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Springs Biggest Classic Car And Restoration Show Returns To Birmingham's NEC

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 19th March, 2019

Spring has truly sprung as the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, returns to Birmingham’s NEC from 22-24 March for its biggest show yet with over 170 classic motoring clubs and over 1,300 cars on display.

Meet The Owner - Jack Daniel Ford and His Fiesta Popular MK.I

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 15th March, 2019

Some us older types have sometimes mused on how there seem to be more XR2 Mk. Is on the road than actually left the factory and today you are far less likely to encounter an early base model Fiesta.

Art By Bex will be painting live on our stand

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 13th March, 2019

Bex of Artbybex will be joining us on our stand at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery! This month at the NEC (Friday 22nd March – Sunday 24th March), we’ll be exhibiting in Hall 5 and Bex will be painting LIVE on our ‘Lancaster Insurance Workshop‘ stand.

Gary King and his Datsun Sunny 120YS

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 11th March, 2019

In the words of Gary King, his two Datsun Sunny 120Ys offer ‘reliability and driveability really, as they are such an easy car to drive, the clutch is so light it’s like a throttle, and the gearbox is so light you can use your little finger to change gears.

Lancaster Insurance celebrate 30 years of the Mazda by giving one away!

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 8th March, 2019

After handing Robbie Knight the keys to a Golf GTi late last year, Lancaster Insurance are thrilled to be giving away a 1991 Mk1 Mazda Eunos Roadster to celebrate the 30th anniversary of MX-5.

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’.