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One of the 2021 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show’s highlights was Jake Clappison’s 1979 Inca Yellow Triumph Spitfire 1500 taking first place in the Pride of Ownership.
I used to have a TR6 back in my youth, which in my mind, is a good comparison car. I would say they are like different generations, the Triumph is very much harking back to an older generation, and the Jensen-Healey feels much more modern.
We’re delighted to confirm that this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with discovery+ theme has now been revealed as ‘Part of the Family’, which we think summarises how we feel about our classics, customers and the entire industry.
We were intrigued by the recent news that around 20 per cent of UK classic cars were failing their MOT. A slightly concerning statistic, you might think – until you remember that many of these cars are not legally required to submit to an MOT in the first place. That's because UK legislation states that cars over 40 years old no longer have to take the MOT test. This is, in fact, one of two exemptions that cars acquire when they reach the big four-zero: the other, of course, is road tax.
As the nation hangs its Union Jack bunting, finalises street party plans and prepares to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, Lancaster Insurance has revealed which classics, built in the year the Queen came to the throne, are still firm favourites with enthusiasts!
For many true petrolheads, buying, owning, driving and maintaining a car – while hugely rewarding – isn't quite enough. No, if you are a genuine car nut, you want to go a bit further than this – you want to see how these marvels of technology and locomotion actually come into existence.
Steve Young is the owner of one of the rarest cars in the UK - an Austin Allegro Series I Estate that narrowly escaped the scrapyard. As he explains, “‘It was laid up in a garage from about 1989 to 2018.
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