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 pictures from the event in our Gallery Section.

M6 Preston bypass / Great British Railway Journeys BBC

We often get requests for cars to appear on programmes and films but this is a little different because they are looking for your memories. If you can help please contact Anthony direct. and please mention LAC.

Dear Lancashire Automobile Club,

We’re making a new series of Great British Railway Journeys with Michael Portillo and we’re hoping to do the story of Britain’s first stretch of motorway – the Preston bypass. I’m ideally looking for someone who remembers the opening ceremony in 1958, someone who might have been present. Or someone from the local area who remembers it being opened and being driven along it?
I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards,
Anthony Holland

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 supercars by Lamborghini and Ferrari, and hot hatches, modifications and beautiful vintage examples on Worden Park.


The new organisers say:

“It means a great deal to us to have taken over a tradition that began with Leyland Motors – the first organisers of Leyland Festival’s motor events. We take our responsibility inrepresenting our motoring past and future very seriously. This is something for everyone in the town to be proud of as well asbeing a real draw for car enthusiasts from far and wide.”


For more information about Leyland Festival 2022, or to enquire about trading at the event, visit

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 Briggs – Bury Trophy’ for the Club Championship and Outstanding Club Member Contribution which was presented from 1954 – 59. It is now inscribed with 1940 -1970’s Bill Turner and 1970’s – 2020’s Chris Lee. The tankard itself has the Queens head on the lid with ‘Crowned in Westminster Abbey June 2nd 1953’ on the underside of the lid.
What made it more special was that Mike Wood did the presentation. Mike has certainly done more for the Club over the last 70 years than anyone else alive. He continues to actively support the Club by assisting with organising events including stepping in the breach to take on the role of Clerk of Course for the Coast to Coast Run.
Many thanks to all involved.

Coast to Coast Classic Car Run Saturday 9th July. Regs available

Regulations are now avaiable for our Coast to Coast Classic Run.

Saturday 9th July, 2022.

Similar in format to the Manchester to Blackpool with a Touring Assembly followed by a simple Concours D’Elegance. There is only one common route for all entrants taking in some of the North of Englands finest motoring roads.

Starts from the Midland Hotel in Morecambe and finishes at Dunsley Hall in Sandsend near Whitby. The route changes every year and this year’s takes in many new roads as it wends its way Coast to Coast. There is a comfort stop in the morning and entrants can pre order a buffet at the lunch halt.

A simple Concours De Elegance judged by the Mayor of Scarborough will be held at the finish where a buffet is served.

The run is held on a Saturday to enable entrants to stay overnight and enjoy either a pleasant run home or use the event as a springboard for a short break in the Yorkshire Dales.

Route is some 160 miles with instructions using both simple ‘tulip diagrams’ and written instructions. All entrants receive a Route Book giving full directions, a Route Information book giving interesting facts on places along the route, and Rally Plate. All entrants taking part in the Concours receive a commemorative medal and awards are given for both the Mayors choice and Presidents award.

Regulations available please click on link.

Coast to Coast Regs 2022

Alternative Accommodation for Coast to Coast

We have been told that Dunsley Hall is fully booked so perhaps a few suggestions locally may help:

Sneaton Castle, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3QN  (from £207)


Mulgrave Country Cottage, Sandsend (from £165)

Raven Hall, Ravenscar, midway between Whityby and Scarborough (from £190)

01723 870353

01947 893680

Mallyan Spout Hotel, The Common, Goathland, Goathland, YO22 5AN (from £145)

01947 896486 E-mail:

St Hilda’s Complex, St Hilda’s Farm, 3A High Street, Hinderwell, TS13 5JX (from £210)

01947 841243 Email:

Raithwaite Estate, Sandsend Road Whitby (from £250)

01947 661661

Gisborough Hall Whitby Lane, Guisborough (from £179)

01287 611 500

Grinkle Park Hotel, Grinkle Lane, Easington, (from £170)

01287 640515


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, and a longer Vintage route more suited to Vintage, Classic and Cherished entries. The route books will be in a similar to the originals with a simple descriptive format.

The run will start from the Henry Boddington PH, which is only 0.3miles from the original route in Salford. Signing on will be from 10.00am with the first car away at 11.00. Plenty of time for a bacon bap! The finish will be at the Italian Gardens in Stanley Park Blackpool where a cream tea awaits.

Please click on link for regulations.


Wrea Green Car Carnival Sunday 24th April

Great event supporting a great charity. Yes if you’re not taking part in our St Georges Day Run on Sunday 24th April and would like to be part of a static show may we suggest you take a look at the Wrea Green Car Carnival on the Village Green from 1.00pm to 3.00pm.

Always a great show with a fantastic selection of vehicles ranging from motorbikes through cars, sports cars and light commercials to heavy goods vehicles. Also Andrew Wareing will be bringing some of his fantastic racing machinery.

Please contact Sally or Christine Wareing tel 01772 682159 ( or minimum donation £10 per vehicle entries close 21st April.


St Georges Day Run

Once again we will be starting from Blackburn Northern Sports but we have a lot of new roads for you to enjoy before we return to enjoy a light buffet.

This year we go south towards Belmont and take in the Anglezarke area before stricking north to a coffee halt at Samlesbury and on to Dunsop Bridge before heading back south via Pendle Hill to the finish.

Navigation for the 100 mile route is by simple tulip diagrams and full written directions with a leisurely average speed giving time to take in the fantastic roads and countryside.

Click on this link for regulations St Georges Day Regs 2022



Fellsman 2022 Regs

After a couple of years’ absence, it’s back – the 2022 Fellsman Classic!
This year the route can be followed using one of three different formats. The established arrangement of route plotting (Option A) has been retained, but a simpler map-based instruction has been added (Option B), together with a tulip route book option (C). This latter option is that used on most touring events, and should be familiar to many of us wanting a less challenging day out.
The regulations and entry form are attached. If you have any queries, please email either Geoff Awde – or myself –
Click on link for Regs 2022 Fellsman Regulations Final