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Keep up to date with the latest news and events from the world of classic cars.

Don’t Miss Drive It Day

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 22nd April, 2016

On a spring day in 1900, sixty four cars lined up in London to begin the arduous task of completing 1,000 miles of motoring on British roads which were, even by today’s pot-hole strewn routes, a bit on the rough side.

Classic cars of the 60s

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 15th April, 2016

The ‘swinging 60's’ was a memorable decade with a lot of firsts, Beatlemania and a very famous job in Italy. Here we profile some iconic events, moments and equally special cars that bring a wide smile to our faces whenever we think of them.

Tax for classic car owners

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 8th April, 2016

The chancellor brought some fantastic news for classic car owners in his budget earlier this year, announcing that cars built before 1976 qualify for FREE road tax from 1st April 2016. This announcement declares that “from April 1st each year, vehicles constructed more than 40 years before January 1st of that year will automatically be exempt from paying Vehicle Excise Duty (VED)”.

Lancaster Insurance announces official partnership with British Mini Club

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 23rd March, 2016

Lancaster Insurance is delighted to be strengthening its association with Minis, by announcing a new partnership with the British Mini Club. Lancaster Insurance has a long history of working with the marque and is currently restoring a 1969 Morris Mini Super Deluxe, in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

LOUIS ARMSTRONG, TEARS OF JOY AND THE MAN WHO SPENT THE RENT…

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 21st March, 2016

My top moments from the 2016 Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show. By David Lofts, Marketing Manager at Lancaster Insurance Services.

Stuart Turp’s 1969 Ford Capri Wins The Inaugural Lancaster Insurance Pride Of Ownership

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 16th March, 2016

Stuart Turp from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, became the first winner of the inaugural Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership at the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show, as visitors to Birmingham’s NEC voted his 1969 Ford Capri 1600 GT XLR as their ‘Pride and Joy’.

Lancaster Insurance Events Calendar 2016

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 14th March, 2016

Keep up-to-date with the shows we are attending this year with our 2016 events calendar. The calendar grows as the year progresses, so keep checking back as more dates are added!

Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 9th March, 2016

After a successful debut last year, the Pride of Ownership display is back at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with a bang. With new sponsors, Lancaster Insurance, on board the show is once again inviting privately owned classics to take part in the popular display for classic cars at the show in November. Cars of all ages will be considered – from pre-war to the noughties and if last year is anything to go by, a great variety will be showcased.

Lancaster Insurance celebrates 4th year as ‘Best Company to Work For’ in Britain

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 9th March, 2016

Lancaster Insurance, part of Markerstudy Group of Companies, is celebrating after another year of success at The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For Awards after demonstrating unfaltering strength in the face of tough competition, coming in as one of the top 30 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ in Britain.

Our top ten reasons to visit this weekend’s Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 3rd March, 2016

With the ‘season opener’ a few days away, we’ve put our top ten reasons to visit the show - just in case you need a little more persuading!

Hot Hatch – Heaven or Hell?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 24th February, 2016

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?

Improve your welding skills with Skill Shack

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 23rd February, 2016

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.

Join us for Classic Car Twitter Hour

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 23rd February, 2016

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.

Lancaster Insurance's ‘Mini’ restoration set to shine at the NEC Restoration Show

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 22nd February, 2016

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.