Insurance announces Mike vs Ant ‘Charity Build Off’ initiative

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 3rd April, 2017

Lancaster Insurance is thrilled to announce a new initiative for 2017 with two classic car ‘heavyweights’, Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead, going head to head for charity.

Invisible Ink to Mark You Classic Car?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 24th March, 2017

The Hillman Avenger Remembered

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 23rd March, 2017

To many people of my vintage age (i.e. born the year of the Mini Clubman) those pictures of Howard Hargate’s Avenger Super in the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership at the Practical Classics Restoration Show in March 2017, will prompt countless memories. The Hillman Avenger is an uber-1970s car, one forever to be associated with Spangles, Wimpy bars, packets of Vesta Chow Mein and, in my case, Sussex Constabulary patrol cars.

The Ultimate Off-Roader? Meet the Citroen 2CV Sahara

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 20th March, 2017

As nearly everyone knows, there is no such thing as an ‘ordinary’ Citroen 2CV – it simply means that some are more extraordinary than others. On the 1st-2nd April at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show at the NEC, Classic Car Auctions is presenting a very rare opportunity to purchase a Deux Chevaux that is said to be able to climb a 45% gradient.

The Liver Run Rovers - 30 Years On

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 17th March, 2017

The task facing the crews - driver PC William McIntyre and navigator/wireless operator PC Graham Fordham in the lead car and PCs Les Crossland and Steve McCabe in a backup vehicle with a video camera – is best described as ‘immense’.

The Vauxhall Magnum - The Grooviest Car of The 1970's

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 10th March, 2017

Around 42 years ago, I concluded that the Vauxhall Magnum was the most glamourous car in the world, one so great as to be on a par with The Goodies or Playaway on BBC2.