The Annual Manchester to Blackpool Car Run

Sunday 13th June, 2020.

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.

Two events in one with a Touring Assembly to start and a Concours D’Elegance at the finish. Similar to the St Georges Day event navigation is easy and entrants can choose one of three intertwining routes.

Regulations available shortly

This is the 58th running of this event starting from Worsley Old Hall, calling  for a comfort break in the morning and into the Ribble valley before finishing at the Italian Gardens, Stanley Park Blackpool where a Concours de Elegance will be held.

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 26mph and is described as more challenging to car and driver.

Entrants may order tickets for cream teas at the Italian Gardens in Stanley Park.

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. All entrants taking part in the Concours receive a commemorative medal and awards are given for the various classes, based on age.