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40 Years of the Mazda RX-7

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 27th December, 2018

Many of you will have already heard the news that Mazda plans a return to rotary power next year.

Lancaster Insurance Christmas Opening/Closing Times

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 24th December, 2018

From everybody at Lancaster Insurance, we hope you all have a Merry Christmas! Below are the opening and closing times over the Christmas period, should you need to speak to one of our team.

MEET THE OWNER – DALE SMITH’S 1977 VW GOLF N

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 20th December, 2018

Where memories of the first Golf are concerned, the GTI almost inevitably predominates, for in the very late 1970s and early 1980s they were a highly desirable car.

MEET THE OWNER – RICHARD JAMES AND HIS RENAULT 17 GORDINI

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 20th December, 2018

‘It does get a lot of attention’, remarks Dan Adams of his father Richard’s ultra-rare classic. However, when out and about in Reading they find that ‘not a lot of people know what it is - a lot of the time we are asked if it’s a Datsun!’.

60 YEARS OF THE BMC FARINA

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 20th December, 2018

In December 1958 the new 15/60 represented a more radical step both for the Wolseley marque and for the British Motor Corporation than is often appreciated.

30 YEARS OF THE MG MAESTRO TURBO

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 19th December, 2018

It is a mark of time passing that police officers seem extraordinarily young, that you start complaining that modern music is ‘a racket’ – and that you realise the MG Maestro Turbo is now 30 years old.

TEN DVDS FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 19th December, 2018

Do you wish to avoid the misery that is EastEnders Christmas Special and escape into happier days of fine cars and groovy music? This Top Ten list is at your service

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG – OR HERBIE?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 18th December, 2018

On 18th December 1968, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang went on release in the USA and on Christmas Eve of that year, The Love Bug was screened on a limited number of picture houses.

NEWSREELS OF THE WEEK – PROMOTING THE GOODS

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 17th December, 2018

In addition to presenting the events of the day to patrons of ABC or Odeon cinemas before the ice creams went on sale, newsreel companies often specialised in producing short corporate promotional features.

ANDREW CLEAL’S RENAULT 30TS: THE ONLY ONE LEFT?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 14th December, 2018

‘The combination of looks, power and restrained design. And the rarity although certainly not the fuel economy’.

50 YEARS OF THE MERCEDES-BENZ W114 AND W115

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 14th December, 2018

There are some cars whose line-ups make the plot of the average Alfred Hitchcock film appear comparatively straightforward, and the W114/W115 range belongs in this elite category along with the Citroën DS and the Triumph 1300/1500/Toledo/Dolomite.

50 YEARS OF THE FORD CAPRI

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 14th December, 2018

There are some advertisements that are cheesy. There are some that are ultra-cheesy. And there are some that resemble several shed-loads of mature cheddar.

Lancaster Insurance reveal winner of the VW Mk1 Golf GTi

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 12th December, 2018

Christmas came early for Robbie Knight of Eastbourne this week as he was unveiled as the lucky new owner of Lancaster Insurance's prize-giveaway Golf GTi. Click here to find out more and view the video of the keys being delivered.

JAMES RAILTON - AND THE NISSAN CEDRIC THAT CAME IN FROM THE COLD

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 12th December, 2018

“I’ve always been a Japanese car guy. My first car was a 1983 Suzuki SJ410, and I have had a 1985 Mazda 323 RWD estate, Suzuki SC100 and 1998 Subaru Impreza etc. I had been looking for a large classic Japanese estate car for a while and when I saw the Cedric, I had to get it”.