Lancaster News

Latest news

Latest news

Welcome to Lancaster Insurance News

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from the world of classic cars.

Sinclair C5


  • 23rd September, 2021

For many years, the Sinclair C5 has been regarded as a joke along with Sigue Sigue Sputnik records and The Roxy on ITV. It deserves a better fate, not least because it represented a new form of motoring, an electrically powered tricycle that anyone aged over 14 could drive on the road sans tax, licence or insurance.

John Challis

John Challis 16 August 1942 –19 September 2021

  • 22nd September, 2021

The late John Challis was always a welcome sight on the screen. His height and commanding presence on TV often saw him cast as police officers in Z Cars or villains, such as the venial Scorby in the Fourth Doctor adventure The Seeds of Doom.

A campervan parked in-front of a lake in an AONB

Where are the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty?

  • 20th September, 2021

Britain’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty make excellent destinations for a campervan trip: representing, as they do, some of our islands’ most treasured landscapes, they are liberally dotted with campsites to allow everyone to linger amongst the beauty for a while.



  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 14th September, 2021

The year is 1977, and this writer is poring over the latest Vauxhall brochure, a pastime almost as entertaining as The Goodies on BBC2. Suddenly, he comes across an FE even more glamorous than the VX2300 GLS.

The Persuaders

Fifty Years of The Persuaders!

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 13th September, 2021

Tony Curtis! Roger Moore! Aston Martins! Dinos! John Barry’s music! Terrible clothes! Worse dancing! Here are 20 facts about ITC’s grooviest TV series...


What is the Heart 200?

  • 13th September, 2021

The Heart 200 is a new, 200-mile touring route around some of central Scotland's most dramatic, beautiful, and storied landscapes – centred around the cities of Perth and Stirling as well as The Trossachs system of glens, hills and lochs, and the rugged Perthshire Highlands.

Classic Lotus cars

A history of Lotus

  • 13th September, 2021

Esprit. Eclat. Elite. For any petrolheads growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, these names held a certain aura – whether glimpsed among the latest pack of Top Trumps or streaking by on the motorway.



  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 9th September, 2021

60 years ago this month, Triumph unveiled a new sports car that left traditionalists aghast. It had a full-width body with vestigial tail fins, winding windows, and even fresh air vents on the facia.



  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 8th September, 2021

And to celebrate, here are twenty facts about the programme:

Toyota Kei Car

What are kei cars?

  • 7th September, 2021

Out of difficult circumstances can come brilliant things – and few things illustrate that better than the Japanese kei car.

Blue Classic Camper

What are the different types of classic campervan?

  • 7th September, 2021

So, you've decided that a campervan could be the way forward for you and your family. Congratulations, first and foremost, on a great choice. Miles and miles, and days and nights of affordable, open-road motoring and camping await you.

Wolseley 24/80

Meet the Owner – Craig Gorton and his Wolseley 24/80

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 6th September, 2021

At first sight, the Gorton Wolseley appears to be an exceptionally handsome example of the 15/60 – until you notice the badges. This is a 24/80 Mk 1, a six-cylinder product of BMC-Australia that was never available in the UK.

The Deux Chevaux Club of Great Britain

Club of Month - The Deux Chevaux Club of Great Britain

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 3rd September, 2021

The Deux Chevaux Club of Great Britain, or 2CVGB, is a friendly and knowledgeable group, of all ages and backgrounds, dedicated to preserving, restoring and enjoying Citroën A-Series models.

Ford Fiesta MK1

Ford v Vauxhall sales wars of the 1970s and 1980s

  • 3rd September, 2021

During the 1970s and 1980s, car market watchers had a fascinating time following the ongoing sales rivalries between two of Britain's biggest-selling car marques, Ford and Vauxhall.