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"
Lancashire Automobile Club – Dinner Dance 2024 - Wow what an evening. The Lancashire Automobile Club Dinner Dance proved to be a great success with the Mitton Fold Hotel really looking out for us with a wonderful setting and a great meal. The evening continues a 122 year tradition, minus a few years due to two world wars, of kicking the season off … Continue reading "Lancashire Automobile Club – Dinner Dance 2024"
LAC March Noggin and Natter - We continue with our monthly Noggin and Natters at the Mytton Fold, Whalley Rd, Langho, Blackburn BB6 8AB on the first Thursday of the month the 7th March. Starting from 07.00pm Anthony and Carolyn will be there to welcome you to this informal eveninig for Lancashire Automobile Club members and other motoring enthusiasts to get … Continue reading "LAC March Noggin and Natter"
Entries now open for our Coast to Coast Classic Car Run on Saturday 13th July - The Lancashire Automobile Club’s Coast to Coast is on Saturday 13th July. As normal we will be starting from The Midland Hotel in Morecambe and finishing at Dusley Hall just north of Whitby. We have taken in some new roads as well as some old favourites as we follw a 170 mile route. We have … Continue reading "Entries now open for our Coast to Coast Classic Car Run on Saturday 13th July"
Motorsport Supper Evening – WEDNESDAY 20 MARCH, 2024 - Lancashire Automobile Club is delighted to announce a Motorsport Supper Evening LAC Patron, Mike Wood will introduce our 2024 Film Show BBC Films of 1990 & 1991 PIRELLI CLASSIC MARATHONS Commentary by Murray Walker Mike Wood and Geoff Breakell competed in the Rallies alongside some of the greats, including Stirling Moss, Bobby Unser, Paddy Hopkirk, … Continue reading "Motorsport Supper Evening – WEDNESDAY 20 MARCH, 2024"
Kendal 100 The Return – Regulations now available - The Kendal 100 recreates a reliability trial staged by our predessessor club, the North East Lancashire Automobile Club, in 1903/4. The original run was 100miles from Whalley to Kendal and back non stop other than a comfort break in Kendal and for the replenishment of fluids and the repair of punctures. In 2023 we ran … Continue reading "Kendal 100 The Return – Regulations now available"
Legend Fires North West Stages 22/23 March 2024 Marshalling - Lancashire Automobile Club will be assirting with the running of this year’s Legend Fires North West Stages Rally on the 23rd March by marshalling on the Long Knotts Stage in the Hodder valley. If you would like to get involved and be close to the action you are welcome to come an join us as … Continue reading "Legend Fires North West Stages 22/23 March 2024 Marshalling"
1969 Acropolis Rally – Mike Wood Rally Years -Lancashire Automobile Club - In this the latest instalment of the LAC’s very own Mike Wood’s Rallying Years we have the privilege of looking back at Mike’s film of the 1969 Acropolis Rally one of the toughest rallies at the time, unfortunately Mike & Hannu Mikkola had to retire with driveshaft failure , sit back & enjoy a slice … Continue reading "1969 Acropolis Rally – Mike Wood Rally Years -Lancashire Automobile Club"
Short Video of LAC’s Tholt y Will Hillclimb from the 1960’s - Thanks to Mike Wood and Jeff Chambers we have put ogether a short video of the famous Tholt-y-Will Hillclimb in the Isle of Man. This hillclimb was amongest the longest speed events staged in the British Isles. Contrary to some reports it did not use any part of the Isle of Man TT Course but … Continue reading "Short Video of LAC’s Tholt y Will Hillclimb from the 1960’s"
Christmas Edition of All Torque - We thought you might like to view or Club magazine ‘All Torque’ in a digital format. Makes a great read simply click on the link below. 32707 – LAC All Torque Magazine Christmas 2023 – Proof (4)
Video of the Scottish Highlands Classic Car 3 Day Tour by Lancashire Automobile Club - With Mike Raven currently working on a Highland 3 Day Event for 2024 we thought you might like to see this the latest episode of the LAC history series where we look back at the 3 Day Highland tour from 2007 & 2009. The Highland 3 Day has been a highly successful event and normally … Continue reading "Video of the Scottish Highlands Classic Car 3 Day Tour by Lancashire Automobile Club"
St Georges Day Classic Car Tour (2014 & 2015) by Lancashire Automobile Club - Continuing with our series of short videos Jeff Chambers has put together a video covering the St Georges Day Run 2014/15. Some really great cars and wonderful roads combine to make an enjoyable delve into the past. Once again the event was in response to the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs plea to get … Continue reading "St Georges Day Classic Car Tour (2014 & 2015) by Lancashire Automobile Club"
Mike Wood’s Video of the 1969 San Remo Rally - Mike is famous for his exploits in the works Mini Coopers and Datsun 240Z accompanying Tony Fall but his rallying history is much broader than that. In the 1969 San Remo Mike was in the hot seat alongside Hannu Mikkola in a works Escort Twin Cam. Their event ended with an accident but Mike pictures … Continue reading "Mike Wood’s Video of the 1969 San Remo Rally"
Video of the 2007 Coast to Coast - Continuing with our series of videos – looking back to 2007 this time. Jeff Chambers has put together this short video of pictures from the 2007 Coast to Coast. That year was one of the rare occasions we didn’t actually start right on the coast. Instead the Clerk of Course, Ronn Middleton, opted for the … Continue reading "Video of the 2007 Coast to Coast"
Kendal 100 short Video - Once again many thanks to Jeff Chambers for putting this together. Thought you might like to see a short video of cars on our Kendal 100 touring assembly last June Click on link:
Video of Lancashire Automobile Club’s early St Georges Day Runs - Jeff Chambers has continued to beaver away producing another video of photographs from LAC events. This time he has looked at the early days of our St Georges Day Run. Many of you may remember taking part in these events or have seen the pass by. Some of you may see cars you now own … Continue reading "Video of Lancashire Automobile Club’s early St Georges Day Runs"
Manchester to Blackpool Video of the early events back in the 1960’s - Another video from the LAC photo archives. This time Jeff Chambers has made a video of the Manchester to Blackpool Run from it’s early days back in the 1960’s. Some great cars we often wonder where they all are these days. Click on link below or copy and paste into your browswer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv2_jVyDW9I
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 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."