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50 Years Of The Jensen Interceptor

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 3rd November, 2016

The Jensen Interceptor, to put it frankly, does not look 50 years old. - Written by Andy Roberts

Design Icon – The Range Rover

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 3rd November, 2016

Many of us have a mental shortlist of those prime classic cars where form and function coalesce to create a genuinely ground-breaking vehicle. The sale on the 29th October by Coys of Kensington of the first production Range Rover for £115, 000 is a very timely reminder of an automotive design so magnificent that one was even exhibited in the Louvre as an ‘outstanding piece of modern sculpture’. - Written by Andy Roberts

The Top Five Horror Films (For Classic Car Enthusiasts)

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 31st October, 2016

Halloween beckons, and for those of us who wish to avoid trick-or-treaters there is the alternative of a good – or at least entertaining – film. And so we have carefully selected our top five horror films dating from the 1950s to the 1990s, each featuring at least one splendid motor-car. Happy nightmares… - Written by Andy Roberts

Club of the Month: November 2016

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 28th October, 2016

With the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show just a few weeks away it is only fitting that we dedicate our November ‘Club of the Month’ to one of the shows biggest attractions, The Sporting Bears Motor Club.

Man in a Suitcase

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 27th October, 2016

Many readers who grew up during the 1980s will recall how late on autumn nights ITV would screen re-runs of a spy programme concerning a prematurely grey-haired America private eye who drove a succession of Hillman Imps... - Written by Andy Roberts

‘Margo’ the Mini revs up support for Prostate Cancer UK

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 25th October, 2016

Silverstone Auctions will be offering a special ‘life saving’ Mini for sale at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at Birmingham NEC on 12th November to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

The Five Worst TV & Film Car Commercials Of All Time

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 20th October, 2016

"As film and television historian (my ‘day’ job), it has been a pleasure to endure some of the most endearingly poor advertisements for cars of the past sixty years. Here are five of my favourites..." - Written by Andy Roberts

Never judge a book OR a classic car by its cover!

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 20th October, 2016

It’s always a tricky business when buying a classic car as the previous owner of this Morris Minor Traveller found out, but it highlights the importance seeking professional and knowledgeable assistance when purchasing. We spoke to Dave Youngs, our very own Car Club Manager about the trials and tribulations of owning 'Nancy'!

The Austin Champ - The Land Rover Rival That Could Have Been a Contender

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 18th October, 2016

As the Land Rover Defender has recently passed into motoring history, it is timely to remember one of the British pretenders to its crown. The Austin Champ now seems to belong to a black and white past of National Servicemen in Pathé Newsreels and low-budget science fictions films about alien beings invading Chobham Common. - Written by Andy Roberts

Interview with Dave Youngs, our Car Club Manager

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 17th October, 2016

In the latest instalment of our Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show interviews, we speak to Dave Youngs, Lancaster’s Car Club Manager, on what makes the show special to him.

Memories Of The Little Chef – Early Starter Breakfasts And Free Lollipops

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 17th October, 2016

The Little Chef was a part of British motoring for 29 years, the original branch being a US-style diner on Oxford Road in Reading. The first branch was aimed at those respectable motorists who had just bought their first Ford 100E Prefect or Morris Minor and who would not be seen dead in a Hell Drivers style transport cafe... Andy Roberts shares his memories.

Top 10 most expensive classic cars ever sold at auction

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 13th October, 2016

1. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO The 250 was designed to race. However, while competition rules stipulated that 100 examples had to be built of each model racing, Ferrari somehow managed to get away with only making 39.

50th Anniversary for Toyota Corolla

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 13th October, 2016

This year the Toyota Corolla reaches its 50th anniversary, another leap for the world’s most popular car.

1,000mph BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car to take centre stage on the Lancaster Insurance stand at the Classic Motor Show

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 12th October, 2016

Lancaster Insurance, headline sponsor of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, has announced a ‘Best of British’ focus on its stand, with the iconic BLOODHOUND SSC show car taking pride of place. Show attendees will also be able to see a variety of exceptional classic models on the stand, each with their own unique story.