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DENIS NORDEN – AND THUNDERBALL

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 19th September, 2018

Denis Norden, who died today aged 96, was a figure who was instrumental in defining post-war British comedy.

The Golden Days of the Great British Petrol Station

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 18th September, 2018

When I was a youth, many decades ago in the days when a Cider Quench ice lolly was the height of luxury (even if they tasted of sour apples) and Bedford Beagles still roamed the earth, my village boasted two garages.

MEET THE OWNER – THE ANDREW BURFORD COLLECTION

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 17th September, 2018

As seen in a recent blog, the Toledo – and Dolomite 1300/1500 successors – are almost forgotten cars compared with the Sprint.

70 YEARS OF THE PORSCHE 356

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 14th September, 2018

On 8th June 1948, an Austrian government department officially approved a hand-built two-seater sports car.

60 YEARS OF VOLVO IN THE UK

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 12th September, 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.

MEET THE OWNER – MAT FENWICK AND HIS HYUNDAI STELLAR

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 11th September, 2018

In 1997 Mat Fenwick passed his driving test so naturally, he was on the look-out for a set of wheels that was affordable yet reflected his youthful zest for motoring. And then he found the ideal car – a Hyundai Stellar 1.6 GSL.

NEWSREELS OF THE WEEK – ON THE FORECOURT

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 10th September, 2018

This image will be familiar to many readers who hail from Sheffield as for many years the Bentley Brothers were the city’s main dealers for Vauxhall and Bedford.

GOODWOOD REVIVAL REVISITED – OR TEN 1950s AND 1960s MOTORING MEMORIES

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 7th September, 2018

As the Goodwood Revival is with us, here is a postcard to evoke memories of traffic from the 1950s and the 1960s.

DO YOU REMEMBER – THE TRIUMPH TOLEDO?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 6th September, 2018

It is almost inevitably the case with cars that belong to an elaborate hierarchy that the most expensive versions are the ones that capture the public imagination; the Hillman Avenger Tiger, the Ford Escort RS1600 and RS2000 Mk. I and the Dolomite Sprint.

40 Years of The Citroen Visa

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 5th September, 2018

There is one particular detail of the early Visa that remains in the minds of all who encountered them back in in 1978.

DO YOU REMEMBER THE VAUXHALL CAVALIER CENTAUR?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 4th September, 2018

1978 was a watershed year for Vauxhall. It was the year when FE 1800/2300, the last of their large mid-Atlantic style large saloons, was replaced by the Euro-Executive style Carlton, the year that the Royale outshone even a Toyota Crown regarding sheer luxury and chintz-appeal – and the year of the Cavalier Centaur.

LANCASTER INSURANCE PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP – FIRST FIVE AUTUMN FINALISTS REVEALED

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 3rd September, 2018

The first five finalists in the coveted Autumn Final of the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership have been revealed, with organisers facing tough decisions after receiving more entries than ever before.

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.