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Keep up to date with the latest news and events from the world of classic cars.

12 classic cars for your wedding day

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 8th October, 2019

If you’re the blushing bride, wedding day transport might be quite low on your priority list, after the dress, the cake and the photographer. But the car that’s going to get you to the church on time needs some careful consideration, too!

Meet the owner - Nicholas Jervis and his Standard Vanguard Sportsman

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 7th October, 2019

‘Admiration as it is so different from a Euro box – but you do get the odd critic!’. These are some of public responses to Nicholas Jervis’s 1958 Standard Vanguard Sportsman, which is now one of the most exclusive British saloons of the 1950s.

Our top tips for keeping your classic car secure

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 4th October, 2019

Car thefts have risen rapidly in the last five years, putting a greater emphasis on ensuring you are doing all you can to keep your pride and joy secure and in your possession.

70 Years of the Volkswagen Type 2

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 3rd October, 2019

The 12th November 1949 marked the press launch of a rather remarkable commercial vehicle. It was a van that was essentially a box on wheels, with access to the load bay via side doors and a rear engine. Its standards of handling, gearchange and steering surpassed virtually all domestic rivals, and the new Volkswagen Type 2 looked set for a long career.

Meet the Owner - Ed Herridge and his Vauxhall Cresta PB

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 3rd October, 2019

‘An extra gear would be nice’ remarks Ed Herridge of his 1963 Cresta but this is a minor cavil about one of the most handsome - and underrated of all Vauxhalls. When the PB made its bow on the 3rd October 1962, the press and public alike were highly taken with its understated looks.

How do you store a classic car?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 2nd October, 2019

With summer quickly turning into autumn and winter, it’s time to think about preparing your classic car for hibernation. Storing your vehicle so that it’s protected from the elements will help prevent corrosion and keep out those musty smells that can permeate your car’s interior.

NEC Classic Launches '35 Years of Motoring' with Greatest Hits Radio

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 2nd October, 2019

Another exciting new display has been added to this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, as part of its 35th anniversary celebrations. A special ‘35 years in motoring with Greatest Hits Radio’ display will show how motoring has evolved since the first show opened in 1984.

Meet the owner - Liam Dover and his Austin A105 Vanden Plas

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 2nd October, 2019

‘A lot don’t know what it is. Or have never heard of an A105 Vanden Plas and are shocked. But everyone loves them - young and old’.

A Celebration of the Daimler DC27 Ambulance

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 30th September, 2019

There are three types of vehicle that you might reasonably expect to encounter in a British film of the 1950s – a police Wolseley 6/80, an RT double-decker bus and a Daimler DC27 ambulance.

Club Of The Month - The Jaguar Drivers' Club

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 30th September, 2019

This month’s accolade goes to The Jaguar Drivers' Club. Formed in 1956, the clubs’ headquarters are in Luton and it is the only Jaguar club officially recognised by Sir William Lyons.

Lancaster Insurance support the MX-5 Owners Club/Motorsport Club Race of Remembrance team

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 27th September, 2019

This year, we are supporting the MX-5 Owners Club/Motorsport Club team in the Race of Remembrance 2019. Held at Anglesey for the sixth year, the annual event weekend includes an endurance race taking place on the Sunday over 12 hours.

Car of the month: Jake Clappison's Triumph Spitfire 1500

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 25th September, 2019

‘There’s a lot of pointing, and saying wow!’, for a car such as Jake Clappison’s 1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500 is always going to cause a minor sensation when it is out and about. Firstly, there is that Inca Yellow paint finish, secondly it is in stunning condition and thirdly, the Spitfire must be one of the most handsome British sports cars ever made.

Lancaster Insurance ‘Classic & Supercar Show’ donating £60,000 to charity

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 24th September, 2019

The show will donate a total of £60,000 this year which is to be shared by The British Heart Foundation and 16 local charities. Over the last few years, £231,000 has been donated to a selection of causes and in early November a cheque presentation will be held at Sherborne Castle with representatives from this year’s charity recipients.

Meet the owner - James Ross Sinclair and his Volvo 343

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 20th September, 2019

For many years, James Ross Sinclair craved a Volvo 343 and so XRU 557Y recently joined his Triumph 2000 Mk. II and his Renault 10. ‘I have an odd almost unexplainable liking for them. Partly the multicultural background, partly the DAF history, the questionable British snob value of a small Volvo, the odd design - and they are genuinely fun to drive too’.