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News: THE MG METRO AT FORTY

On 5th May 1982, British Leyland announced the latest version of the Metro – one bearing a name not seen on a new car since 1979. As the advertisements promised, it was time to “Fasten Your Seat Belts”.

News: CELEBRATING THE MG 1300 MK. II

The 1969 Motor test of the MG 1300 Mk II was headlined “At last – real performance”, and in the previous year, Autocar found it “great fun to drive”. They also regarded it as “refined and gentlemanly and will serve equally well the enthusiast driver and his not so enthusiastic wife”.

News: THE VAUXHALL MAGNUM – A CELEBRATION

Last year we celebrated the fiftieth birthday of the Firenza, which neatly brings us to the 1973 revision of the Vauxhall’s HC family.

News: 10 classic car checks to do before your next drive

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.

News: Best car factory tours in the UK and Europe

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.

News: Parkers Guide turns 50

Parkers, the comprehensive car valuation and reviews service, turns 50 in 2022 (as such, it's got a few years on us here at Lancaster Classic Car Insurance – we celebrated our 35th birthday not long ago).

News: CELEBRATING THE BERKELEY BANDIT

Last month, a unique open two-seater sold at auction for £28,000. 700 CNM was not just a star of the 1960 London Motor Show but the only known example of the Berkeley Bandit, one of the most promising sports cars of its generation.