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Do You Remember the Morris Ital?

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Andy Roberts

In the 1980s the Morris Ital was an essential aspect of everyday life. British Telecom Vans would attend to vandalised telephone boxes and no car park would have been complete without at least one Snapdragon Yellow 1.3 HL or an Applejack Green Estate.

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The Alvis-Healey at the Classics & Supercars Show Sherborne Castle

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Andy Roberts

To many people, including myself, Sherborne Castle is one of the most stunning buildings in England, and that is without considering the display of rare, desirable and downright magnificent cars that will be taking part in Classics & Supercars Show on the 15th and 16th July.

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7 Summer Motoring Classics

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Andy Roberts

The months of June - September are when classics and Sunday motoring are as natural a combination as Tony Hancock and Sidney James. Some will take part in shows such as Hatfield House on 9th July, while others will take a deserved break from the working week and gently motor towards the nearest tea room. This magnificent seven list was selected of cars that I regard as being perfect for a summer weekend - even when stuck in a traffic jam on the A46.

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The Batmobile - A Tribute to Adam West

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Andy Roberts

Nearly every fan of all fine motor cars, television and superheroes, in general, know that there is only one real Batmobile. Just as the only Batman for me will forever be the late Adam West who died aged 88 on 9th June, the definitive transport for the caped crusader must be accompanied by Neal Hefti’s score, have tail fins and flames emitting from the exhaust pipe.

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Cadwell Park Wolds Trophy –Rounds 3 & 4

Cadwell Park is one of the most picturesque race tracks in the world, in my opinion. Originally built with two wheel racing in mind, it soon also built a reputation for four wheel racing and with the track being narrow with great undulation, it creates a great circuit for close formula ford racing.

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60 Years of the Edsel

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Andy Roberts

It was a car that became a by-word for failure, one jokingly referenced in films as diverse as Peggy Sue Got Married and The Love Bug. It is, of course, the Edsel, which celebrates its 60th birthday this year.

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Adverts of the Week - Triumph

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Andy Roberts

Quite simply, these are ten of my favourite adverts, in alphabetical order, for one of Britain’s most famous car marques. After all, ‘Triumph put in what the others leave out’

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An Interview With Max Bartell

After announcing our sponsorship of Historic Sports Car Club drivers Max Bartell and partner Ben Mitchell, we caught up with Max to find out how he got into racing and his aspirations for the season and his career ahead!

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Lancaster Insurance Classics at the Castle July 15th & 16th

As summer is upon us, the classic car show season is in full swing and next month the annual Classics at the Castle event at Sherborne Castle is back and set to be bigger than ever! With Lancaster Insurance becoming headline sponsor and the event extending to two days (15th -16th July), the show will once again be raising money for a range of national and local charities including Cancer Research UK.

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Lancaster's Top Five Blogs From May

We understand it's important to spread awareness of the classic car industry and pass on information to the future classic car generation! Working with renowned classic car enthusiast Andy Roberts, we've selected our top five blogs of the month from May.

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Club of The Month -June 17

June’s club of the month award goes to The Volkswagen Type 2 Owners Club. A fitting club and marque for the summer months as the camping season is in full swing and campers/enthusiasts begin to take part in road trips across the country!

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Car of the Month: June 17

For June’s Car of the Month we’ll take a look at the Saab 99 Turbo. Unveiled at the 1977 Frankfurt Motor Show, this was arguably the world's first successful turbocharged production car.

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Advert of the Week - Morris Minor

Written by
Andy Roberts

Every car brochure and advertisement is a window to the motoring of a past world, and some people (all right, me) have a fascination with charting the advertising of long-running models.

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The Chiltern Hills Rally 2017

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Andy Roberts

Many of us have planned a wedding/graduation/anniversary party and found ourselves in the position of being a professional juggler – issuing invites, planning the venue, chasing up emails and receiving phone calls to name but a few parts. For many classic car shows, the unpaid organisers give up their time to perform these tasks on a mammoth scale.

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50 Years of the Aston Martin DBS - We Have All The Time in the World

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Andy Roberts

There are those cars that try ever so slightly too hard to achieve a sense of presence. There are some cars that have a natural sense of absence, ones where you forget their launch, demise and general existence. Then there is the Aston Martin DBS, a prime example of a car that effortlessly dominates.

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