New Enthusiasts Collect their Cars!
We were delighted to see this year’s Classic Car Loan Project ‘borrowers’ being presented with their very own classic for the year at a special hand-over ceremony at the British Motor Museum.
The project, which we at Peter James Insurance have supported from the start, is designed to encourage the next generation of enthusiasts and is now in a third successful year. This year’s loan cars are a range of ages, shapes and sizes and will enable each new motorist to experience life behind the wheel of a classic, with the help and support from the car’s owner or car club.
One of Britain’s most famous and beloved racing motorcycles, Slippery Sam made history by winning five consecutive 750 cc class TT races from 1971 -1975.


A 1949 Alvis TA 14 will be handed over to Josh Bennett (Banbury) at the Alvis O.C. annual gathering shortly.


Accompanied by the cars’ owners, the new drivers were able to familiarise themselves with the controls and driving techniques needed in the excellent driving area at the British Motor Museum.


We gave a voucher to each car recipient towards the insurance premium of their loan car.

The 2019 cars and their borrowers are:
1929 Ford Model A Phaeton (Tourer)
Liam Stafford, Shropshire
1933 Austin 7 saloon
Eddie Storer, Lincolnshire
1934 Morgan 3 Wheeler Super Sports
Scott Davies, Derby
1954 Ford Popular
Rachel Cook, Leeds
1956 Ford Anglia
Harrison Smith, Northants
1960 Vauxhall Victor
George Turner, Essex
1968 Morris Minor Traveller
Richard Sanders, Kent
1983 Austin Maestro
Max Bresnahan, Kent
1988 Volvo 245 Estate
Jared Joubert, Staffordshire

Our director Cheryl Maybury said, "Our insurance cover for the project has been tailor-made to ensure that the vehicle owners and new drivers are fully-covered


.“We’ve been involved in the project from day one and are delighted to see it grow as we need to do all we can to encourage the next generation of classic vehicle enthusiasts."


As the cars drove away in the hands of the new enthusiasts, Project Manager, Bob Wilkinson, was "Overwhelmed by the massive support given to the project by sponsors, and in particular by owners and clubs in providing the cars and preparing them ready for new hands to enjoy.


“It will be a new experience for most of the new drivers to accept the need for daily and weekly under bonnet checks, but this along with the challenge of developing their driving skills is what the classic scene is about. I am confident that our new drivers will enjoy the whole experience and we shall be following them through the year."


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