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Don’t Miss Drive It Day

On a spring day in 1900, sixty four cars lined up in London to begin the arduous task of completing 1,000 miles of motoring on British roads which were, even by today’s pot-hole strewn routes, a bit on the rough side.


Be Safe on Drive It Day

On 24th April, classic car fans up and down the country will be celebrating as the annual ‘Drive it Day’ is set to return. It’s an opportunity to throw off the dust covers and make the most of meeting fellow enthusiasts


Classic cars of the 60s

The ‘swinging 60's’ was a memorable decade with a lot of firsts, Beatlemania and a very famous job in Italy. Here we profile some iconic events, moments and equally special cars that bring a wide smile to our faces whenever we think of them.


Tax for classic car owners

The chancellor brought some fantastic news for classic car owners in his budget earlier this year, announcing that cars built before 1976 qualify for FREE road tax from 1st April 2016. This announcement declares that “from April 1st each year, vehicles constructed more than 40 years before January 1st of that year will automatically be exempt from paying Vehicle Excise Duty (VED)”.


Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership

After a successful debut last year, the Pride of Ownership display is back at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with a bang. With new sponsors, Lancaster Insurance, on board the show is once again inviting privately owned classics to take part in the popular display for classic cars at the show in November. Cars of all ages will be considered – from pre-war to the noughties and if last year is anything to go by, a great variety will be showcased.


Hot Hatch – Heaven or Hell?

Hot hatches! Love them or hate them? If you drove a hot hatch in the early to mid-90’s you were frowned upon by large sections of the motoring public and called a ‘Barry Boy’ for your loud music and outlandish modifications. We’re taking a look back at the best and worst of the 70’s and 80’s hot hatches and we’d love to know, which models are your idea of heaven and which are hell?


Improve your welding skills with Skill Shack

Skill Shack with Practical Classics, partnered with Lancaster Insurance, is THE place for the classic car DIY enthusiast. Skill Shack with Practical Classics have created online tuition videos from car restoration experts to give you the essential skills you need to restore, maintain and improve your classic car.


Join us for Classic Car Twitter Hour

Enjoy talking classic cars? Like seeing photos of cars from when you were young? What about seeing restoration projects? We like all of it and want to encourage enthusiasts to talk together. As big fans of classic cars and Twitter being one of the most popular social media channels, we’re encouraging classic can fans, enthusiasts and owners to come together to talk all things cars. Celebrities from the classic car world have joined in the fun; Edd China & Mike Brewer from Wheeler Dealers, Ant Anstead from For the Love of Cars and Quentin Wilson from Classic Car Show. We want you to get involved too.


Lancaster Insurance's ‘Mini’ restoration set to shine at the NEC Restoration Show

Lancaster Insurance, headline sponsor of the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership display, will be shining a spotlight on its own restoration project at this year’s Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show. Taking pride of place on the insurer’s stand (9 - 245), the 1969 Morris Mini Super Deluxe named Margo, will be auctioned following her restoration at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2016 in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.


WIN a Year’s Free Classic Car Insurance!

We know how much your pride and joy means to you, so with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we have a competition to make sure your beauty has the right cover! We’ve teamed up with our friends at classic car enthusiasts’ website Love My Classic, where one lucky fan will win a year’s free classic car insurance*.


Lancaster Insurance supports new National Car Club awards

Classic car insurance specialist, Lancaster Insurance, has once again shown its commitment to the car club community, by supporting the new National Car Club awards. The insurer has announced its sponsorship of two categories at the prestigious awards ceremony, ‘National Car Club of the Year’ and ‘National Car Club Winners Awards: (Best of the Best).


What to do in the event of a claim: a handy guide

We can all appreciate that it can be a traumatic and stressful experience if you’ve been involved in an accident. To help make things a little easier, our Car Club Manager Andrew Misseldine gives a handy ‘must know guide’ to ensure you and your pride and joy are properly covered, along with some ‘do’s and don’ts’ to remember at scene of an accident.


10 things you need to know about your classic insurance policy

Congratulations, you’ve taken the plunge and bought your classic car! Whether it’s a first purchase or one to add to the collection, entering the world of classic insurance can be a minefield. We’ve put together a guide giving some useful benefits to help ‘steer’ you in the right direction for your classic policy.


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