The Annual Manchester to Blackpool Car Run

Sunday 13th June, 2021.

Given these strange times we will be making some changes to this years event to make it ‘Covid compliant’. Of course the event remains subject to government restrictions but is they lockdown roadmap is implemented we will have an event.

Similar to the St Georges Day event navigation is easy and entrants can choose one of three intertwining routes. Unfortunatley we will be unable to hold our Concours this year but we hope you will enjoy the run.

This is the 58th running of this event starting from Worsley Old Hall, calling  for a comfort break at Heskin Hall in the morning and into the Ribble valley before finishing at Princess Parade, adjacent to the Metropole, Blackpool

There are three intertwining routes with the Direct and Scenic starting from Worsley Old Hall. The shortest ‘Veteran Route’starts from Preston with entrants able to choose a suitable speed betwen 9 and 12mph.

The shorter of the two routes starting from Worsley the ‘Direct Route’ avoids steep inclines, assumes a 19mph average speed and is intended for entrants not wishing to take on the more challenging ‘Scenic’ Route’. The ‘Scenic Route’ is longer with an assumed average speed of 24mph and is described as more challenging to car and driver.

Every year the route changes to keep the event fresh. Longer routes are between 65 and 90 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.

Regulations are available by clicking this link