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BMW at 100 – Top Ten

This year sees BMW celebrate its 100th birthday and compiling a ‘Top Ten’ will always be an interesting task given the sheer embarrassment of automotive riches. Andy Roberts dives into the archives...

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40 Years of the Ford Fiesta

Production of the Fiesta Mk.1 ceased in 1983, and its last major version was the 105 mph ‘pepper-pot’ alloy wheeled XR2, launched two years earlier. Today, it sometimes appears that there are more on the road than the 20,000 Ford originally built, and the rarest examples are the Popular, the base and the L– those Fiestas that for so many years were virtual street furniture across the UK.

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20 Years of the Mercedes-Benz SLK

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Mercedes-Benz SLK and the end of its era with the new SLC taking its place. We take a look at the history behind the classic car and delve into the wonderful world of SLKs.

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Super Saloons of the 80s

When it comes to the must-have classic cars, 2016 seems to be all about the hot hatch, but back in the 80s there was another breed of performance car on the road. We’re not talking of the sports cars such as the TVR 350, Lotus Esprit or the Toyota Supra, but the high performance saloon cars... These were known as ‘Q’ cars due to their understated looks and high performance, but they were guaranteed to leave Mr Hot Hatch in a trail of smoke at the lights.

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10 Convertibles that Will Make Your Summer

With spring finally here and summer on the horizon, now is the perfect time to look at buying a soft-top for some summer fun. Whether you prefer your classic car to have a dash of the high-life, sporty, quirky & fun, stylish or big & brash, we think we’ve found 10 cars that will compliment your lifestyle. From turning up at a country house to driving some of the great ‘B’ roads of the UK to turning up at the beach or a festival, there really is a convertible for all.

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Let the driving season begin...

As the warmer weather hits, classic car fans up and down the country will be celebrating as the classic car driving season really takes off. Whether you’re planning to enjoy a relaxed and scenic Sunday drive, or perhaps getting your pride and joy ready to take to a show for the first time, it’s important to make sure you have the right insurance cover in place and are making the necessary steps to safeguard your vehicle.

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Hyundai Coupe Cup success

Lancaster Insurance is passionate about supporting club activities. So, along with being headline sponsor of the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners’ Club (MGOC) Race Championship, the specialist insurer also supports Alex Cursley in the Hyundai Coupe Cup. Alex, who currently works in the MGOC workshop and is helping to restore Margo, gives his account of the first two rounds in Rockingham, back in April.

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Marking the 'M Era' at Brooklands

Several hundred classic MGs spanning 73 years of history took to Brooklands’ magnificent race track in glorious sunshine at the MG Era event on 10th April. Some dazzling examples included boat-tailed M-Types, elegant MG SA drophead coupes, 1960s MGCs and the more modern MGFs.

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