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"
Manchester to Blackpool Virtual Concours - Updated 05/06/2020 This year’s Manchester to Blackpool Classic Car Run and Coucours at the Italian Gardens in Stanley Park will not be taking place this year for obvious reasons. That being said entries for our virtual concours are rolling in and we have a fine selection of cars for the Mayor of Blackpool, Councillor Amy … Continue reading "Manchester to Blackpool Virtual Concours"
Longridge Motor Racing Circuit – LAC Sprints - It struck me that whilst many LAC members would know the general layout at Longridge for motor racing the sprint layout as used by both Longton and District Motor Club and Lancashire Automobile Club may be unfamiliar to them. The featured picture is a painting of me coming out of Quarry Bend into Paddock Bend … Continue reading "Longridge Motor Racing Circuit – LAC Sprints"
Alfa Romeo 110th Celebrations - Alfa Romeo has released a series of videos to celebrate their 110 anniversary. Just click on the links below to see the video: Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6
Virtual Classic Car Show - As you know our 58th Manchester to Blackpool Classic Car Run was due to be held on Sunday 14th June. Given the current circumstances I’m sure you will understand that we are unable to hold the event this year. We have thought long an hard for an alternative and have come up with … Continue reading "Virtual Classic Car Show"
Latest from Motorsport UK regarding Corona Virus – 27th May - Looks like the first steps towards opening up motorsport. On reading the small print I don’t believe it applies to our kind of event, Touring Assemblies, but it does indicate things are moving in the right direction. Motorsport UK Opens Throttle on Restarting Motorsport from 4th July Motorsport UK has announced that in anticipation of … Continue reading "Latest from Motorsport UK regarding Corona Virus – 27th May"
Latest News on Corona Virus from Motorsport UK – May 19 - This is the latest advice from Motorsport UK. Whilst it doesn’t specifically cover the type of events we organise, Touring Assemblies, it does give an idea of the way the governing body is thinking. In particular the section on both racing and rallies will be of interest.
British and European Grand Prix May 13th 1950 – Film - It came as quite a shock to realise that May 13th celebrated something rather special in the motorsport world. This video is rare BBC Newsreel footage of the British and European Grand Prix on 13 May 1950, designated as the first ever F1 World Championship race. The race took place at Silverstone in the presence … Continue reading "British and European Grand Prix May 13th 1950 – Film"
Latest Update from Motorsport UK - Getting motorsport back on track Thursday 07 May 2020 Motorsport UK, like other sports governing bodies, has been planning how it will be possible to restart our sport in the not too distant future – whilst working within the prevailing government guidelines. As official government communications begin to indicate a gradual release of the lockdown, … Continue reading "Latest Update from Motorsport UK"
Border Rievers Run Postponed - We are sorry to say we have had to bow to the inevitable and postpone the Border Rievers event scheduled for September. With the current situation we cannot even get up there to reccee the route or to confirm the accommodation and lunch halts etc. As you can appreciate much work has already gone into … Continue reading "Border Rievers Run Postponed"
Three really great videos for you to enjoy. - If you are into motor racing, Minis or want to know more about John Cooper here are three videos (two with the same title but different!) for you to savoir.
Mike Allen’s latest book this time about Tony Sugden – well worth a read! - I assume many motor racing enthusiasts have already bought Mike Allen’s book about the early history of the Gold Cup at Oulton Park. It really is a good read and not just because I am listed in theacknowledgements! Well Mike now has his latest tome covering the great northwest driver Tony Sugden. I’m not … Continue reading "Mike Allen’s latest book this time about Tony Sugden – well worth a read!"
St Georges Day Event - We thought that with this Sunday being Drive it Day you may wish to relive the 2019 event. This link takes you to the route information book from last years event which let’s you know where the event went to and places of interest along the way. St Georges Day 2019 Route Information These are … Continue reading "St Georges Day Event"
The Launch of the Austin 8 - As part of the launch of the Austin 8, in 1938, this publicity film was produced. This type of film was not unusual at the time and the idea was to present the car by setting a target – in this case to climb 25,000 feet in a day. The area chosen was the Lake … Continue reading "The Launch of the Austin 8"
Running a Classic Car Run. - Running a Classic Car Run. Sometimes when I talk to entrants they ask how much work goes into setting up an event. They seem surprised when I reply that our bigger events take roughly twelve months and the simpler events between se ven and nine months. Frankly I don’t think they really believe me and … Continue reading "Running a Classic Car Run."
2020 Coast to Coast Cancelled. - Coast to Coast Classic Car Run Saturday 11th July 2020 We are truly sorry to inform you that we have agreed to cancel this years Coast to Coast Classic Car Run. Over the last 24 hours we have had the news of the Governments revised guidelines covering the next 12 weeks plus we are … Continue reading "2020 Coast to Coast Cancelled."
Further Update From Motorsport UK – Corona Virus - We have recieved a further update from Motorsport UK. The fundamental message is that the suspension of motorsport in the UK is extended top at least the 30th June. Motorsport UK Extends Suspension of Motorsport Permits to 30th June 24/03/20 In light of recent developments in the COVID-19 crisis, and following the address to the … Continue reading "Further Update From Motorsport UK – Corona Virus"
Mini Mayhem at Goodwood - Sideways Minis Take Goodwood by Storm We thought in these depressing times something light would put a smile on your faces. And nothing is better at putting smiles on faces than Minis in action. Enjoy!!!! Simply click on the link below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuVQZZ3XW7A All the best. Chris
Corona Virus (COVID19) – Statement from Lancashire Automobile Club (1902) Ltd - Corona Virus (COVID19) Statement from Lancashire Automobile Club (1902) Ltd Following recent government announcements, we can confirm that Lancashire Automobile Club (1902) Ltd is continuing to respond to the advice that has been issued. We can also confirm that Motorsport UK has now suspended all organising permits until at least 30th April. The immediate impact … Continue reading "Corona Virus (COVID19) – Statement from Lancashire Automobile Club (1902) Ltd"
Videos of Mike Woods Monte Carlo Rallies 1958 – 1973 - What a night! Those of you who enjoyed Mike Wood’s Monte Memories last night certainley had a real treat. Mike was on form and the packed Whalley Golf Club, with around 100 in attendance, had a great evening. We promised to make videos of the Monte Carlo Rallies we found of Mike on the rallies … Continue reading "Videos of Mike Woods Monte Carlo Rallies 1958 – 1973"
Fuzz Townshend Evening at Whaley Golf Club – Report - Wednesday 20th November saw the latest motor sport supper night featuring a famous name from the world of motoring and this time our guest was non-other than Fuzz Townshend, the master mechanic from Chanel 4’s popular car restoration programme Car SOS. Accompanied by Peter McIlvenny, Carol Nash Insurance, for whom Fuzz is an ambassador, Fuzz … Continue reading "Fuzz Townshend Evening at Whaley Golf Club – Report"