Welcome to the Lancashire Automobile Club (9/10/2017) - Established in 1902 the LAC is one of the oldest motoring clubs 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 touring assemblies to flat out sprint events. Please have a look around our website. We’re sure you’ll find … Continue reading "Welcome to the Lancashire Automobile Club"
William Henry Bowker MBE JP – 1935-2017 (10/11/2017) - William Henry Bowker (Bill), who has died aged 81 following a short illness, was the widely respected, former owner of Lancashire transport operator W H Bowker Ltd. Bill was a great supporter of the Lancashire Automobile Club not only taking part in many of the Club’s classic car events over the years but also being … Continue reading "William Henry Bowker MBE JP – 1935-2017"
55th Manchester to Blackpool (10/11/2017) - 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 (10/10/2017) - 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"
Special Club Announcement (10/10/2017) - The Lancashire Automobile Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Brian Redman and Mike Wood as Honorary Club Patrons, in recognition of their achievements and services to motorsport, we are very fortunate to have these two Lancashire ‘Lads’ connected with our club. Mike lives locally, whilst Brian lives in warmer climes in Florida.
Drive it Day 2017 Report (9/11/2017) - Lancashire Automobile Club Ltd Drive it Day 2017 St Georges Day Run 23rd May It might be worth first giving a little explanation of what Drive it Day is all about. The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) decided many years ago that the profile of classic vehicles (in the widest sense) should be … Continue reading "Drive it Day 2017 Report"
The Lancashire Automobile Club Classic Challenge 2016 (9/11/2017) - 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, if not good weather, on the Manchester to Blackpool and then some excellent new roads on the Coast to … Continue reading "The Lancashire Automobile Club Classic Challenge 2016"
Highland 3 Day 2017 Now full! (9/11/2017) - As a starter the dates for the 2017 Highland are Wednesday 20th September if you want overnight accommodation at Hetland Hall near Dumfries Day 0 starts on Thursday morning first car off 09:00 heading up to Helensbrugh on Thursday 21st for the start of the 3 day tour on the Friday 22nd up to Dundonnel … Continue reading "Highland 3 Day 2017 Now full!"
Highland 3 Day Report 2016 (9/11/2017) - Getting in Touch with your Wild Side All pictures and maps are on the picture gallery for the event. The Highland 3 Day Classic Tour has been held virtually every year for the last 20 years and I have to say that it strikes me, from all the comments, cheers, laughter and ‘rib digging’ that … Continue reading "Highland 3 Day Report 2016"
Fellsman 2016 (9/11/2017) - The Fellsman is a Touring Assembly within the MSA definitions but includes an element of skill from the navigators seat not normally seen on LAC events. As such it attracts a smaller but, shall we say, more dedicated following. The format remains as previous events with John Hartley devising ever more devious tests for the … Continue reading "Fellsman 2016"
2016 St Georges Day Tour (9/11/2017) - This years St Georges Day Tour start from Blackburn Northern Sports where some 140 entrants in 70 cars enjoyed a bacon butty before setting out on their travels. The Lancashire Automobile Club took the opportunity to invite the Blood Bikers along to present a cheque for monies raised at the raffle at the Barry ‘Whizzo’ … Continue reading "2016 St Georges Day Tour"
Great video of the 2014 St Georges Day Run (9/11/2017) - This video shows our 2014 event which started and finished at Mitton Hall near Whalley. As well as shots from the start the entrants can be seen at Stoneyhurst College and traversing the Trough of Bowland. 2014 St Georges Day
Highland 3 Day Report 2015 (9/11/2017) - Work on the preparation of this event started with the fist reconnoitre way back in October 2014, with many more trips by Mike Raven to get the route together, which included the usual driving tests and navigational sections, for the keener motorist. Day Zero started from The Shieldhill Castle Hotel, nestling in the hills just north of Biggar, … Continue reading "Highland 3 Day Report 2015"
8mm Film of the First Veteran and Vintage Car Run (9/11/2017) - Howard Greenwood of the Pendle Movie Makers emailed the club with details of a film of the 1963 Manchester to Blackpool which he has put on YouTube. It’s over 17 mins long! The film is fascinating for many reasons. The cars on the run are all vintage and at least one is steam powered. Of … Continue reading "8mm Film of the First Veteran and Vintage Car Run"
Californians in Caledonia (2014 Highland 3-Day) by Jeff and Tessa Thomas (9/10/2017) - Last year at home in northern California our friends Paul and Lily English invited us to join them on the 2014 Highland 3 Day Classic Tour. Without hesitation we said yes. What were we thinking? We didn’t know an Austin Healey from an Aston Martin and thought a Tulip diagram was about flower anatomy. The … Continue reading "Californians in Caledonia (2014 Highland 3-Day) by Jeff and Tessa Thomas"
2014 – 22nd Coast to Coast (9/10/2017) - What a difference a day makes! Wall to wall sunshine from start to finish on this now well established event, brought out the sun cream for those with soft tops, and quarter lights open for those in tin tops. Starting again from the Art Deco Midland Hotel Morecambe, on the Lancashire Riviera, with distant views … Continue reading "2014 – 22nd Coast to Coast"