Welcome to the Lancashire Automobile Club - Established in 1902 the LAC 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 Lunch. As well as … Continue reading "Welcome to the Lancashire Automobile Club"
Mike Wood’s Monte Memories - We all know Mike Wood competed on several Monte Carlo Rallies in the works Mini Coopers but actually Mike did 9 Monte Carlo Rallies, in several different makes and models of car and it was one of his favourite events. From 1958 through to 1973 he accompanied a number of drivers and of the 9 … Continue reading "Mike Wood’s Monte Memories"
2020 Border Rievers Tour - As you may well be aware Mike Raven is taking a well earned rest from organising his Highland event in 2020. Fear not because we have an alternative for you. Peter Ward has taken up the challenge and is in the midst of organising an event in the Scottish Borders to slake your motoing thirsts. … Continue reading "2020 Border Rievers Tour"
LAC – Clerk Hill Hillclimb - Lancashire Automobile Club Clerk Hill Hillclimb. For Christmas in 1958, when I was eight years old, I received a fantastic Christmas present ‘The Eagle Book of Cars and Motorsport’ in its 192 pages I learned about how cars work, are designed and built as well as much of the history of the motor car. One … Continue reading "LAC – Clerk Hill Hillclimb"
Manx Classic 2020 - The Manx Motor Racing Club has sent us an invite to their annual Manx Classic on April 30th till May 2nd 2020. This event includes 3 Hillclimbs in 3 days with courses at: The Sloc (1.06mls) – Creg Willey’s (1.39mls) – Lhergy Frissell (1.48mls) These are 3 of the longest hillclimb venues in the Uk … Continue reading "Manx Classic 2020"
Highland 3 Day 2019 Report by Keith and Linda Lewin. - The seed was sown after the 2018 LAC Coast to Coast run. We had taken part in our Triumph TR4, our son Mark with his wife Katy in their Morris Minor 1000 (nicknamed Cherry) and our Grandson Kyle with his Dad Paul as navigator in his Morris Minor 1000. Mark and Kyle said they wanted … Continue reading "Highland 3 Day 2019 Report by Keith and Linda Lewin."
Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs Conference 12th October 2019 - Adrian Dean reviews Katya (Kate) Sullivan’s Presentation ‘TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED AUTOMOTIVE HERITAGE APPROACH’ Katya presented her views on broadening the appeal of historic vehicle ownership to a wider section of the community with the emphasis of greater involvement of families and young people. She takes a radical look at the various car sub-cultures and quotes … Continue reading "Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs Conference 12th October 2019"
Twilight Tour 10th September 2019 - It was into the early evening on the 10th September that 28 motors departed Whalley Golf Club. The aptly named event was organised by Lancashire Automobile Club members Alan Ridehalgh and Andy Stanworth to provide a little plotting and navigational exercise around a 54 mile route. This followed on from a recent ‘Taster’ event, keeping … Continue reading "Twilight Tour 10th September 2019"
Coast ot Coast 2019 - Coast to Coast Saturday 13th July 2019 We significantly changed the route for 2019. Normally we keep the same lunch halt which has been at Akebar Park for many years. However, whilst we were happy with the venue eventually you run out of roads to use. So to open up pastures new we went looking … Continue reading "Coast ot Coast 2019"
Manchester to Blackpool 2019 - 57th Manchester to Blackpool Run Sunday 9th June 2019 The Lancashire Automobile Club must live a charmed life at present (here’s hoping it continues on July 13th!) for after our escape from storm Hannah on the St Georges Day Run we got the only dry day for weeks (and weeks) for our Manchester to Blackpool. … Continue reading "Manchester to Blackpool 2019"
St Georges Day Run 2019 - St Georges Day Run 28th April 2019 The lead up to the event was somewhat stressful for the organisers. Anthony Taylor and his ‘team’. Storm Hannah was doing her worst with widespread flooding and downed trees being reported from most of the country. On the Friday, if weather reports were to be belived, serious … Continue reading "St Georges Day Run 2019"
2019 Wales Rally GB - Wales Rally GB 2019 With a Ceremonial Start in Liverpool plus a visit to Oulton Park on the Thursday the provisional route for the 2019 World Rally GB is looking good! Thursday, 3 October 2019 Following a final pre-event Shakedown held this year for the first time in Gwydir Forest, Snowdonia, on Thursday morning, all … Continue reading "2019 Wales Rally GB"
2019 Classic Challenge - Our popular ‘Classic Challenge’ is open to all Lancashire Automobile Club members and allows them to score points at Lancashire Automobile Club road, concours and social events plus our static show at the Royal Lancashire Show. As a bonus this year points will be available for those who attend the 2020 AGM. Challenge Scorecards need … Continue reading "2019 Classic Challenge"
2019 Diner Dance “Oh what a night!” - The 2019 bash got under way with glasses of fizz and the souds of our live band the Bartenders. The food was excellent, the music fantastic and the company great. What more can you ask for? Carolyn Taylor and Eileen Dyson had made the room look something special and Mitton Hall had pulled out all … Continue reading "2019 Diner Dance “Oh what a night!”"
2019 AGM – Report - This years AGM was well attended and featured some lively discussions concening the future of the Club. The Treasurers report was well recieved and in a nutshell the Club’s finances are healthy with no need to raise Membership fees. Indeed the meeting voted in favour of increasing the Members discount for entry to the Club’s … Continue reading "2019 AGM – Report"
Classic Challenge 2018 Results - Once again the Challenge got off to a great start with the St Georges Day Run ably organised by Anthony Taylor and the usual suspects. Next came John Hartley’s fiendish Fellsman event. We had a good turnout turn out on the Manchester to Blackpool with Martin Wylie as CoC visiting the Lancashire Fusiliers Museum in … Continue reading "Classic Challenge 2018 Results"
26th Coast to Coast Run – 2018 Report - 26th Coast to Coast Classic Car Run On Saturday 14th July 70 vintage, classic and cherished cars lined up by the Midland Hotel in Morecambe for the Lancashire Automobile Club’s 26th running of their successful Coast to Coast Classic Car Run. The route of some 155 miles meandered it’s way from Coast to Coast treating … Continue reading "26th Coast to Coast Run – 2018 Report"
St Georges Day Run – Demdyke Rally Report April 22nd - As part of the FBHVC national Drive it Day the Lancashire Automobile Club organises a run on the nearest Sunday to St Georges Day. Every year we lay out a new route and as we are based around the Northwest we thought we would resurect the ethos of out Demdyke Rally, In fact one … Continue reading "St Georges Day Run – Demdyke Rally Report April 22nd"
2017 Highland Tour - The attached report has details of the 2017 Highland Tour. Please click the link below to view. Report
55th Manchester to Blackpool - Starting again from Worsley Old Hall, this well supported event attracted cars of all shapes and sizes, and all ages as well, from modern classics to veteran and vintage, great to see them all out on the road. After signing on, run by Peter Stansfield, Sandra Williams and Eileen Dyson, the cars were off to the start under … Continue reading "55th Manchester to Blackpool"
St Georges Day 2017 Report - Blessed with stunning Spring weather, this years event started again from it’s new home of Blackburn Northern Sports Club. With nearly eighty entrants with vehicles as diverse as a Mini Moke, to a Bentley Brooklands. The organisers had prepared a wonderful route with interesting and different roads, and with some outstanding views of the countryside that we are so … Continue reading "St Georges Day 2017 Report"