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60 YEARS OF THE LANCIA FLAVIA

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 12th June, 2020

There are some cars that revel in their exuberance – their very appearance proclaims to the world ‘I’ve arrived and to prove it I’m here!’.

WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE – A BOND 875?

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 10th June, 2020

Some cars seemed destined to become remembered as only a “missing link” between two popular models, yet the 875 deserves a better fate.

MEET THE OWNER – DOUG MOODY AND HIS FORD CORTINA “WOODY” ESTATE

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 10th June, 2020

Doug Moody is the proud owner of a very fine collection of Consul Cortina Mk. Is – including a version that is widely remembered, despite it enjoying a limited production run.

MEET THE OWNER – JOHN LONERGAN AND HIS FORD ESCORT POPULAR PLUS

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 9th June, 2020

‘I have lived at my present address since 1985 and didn’t know my close neighbour Keith had a car until about seven years later’.

SUMMER MOTORING – 1970S STYLE

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 9th June, 2020

As the summer approaches, here are seven recollections about the joys of holiday motoring during the 1970s

DO YOU REMEMBER – THE PEUGEOT 604?

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 9th June, 2020

1975 saw the introduction of the three cars that shared the 2.7-litre V6 PRV engine.

THE OTHER JAMES BOND CARS

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 2nd June, 2020

In this blog we’re not focusing on the major “Bond Cars” but the sort of vehicles that were within reach of the average cinema patron.

Are you planning on buying a new classic?

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 29th May, 2020

With lockdown being gradually eased and from Monday, car show rooms in England being able to trade, people appear to be turning their attentions to purchasing a new car.

CAR OF THE MONTH – DAVID BROOKS AND HIS 1961 FORD PREFECT 107E

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 29th May, 2020

Since we last met David’s Ford Prefect 107E, it has been treated to new main bearings and a fresh coat of paint. There have also been ‘little repairs’ to the off-side wheel arch and the bottom corner of the bonnet – and last year the Prefect appeared on the Boston Classic

How to spot a gem when buying a classic car

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 29th May, 2020

Buying a classic car should be one of the most exciting purchases of your life. These cars are treats for most people - a significant investment of money, time and emotion. Yet the reality is that many people find it a process fraught with danger and risk.

DO YOU REMEMBER – THE ORIGINAL FORD CORTINA GT?

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 27th May, 2020

‘Pure Ford fire, neatly packed into the race-bred, over-square engine’. That is how Dagenham marketed their first post-war car to bear the “GT” badge.

CLUB OF THE MONTH - THE "BEARS"

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 27th May, 2020

The “Bears”, as they are affectionately known, are a dedicated group of classic car and sports car enthusiasts. Since the club was formed in 1989, their primary aim has been to raise money for children’s charities through their own social, dream rides and touring events, and to support other charitable events.

REFLECTIONS ON THE 1970S CAR SHOW

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 27th May, 2020

Our mission, should we decide to accept it, was to create an online event on the Classic Car Enthusiasts Forum – Powered by Lancaster Insurance that people could engage with throughout the Bank Holiday Weekend. It would embrace all forms of 1970s motoring life, from Dr. A.F. Kendal’s Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II and Peter R.

MEET THE OWNER – LEWIS BUCHAN AND HIS 1964 SCAMMELL SCARAB

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 19th May, 2020

In the 1950s and 1960s, you were as much likely to see a Scammell Scarab in red & cream British Railways livery as a Lyons Corner House or a police constable on point duty.