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LJK Setright

L J K Setright – A Celebration

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 29th June, 2021

When the world was young and the Ford Fiesta 1300S Mk 1 was causing a minor sensation in outer suburbia; this writer was a devotee of Car magazine.

A mouse standing on the edge of a driveway

How to keep mice and rats out of your classic car

  • 29th June, 2021

If you find you’ve got a mini passenger in your Mini Cooper, what action can you take? We’ve put together our top tips for ridding your Riley of rodents – and prevent them from sneaking back.



  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 23rd June, 2021

The Atlas is the sort of vehicle mainly glimpsed in the backgrounds of 1960s British films rather than on the road. The Standard light commercial was a rather appealing machine in its heyday, but it never seemed to find a market niche despite its virtues.

Rental Property

At last…home insurance that’s built for the classic car enthusiast

  • 23rd June, 2021

At Lancaster Insurance, we understand that while your classic is your pride and joy, home is where the heart is.

A classic Mazda driving along an open road with the sun setting in the distance

Classic car touring holidays

  • 18th June, 2021

In this article, we’ll find out all the details – what you can get up to, where you can go, and some examples of companies running great classic car touring holidays that you can get involved in.



  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 17th June, 2021

Fifty years ago, Lancia unveiled its last independently designed car. Fiat acquired the famous concern in October 1969 and for many enthusiasts the 2000 Berlina marked the end of an era. It was also one of the most delightful sports saloons of the 1970s.

Renault 4 1961


  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 16th June, 2021

Today marks the 60 birthday of not just one of Renault’s most important models but one of the most remarkable cars in motoring history.

Gay Classic Car Group logo

Club of the Month – Gay Classic Car Group

  • 16th June, 2021

June is Pride Month so what better way to mark the wholesale celebration of Britain’s LGBTQ community, than by having Gay Classic Car Group (GCCG) as our Club of the Month?

Morris 1800


  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 15th June, 2021

After recently succumbing to the lure of the ‘Landcrab’, Cameron Burns bought himself an 1800 Mk 3. His Morris was fitted with several decadent extras: reclining front seats, hazard warning lights, an alternator and a heated rear screen.

Yellow Classic Car

Best and worst classic car names

  • 14th June, 2021

When it comes to having a favourite classic car, you might look for the whole package. Not only can that mean the drivability, the style, the shape or the character, but also the feelings of nostalgia it may evoke in you.

Vauxhall Calibra

What were the best coupes from the 1990s?

  • 14th June, 2021

The 1990s were a thrilling time for motor enthusiasts. Racing was graced by legends such as F1’s Michael Schumacher and Rallying’s Colin McRae, while car manufacturers pushed boundaries with exciting and innovative designs.

Classic Morris

The history of Morris Motors

  • 14th June, 2021

If you stop to think about truly iconic British vehicles, or indeed companies, it won’t be long before the name Morris pops up. Morris Motors was one of the true giants of 20th Century Britain, operating through both world wars and creating a range of successful, iconic vehicles.

MG Midget

The MG Midget – A Celebration

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 14th June, 2021

When MG introduced “The new Midget” in June of 1961, some Abingdon traditionalists were decidedly unhappy. A Mr. R. Gowring ranted in a letter to Motor Sport:

Reliant Scimitar SS1

Our favourite Reliant cars

  • 14th June, 2021

The 20th Century in the UK was full of motoring success stories and many have endured to today (think Rolls Royce, which started in 1904 and Vauxhall from 1903. However, for every 20th Century brand that is still active, there are about a hundred who are now defunct.