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Do You Remember The BMC J2

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 7th March, 2019

In the 1970s and 1980s, it seemed to be an unofficial rule that any school trip had to be undertaken using a J2-based minibus.

40 Years of the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 6th March, 2019

Which current Mercedes-Benz model range has enjoyed a forty-year production history? It is, of course, the G-Class, yet it is still hard to believe that the first examples were launched in 1979.

A DAY OF COWLEY CLASSICS

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 5th March, 2019

Nuffield Place nearly Henley-on-Thames is always worth a visit, but on Monday 25th February the front of the property was festooned with an array of very fine motor cars.

MEET THE OWNER – ALAN DRAKE AND HIS FORD GRANADA GLS MK. II

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 4th March, 2019

‘I tend to go for the rare’ observes Alan Drake but if anything, he is understating the exclusiveness of his 1979 Ford Granada.

CELEBRATING CAR CLUBS – THE FIAT MOTOR CLUB

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 1st March, 2019

For many years, I have been an enthusiast of Fiats of all ages, shapes and sizes. The sight of that police 2300 Berlina in a re-screening of After The Fox made me crave its tail-finned magnificence and one of the highlights of any 1970s “Poliziottesco” film is the sheer number of 124s in the background of the mean streets of Rome.

WHAT WAS THE AUDI 50?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 1st March, 2019

In the 1970s there were many and various enigmas of modern life. Who actually liked the “Old English” flavour of Spangles? Why was Peter Clark’s Crime Desk on Southern Television so compulsive?

DO YOU REMEMBER THE SCAMMELL SCARAB?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 1st March, 2019

In the background of British films and television programmes of the 1950s and 1960s such as The Ladykillers, The Baron or the Look at Life travelogues you will often see a three-wheeled delivery vehicle in the distinctive red and cream livery of British Railways.

MEET THE OWNER – OLI BRETT’S 1967 MGB GT

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 28th February, 2019

‘Young people today eh? With their ghastly music, their taste in clothes, their air of disrespect to their elders and their habit of buying a 1967 MGB GT and subjecting it to an incredible restoration…’.

MEMORIES OF A “CAPRI GIRL”

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 27th February, 2019

Car marketing techniques of the past have a fascination of their own, from the “Mars Bar” Austin Maxis of 1969 to the “Getaway People” who favour National Benzole fuel in their Gordon-Keeble and, of course, the Esso Tiger. Dagenham promoted the Anglia 105E via beer mats that celebrated ‘The World’s Most Exiting Light Car’, and Yugo cars were allegedly ‘In a Class of Their Own’.

THE JON LANGFORD MG MAGNETTE

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 26th February, 2019

Picture the scene; a gentleman who resembles a younger version of the Major in Fawlty Towers is about to pen a stiff letter to his local newspaper recommending exile to the Falklands for The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits and everyone associated with Ready Steady Go.

We can’t wait for the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show with Discovery!

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 26th February, 2019

This year’s Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show with Discovery is fast approaching and it’s set to be another busy weekend for Lancaster Insurance.

Club of the Month – The Gay Classic Car Group

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 26th February, 2019

The Gay Classic Car Group was founded in 1988 when a few friends would meet informally at a pub in London and today, it has over 1,000 members! Read more...

Lancaster Insurance expands Morris Minor schemes for club members

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 26th February, 2019

Lancaster Insurance, classic car insurance specialist, has reinforced its commitment to the marque by widening its schemes to offer cover for any Morris manufactured car as well as small Morris commercial vehicles.

MEET THE OWNER – MICHAEL NETTLEY’S FIAT 128 SALOON

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 25th February, 2019

There was a time when you would not have looked twice at a 128 saloon, for it would have been as much part of your everyday life as Nationwide in the evening and wondering just why the scenery in Crossroads looked so flexible.