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"
Video of early Coast to Coast Runs - Jeff Chambers has been working away putting another video of Lancashire Automobile Club’s history together. This one is of the early Coast to Coast Runs which usually started from Blackpool and finished in Scarborough. You may well see some familiar faces and sadly some who have passed away over the years. Click on link below … Continue reading "Video of early Coast to Coast Runs"
Morecambe Rally 1959 - Morecambe Rally 1959 Following our earlier video on the Lancashire Automobile Club’s Morecambe Rally in the early 1950’s we now have a film of the event in 1959 before it moved into the forests. We are privileged that Mike Wood competed on several Morecambe Rallies and here are some of his recollections and … Continue reading "Morecambe Rally 1959"
LAC Blackpool Rally in the 1930’s - A few weeks ago we posted a short video about the Morecambe Rally back in the early 1950’s. This has prompted LAC Member Geoff Isherwood to put pen to paper and give us more information about the event and the Blackpool Rally which predates the Morecambe and ran in the 1930’s. This helps explain one … Continue reading "LAC Blackpool Rally in the 1930’s"
LAC September Noggin and Natter - We had our September Noggin and Natter at Mytton Fold yesterday evening. Many thanks to all who came and made for a very pleasant evening. Click on this link to get a taste of the event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vsguBBxH6I We are looking to change the format for the longer winter evenings before moving back to the ‘bring … Continue reading "LAC September Noggin and Natter"
LAC Speed Events over the years. - Jeff Chambers has just, today, finished a short video of the Club’s Sprint and Hillclimb events over the years. Many thanks to Mike Wood for allowing us to delve into his archives and to all the members who provided pictures over the years. Look carefully and you may well spot some familiar faces. Click on … Continue reading "LAC Speed Events over the years."
Lancashire Automobile Club Noggin and Natter Thursday 7th September - Lancashire Automobile Club Noggin and Natter Thursday 7th September Well the Noggin and Natters are certainly proving popular with both Club members and motoring enthusiast. So popular in fact that we have extended them into September. Your ‘hosts’ on September 7th will be Jeff and Cath Chambers. As always we will be at the Mytton … Continue reading "Lancashire Automobile Club Noggin and Natter Thursday 7th September"
1950’s Morecame Rally - For all of you into 1950’s rallying we now have an excellent video giving a taste of the Morecambe Rally which Lancashire Automobile Club organised in the early to mid 50’s. Some interesting cars including Peter Appleyards famous Jaguar XK120 reg NUB120. Many thanks to Mike Wood and Jeff Chambers for the material and production.
Noggin and Natter – August - By popular demand we are extending our season of Noggin and Natters at Mytton Fold, Langho near Whalley BB6 8AB, into August. As usual we will be getting together from 6.00pm on the first Thursday in the month, 3rd August. Anthony and Carolyn will be there to welcome you. Bring your favourite car and have … Continue reading "Noggin and Natter – August"
LAC Memorabilia for sale - Nigel Bentley has a number of car badges for sale including some interesting Lancashire Automobile Club badges from long ago. We don’t normally have items for sale on our web page but given the obvious interst to members we are making an exception in this instance. Nigel is prepared to sell these items individually or … Continue reading "LAC Memorabilia for sale"
Coast to Coast Classic Car Run - LAC Coast to Coast July 2023 Well it had to happen eventually. After over 30 years running the event we managed to coincide with the monsoon season in Yorkshire! It might be worth describing the Lancashire Automobile Club’s Coast to Coast. It is a Touring Assembly for Vintage, Classic and Cherished cars starting from the … Continue reading "Coast to Coast Classic Car Run"
The LAC Kendal 100 – An entrants view. - For the first time in almost 50 years I actually entered a Lancashire Automobile Club road event. Yes after organising for all this time I finaly took a back seat on the day and entered. My navigator for the day was Glyn Hughes, who is one of our regular marshals on these events so really … Continue reading "The LAC Kendal 100 – An entrants view."
Lancashire Automobile Club Noggin and Natter – Thursday 1st June - Anthony and Carolyn will be at the Mytton Fold Hotel, Whalley Road, Langho, BB68AB from 6.00pm for the second of our Noggin and Natters at Mytton Fold on Thurday June 1st. We will be meeting up at the Ribble Suit from 6.00pm so bring your car, drop in and enjoy a drink with fellow enthusiasts. … Continue reading "Lancashire Automobile Club Noggin and Natter – Thursday 1st June"
2023 Annual Dinner Dance and Prize Evening - As normal the Lancashire Automobile Club returned to the great setting of Mitton Hall for it’s Annual Dinner Dance. The guests arrived to a complimentary glass of bubbly courtesy of the Club before sitting down to a fine meal. Steve Woods said grace and then three course meal was served in exemplary fashion by the … Continue reading "2023 Annual Dinner Dance and Prize Evening"
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"