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60 Years of the Fiat 500

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 7th March, 2017

If anyone compiled a list of ‘The Top Ten Most Charming Cars Ever Made’, the Fiat Nuova 500 will possibly be a contender to come top of the list.

Club of The Month: March 2017

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 6th March, 2017

A warm welcome to our new club partners, and ‘Club of the Month’, Volvo Enthusiast Club.

The Peugeot 205 GTi, The Best Hot Hatch of All Time?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 3rd March, 2017

There are some hot topics amongst the classic car enthusiast crowd that are likely to start a lively debate, 80s and 90s best hot hatches is certainly one of them.

Lancaster Insurance Celebrates Being Part of 4th ‘Best Big Company to Work For’ in UK

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 3rd March, 2017

Lancaster Insurance, part of Markerstudy Group of Companies, is on cloud nine following its fifth year of success at The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For Awards with the Group achieving an incredible 4th position.

Do you remember the Renault 14?

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 2nd March, 2017

Some cars seem destined never to make their mark on the British motorist, and one such is the Renault 14. On paper, it appeared to be an ideal rival to the Volkswagen Golf, but the 14 is seldom encountered in their homeland, and UK registered survivors are very rare.

30 years of the Skoda Favorit

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 2nd March, 2017

1989, a year when Bros would boom out from every branch of HMV and Our Price and when people actually thought it was a good idea to go shopping in a purple shell suit. There was some good news, in the form of the latest Skoda import that might halt the tedious jokes about the marque that had inflicted television light entertainment for much of the 1980s.

Multi Vehicle Policies Explained

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 24th February, 2017

As a specialist classic car broker, Lancaster Insurance is seeing a greater number of enthusiasts owning more than one vehicle, which can invariably mean more than one policy. The benefits with a multi vehicle policy mean all your vehicles would be under one roof, with one renewal date!

The Five Worst Screen Car Chases

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 17th February, 2017

There are those films with car chases that thrill and inspire – Bullitt, The Italian Job, Brannigan - but there are also those pictures with such wayward pursuit sequences that the viewer eventually begins to wonder if he/she dreamt them. Here are my five such memorable moments:

30 Years of The Peugeot 405

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 16th February, 2017

Park Gate in the 1980s was a Hampshire village in which, generally speaking, nothing happened. The local newspaper’s headlines were usually variations on the theme of ‘Jar of Robinson’s Marmalade Stolen from Post Office’. But, one day in July 1989, excitement arrived – my father’s Ford Orion Ghia was replaced by a red Peugeot 405 1.9 GR.

Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars’ - Sherborne Castle

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 16th February, 2017

Lancaster Insurance is thrilled to be extending its event sponsorship portfolio by announcing its headline sponsorship of the ‘Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars’ - Sherborne Castle. Taking place at this famous Dorset Castle, the annual event will be held over two days (15th/16th July).

60 Years of The Vauxhall Victor

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 7th February, 2017

The year is 1957; the time is the 7th February, and the event is a musical show at the Kilburn State Theatre in London celebrating the launch of a new Vauxhall.

40 Years of the Chrysler Sunbeam

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 6th February, 2017

Last year I wrote about how, back in the summer of 1977, Petula Clark advised all ITV viewers to put a Chrysler Sunbeam in their lives. Such is the sheer unabashed cheesiness of this commercial – I would personally rate it as ‘Prime Stilton’ - that the achievement of the actual subject is sometimes overlooked...

February's Car of the Month - Pontiac Firebird

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 2nd February, 2017

The Pontiac Firebird has been the star of numerous Hollywood blockbusters, helping inspire a generation of car enthusiasts and wannabe race car drivers and what better way to celebrate than awarding it ‘car of the month’!

Top Five Vanishing Family Cars

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 16th January, 2017

"There comes a moment in the life-cycle of many previously popular cars when they almost vanish overnight and looking at the ‘How Many Left’ website is almost as depressing as watching Take the High Road. Then you start to think when you last saw a Rover 600, a Vauxhall Cavalier Mk.2 or a Citroen BX?" - Written by Andy Roberts