Classic Loan Project

Car Hand-over Day at The British Motor Museum, Gaydon


Peter James Insurance continues support for Classic Car Loan Project

Peter James Insurance has pledged its on-going support for a blossoming project to encourage the next generation into the classic vehicle movement.

The Classic Car Loan project, now in its third year, offers newcomers to the classics community the chance to borrow a classic car for up to twelve months.

Since its launch as a pilot project, when it offered a beautiful 1929 Ford Model A Phaeton for loan, the scheme has blossomed.  Last year, four cars were handed over to an enthusiastic group of younger drivers – the Ford Model A plus a 1934 Morgan 3 Wheeler, a 1960 Vauxhall Victor and a 1983 Austin Maestro.

This year, project organiser Bob Wilkinson has seen loan car offers come in from a range of clubs and private owners. There are now eleven cars on offer to younger motorists looking to enter the classic car world.

Peter James (left) offers a contribution towards car insurance


Peter James Insurance, supporter of the project from the beginning, is once again fully behind the scheme and is offering a contribution towards the insurance of this year’s loan cars.

Cheryl Maybury, director of Peter James Insurance, said: “Though we never had any doubt from the moment we became involved, we’re delighted that this fantastic project is really blossoming.

“We’re sure that the breadth of vehicles on offer this year will attract a great deal of applications from those looking to experience what life is like behind the wheel of a classic.”

Bob Wilkinson is now looking for younger drivers to apply for the classics cars on loan, which are:

1929 Ford Model A Phaeton (tourer)
1934 Morgan Super Sports ( 3 wheeler )
1934 Austin 7 saloon
1936 Austin 7 Ruby saloon
1949 Alvis TA14 saloon
1951 Morgan Sports (3 wheeler)
1956 Ford Anglia (100E Model)
1960 Vauxhall Victor saloon
1968 Morris Minor Traveller (woodie estate)
1983 Austin Maestro
1997 Volvo 740 Estate


Bob explained: “The project is well managed throughout, with an agreement between the car owner and borrower, covering care and maintenance during the loan period.

“Apart from new enthusiasts, this is an excellent opportunity for a Jaguar owner or club to get involved in a sound project aimed at encouraging the next generation into this wonderful community. Clubs aspire to help the next generation and here is a well-tested, golden opportunity.”


To apply:

To be eligible you need to be, ideally, 25 years old or more with a full UK driving licence, facilities to securely garage the car, plus an interest and some aptitude to enter the classic car world. Cars will be handed over at The British Motor Museum in Spring.

If you are interested in applying, contact Bob Wilkinson as soon as possible on

You can also check the website for latest additions and news –

Duckham’s Oil and Longstone Classic Tyres are also project sponsors.