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Gemini Events - Old Warden Classic Motor Show

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 25th May, 2017

Record crowds turn out at Old Warden Aerodrome in Bedfordshire for the 6th Classic Rally & Autojumble sponsored by Lancaster Insurance (held on 2nd April).

Roger Moore 14th October 1927 - 23rd May 2017. A Tribute.

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 24th May, 2017

As a devoted fan of Sir Roger Moore, I have been writing about quite a few of his television programmes and films for Lancaster Insurance. My aim, as many of you would have already guessed, was to pen a celebration of 40 years of The Spy Who Loved Me this July followed by a 90th birthday tribute in October. Instead, this is a tribute to an actor who always seemed to deprecate his talents but whose deceptively light touch, plus a succession of very fine motor cars helped to entertain and inspire millions of people around the world.

Lancaster Insurance announced as new headline sponsor of the Classic Ford Show 2017

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 24th May, 2017

Lancaster Insurance is thrilled to announce that it will be joint headline sponsor of the Classic Ford Show 2017, further expanding its event sponsorship portfolio. Taking place on Sunday 4th June at Santa Pod Raceway, the classic car insurance specialist will be in Block C, ready to meet and greet show goers.

50 Years of the Ford Cortina 1600E

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 24th May, 2017

The Paris Motor Show 1967 marked the debut of the latest version of the Ford Cortina Mk. II that instantly became the object of desire for many. Here was a car that felt as modern as the new Radio One pop station and Simon Dee’s chat show on BBC1, from the Ro-style wheels to the Styla steering wheel.

The Original Ford Capri

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 24th May, 2017

Put simply, this is one of my favourite British Fords, a car from the last days of winklepicker shoes, DA hairstyles and British rock & roll. The fact that Heinz Just Like Eddie Burt once drove a Consul Capri 335 seems so appropriate, for this is a car of innate glamour, from its tail fins to the radiator grille decorated with five stars.

Top Ten Fast Fords

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 24th May, 2017

This could have so easily been a ‘Top 20’ or even a ‘Top 30’. For the moment here, in date order and in my opinion, are ten truly fabulous fast Fords – and if your favourite is absent, there will be another ‘Top Ten’ later this year!

Do You Remember The Bedford CA?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 23rd May, 2017

Before the Ford Transit debut, the UK’s premier light commercial was arguably the Bedford CA. When it launched in March 1952, it was the most advanced van in its class and for the next 20 years would dominate British roads. A Bedford might serve as a minibus for a thrilling school outing to the local shoe polish factory, deliver your milk in the morning and your Evening Standard on the way home from work.

Do You Remember the Talbot Horizon?

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 22nd May, 2017

What was Car of the Year for 1979? Surely it was the Opel Senator or maybe the B2-series Audi 80? But the answer, as all Talbot and Simca enthusiasts will proudly tell you, was the Horizon, a true ‘World Car’ that was made in France, Spain, Finland, the UK and the USA.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI MkI Remembered

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 19th May, 2017

1977 was the year that the Medallion Man roamed Britain’s highways, quite often at the wheel of a Ford Capri 1300L decorated to look resemble a 3000S. His sartorial role model was Alan ‘Fluff’ Freeman, his jewellery was real imitation gold – and his confusion on seeing the first imports of the Volkswagen Golf GTi was immense.

The 2017 Beaulieu Spring Autojumble

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 18th May, 2017

Nearly all enthusiasts have their own collecting hobby and my weakness is for motoring magazines of the past. You can buy such titles on eBay of course, but then you would deprive yourself of the thrill of the chase and the sheer satisfaction of finding a Motor Road Test Annual 1975, with an Allegro Estate on the front cover.

Hyundai Coupe Cup Rounds 3&4 at Snetterton – Alex Cursley

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 18th May, 2017

We headed off to Snetterton for rounds 3 and 4 of the Hyundai Coupe Cup with the hope of more of sustaining the success we enjoyed at Silverstone in our Lancaster Insurance Coupe. Snetterton has always felt like home to me, however it presents more of a challenge than Silverstone.

Lancaster Insurance to make charitable donation with each insurance quote and sale made using TeamMike or TeamAnt

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 12th May, 2017

Lancaster Insurance has pledged to donate up to £5 to charity for customers who quote the phrases ‘TeamMike’ or ‘TeamAnt’ when they ring up for an insurance policy. Customers who show support to the Charity Build Off by picking a team when they receive a quote will also be helping the Marie Crawford Boyd Foundation (Mike’s chosen beneficiary) and Harrison’s Fund (Ant’s chosen beneficiary).

Car of the Month: May 17

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 11th May, 2017

Regular readers of Lancaster’s ‘Car of the month’ feature might see a bit of a theme developing. With March’s COTM featuring the Peugeot 205 GTi and April’s looking back at the Escort XR3i, it seems only proper that we now look at the car which started off the whole ‘hot hatch’ movement.

Club of the Month: May 17

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 11th May, 2017

Lancaster Insurance are pleased to announce May’s ‘Club of the Month’ as the Yorkshire & Derbyshire Retro Ford Club.