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THE RETURN OF THE GOLDFINGER ASTON MARTIN DB5

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 31st August, 2018

Sir Christopher Lee and the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 are rarely mentioned in the same sentence. Yes, the great Gentleman of Horror was Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun, and he was considered to play the eponymous Dr. No, but he has not an apparent connection with Goldfinger.

Club of the Month – Morgans Sports Car Club

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 30th August, 2018

With nearly 5,000 members around the world, the Morgan Sports Car Club (MSCC) is the go to for enthusiasts of Morgan cars.

Lancaster’s Golf takes part in Sporting Bears’ Dream Rides at CarFest South

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 30th August, 2018

Our prize-giveaway Golf, alongside custodian and our Car Club Manager Dave Youngs, made the trip down to Laverstoke Park on Saturday 25th August to take part in Sporting Bears' Dream Rides at CarFest South.

Land Rovers unite to set new Guinness World Record

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 30th August, 2018

Lancaster Insurance is thrilled to have supported Land Rover Monthly and Billing Off-Road Show 2018 in setting a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for the ‘Largest parade of Land Rover/Range Rovers’ with 640 vehicles taking part.

CAR OF THE MONTH – FORD GRANADA

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 30th August, 2018

Our main illustrations, as any classic enthusiast will tell you, are of a Dove Grey 1982-model Ford Granada 2.3 GL which is owned by Thomas Jenkins of South Wales.

BUILT TO LAST – THE BMC LANDCRAB

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 24th August, 2018

There are several myths surrounding the BMC Landcrab. Firstly, when compared with a six-cylinder Ford or Vauxhall of the mid-1960s it does not feel especially heavy.

DVD REVIEW - THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 24th August, 2018

As the summer continues, those of us who are devotes of British cinema recall a film in which Britain is ravaged by a heatwave so intense that water is rationed, beatniks riot and a Morris Minor MM is attacked.

CarFest South

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 23rd August, 2018

Our prize-giveaway Golf has had a dream summer so far, going up and down the country being displayed at various shows and potentially meeting its new owner, and this Saturday will be attending the legendary CarFest South at Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire.

DO YOU REMEMBER THE VOLVO 262C?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 21st August, 2018

When the Volvo 262C made its bow at the 1977 Geneva Motor Show, it would be fair to say that it could not be mistaken for any other car on the planet.

BUILT TO LAST – 50 YEARS OF THE PEUGEOT 504

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 20th August, 2018

It was the Car of the Year for 1969, defeating the BMW E3, the Alfa Romeo 1750 Berlina and the Jaguar XJ6. It was a car that would be seen across the world – from Paris to Sydney and from Nairobi to Lagos.

MY FAVOURITE FIATS – THE 2300 FAMILY

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 16th August, 2018

The passing of Sergio Marchionne on the 25th July had many of us thinking about Fiat and how he was instrumental in the marque’s future and even survival. It would be easy to create a “Top 10” or even a “Top 100” of the company’s finest vehicles and still have room to spare.

70 YEARS OF THE AUSTIN A90 ATLANTIC

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 15th August, 2018

Imagine you were paying a visit to Earls Court in 1948, revelling in Britain’s first Motor Show for a decade. Naturally, your head would have been turned by the Jaguar XK120, the Morris Minor, the Sunbeam-Talbot 90 and the other new vehicle while on the Austin display is an open tourer which featured a power-operated top.

DO YOU REMEMBER THE AMPHICAR?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 14th August, 2018

In Time magazine of last year Dan Neil very rudely referred to the Amphicar Model 770 as a ‘vehicle that promised to revolutionize drowning’ and went on to argue that ‘Its single greatest demerit — and this is a big one — was that it wasn’t particularly watertight.

Brian Chandler - Silverstone Report

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 10th August, 2018

BRSCC Mazda Racing – Round 5 For Round 5 of the BRSCC Mazda Season the team took the 90 mile trip from Haverhill to the home of the British Grand Prix (Silverstone).