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

Five Lancaster Insurance’s Special Edition Top Trumps packs to include exclusive golden ticket

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 11th October, 2019

To celebrate this year’s theme, attendees to the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery have the opportunity to buy a special edition Classic Car Top Trumps pack.

40 Years of the Ford Escort Harrier

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 10th October, 2019

Towards the end of the Escort Mk. II’s run, Ford introduced a spate of limited-edition versions. There was the Linnet, the Goldcrest and the Huntsman Estate; the last-named much appealed to my younger self with its list of extras that included ‘Halogen Driving Lights’ and ‘Tailgate Wash/Wipe’.

Classic cars sold at auction: The most expensive ever!

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 9th October, 2019

Every now and then, a classic car will go to auction with a price tag so high that only the billionaire enthusiasts stand a real chance of ever owning it. Let’s take a look at the 10 most expensive classic cars ever to be sold at auction. In reverse order...

Meet the owner - Adrian Pascu-Tulbure and his Dacia 1310

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 9th October, 2019

In the wake of our recent blog on the Dacia 1300/3010, the Romanian interpretation of the Renault 12, we are pleased to introduce Adrian Pascu-Tulbure, the owner of one of these fine cars.

Is my classic car eligible for MOT and road tax exemption?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 9th October, 2019

You may have heard about the MOT and road tax perks of owning a classic car, but you might be unsure whether you can benefit from them. By the end of this article, you’ll know whether or not you’re eligible for MOT and road tax exemption, and how to declare your classic car as exempt.

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.