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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.

THE DAVID JONES HA VAUXHALL AND BEDFORD FLEET

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 19th February, 2019

The HA series Vauxhalls and Bedfords were once as much a part of everyday life as listening to Round The Horne on the BBC Home Service and thinking that the Rolling Stones needed a haircut.

ON PATROL – PAUL WALSH AND HIS EX-GMP FORD CAPRI INJECTION SPECIAL

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 13th February, 2019

‘Amazing’. ‘Jealous’. ‘Envious’. ‘Cool car’ ‘I remember those cars’. ‘Well done’. ‘Nice job’. ‘That's amazing’. ‘Great looking vehicle’ and ‘That's fantastic’.

MEET THE OWNER – JAMES WINCH AND HIS UFO SHADO JEEP

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 11th February, 2019

The year is 1980 and Earth is under attack from an army of bad mannered aliens whose goal is to invade the Home Counties to kidnap humans and harvest their organs for use in their bodies.

ONE FAMILY FROM NEW – EDDIE BRAMLEY’S FORD CONSUL

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 8th February, 2019

It almost goes without saying that any Consul Mk. II “Lowline” is a highly desirable classic.

MEET THE OWNER – LIAM GRIFFIN AND HIS YUGO CONVERTIBLE

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 8th February, 2019

In the month of February, with its grey weather, many of us dream of sunny days, 99 Flakes and open-top motoring.

MEET THE OWNER – MARTYN HUBBARD AND HIS RELIANT REBEL

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 7th February, 2019

‘People are never sure what it is. They always say, “what a beautiful little car”, and some are surprised when I say it is a Reliant as most people only ever remember Reliant Robins and Reliant cars having three wheels’.

Meet The Owner - Sebastian Warner and his Vauxhall Viva HC 1300L

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 6th February, 2019

40 years ago, one of Britain’s most famous car names ceased production and would not be revived for another 36 years.

A Celebration of Local Car Shows

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 5th February, 2019

As a change from the weather which, at the time of writing, is best described as ‘very cold’, here is a celebration of that backbone of the classic car movement – the local or regional shows and gatherings.

Modern Classic Monday - Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 4th February, 2019

In the third of our ‘Modern Classic Monday’ series, we speak to Charlie North, our PR Manager, and hear her pick, the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

THE CAR FROM THE TWILIGHT ZONE – THE CHRYSLER HUNTER

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 1st February, 2019

There are some cars which seem to hail from a strange twilight zone of motoring; those models that enjoy a form of afterlife for quite a period after they were believed to have ceased production.

Meet The Owner - Joseph Frederick-Thomas Gabrielli and His Ex-Police Ford Anglia 105E

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 1st February, 2019

It is a scene straight from one of those episodes of Gideon’s Way or Edgar Wallace B-films that are re-run on Talking Pictures Television.

Do You Remember - The Fiat 133

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 1st February, 2019

First point – despite the presence of Ms. Ursula Andress, a SEAT 133 conveys not one iota of glamour.

Club of the month: Morris Marina Owners’ Club

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 31st January, 2019

Frank Phillips and Clive Higgins founded the Morris Marina Owners’ Club, incorporating the Morris Ital Register, in 1985 and has supported owners of the Morris Marina, Ital and all of its derivatives ever since.