Continuing our series previewing this year's Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery. Taking advantage of this year's show theme 'Built to Last', the Morris Register club will be displaying a motor that beholds such great history within the traditional British farming industry.
Back in 1938, a Morris 8 van was bought as new for a dairy business and still to this day is in use! The dairy was formed that year by Harry Workman and has now expanded to be one of the largest independent dairies in the country, 'Cotteswold Dairies'. The founders son Roger, will be in attendance over the weekend standing in for his father, who sadly passed away in 2016, aged 98.
This beautiful classic will be on show on the Morris Register stand (3-472) joined with milkmaids, old dairy memorabilia including a cow and a few extra surprises.
by Lancaster Insurance Services
The first five finalists in the coveted Autumn Final of the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership have been revealed, with organisers facing tough decisions after receiving more entries than ever before!
Held at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, nearly 100 classic car owners have applied for one of the 20 spots available.
The finalists include Richard Pinkett and his 1939 MG TB, Michael Jones’ 1960 Jaguar MkII, Andy Nash’s 1966 Morris Mini Traveller, Mark Stewart’s 1988 Ford Escort XR3i Cabriolet, and Mandeep Sandhar and his 2000 Nissan Skyline.
With 15 places still to be decided, don't miss out on entering your pride and joy, enter before the closing date of Friday 14th September. The winner and two runners up all receive trophies, with the overall winner offered the chance to display their car at the next event held by the organisers!
by Gar Cole
The line up is taking shape for our stand at this November's classic Motor show with Discovery. Let me introduce the stars:
There’s more clubs, more halls and now even more dealers and traders joining us for this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery. With around eleven weeks until the doors open on the 2018 season finale, we have some of the biggest names in the classic car industry joining us (and not much room for those traders who are yet to make a booking!).
The Dealer Hall will once again see a stunning collection of vehicles, with a fantastic range aimed at those looking to buy their first classic, as well as seasoned collectors. Longtime supporters Graeme Hunt, Suffolk Sports Cars and Hurst Park return, and newcomers include SVW Spares and Restorations, multi-marque dealer Absolute Classic Cars, and Renaissance Classic Sports Cars to name just a few.
Away from the Dealers, tooling companies such as Draper Tools, AB Tools, Strongman, Teng Tools and Sealey will bring the latest ranges while parts suppliers include British Motor Heritage and Jaguar specialist SNG Barratt will be on hand.
Around 650 specialist traders and suppliers will be at the show, along with the 300 clubs, so with around 3,000 classic cars and bikes to look at, you need to start planning your day now – and that starts with booking your tickets right HERE.
More about what to expect in this years Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery.
Joining as part of the brand new 'Debutant and Special Displays' hall, Ford Enthusiasts Club are set to present an impressive display demonstrating original classics which are 'Built to Last'.
A beautiful classic 280 Brooklands Capri which has been totally restored to pristine condition by it's owner will be unveiled along with two other Fords, including an Escort Cosworth which gets plenty of attention wherever it goes, sitting on nearly 100,000 miles.
If it's everyday used cars you like to see that have had plenty of love, this is the club for you. Be sure to pay the Ford Enthusiasts Club a visit at this year's show on stand 8-420.
More news from the 2018 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery.
As part of the 'Classic Loan Project', the Pre-War Austin Seven Club will be displaying a 1934 Austin Saloon which has been bought by the club as part of a new initiative to support the next generation of owners.
This classic motor, which will be on display on their stand (3-470), is being put up for loan along with several other classics and offered to budding new entrants to the classic car fraternity who have garaging facilities and a modest aptitude for all things mechanical.
This inspiring project undertaken by the club allows new drivers to have the opportunity to have a taste of 'owning' a classic in this modern day world, and experience the joy of driving one of these treasured beauties.
Here are the official Facebook stats for the period ending 20 August 2018. Activity levels in the group have picked up from the low point that coincided with the spell of hot weather in the UK. Membership numbers continue to rise but slowly as is usual at this time of year. Pleasingly, the numbers of active members is remarkably high at over 17,000.
Official Press Release
With an estimated 35% of its original production run of 25,939 still surviving, the Triumph Stag has proved it is ‘built to last’ despite its reputation during production and after its demise, of being the “Snag”! This has been achieved thanks to an army of owners and specialist parts suppliers who have engineered the foibles out of the car and further developed it into the reliable and prestigious car that it was always destined to be.
On the Stag Owners Club stand 4-490 at this year’s show, you will however find a totally unrestored 1974 Triumph Stag. In its first year, unfortunately the paintwork was vandalised and needed a respray in its original lovely ‘Mimosa’ yellow colour (some jealous person with paint stripper maybe). But apart from the paint, this Stag has only ever needed routine maintenance work over the last 44 years.
They certainly don’t make them like this anymore!
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