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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.

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’.

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 – MARTIN HAMILTON AND HIS MORRIS OXFORD SERIES IV TRAVELLER

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 5th December, 2018

In the late 1950s, an Oxford Series IV Traveller owner was the sort of chap or chappess who knew their position in life; pipe-smoking, Mrs. Dale’s Diary on the BBC Home Service and regarding the music of Lonnie Donegan as a threat to civilisation.

60 years of the British motorway

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 5th December, 2018

The gentlemen with the Bedford CA are installing one of the latest Calvert-Kinneir signs for a new type of highway.

60 YEARS OF THE MGA TWIN-CAM

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 4th December, 2018

1958 was quite a year for the British Motor Corporation and in that summer, they launched a sports car that instantly became the object of desire for all motor enthusiasts.

CAR OF THE MONTH – JONATHAN SCROG ELLIS AND HIS 1984 MINI

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 4th December, 2018

‘There are “Mini Drivers” and “Mini Owners”. The former uses their car but put it in the garage at the first signs of trouble, but the latter do all they can, come what may’.

60 YEARS OF VOLVO IN THE UK

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 3rd December, 2018

The name of Volvo is so well established in the UK that is very difficult to believe that there was once a time when it was only enthusiasts of rallying, and ‘foreign cars’ who knew of the Swedish marque.

70 YEARS OF THE MORRIS MINOR

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 29th November, 2018

A memory – it is 1975 and we are travelling towards Lewes in my maternal grandfather’s dark green four-door 1955 Morris Minor Series II.

DO YOU REMEMBER THE VAUXHALL WYVERN/VELOX/CRESTA E?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 29th November, 2018

To look at this 1955 cinema commercial is to witness a world that is akin to an Enid Blyton story

MEET THE OWNER – MORRIS MARINA 1.3 DE LUXE S2 ESTATE

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 29th November, 2018

There is one detail about the 1977 Morris Marina 1.3 De Luxe S2 Estate owned by Michael Carpenter that makes the late 1970s appear incredibly remote - the lack of a rear wiper.

Porsche announced as marque feature at Lancaster Insurance Classic and Supercars Show 2019

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 29th November, 2018

Porsches right through the ages will be celebrated at the Lancaster Insurance Classic and Supercars Show 2019 after the marque was announced as the key feature.