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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"
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"
Christmas Get Together at The Brown Cow, Chatburn - Following on from a great evening last year we return to The Brown Cow, Bridge Road, Chatburn, Clitheroe, BB7 4AW on Wednesday 14th December 2022 @ 19:30 for 20:00 hrs for our Christmas Get Together. Enjoy a great evening with fellow club members and have a Christmas meal with us. There is a choice of … Continue reading "Christmas Get Together at The Brown Cow, Chatburn"
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?"
Goodwood Revival 2020 - Another great weekend for the Taylors of Autotune; more garlands and cigars. The Whitsun Trophy as ever the fastest race, gave a podium finish for Rob Hall driving 97, Andrew Wareings McLaren M1A, rebufilt by Richard and Anthony. It was put on the grid in 2nd place and again squeezed out at the chicane, on … Continue reading "Goodwood Revival 2020"
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"
Paddy Hopkirk – Obituary - The following obituary has been isssued by the BRDC, we are grateful that they are content for us to share. Paddy Hopkirk passed away peacefully in Stoke Mandeville Hospital last Thursday. He was 89 years of age and had been suffering from cancer. Before and after his two years as President of the BRDC from … Continue reading "Paddy Hopkirk – Obituary"
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"
On Her Majesty`s Nuclear Service – What a fantastic evening. - Motorsport Supper Evenings have been a part of the LAC social scene for many years, but this year the Club deviated to bring a very interesting talk to members and guests. Social Events` Secretary, Carolyn Taylor invited an old friend  to come down from Argyll and Bute, to talk about his highly successful book, On … Continue reading "On Her Majesty`s Nuclear Service – What a fantastic evening."
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