Welcome to the Lancashire Automobile Club - Established in 1902 the Lancashire Automobile Club (1902) Ltd is the second oldest motor club in the UK dedicated to the interests of motorists in the region. Organising both motoring and social events, the LAC has something for everybody, from car runs (touring assemblies) and static shows to the Annual Dinner Dance and Triennial Sportsmans … Continue reading "Welcome to the Lancashire Automobile Club"
LAC Annual Dinner Dance Friday 25th February - Friday 25th February sees our annual Dinner Dance and Presentation at the Mitton Hall Hotel, Whalley, BB& 9PQ. 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Lancashire Automobile Club members, entrants and guests are most welcome to this event which kicks off our season of motorasport in 2022. As well as an excellent meal there will be a disco and … Continue reading "LAC Annual Dinner Dance Friday 25th February"
On Her Majesty`s Nuclear Service – What a fantastic evening. - Motorsport Supper Evenings have been a part of the LAC social scene for many years, but this year the Club deviated to bring a very interesting talk to members and guests. Social Events` Secretary, Carolyn Taylor invited an old friend to come down from Argyll and Bute, to talk about his highly successful book, On … Continue reading "On Her Majesty`s Nuclear Service – What a fantastic evening."
Annual Christmas Get Together - Our annual pre Christmas get togther and meal. Enjoy a pleasant meal in good company at the Brown Cow in Chatburn near Clitheroe BB7 4AW on the evening of the 9th Decamber. The ideal way to start the Christmas festivities. For full details and tickes please contact Eileen Dyson email@example.com or ring 01282 771488
Four Hills and a Sprint Jaguar Drivers Club Speed Championship - Many of you may know that Anthony and Carolyn Taylor actively support the Jaguar Drivers Club speed champion, 4 Hills and a sprint, as well as Anthony competing at the championship rounds. The championship came to a close in October with the last Event of the year at Ty Croes Circuit on Anglesey. A very … Continue reading "Four Hills and a Sprint Jaguar Drivers Club Speed Championship"
Mike Wood’s memories of John Wadsworth - Many of you will have known John Wadsworth who sadly passed away recently (he was one of the longest standing members of the Lancashire Automobile Club). Mike Wood was both a friend and fellow competitor with John and he has kindly put a few words together to give us some more deails on John’s exceptional … Continue reading "Mike Wood’s memories of John Wadsworth"
Coast to Coast Classic Car Run 10th July 2021 - Last Saturday saw our 28th Coast to Coast Classic Car Run. Starting as normal from the Midland Hotel in Morecambe, who made us most welcome, we made our way via the Lune and Wray valley’s to the Helwith Bridge Inn who couldn’t have been more accomodating. After a refreshment stop we went via Malham and … Continue reading "Coast to Coast Classic Car Run 10th July 2021"
Manchester to Blackpool – photos - Lancashire Autombile Club – Manchester to Blackpool Classic Car Run. Sunday 13th June. After a break last year the Lancashire Automobile Club continued with it’s annual Manchester to Blackpool Classic Car Run, now in it’s 59th year. Obviously things had to be organised a little differently this year but as an ‘organised sporting activity’ the … Continue reading "Manchester to Blackpool – photos"
St Georges Day H&H Auctions Awards - Those of you who were out on our St Georges Day Run may not have noticed a representative of H&H Auctions out and about on the event. It was Adam Sykes armed with is trusty camera. His intention was to choose his favourite car on the day. But in the end he was so impressed … Continue reading "St Georges Day H&H Auctions Awards"
St George’s Day Run – Photos - Just a few pictures from a most enjoyable day. Startingand Finishing at Blackburn Northern Sports taking in some of the Ribble Valley, Pendle Hill, Downham, Trawden to a coffee stop at Colne. Then on to Hebden Bridge before returning via the Grane Road and Pleasington. Great cars and great company. Many thanks to Mike Wood, … Continue reading "St George’s Day Run – Photos"
Rally of the Bridges – photos - Well the Rally of the Bridges took place under the watchful eye of our Clerk of Course Geoff Awde. With over 40 entrants dating from the 1920’s to almost the present day there was something for everyone. As the name implies the event crossed a fair number of bridges on the Lancaster Canal as well … Continue reading "Rally of the Bridges – photos"
St George’s Day 22nd May 2021- Photographs - St George’s Day – Photographs We hope you enjoyed our run – it was great to see so many fantastic cars and happy people! The weather was a real bonus but we can’t promise that on future events! I don’t know if you noticed but we had a couple of photographers our on the event. … Continue reading "St George’s Day 22nd May 2021- Photographs"
Manchester to Blackpool 1993 - This is a video taken of the 1993 event. I edited it and gave a commentary (badly) back then but you will see some familiar cars and some familiar faces. Enjoy Manchester to Blackpool 1993
Vintage Car Rally 1963 Pendle Hill - Another video from the motoring past. This time 1963. The film was taken approacing the Nick of Pendle climbing from Sabden. The event started in the Burnley area and finished at Clitheroe Castle taking in Longridge Fell and Jeffery Hill on the way. As I recall Bill Turner and Ted Heath were part of the … Continue reading "Vintage Car Rally 1963 Pendle Hill"
The 1964 Liege – Another view! - All of our ‘regular’ readers will be well aware of Mike Wood and John Wadsworth’s exploits on the 1964 Liege. I posted this story on a Facebook page and recieved a reply of another contestants, Doctor Beatty Crawford, reccollections of this car breaking event. Our 1964 Spa-Sofia-Liege rally. The Royal Motor Union Club wanted only … Continue reading "The 1964 Liege – Another view!"
Mike Wood’s 1963 Monte Carlo Rally - With this years world rally championship now wrapped up it’s time to look forward to the first event of 2021 the Monte Carlo Rally. Thought this article by Mike Wood about the 1963 event would add to your interest. 1963 MONTE CARLO RALLY By Mike Wood This is my story of the 1963 Monte Carlo … Continue reading "Mike Wood’s 1963 Monte Carlo Rally"
A Classic Highland Tour - Well the Lancashire Automobile Club regulars have missed out on their dose of Highlands magic this year. So we thought a little video of what you have missed would hit the right note. Prize for anyone who spots a fleeting glimpse of Mike Raven! Please click on link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTAxHICtqj8&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3qOPSYByrTY2Rrv-XDUFTXtIPOexnGnYqsvb2I_r9vcEk3horQOKn4ors
The 1964 Liege Part 2 - A few weeks back we shared with you part 1 of the story of the Liege Rally in 1964. We promised part 2 as soon as it became available. So here is part 2 which concentrates on the rally from the seat of the only Mini ever to finish this gruelling event – enjoy| Please … Continue reading "The 1964 Liege Part 2"
Rise of the Sidevalves - We have been contacted by Tom Fryars about a great new book on the early days of motorsport which includes some interesting snippets of LAC history. This is a n Edwardian motor sport book that tells a story, a book which is of particular interest to members of the Lancashire Automobile Club and how their … Continue reading "Rise of the Sidevalves"
The Liege Rally - There is a great article in this months Historic Car Register Newsletter (Northants and Bedford area) which we have reproduced with the kind permission of Andrew Bodman. The Liège Rally from Andrew Bodman The Royal Motor Union of Liège used to organise the Marathon de la Route, to give it its official title. It was … Continue reading "The Liege Rally"
Mike Wood and Tony Fall in the 240Z - Those of you who are old enough may remember way back in 1972 our committee member Mike Wood rallying in the mighty Datsun 240Z. This short video features Mike and Tony following their exploits on the 1972 RAC Rally.