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02 Jan 2024

Entries open for the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership Spring Competition

Entries open for the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership Spring Competition
Could your classic be the next winner of the highly contested Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership competition? Entries are now being accepted for the Spring 2024 final which will be held at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show from 22-24 March.

Open to privately owned vehicles manufactured before 31 December 2004, entrants are asked to share the story behind their classic with the judges. Whilst the standard of the vehicle is considered, it is not a concours competition so it’s not just about which car is the shiniest. There will also be special consideration for restoration stories for this event.

Andrew Evanson, Senior Operations Manager of Lancaster Insurance, sponsors of the Pride of Ownership, said: “This is one of the show highlights for me. The standard of the cars and stories is always incredible, and I can’t wait to welcome the 20 chosen cars and participants to the hallowed carpet in spring 2024.”

To enter, owners can submit an entry form, which can be found on the show website, and two images of the vehicle, including one full picture. Only one vehicle can be entered per owner. More details are on the show’s website at

The chosen finalists will receive two tickets for each of the show days, free parking throughout and a commemorative certificate.

The winner and two runners up all receive trophies and a year’s free car insurance from Lancaster Insurance up to the value of £250 (T&C apply). The overall winner will also be offered the chance to display their car at the next event held by the organisers – as well as the obvious bragging rights!

The winner of the Autumn 2023 competition, Tahmid Haque’s 1993 BMW 850CSi Individual, will be displayed at the entrance to the show.

The spring 2024 winner will join Tahmid on the winners’ roll of honour. This includes Paul Clappison’s 1989 Porsche 944, Ian Croft’s 1968 Lotus Elan Plus 2, Laura Godtschalk’s 1992 Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet, Jake Clappison’s 1979 Triumph Spitfire and Rob Sargent’s 1969 Ford Cortina Savage.

The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show is held 22-24 March 2024 at Birmingham’s NEC with tickets now on sale. For more information as well as the ticket prices and booking details, visit

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