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

Overlooked? Eddie Rattley's Nissan Cherry Europe GTI

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 15th July, 2019

‘The Arna/Cherry Europe has more myths surrounding it than most cars’ observes Eddie Rattley, Nissan expert extraordinaire.

War & Peace Revival 2019

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 15th July, 2019

War & Peace Revival - The five day military and vintage festival takes place at The Hop Farm in Paddock Wood, Kent and brings together not only thousands of classic military vehicles but vintage, cars, commercial vehicles and tractors too! Lancaster Insurance are proud to be the official Classic Car Sponsor for the event.

Beyond Rare – Terry Cooper's Two-Door Fiat 127

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 12th July, 2019

Terry acquired VUR 404 S some four years ago, and he restored it in honour of his late mother. One of the most challenging aspects of the process was acquiring the parts.

Lancaster Insurance up for top industry award

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 11th July, 2019

Lancaster Insurance is celebrating the news that it’s been shortlisted in the UK Broker Awards, where it will be competing for the prestigious ‘Marketing & Customer Engagement Award’ title. Taking place on Friday 13th September at The Brewery, London, the awards celebrate ‘the superheroes of the insurance industry’.

Ten Reasons to Watch British Pathé Newsreels

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 11th July, 2019

For many years, the British Pathé newsreel was as much a part of a visit to the cinema as the B-film (‘I tell you, Inspector, I was nowhere near Southampton Docks that night!’), the travelogue, the main feature and the over-priced confectionary. Their final newsreel was produced in February 1970, and today the Pathé back catalogue is free to access on YouTube. Here are just ten reasons why we so enjoy showcasing this quite incredible historical resource

Ten Tropes From Old Motoring (and Car-Related) Adverts

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 11th July, 2019

Or, the joys of the days when almost every new product seemed to be available in the ‘giant “economy” size for just 6d extra!’

A Cracking Turnout For The Stars & Stripes Weekend At Tatton Park

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 11th July, 2019

The Lancaster Insurance Classic American Stars & Stripes Car Show shifted up a gear at the weekend as thousands of visitors admired a superb line-up of Mustangs, Corvettes, Cadillacs and many more American dream machines in the spectacular backdrop of the National Trust property, Tatton Park.

Meet The Owner – Emily Meunzberg and her Opel Manta A

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 10th July, 2019

In late 1974 Emily Meunzberg’s grandfather took delivery from Bridge Motors of Skellingthorpe of a Manta A 1.9 Berlinetta, one that has been part of the family for the past 45 years.

What are the benefits of owning a motorhome?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 9th July, 2019

Jumping into a motorhome and taking off into the wilds without a backwards glance – it’s a dream for many of us. If you’re still mulling over whether you should make that dream a reality, we’re here to help.

What are the most popular classic cars in the UK?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 9th July, 2019

Few things beat owning your very own classic car. It feels good to have a little slice of history in your garage, and to own something no longer in production.

6 most common types of campervan to use for a UK holiday

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 9th July, 2019

Exploring the great British Isles by campervan is one of life’s little pleasures. In fact, there are an estimated 225,000 campervans and motorhomes on the UK’s roads right now, meaning more of us than ever are choosing those mode of transport as a way of getting out and seeing our amazing country.

The World's First Hatchback? – The Citroen Traction Avant Commerciale

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 8th July, 2019

The world's first hatchback? - the Citroën Traction Avant. Citroën naturally promoted it as one of the most versatile cars you could hope to find.

An Arresting Triumph - Southend-on-Sea Police's TR4

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 5th July, 2019

The summer of 1962 and you are cruising down the A127 towards Southend-on-Sea in your new Sunbeam Alpine Series II. The hood is down, the sun is shining, and you are wearing a particularly tasteful cravat. In short, you have not a care in the world until you hear the unmistakable sound of a police car bell – only the vehicle seen in the rear view mirror is not an Austin Westminster but a Triumph TR4…

TOP TRUMPS! LANCASTER INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW, WITH DISCOVERY, REVEALS ICONIC CARD GAME AS SHOW THEME

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 4th July, 2019

The theme of the 35th anniversary Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, has been revealed as ‘Top Trumps’, the iconic card game that has been played across the world for over 40 years and is now more popular than ever!