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

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.

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’.

Always Acceptable - The Dacia Denem

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 18th September, 2019

Many of us, over the years, compile a shortlist of cars that we read about in brochures but never encountered in the metal. For example, I cannot recall ever seeing the single-headlamp Vauxhall Cresta PC “Standard”, a Citroën LNA, a Lancia Prisma or a Mitsubishi Tredia on the road.

Alex Cursley Review – Snetterton

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 17th September, 2019

The Hyundai Coupe Cup mid-season meeting was held at a sunny Snetterton, so for me it was like a home coming. It had already been a fantastic week, as I got married and celebrated my birthday, so I was going into the race meet on a high.

Meet The Owner – Peter Frost and his Wartburg 311

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 17th September, 2019

‘Most people haven’t got a clue what it is. Some think it is a Volvo while others read the badging on the front and get it confused with a Borgward’. But to be fair, Peter Frost’s 1963 Wartburg 311 Luxus-Limousine is a fairly exclusive sight, even by the standards of the classic car world.

MX5 30th Anniversary Rally

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 17th September, 2019

2019 sees the 30th anniversary of the MX-5 and Lancaster Insurance were proud to be headline sponsors for the MX-5 Owners Club celebrations. This year also sees the Owners Club mark their 25th anniversary, so last weekend’s National Rally was one not be missed!

Meet The Owner – Tim Mullings and his Morris Marina Jubilee

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 12th September, 2019

‘I receive so much respect when I take it for a drive; thumbs up and waves from pedestrians and headlamps flashed by other drivers. And it is small wonder that Tim Mullings’s Morris Marina Jubilee attracts such positive attention for if you owned one of these fine cars some 46 years ago, you would have enjoyed enhancing status in your community.

50 Years of the Triumph 2000/2500 MK.II

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 3rd September, 2019

In the early 1970s, the sort of person who owned a new Triumph 2000 or 2.5 PI Mk. II was an instantly familiar type. They would dress fashionably but not outrageously – think Terry Scott as opposed to Jason King – and they would regard Watney’s Red Barrell as an abomination and Hai Karate aftershave as totally naff.

Do you Remember the Triumph Renown?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 2nd September, 2019

We never learned if the Miss Marples of the Margaret Rutherford series of films for MGM-British owned a motor-car – but if she did, it was likely to have been a well-polished Triumph Renown Limousine.

50 Years of the Renault 12

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 2nd September, 2019

In the 1970s, a Renault 12 was a vehicle that stood out in virtually any car park. The radiator grille was angular, there were height adjustment levers next to the headlamps (to compensate for heavy loads) and the roof sloped upwards over the rear passenger compartment.

Club of the month – Talbot Express Owners Club & Forum

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 30th August, 2019

For owners seeking technical expertise on a Talbot Express, the Talbot Express Owners Club & Forum should be your first point of call for the sheer breadth of knowledge and experience.