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News: Mandatory MOTs to be reinstated from August

Update: The government has confirmed that mandatory MOT testing will be introduced from 1st August in England, Scotland and Wales. The announcement comes with the gradual easing of lockdown restriction and rising traffic levels.

News: Classic cars that are family friendly

Many classic car lovers dread having to give up their beloved motor when they start a family. But having kids doesn’t mean your days of stylish motoring are behind you. In fact, there are several models of classic car that will suit your love for all things retro and still fit two child seats in the back.

News: The pros and cons of owning a classic

Thinking of buying a classic car? Fantastic idea! But before you dive into the world of Morris Minors or MG Midgets, it’s wise to take a moment to think.

News: MEET THE OWNER – TIM LEECH AND HIS ROVER V8S

Forty-one years ago, the sight of a new Rover V8S in the company car park was a sign that its owner had ‘arrived’.

News: DO YOU REMEMBER – THE MG MAGNETTE ZA AND ZB?

It would be fair to say that the Magnette ZA created quite a stir at the 1953 Motor Show. The name may have been borrowed from a pre-war racer, but it was the first MG with monocoque bodywork and the first to use the British Motor Corporation’s 1.5-litre ‘B-series’ unit.

News: MEET THE OWNER – PAUL COLLARD AND HIS TRIUMPH RENOWN

‘I’ve always liked the ‘30s and ‘40s look of British cars - the sound, the leather, the body lines - but had only owned ‘70s Triumph Dolomites! Approaching retirement from Sussex Police, I started to look for the next Classic’.

News: 60 YEARS OF THE PEUGEOT 404

In the 1960s, advertisements for the 404 might contain the phrase ‘wins again!’, for the mighty Peugeot took first place in the East African Safari no fewer than four times.

News: Meet The Owner- Theo Kyriacou and His Lancia Trevi

Anyone who visited the 1980 Motor Show will recall the crowds around the new Austin Min Metro and Ford Escort Mk. III – plus a new Lancia, for the Trevi made its British debut at the NEC.

Car Clubs

Lancaster Insurance has enjoyed nearly three decades of working with classic car clubs and arranging insurance for club members. We share a strong affinity with car clubs and truly appreciate the enthusiasm they generate for all makes and models of classic cars. Car clubs bring together people from all walks of life to share a common passion for classic cars.

News: THE HISTORY OF THE HIGHWAY CODE

In 1931, HM Government published a new book for ‘ the instruction and education of all road users as to their duties and obligations to one another and to the community as a whole’.

News: THE AUSTIN MINI METRO – A CELEBRATION

The 1980 International Motor Show was quite an event for my ten-year-old self, and two cars in particular attracted vast crowds at the NEC.

News: THE JAGUAR XJ COUPE - A CELEBRATION

Some cars have the rare distinction of being even more exquisite in the metal than they are in PR photos – such as the Jaguar XJ Coupe.