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The Mini at 60 Cavalcade

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 28th August, 2019

On the morning of August Bank Holiday, certain residents of Cowley must have thought they were experiencing a Doctor Who-style time warp, as 60 Minis thundered along the road from the Mini Plant Oxford. The Cavalcade was, of course, a 60th birthday celebration of one of the select few cars that merit the term ‘icon’ and was an event that involved the resources of BMW UK, BBC Radio Oxford, Tanya Field, and countless enthusiasts who gave their time and effort.

Car of the Month - Roy Williams and his Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 27th August, 2019

On 10th January 1989 Roy Williams acquired a 1987-vintage “Diamond White” example of one of the greatest sporting saloons of its era. In the words of Andrew Frankel, ‘in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), the Cosworth RS500 won 40 races on the trot, a number unapproached by any other car before or since’.

Aston Martin steals the show at Lancaster Insurance Passion For Power!

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 27th August, 2019

HUNDREDS of classic, super and performance cars guaranteed a fantastic weekend to remember as the Lancaster Insurance Passion for Power show lived up to its name.

Formidable! - Guylaine Bouriad's Citroen Dyane 6

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 23rd August, 2019

Guylaine Bouriaud would be the first to say that few people brought a Citroën Dyane 6 for its blistering top speed, but then it is a car that offers so much else.

SIXTY YEARS OF MINI MEMORIES

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 22nd August, 2019

My earliest memory of the Mini dates from 1974 when every Thursday a neighbour’s maroon ten-year-old Morris Super De Luxe would transport us to the delights of the Hedge End branch of Fine Fare (‘Jacob’s Cream Crackers – 2p Off!’).

Ian Creese's Apache - The Austin from South Africa

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 19th August, 2019

‘I’ve had people ask me “have you cut and welded three cars, because the front looks like an Allegro, the rear looks like a Triumph and the middle section is from an Austin 1300?”’. Ian Creese is used to such comments, as on 4th July 2016 he acquired a version of the ADO16 that was never marketed in the UK – the Austin Apache.

Sixty Years of the Mercedes-Benz Fintail

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 17th August, 2019

A Mercedes-Benz “Fintail” (“Heckflosse” in Germany) is a car that exudes gravitas and menace in equal measure.

ENTRIES OPEN FOR LANCASTER INSURANCE PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP AUTUMN FINAL 2019

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 15th August, 2019

Now in its fourth year, the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership has become a popular feature for competitors and classic car enthusiasts alike at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery. Entries are now open for the autumn final to be held at Birmingham’s NEC from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 November.

Lancaster Insurance introduces two years agreed value

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 13th August, 2019

Classic car insurance specialist, Lancaster Insurance, has revealed it has introduced a two year agreed value added benefit. Live now, the new option allows enthusiasts to carry on their agreed valuation with their renewal should nothing happen or change.

BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 12th August, 2019

This weekend Brian Chandler and his team will be at Donington Park for the latest round in the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship – good luck from everyone at Lancaster!

The Latest Star of the British Motor Museum - A 1971 Morris Marina De Luxe

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 9th August, 2019

Many readers will have learned to regard the term ‘time warp classic’ with suspicion as it all too often refers to an eBay “bargain” that Albert Steptoe, let alone Arthur Daley, would have rejected.

Join in Ford Capris’ 50th birthday celebrations with the Capri Club!

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 9th August, 2019

This year sees the Ford Capri celebrate its 50th birthday and The Capri Club is marking it in style.

Seventy Years of the Bond - The Original British Minicar

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 6th August, 2019

Stan Cornock of the Bond Owners’ Club is more than familiar with the myths surrounding the Minicar, not least because he has been driving them ‘since 1958’.

Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars Show 2019 review

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 31st July, 2019

We’re thrilled to announce that over 10,000 people attended this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars show! On the day, over 2,100 classic, motorsport and supercars were displayed over 36 acres of Sherborne Castle Estate, with 37 car clubs attending.