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Classic and Supercar Show donates £42,850 from 2018 event

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 14th January, 2019

Awards of £42,850 were made to 19 local charities* at an event hosted by show presidents, Edward and Maria Wingfield Digby at Sherborne Castle on 26th November

TEN PIONEER BRITISH HATCHBACKS

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 11th January, 2019

The forthcoming 50th anniversary of the Austin Maxi is a reminder of its pioneering role as a British five-door saloon.

‘I AM NOT A NUMBER!’ – THE PRISONER MOKE

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 10th January, 2019

As the 60th anniversary of the Mini will soon be with us, it is fascinating to consider its impact on cinema and television.

70 YEARS OF THE MORRIS J-TYPE

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 9th January, 2019

Back in the days when everyone apparently lived in black and white, a Morris J-Type would have been as much an aspect of daily life as queueing at the local Co-Op or grumbling about the wild music of Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group.

MEET THE OWNER – NEIL KIDBY OF THE AUSTIN 3-LITRE OWNERS’ CLUB

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 7th January, 2019

Late 1976 – a time when New Rose by The Damned was introducing middle England to punk rock and when a tin of Watney’s Party Six and a Vesta Curry constituted a very reasonable night out.

DO YOU REMEMBER THE ORIGINAL HONDA PRELUDE?

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 4th January, 2019

In 1979, you just knew that anyone who drove a new Honda Prelude was a sophisticated type; one who understood the intricacies of fondue cooking and who had one of those new “home computers” in their study.

MEET THE OWNER – BARRY DAVIES AND HIS VAUXHALL VX2300

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 4th January, 2019

‘I wanted a car from my teenage years ... something my father had’.

CHRIS GUNBY’S 1964 TRIUMPH HERALD COURIER

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 4th January, 2019

‘I wanted to prove a point – that what matters with a concurs restoration is how the job is carried out. That applies to the most basic of cars – and a grey van as basic as it gets!’.

MEET THE OWNER – ALEXANDRA PHILLIPS AND HER AUSTIN ALLEGRO

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 3rd January, 2019

You’d have thought the “Allegro Joke” was utterly and totally played out circa 2002, but even today Alexandra Phillips of Gloucestershire still occasionally encounters a few remarks along the lines of ‘when I say I have classic cars “Oh, what have you got?” Austin Allegro. "Ha ha ha ha that's not a classic"’ plus ‘always you've got the “All Aggro" comments – I just block them out’.

TOP FIVE CAPRI SCREEN MOMENTS

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 3rd January, 2019

As the 50th birthday of ‘The Car You Always Promised Yourself’ approaches, here are just five memorable Capri appearances on film and television.

THE SAAB 95 AT 60

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 2nd January, 2019

A car capable of carrying six people – seven if they were close friends – yet under 14 feet in length with an engine of merely 841 cc.

FIN-TASTIC: THE ORIGINAL CHEVROLET IMPALA

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 2nd January, 2019

Quad headlamps. Quad side lights (the outer units doubled as indicators) and sculptured tail fins with individual lamps.

40 Years of the Mazda RX-7

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 27th December, 2018

Many of you will have already heard the news that Mazda plans a return to rotary power next year.

Lancaster Insurance Christmas Opening/Closing Times

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 24th December, 2018

From everybody at Lancaster Insurance, we hope you all have a Merry Christmas! Below are the opening and closing times over the Christmas period, should you need to speak to one of our team.