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Last weekend (6th & 7th July), the Lancaster Insurance team made their way to Tatton Park as we were honoured to headline sponsor of the Lancaster Insurance Classic American Stars and Stripes.
When it comes to car design, the Americans clearly believe in excess. While it’s not to everyone’s tastes, you can’t deny it’s led to some incredible machines over the years. The classic car world would undoubtedly be a more boring place without the likes of the Ford Mustang, the Chevrolet Camaro and the Dodge Challenger roaring up to classic car shows around the country.
Lancaster Insurance Classic American Stars & Stripes
Sixty years ago, Dagenham unveiled a new model that could not be mistaken for any other car. The Consul Classic was the epitome of scaled-down Americana, from its quad headlamps to its tail fins and reverse-angle rear screen. Any driver who affected a Bob Monkhouse-style mid-Atlantic patois instantly craved the “long low look” and motorway pace of “the new look of British motoring”.
Classic car restoration is not something that you should try to attempt without having some expert advice alongside you, guiding you along the way. We hope that this guide will be an indispensable source of information that gives you the confidence to make your classic car restoration project everything you want it to be.
From the invention of the microprocessor and the opening of Disney World to decimalisation in the UK, 1971 was a vintage year for a whole host of reasons. And many of these technological and cultural changes were also mirrored in the world of car design and production. Many car makers dropped the chrome radiator grills and wood and leather interiors of the 1960s in favour of American coke-bottle styling and black plastic.
When you own a classic car, it’s natural to want to show people how fabulous it is. One way of doing that is by entering it into a classic car show or competition, such as the Pride of Ownership awards.
At Lancaster Insurance, we have been proudly arranging classic car insurance for over 35 years. Specialising in arranging cover for your cherished vehicle, our tailored and comprehensive policies are designed to protect your investment. Lancaster Insurance has access to some of the most competitive classic car, vintage car and classic vehicle insurance schemes in the UK. We work with carefully selected underwriters to enable us to offer both comprehensive and bespoke insurance solutions, with our customers in mind. Using our wealth of experience and knowledge of the industry, we are able to quote for virtually every classic car available. To speak to a member of our specialist classic car customer service team call 01480 484826 or click here and we’ll call you back at a time that’s best for you.
As summer is upon us, the classic car show season is in full swing and next month the annual Classics at the Castle event at Sherborne Castle is back and set to be bigger than ever! With Lancaster Insurance becoming headline sponsor and the event extending to two days (15th -16th July), the show will once again be raising money for a range of national and local charities including Cancer Research UK.