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News: Overlooked? Eddie Rattley's Nissan Cherry Europe GTI

‘The Arna/Cherry Europe has more myths surrounding it than most cars’ observes Eddie Rattley, Nissan expert extraordinaire.

News: Meet the owner - Adrian Pascu-Tulbure and his Dacia 1310

In the wake of our recent blog on the Dacia 1300/3010, the Romanian interpretation of the Renault 12, we are pleased to introduce Adrian Pascu-Tulbure, the owner of one of these fine cars.

News: The 2019 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show

Such was the impact of the 2019 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, no mere report could possibly do it justice. Here are just 50 impressions of the event from our resident blog writer Andrew Roberts:

News: 40 YEARS OF THE VAUXHALL ASTRA

If you paid a visit to the Scottish Motor Show back in 1979, you might well have encountered a very significant new model from Vauxhall, in the forms of an Astra 1300S GL Hatchback – ‘Aerodynamics in Action’ - and 1300S L Estate – ‘Designed with Flair, engineered with quality’.

News: 40 YEARS OF THE LANCIA DELTA

The 1979 Frankfurt Motor Show saw the launch of a crucial new Lancia. It was the belated heir to the Fulvia and an upmarket compact town car to complement the Beta and the Gamma. The Delta was declared Car of The Year 1980, but 40 years ago, there were considerable mutterings about the Delta’s relationship with the 1978 Ritmo/Strada; Fiat acquired Lancia in 1969.

News: DO YOU REMEMBER – THE RELIANT SCIMITAR GT?

There is a select group of cars of such aesthetic appeal that you really have to encounter them in the metal (or GRP) to appreciate their beauty - or, put somewhat less pompously, the Reliant Scimitar GT is an exceptionally handsome motor car.

News: DO YOU REMEMBER – THE FIAT 128?

‘The remarkable thing was that the little car did not look remarkable: its virtues were matters of engineering not mere styling…In the numerous new standards it set, the Fiat 128 was quite exceptional’.

News: Win a Mk1 Golf GTi with Lancaster Insurance

Lancaster Insurance is thrilled to have launched its most exciting competition ever, giving the classic car community the chance to win a fabulous Mk1 Golf GTi!

News: THE ORIGINAL GOLF GTI

When admiring Lancaster’s Golf, it is difficult to remember that only a decade before the first RHD GTis hit the British market, the idea of a front wheel drive VW was unknown.

News: The First Time I Drove A Classic - Dave Youngs

I was fortunate enough to pass my driving test in 1990 as this was a great time to be a new driver. The 80’s produced a number of great hot hatches and even teenage newly qualified drivers could find insurance on these cars for a reasonable amount.

News: Lancaster Insurance gears up for GTI International

On 2nd - 3rd June, VWs will be out in full force for the annual GTI International. Taking place at Rockingham Race Circuit in Northampton, Lancaster Insurance will be attending the event for the first time.

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

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.