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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"
“120 Not Out” Celebration Supper Club Night - LANCASHIRE AUTOMOBILE CLUB (1902) Ltd “120 NOT OUT!” We would like to invite members of the LAC to come and join us for an informal celebration buffet supper club night to commemorate the Club’s 120 birthday. We will be at the Café Lazio (above Huntley’s) on Whalley Road Samlesbury, PR5 0UN at 7.30pm on Thursday … Continue reading "“120 Not Out” Celebration Supper Club Night"
Paddy Hopkirk – Obituary - The following obituary has been isssued by the BRDC, we are grateful that they are content for us to share. Paddy Hopkirk passed away peacefully in Stoke Mandeville Hospital last Thursday. He was 89 years of age and had been suffering from cancer. Before and after his two years as President of the BRDC from … Continue reading "Paddy Hopkirk – Obituary"
Border Reivers – Regulations - Dear Member, Following my email in June outlining details of the Borders Classic Tour, I now attach the Regulations and Entry Form for this event. This is likely to be LAC’s last road event of the year, so why not join us on what promises to be a splendid tour of this stunning part of … Continue reading "Border Reivers – Regulations"
Hot Pot Sunday 21 August 2022 - This is an event is new to the calender and organised as a joint venture by the Preston and District Vintage Car Club (PDVCC) and Lancashire Automobile Club (LAC). The event is open to  and will Start and Finish will be at Knowle Green Village Hall, Clitheroe Road, Knowle Green, Longridge, Preston, PR3 2YQ. The … Continue reading "Hot Pot Sunday 21 August 2022"
Details of the Borders Classic Tour - Very happy to say that all the arrangements are in place for this years Border Reivers, Friday 7th – Sunday 9th October. Following the very successful and enjoyable Border Reivers Tour last year, we’re back with a new starting venue and route. The Borders Classic Tour, organised by Geoff Awde at the LAC, will be, … Continue reading "Details of the Borders Classic Tour"
Drive it Day – NSPCC Donation - Lancashire Automobile Club (1902) Ltd. Thought you might like to see the Certificate which we recieved for our donation to the NSPCC the chosen charity of the FBHVC for this years Drive it Day. Many thanks to all who took part and enables us to make this donation.
Lancashire Automobile Club in Classic Car Weekly - This weeks Classic Car Weekly has a two page spread and report on our St Georges Day Run. Some great pictures of the entrants and their wonderful cars. Many thanks to all who took part and special thanks to the marshals and officials who made it all possible. We have now posted many of the … Continue reading "Lancashire Automobile Club in Classic Car Weekly"
Leyland Festival 2022 – Thursday 2nd June - We have been invited to this years Leyland Festival on Thursday 2nd June. We know a midweek event won’t suit everybody but should be a good event. The festival see’s the return of “Cars in the Park”. Forming a major spectacle in the parade, vehicle enthusiasts will then have the opportunity to admire the latest … Continue reading "Leyland Festival 2022 – Thursday 2nd June"
Many thanks! - At this year’s Lancashire Automobile Club’s Dinner Dance I received an award for 50years service to the Club (actually it’s 54 but who’s counting). The award is a rather interesting silver tankard which has been in the safe hands of John Waddington for quite a few years. It was originaly the Lancashire Automobile Club ‘James … Continue reading "Many thanks!"
Manchester to Blackpool Regulations now available. - Well our 60th anniversary is upon us and regualtions are now available for our final run. This year we turn back the clock to the early runs from the 1960’s bu following, as far as possible, the original route. Originally there were two routes a Veteran, shorter and suitable for both Veteran and Edwardian entries, … Continue reading "Manchester to Blackpool Regulations now available."
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."
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"
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 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!"