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Diana Rigg 1938 - 2020

  • 15th September, 2020

As with many of my generation, I first encountered The Avengers in the 1980s, when Channel Four re-screened Series Five – and after just one episode, I was a devotee for life. There was the theme tune by Laurie Johnson and the villains played by Peters Bowles and Wyngarde, or Kenneth J Warren; eccentrics, mad scientists and bounders who try to maintain the status quo by any means possible. Of course, there were also the motor cars.

THE CITROEN GS AT 50

  • 11th September, 2020

On 24th August 1970, Citroën unveiled a car that redefined mass-motoring – the GS. Here are 20 facts concerning this most remarkable of cars:

Meet the Owner - Terry Temlett and his Ford Anglia 105E Estate

  • 11th September, 2020

Several of our blogs have covered cars that were once as familiar as listening to Alan Freeman announce Pick of The Pops – and possibly none less so than Terry’s 1965 Anglia Estate. He came by it ‘on Facebook Marketplace; and purchased after inspection’. The condition was ‘minor fettling required’ and the Ford was a natural choice of classic as ‘I served my apprenticeship on 105Es’.

The Original Sunbeam Rapier – A Celebration

  • Maxine Bowell |
  • 11th September, 2020

It is a testament to the Sunbeam Rapier that it managed to cause a stir at the 1955 Earls Court Motor Show despite competition from the Citroën DS, the Jaguar 2.4 and the MGA to the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud. Every detail, from the ivory-coloured steering wheel to the two-tone paint finish denoted ‘The car that has everything!’. Yes, here was an affordable grand tourer that was so up to the minute it even lacked a starter button.

MEET THE OWNER – MARK MCCLELLAND AND HIS VAUXHALL ASTRA GTE MK. I

  • 10th September, 2020

Many readers will immediately recognise Mark McClelland’s Astra GTE Mk. I as A 641 SPO won third prize at the 2016 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show “Pride of Ownership”. Incredibly,

THE MOT TEST AT 60 – A CELEBRATION

  • 9th September, 2020

1) The Test was introduced on Monday 12th September 1960. At that time it was voluntary and only applied to cars aged ten years or older

THE FORD ESCORT MK.III AT 40

  • 8th September, 2020

September 1980 saw Ford unveil the latest Escort - and to celebrate four decades of what was once Britain’s most popular car, here are 21 thrilling facts:

THE FIAT 600 MULTIPLA – A CELEBRATION

  • 4th September, 2020

Sixty years ago, contestants and officials at the Olympic Games were transported by a fleet of extremely distinctive Fiats.

7 classic cars made famous by Bond

  • 3rd September, 2020

For nearly 60 years from ‘Dr. No’ to ‘No Time To Die’, cinema audiences around the world have been treated to 25 brilliantly breathtaking Bond movies. In that time, we’ve come to have certain expectations — exotic locations, vicious villains, beautiful women, preposterous plots, and crazy, gadget-laden car chases. We just hope Q has his classic car insurance up to date!

Best classic cars for first-time owners

  • 1st September, 2020

Whatever your tastes – whether for sportiness, economy or sheer practicality – there’s a whole world of classics out there just waiting to be discovered. So what’s stopping you?

Club of the month - Classic Camper Club

  • 28th August, 2020

This month the accolade goes to the Classic Camper Club, which will celebrate its 30th birthday next year!

CAR OF THE MONTH – ALAN GRIEVE’S TRIUMPH STAG

  • 27th August, 2020

Thirty years ago, Alan was in search of a Triumph Stag ‘I’d been looking for one as I needed a four-seater for the children.

CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW ORGANISERS PLEDGE SUPPORT TO SPORTING BEARS AS COVID-19 PUTS A HALT ON DREAM RIDES

  • 27th August, 2020

Plans for the 2020 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, are steaming ahead now that indoor exhibitions have the greenlight from government.

#WheelMeetAgain

  • 27th August, 2020

In the strange times we find ourselves in, we completely understand that people will have their own views on events taking place, like the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery.