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"
Let’s Party – Lancashire Automobile Club – Annual Dinner Dance - Our first social event of the year, as always, the very popular, Dinner Dance is coming up on Friday 24th Febuary. Als always we will be at Mitton Hall Whalley BB7 9PQ. Welcoming glass of Fizz, 3 Course Dinner, Dancing, Raffle and Prize Presentation. Get together with fellow enthusiasts to welcome the 2023 season of … Continue reading "Let’s Party – Lancashire Automobile Club – Annual Dinner Dance"
Sportsman’s Lunch with Mike Knight and Richard Attwood - Sunday 13th November saw Lancashire Automobile Club’s 9th Triennial Motorsport Luncheon at The Stirk House Hotel, Gisburn. Following an enjoyable lunch almost 100 LAC members and fellow motorsport enthusiasts were entertained by International Driver, Tutor & Designer Mike Knight in conversation with former F1 Driver & Le Mans Winner Richard Attwood. For the uninitiated Mike … Continue reading "Sportsman’s Lunch with Mike Knight and Richard Attwood"
How do we give directions for our road runs? - As you know the Lancashire Automobile Club organises several road runs (known as touring assemblies) every year. These are non competitive events taking in some of the finest roads in the north of England and further afield. Several people have asked how the route directions are given. Well the answer is we use several formats … Continue reading "How do we give directions for our road runs?"
Lancashire Automobile Club – 120 Not Out - Wow the Club is now 120 years old! Starting out in 1902 as the East Lancashire Automobile Club the club was to become the second oldest motor Club in the UK. Other clubs may claim earlier roots but the LAC (the ‘East’ was dropped after a few years) has a continuous history. The Club has … Continue reading "Lancashire Automobile Club – 120 Not Out"
Drive it Day – NSPCC Donation - Lancashire Automobile Club (1902) Ltd. Thought you might like to see the Certificate which we recieved for our donation to the NSPCC the chosen charity of the FBHVC for this years Drive it Day. Many thanks to all who took part and enables us to make this donation.
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 … Continue reading "Lancashire Automobile Club in Classic Car Weekly"
Four Hills and a Sprint Jaguar Drivers Club Speed Championship - Many of you may know that Anthony and Carolyn Taylor actively support the Jaguar Drivers Club speed champion, 4 Hills and a sprint, as well as Anthony competing at the championship rounds. The championship came to a close in October with the last Event of the year at Ty Croes Circuit on Anglesey. A very … Continue reading "Four Hills and a Sprint Jaguar Drivers Club Speed Championship"
Coast to Coast Classic Car Run 10th July 2021 - Last Saturday saw our 28th Coast to Coast Classic Car Run. Starting as normal from the Midland Hotel in Morecambe, who made us most welcome, we made our way via the Lune and Wray valley’s to the Helwith Bridge Inn who couldn’t have been more accomodating. After a refreshment stop we went via Malham and … Continue reading "Coast to Coast Classic Car Run 10th July 2021"
Manchester to Blackpool – photos - Lancashire Autombile Club – Manchester to Blackpool Classic Car Run. Sunday 13th June. After a break last year the Lancashire Automobile Club continued with it’s annual Manchester to Blackpool Classic Car Run, now in it’s 59th year. Obviously things had to be organised a little differently this year but as an ‘organised sporting activity’ the … Continue reading "Manchester to Blackpool – photos"
St George’s Day Run – Photos - Just a few pictures from a most enjoyable day. Startingand Finishing at Blackburn Northern Sports taking in some of the Ribble Valley, Pendle Hill, Downham, Trawden to a coffee stop at Colne. Then on to Hebden Bridge before returning via the Grane Road and Pleasington. Great cars and great company. Many thanks to Mike Wood, … Continue reading "St George’s Day Run – Photos"
Rally of the Bridges – photos - Well the Rally of the Bridges took place under the watchful eye of our Clerk of Course Geoff Awde. With over 40 entrants dating from the 1920’s to almost the present day there was something for everyone. As the name implies the event crossed a fair number of bridges on the Lancaster Canal as well … Continue reading "Rally of the Bridges – photos"
St George’s Day 22nd May 2021- Photographs - St George’s Day – Photographs We hope you enjoyed our run – it was great to see so many fantastic cars and happy people! The weather was a real bonus but we can’t promise that on future events! I don’t know if you noticed but we had a couple of photographers our on the event. … Continue reading "St George’s Day 22nd May 2021- Photographs"
Manchester to Blackpool 1993 - This is a video taken of the 1993 event. I edited it and gave a commentary (badly) back then but you will see some familiar cars and some familiar faces. Enjoy Manchester to Blackpool 1993
Vintage Car Rally 1963 Pendle Hill - Another video from the motoring past. This time 1963. The film was taken approacing the Nick of Pendle climbing from Sabden. The event started in the Burnley area and finished at Clitheroe Castle taking in Longridge Fell and Jeffery Hill on the way. As I recall Bill Turner and Ted Heath were part of the … Continue reading "Vintage Car Rally 1963 Pendle Hill"
The 1964 Liege – Another view! - All of our ‘regular’ readers will be well aware of Mike Wood and John Wadsworth’s exploits on the 1964 Liege. I posted this story on a Facebook page and recieved a reply of another contestants, Doctor Beatty Crawford, reccollections of this car breaking event. Our 1964 Spa-Sofia-Liege rally. The Royal Motor Union Club wanted only … Continue reading "The 1964 Liege – Another view!"
Mike Wood’s 1963 Monte Carlo Rally - With this years world rally championship now wrapped up it’s time to look forward to the first event of 2021 the Monte Carlo Rally. Thought this article by Mike Wood about the 1963 event would add to your interest. 1963 MONTE CARLO RALLY By Mike Wood This is my story of the 1963 Monte Carlo … Continue reading "Mike Wood’s 1963 Monte Carlo Rally"
A Classic Highland Tour - Well the Lancashire Automobile Club regulars have missed out on their dose of Highlands magic this year. So we thought a little video of what you have missed would hit the right note. Prize for anyone who spots a fleeting glimpse of Mike Raven! Please click on link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTAxHICtqj8&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3qOPSYByrTY2Rrv-XDUFTXtIPOexnGnYqsvb2I_r9vcEk3horQOKn4ors
The 1964 Liege Part 2 - A few weeks back we shared with you part 1 of the story of the Liege Rally in 1964. We promised part 2 as soon as it became available. So here is part 2 which concentrates on the rally from the seat of the only Mini ever to finish this gruelling event – enjoy| Please … Continue reading "The 1964 Liege Part 2"
Rise of the Sidevalves - We have been contacted by Tom Fryars about a great new book on the early days of motorsport which includes some interesting snippets of LAC history. This is a n Edwardian motor sport book that tells a story, a book which is of particular interest to members of the Lancashire Automobile Club and how their … Continue reading "Rise of the Sidevalves"
The Liege Rally - There is a great article in this months Historic Car Register Newsletter (Northants and Bedford area) which we have reproduced with the kind permission of Andrew Bodman. The Liège Rally from Andrew Bodman The Royal Motor Union of Liège used to organise the Marathon de la Route, to give it its official title. It was … Continue reading "The Liege Rally"