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  • SWINDON’S CRATE EV MOTOR NOW AVAILABLE

    SWINDON’S CRATE EV MOTOR NOW AVAILABLE

    Matt Bell on 27th May 2020

    The order books for Swindon Powertrain’s crate EV motor for electric vehicle conversions is now open with deliveries starting in August 2020.

  • LANCASTER INSURANCE VIRTUAL SHOW

    LANCASTER INSURANCE VIRTUAL SHOW

    Matt Bell on 22nd May 2020

    With all of the car shows we love being cancelled due to Covid-19, Lancaster Insurance is hosting a virtual show this bank holiday weekend as it celebrates the 1970s!

  • CLASSICS FOR CARERS EVENT SMASHES FUNDRAISING TARGET

    CLASSICS FOR CARERS EVENT SMASHES FUNDRAISING TARGET

    Matt Bell on 21st May 2020

    A pioneering stay-at-home classic car event has proven to be a massive success. Classics for Carers, which encouraged owners to display their classic cars at their own homes, smashed through its £1500 target to raise almost £12,000 and counting for NHS Charities Together.

  • ASTON MARTIN BULLDOG RESEARCH CONTINUES

    ASTON MARTIN BULLDOG RESEARCH CONTINUES

    Matt Bell on 19th May 2020

    In February, before the current shut down, Classic Motor Cars (CMC) started work on restoring one of the world’s rarest cars – the Aston Martin Bulldog.

  • RAINBOW RALLY PLATES RAISE FUNDS FOR NHS

    RAINBOW RALLY PLATES RAISE FUNDS FOR NHS

    Matt Bell on 13th May 2020

    The classic car community has continued to support the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic, with several business, organisations and clubs producing special rainbow rally plates to raise funds for the NHS Charities Together – Urgent Covid-19 Appeal.

  • JAGUAR E-TYPE TOPS BEST OF BRITISH POLL

    JAGUAR E-TYPE TOPS BEST OF BRITISH POLL

    Matt Bell on 11th May 2020

    The Jaguar E-Type has been voted as the best British classic car of all time in a poll conducted by Hagerty to celebrate St George’s Day. The insurer tasked a panel of motoring journalists to create a shortlist, before asking the nation to choose their top three.

  • 2020 FESTIVAL OF THE UNEXCEPTIONAL POSTPONED

    2020 FESTIVAL OF THE UNEXCEPTIONAL POSTPONED

    Matt Bell on 6th May 2020

    The UK has lost another of its anticipated summer classic car events, with the news that Hagerty has postponed the 2020 Festival of the Unexceptional until 2021.

  • VW CADDY ENTERS FIFTH GENERATION

    VW CADDY ENTERS FIFTH GENERATION

    Matt Bell on 6th May 2020

    Volkswagen pulled the covers off its new VW Caddy earlier this year, with the versatile model now well into its fifth decade.

  • NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS DROP TO 1946 LEVELS

    NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS DROP TO 1946 LEVELS

    Matt Bell on 5th May 2020

    New car registrations in April 2020 reached the same monthly levels as 1946 as the Coronavirus lockdown period takes its toll on the UK car industry.

  • THE MARKET ENJOYS RECORD SUCCESS

    THE MARKET ENJOYS RECORD SUCCESS

    Matt Bell on 4th May 2020

    Online classic car auctioneer, The Market, is continuing operate despite having to close its premises to the public. The company not only enjoyed its most successful month to date in March, but also saw a 50 per cent increase in traffic for its online auction platform and app as restrictions began to bite.

  • BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM SHOWS UPDATE

    BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM SHOWS UPDATE

    Matt Bell on 30th April 2020

    The ongoing impact of Covid-19 has affected a number of the British Motor Museum shows, with the temporary closure of the museum. Here are some of the latest updates from the BMM. 

  • STAYING INSURED DURING CORONAVIRUS

    STAYING INSURED DURING CORONAVIRUS

    Matt Bell on 28th April 2020

    In response to an abundance of queries from classic car club members, Andrew Evanson, Senior Operations Manager at Lancaster Insurance, has moved to provide the answers to commonly asked questions regarding staying insured during the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • RED TRIANGLE HELPS OWNERS WORK FROM HOME

    RED TRIANGLE HELPS OWNERS WORK FROM HOME

    Matt Bell on 27th April 2020

    With classic car workshops closed and owners keen to have their cars ready for when restrictions are lifted, Alvis’s parts division Red Triangle is offering its customers free technical support to help them to undertake jobs at home.

  • CLEAN AIR ZONES POSTPONED

    CLEAN AIR ZONES POSTPONED

    Matt Bell on 27th April 2020

    The Government is postponing the introduction of all Clean Air Zones until at least January next year in an effort to help businesses and residents manage the impact of coronavirus.