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60 Years of the Fiat 500

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Andy Roberts

If anyone compiled a list of ‘The Top Ten Most Charming Cars Ever Made’, the Fiat Nuova 500 will possibly be a contender to come top of the list.

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30 years of the Skoda Favorit

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Andy Roberts

1989, a year when Bros would boom out from every branch of HMV and Our Price and when people actually thought it was a good idea to go shopping in a purple shell suit. There was some good news, in the form of the latest Skoda import that might halt the tedious jokes about the marque that had inflicted television light entertainment for much of the 1980s.

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Do you remember the Renault 14?

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Andy Roberts

Some cars seem destined never to make their mark on the British motorist, and one such is the Renault 14. On paper, it appeared to be an ideal rival to the Volkswagen Golf, but the 14 is seldom encountered in their homeland, and UK registered survivors are very rare.

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Multi Vehicle Policies Explained

As a specialist classic car broker, Lancaster Insurance is seeing a greater number of enthusiasts owning more than one vehicle, which can invariably mean more than one policy. The benefits with a multi vehicle policy mean all your vehicles would be under one roof, with one renewal date!

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Ten Reasons Why The Hell Drivers Is A Better Film Than Bullitt

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Andy Roberts

Many car enthusiasts believe that Bullitt is the greatest car-related film of all time. In addition to that chase and Peter Yates’ direction, there is the brilliant support acting of Don Gordon, Simon Oakland and Robert Duvall, the locations and the music of Lalo Schifrin.

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The Five Worst Screen Car Chases

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Andy Roberts

There are those films with car chases that thrill and inspire – Bullitt, The Italian Job, Brannigan - but there are also those pictures with such wayward pursuit sequences that the viewer eventually begins to wonder if he/she dreamt them. Here are my five such memorable moments:

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30 Years of The Peugeot 405

Written by
Andy Roberts

Park Gate in the 1980s was a Hampshire village in which, generally speaking, nothing happened. The local newspaper’s headlines were usually variations on the theme of ‘Jar of Robinson’s Marmalade Stolen from Post Office’. But, one day in July 1989, excitement arrived – my father’s Ford Orion Ghia was replaced by a red Peugeot 405 1.9 GR.

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60 Years of The Vauxhall Victor

Written by
Andy Roberts

The year is 1957; the time is the 7th February, and the event is a musical show at the Kilburn State Theatre in London celebrating the launch of a new Vauxhall.

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Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership - Restoration Favourites

There is a common theme amongst the first finalists selected for the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership competition – they all have fantastic restoration stories to share. Ideal then that the competition will be held at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show at Birmingham’s NEC from Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April.

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40 Years of the Chrysler Sunbeam

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Andy Roberts

Last year I wrote about how, back in the summer of 1977, Petula Clark advised all ITV viewers to put a Chrysler Sunbeam in their lives. Such is the sheer unabashed cheesiness of this commercial – I would personally rate it as ‘Prime Stilton’ - that the achievement of the actual subject is sometimes overlooked...

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Top Five Vanishing Family Cars

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Andy Roberts

"There comes a moment in the life-cycle of many previously popular cars when they almost vanish overnight and looking at the ‘How Many Left’ website is almost as depressing as watching Take the High Road. Then you start to think when you last saw a Rover 600, a Vauxhall Cavalier Mk.2 or a Citroen BX?" - Written by Andy Roberts

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This Week’s Star Prize! – 1980s Quiz Show Cars

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Andy Roberts

"Ah, the lost world of the 1980’s ITV quiz – glitter, tinsel and the chance to win a Ford Fiesta Popular. On a BBC game show, victors might have left with ‘a selection of board games’ and even on the commercial channel there was heavy restrictions on prize values until 1993. Happily, for the motoring enthusiast, this frequently resulted in a splendid array of Lada 1200s and the like." - Written by Andy Roberts

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