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Alex Cursley - Rockingham Report Rounds 9-10

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 9th August, 2018

After a long summer break the Lancaster Insurance Hyundai Coupe headed for Rockingham for rounds 9 and 10 - hoping to continue our success from the last race at Mallory Park and also to try and remain a contender for the series winner.

Do You Remember - The Rover V8-S?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 1st August, 2018

August 1979 – the weather was good, there was no holiday homework to be completed, and Quatermass and the Pit was going to the screened on BBC2.

HOW MANY SURVIVE? - THE MORRIS “ITAL” 575 VAN

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 1st August, 2018

Michael Carpenter is a young man with a mission and his most recent challenge was the restoration of a vehicle now so rare as to make the Jaguar XK120 appear positively common and one that is sure to draws crowds wherever it goes. It is, of course, a 1984 Morris “Ital” 575 Van.

Top Ten Tail-Finned British Cars

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 1st August, 2018

There is an inherent problem with owning a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, asides from the fuel bills – it is not exactly designed for the roads of the UK. So, here are ten local alternatives – a sort of British Graffiti...

Do You Remember - The Leyland Sherpa Van

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 30th July, 2018

The words “Leyland Sherpa” and “glamour” go together about as well as Love Island and “programmes that do not make you want to throw your TV set out of the window” – but the sober-looking commercial is a part of so many people’s lives.

BUILT TO LAST – THE VOLVO AMAZON ESTATE

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 27th July, 2018

During my primary school years, one of our close neighbours owned a dark grey 1966 Amazon Estate and compared with the Ford Cortina Mk. IIIs and Datsun 120Y Sunnys that populated the village, the Volvo looked far older than its years.

CAR SPOTTERS BEWARE – AUTOMOTIVE ERRORS IN FILM AND TELEVISION

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 25th July, 2018

Life can be challenging for the classic car enthusiast when they are watching a film or a television programme. For those of you who are berated by their family or friends for kindly and selflessly pointing out a glaring automotive error in a production – I share your pain.

CARS FOR SUMMER – THE TRIUMPH TR4

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 24th July, 2018

The TR4 is, in my ever so humble opinion, an exceptionally handsome motor car; purposeful, commanding even, and beautifully proportioned. The coachwork blends the ruggedness of the previous TRs with such refinements as winding windows that 1961vintage sporting motorists were already starting to crave.

MG Owners’ Club – Club of the Month

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 24th July, 2018

Formed in 1973, The MG Owners’ Club is the World's largest single marque car club. Based at its headquarters in Swavesey, the Club caters for all MG types, but with the emphasis on 1950's models through to the present day.

CAR OF THE MONTH – THE VAUXHALL VIVA

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 24th July, 2018

Take the background of almost any episode of The Sweeney, The Professionals, or early editions of Minder and you are guaranteed to see at least one Viva.

Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars 2018 Review

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 20th July, 2018

We’re thrilled to announce that a record number of over 12,000 people attended this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars show, up 20% from the last one day event in 2016!

NEWSREELS OF THE WEEK - ON THE BUSES…

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 18th July, 2018

The year is 1959, the month is October and the weather may be best described as ‘wet’. Some of the cars in this shot taken near Earls Court - the Austin A55 Cambridge Mk. I, the Rover P4 and the Ford 100E Anglia - will almost certainly be heading for the Motor Show, lured by the opportunity to see this strange new small car from BMC, one where the engine is mounted sideways.

50 YEARS OF THE VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 4

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 17th July, 2018

During the 1970s there were two forms of Volkswagen that, in the UK at least, were rarely seen outside of major dealerships – the K70 and the Type 4 411/412.

Sarah Sullivan review – MGOC Championship, Thruxton meet

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 17th July, 2018

Not only was it a really hot weekend but coupled with the World Cup and F1 it meant there was a very small grid of 14 cars - there is usually double that!