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The 17th June saw the launch of one of a select group of cars that deserves to be referred to as ‘iconic’. And so, here are 12 facts about the Range Rover:

News: Design Icon – The Range Rover

Many of us have a mental shortlist of those prime classic cars where form and function coalesce to create a genuinely ground-breaking vehicle. The sale on the 29th October by Coys of Kensington of the first production Range Rover for £115, 000 is a very timely reminder of an automotive design so magnificent that one was even exhibited in the Louvre as an ‘outstanding piece of modern sculpture’. - Written by Andy Roberts

Lancaster Insurance Classic and Supercar Show 2019

Taking place at the famous Dorset Castle on 21st July, the annual event will once again be raising money for a range of national and local charities. The marque feature for 2019 will be Porsche.


Put simply, the British Motor Corporation’s ADO16 range is one of the most important family of cars in the history of the UK’s automotive industry. When the original Morris 1100 debuted on 15th August 1962, it was not just the Mini-formula writ large; it introduced thousands of drivers to the concepts of FWD and Italian-styling all at a price within reach of the average suburbanite.

News: 40 Years of the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen

Which current Mercedes-Benz model range has enjoyed a forty-year production history? It is, of course, the G-Class, yet it is still hard to believe that the first examples were launched in 1979.

News: The Austin Tasman/Kimberley – The Landcrab From Down Under

Thirty-nine years ago, British Leyland Australia introduced the X6 range, their rivals to the Falcon, the Valiant and the Holden. The advertisements modestly proclaimed that ‘At last the kind of car Australian motorists have been waiting for. The new Kimberley X6 and Tasman X6 from British Leyland.

News: 40 Years of the Mazda RX-7

Many of you will have already heard the news that Mazda plans a return to rotary power next year. According to an interview with AutoRai.NL, Martijn ten Brink, the Vice President of Sales and Customer Service for the company's European division, the idea is to offer the company’s forthcoming electric car with a ‘range extender in the form of a Wankel engine’. And such an announcement is especially timely as 1978 marks the 40th birthday of the RX-7.

News: Land Rovers unite to set new Guinness World Record

Lancaster Insurance is thrilled to have supported Land Rover Monthly and Billing Off-Road Show 2018 in setting a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for the ‘Largest parade of Land Rover/Range Rovers’ with 640 vehicles taking part.


There are some cars whose line-ups make the plot of the average Alfred Hitchcock film appear comparatively straightforward, and the W114/W115 range belongs in this elite category along with the Citroën DS and the Triumph 1300/1500/Toledo/Dolomite.

News: Bentley Continental GTC Convertible joins Lancaster Insurance stand

This weekend, a team from Lancaster Insurance will be making their way to the picturesque Sherborne Castle for the Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercar Show where over 2,000 vehicles will be on display including American, Custom and Hot Rod cars as well as a range of supercars.

News: Lancaster Insurance Classics at the Castle July 15th & 16th

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.

News: Lancaster Insurance widens MG schemes

Lancaster Insurance has further cemented its association with the MG marque by extending its specialist scheme for club members, meaning owners of the F and TF can enjoy a range of classic benefits.