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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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*.

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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).

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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.

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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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Lancaster Insurance sponsors Pride of Ownership at Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show

A mixed trio of stunning classic cars are the first vehicles to be confirmed for the Pride of Ownership display, to be sponsored by Lancaster Insurance, at the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show, held 5-6 March at Birmingham’s NEC. A 1952 Humber Pullman Limousine, 1976 Citroen Ami Super Saloon and a stunning VW Camper Van have taken the first of the 20 places available for private entries.

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Disappearing Classics

British roads see thousands of new cars each and every year, however, recent reports have suggested that some Classic Cars, which are still fresh in our memories, are facing extinction and nearing their end. A report by MSN Cars deduces that many cherished cars such as the Vauxhall Chevette, Talbot Sunbeam and Lada Riva, vehicles which once stole our hearts, have begun to see their numbers dwindle in recent years.

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Winter driving tips - Prepping your classic car for winter

Now is the time to prepare your classic car for winter driving. Keeping your vehicle well maintained is important all year round, but much more so in winter. As the weather begins to freeze and the prospect of snow and icy conditions increase, it is essential to have your car prepared for the worst. We have some tips to help prepare your vehicle for cold, ice and snow.

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Winter driving tips – Storing your Classic Car for winter

With Christmas fast approaching, many of you will be preparing your classic car for hibernation over the winter months. Get it right and you’ll reap the rewards when it starts first time and roars into a new season; get it wrong, and you could be churning away on the starter motor for hours with a can of WD40 in one hand, and some Easy Start in the other! We’ve put together some handy tips to help you achieve this.

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Lancaster Insurance embraces the Mo!

Lancaster Insurance has announced it has raised over £250 for Prostate Cancer UK, thanks to its #ClassicTash campaign. Beginning the initiative at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, attendees were encouraged to ‘don their best mo’ and get involved.

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