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NEWSREELS OF THE WEEK – PROMOTING THE GOODS

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 17th December, 2018

In addition to presenting the events of the day to patrons of ABC or Odeon cinemas before the ice creams went on sale, newsreel companies often specialised in producing short corporate promotional features.

ANDREW CLEAL’S RENAULT 30TS: THE ONLY ONE LEFT?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 14th December, 2018

‘The combination of looks, power and restrained design. And the rarity although certainly not the fuel economy’.

50 YEARS OF THE MERCEDES-BENZ W114 AND W115

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 14th December, 2018

There are some cars whose line-ups make the plot of the average Alfred Hitchcock film appear comparatively straightforward, and the W114/W115 range belongs in this elite category along with the Citroën DS and the Triumph 1300/1500/Toledo/Dolomite.

50 YEARS OF THE FORD CAPRI

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 14th December, 2018

There are some advertisements that are cheesy. There are some that are ultra-cheesy. And there are some that resemble several shed-loads of mature cheddar.

Lancaster Insurance reveal winner of the VW Mk1 Golf GTi

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 12th December, 2018

Christmas came early for Robbie Knight of Eastbourne this week as he was unveiled as the lucky new owner of Lancaster Insurance's prize-giveaway Golf GTi. Click here to find out more and view the video of the keys being delivered.

JAMES RAILTON - AND THE NISSAN CEDRIC THAT CAME IN FROM THE COLD

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 12th December, 2018

“I’ve always been a Japanese car guy. My first car was a 1983 Suzuki SJ410, and I have had a 1985 Mazda 323 RWD estate, Suzuki SC100 and 1998 Subaru Impreza etc. I had been looking for a large classic Japanese estate car for a while and when I saw the Cedric, I had to get it”.

What a Year 2018 has been!

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 12th December, 2018

What a year 2018 has been; we’ve run our first ever prize giveaway, attended even more events than ever and taken part in another amazing Guinness World Record attempt! Click the link to read more.

OLD ADVERTS - PETROL STATIONS

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 11th December, 2018

The location is Ecclesall Road in Sheffield and the premises are those of E H Pickford and Co. Ltd.

Relive the 2018 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 11th December, 2018

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, took place on Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November and as the grand 'season finale', it was not to be missed. Click to view our video of the 2018 show.

60 YEARS OF THE ROVER P5

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 7th December, 2018

Some of the greatest motor cars wear their distinction lightly – cars such as the Rover P5 3-Litre.

THE HAPPY EATER REVISITED

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 7th December, 2018

My recent celebration of the Little Chef had prompted me to return to its fiercest rival, for you cannot think of dining on the move during the 1970s and 1980s without also thinking of the Happy Eater.

40 YEARS OF THE OPEL MONZA

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 6th December, 2018

40 years ago, British motorists were introduced to a coupe that was not only one of the most luxurious cars to bear the Opel badge and a fastback alternative to the Senator saloon but the ideal grand tourer for the professional who could afford a BMW – but who decided not to.

MEET THE OWNER – PAUL THOMSON AND HIS AUSTIN METRO STANDARD

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 6th December, 2018

‘No frills - no radio, head rests rear wiper or glove box’ - that’s how Paul Thomson describes his 1983 Austin Metro Standard which is ‘one of nine base models left on the road’.