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Lancaster Insurance supports new National Car Club awards

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 3rd February, 2016

Classic car insurance specialist, Lancaster Insurance, has once again shown its commitment to the car club community, by supporting the new National Car Club awards. The insurer has announced its sponsorship of two categories at the prestigious awards ceremony, ‘National Car Club of the Year’ and ‘National Car Club Winners Awards: (Best of the Best).

10 things you need to know about your classic insurance policy

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 26th January, 2016

Congratulations, you’ve taken the plunge and bought your classic car! Whether it’s a first purchase or one to add to the collection, entering the world of classic insurance can be a minefield. We’ve put together a guide giving some useful benefits to help ‘steer’ you in the right direction for your classic policy.

Lancaster Insurance sponsors Pride of Ownership at Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 13th January, 2016

A mixed trio of stunning classic cars are the first vehicles to be confirmed for the Pride of Ownership display, to be sponsored by Lancaster Insurance, at the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show, held 5-6 March at Birmingham’s NEC. A 1952 Humber Pullman Limousine, 1976 Citroen Ami Super Saloon and a stunning VW Camper Van have taken the first of the 20 places available for private entries.

'Revving’ up for the New Year after a successful 2015!

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 11th January, 2016

The New Year is upon us and we’ve celebrated another year drawing to a close. 2015 has been an incredible year for all of us at Lancaster and our Operations Director, Richard Morley, looks back on some highlights.

Disappearing Classics

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 7th January, 2016

British roads see thousands of new cars each and every year, however, recent reports have suggested that some Classic Cars, which are still fresh in our memories, are facing extinction and nearing their end. A report by MSN Cars deduces that many cherished cars such as the Vauxhall Chevette, Talbot Sunbeam and Lada Riva, vehicles which once stole our hearts, have begun to see their numbers dwindle in recent years.

Winter driving tips - Prepping your classic car for winter

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 5th January, 2016

Now is the time to prepare your classic car for winter driving. Keeping your vehicle well maintained is important all year round, but much more so in winter. As the weather begins to freeze and the prospect of snow and icy conditions increase, it is essential to have your car prepared for the worst. We have some tips to help prepare your vehicle for cold, ice and snow.

A line-up of classic mini's at a car meeting

10 reasons to join a classic car owners club

  • 1st January, 0001

It’s also the perfect opportunity for you to geek out to your heart’s content about how to prevent rust, the latest barns find, and why your rolling restoration is proving even trickier than you thought. Being a member might even save you a tidy sum on your classic car insurance.

An Isetta bubble car parked on a dirt track through a large field at sunset

The smallest classic cars of all time

  • 1st January, 0001

Just be sure to have the best classic car insurance in place to protect them from damage. They may be small but they’re not invulnerable! These tiny but desirable classic cars are only going up in value and make perfect daily run arounds. So, which one of these diminutive automobiles would you love to have in your garage?

An MG Midget on a racetrack

Fast facts about the MG Midget

  • 1st January, 0001

The MG Midget is considered to be a good point of entry into the classic British sports car market, bringing a lot of fun for a reasonable price – and with prices on the rise, you could turn a pretty profit, too.

A mother and daughter dancing and singing together at a music festival

5 must-see sites for music lovers in the UK

  • 1st January, 0001

Here are just five places to put on your must-see list. Whether you decide to head North or South, one of these famous places is sure to hit the right note!

A line-up of the front of various classic cars

The best classic car owners’ clubs to join this year

  • 1st January, 0001

Being part of a classic car owners’ club is a fulfilling experience. Not only is it a chance to meet up with people who share your passion – potentially making lifelong friends – you’ll get maintenance tips, the chance to display your classic and you might even find some more classic cars to buy!

A candle on a table in a campervan as someone lays down looking at the open rear door at dusk

Fire safety when touring in your campervan

  • 1st January, 0001

Fires in campervans are extremely rare, but when they do happen they can cause a huge amount of damage. If you have ever lost a campervan to fire or seen one go up in flames, you’ll know just how dramatic, upsetting, and costly it can be.

All about the new Electric MGB GT

  • 1st January, 0001

There’s been a slew of electrified classic cars to hit the market recently, with manufacturers including Aston Martin and Volkswagen all trying to perfect the formula for blending classic looks of the past with a motor that’s fit for the zero-carbon future. The latest attempt to nail the formula comes from British company RBW with an electrified take on the MGB.

Our favourite classic estate cars

  • 1st January, 0001

With their combination of space, practicality and saloon-like comfort, the estate car makes an ideal classic for the discerning enthusiast.