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The best cars with straight-six engines

  • 30th July, 2021

The Jaguar E-Type, the BMW M5, the 'James Bond' Aston Martin DB5 and that gullwing-door Mercedes – some iconic cars, down the decades, have sported straight-six engines.

Henley Royal Regatta

The campervan owner's guide to Henley Royal Regatta

  • 30th July, 2021

There are many major fixtures in the British sporting calendar but one of our favourites is the Henley Royal Regatta.

Peugot 405

Our favourite European Car of the Year winners

  • 30th July, 2021

It was back in 1964 that a group of enterprising motoring magazines from across Europe first got together and decided to vote on the best new car to have emerged across the continent that year.

Classic Car Club

The best classic car owners' clubs to join this year - Part 3

  • 29th July, 2021

You probably know this by now, but we are big fans of classic car clubs here at Lancaster. We believe that, for all owners of classics, joining a car club is an invaluable first step.

City Signs

Green card scheme for EU country car visits scrapped

  • 23rd July, 2021

Good news for anyone considering a continental classic car tour this summer, after it was announced that millions of people will no longer need an insurance ‘green card’ before taking their car to EU countries.

The history of the Highway Code

  • 22nd July, 2021

Which book is ever-present on the best-seller lists – yet can also claim to have saved thousands of lives?


Club of the month - The Green Lane Association

  • 22nd July, 2021

Formed in 1995, the Green Lane Association (GLASS) is the National User Group for those who enjoy using the Country’s network of ancient unsurfaced public roads and vehicular rights of way.

Hillclimb Race

A beginner's guide to hillclimbing and sprints

  • 20th July, 2021

You may be the proud owner of a classic motor with a sporty bent – an MGB GT, say, or an early Mazda MX-5, or a Mk2 Golf GTI. And perhaps you've wondered idly, from time to time, what it would be like to enter your classic into the odd motorsport event.

A campervan driving along a sandy beach

Best kayaking locations in the UK

  • 16th July, 2021

In this article we’ll explore a little bit more about this amazing activity – the best places to do it, how to get a licence if you need one and some top tips to keep you safe while you’re out on the water.



  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 13th July, 2021

In 1973, a new Hunter GLS was somewhat of a Q-Car – even if the owner specified the ‘Limelight’ paint finish.

Datsun Skyline 240K GT

Meet the Owner – Simon Frith and his Datsun Skyline 240K GT

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 13th July, 2021

Owners of once-familiar 1970s saloons are very familiar with the opening line ‘my dad/mum/grandfather/uncle/headmistress/postman had one of those’.

Panhard PL17

The Remarkable Panhard PL17

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 12th July, 2021

Experiencing a Panhard PL17 was an experience on a par with entering the National Motor Museum for the first time or encountering the Genevieve Darracq in the metal – something never to be forgotten.

Škoda S110R

The Škoda S110R – A Celebration

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 12th July, 2021

In the late 1970s, many a young “Ton-Up” driver in their customised Ford Anglia 105E (a la The Young Ones) was amazed to be overtaken by a rear-engine coupe.

Zündapp Janus

Meet the Owner – Ian Evans and his Zündapp Janus

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 8th July, 2021

A 1958 Zündapp is not the ideal vehicle for motorists who wish to maintain a low profile. Whenever Ian Evans goes for a spin, the reaction of other road users, along with many pedestrians, is ‘what on earth is that?’