Hot Pot Sunday 21 August 2022

This is an event is new to the calender and organised as a joint venture by the Preston and District Vintage Car Club (PDVCC) and Lancashire Automobile Club (LAC).

The event is open to  and will Start and Finish will be at Knowle Green Village Hall, Clitheroe Road, Knowle Green, Longridge, Preston, PR3 2YQ. The event is open to any of the following cars:- Vintage, Post Vintage Thoroughbred, Historic, Classic or any ‘interesting’ post 1985 car.

The maximum number of entries is 50. The minimum number of entries is 24. If the event is
oversubscribed entries will be accepted at the discretion of the organisers. The ‘standard’ route is approx 120 miles long on tarmac, public roads. There will be an optional shortcut which can be used to shorten the route to approx 90 miles should entrants wish.
The route will take participants through beautiful Lancashire scenery incorporating some of the best
driving roads in the north of England.

The event is open to any member of one of the following clubs:-
PDVCC, LAC, Porsche Club GB any other MSUK affiliated car club or any interested member of the
public who does not have to be in a car club.

For full regulations and entry form click on link below.




Details of the Borders Classic Tour

Very happy to say that all the arrangements are in place for this years Border Reivers, Friday 7th – Sunday 9th October.

Following the very successful and enjoyable Border Reivers Tour last year, we’re back with a new starting venue and route.
The Borders Classic Tour, organised by Geoff Awde at the LAC, will be, as last year, a 3-day event aimed at Classic and cherished cars using easy-to-follow route books. Using the Britannia Hotel, Gosforth Park, Newcastle, as our base, the tour will take place from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th October, returning to our base each evening. Block bookings have been made at the hotel for dinner, bed, and breakfast, including Thursday night. For those who do not wish to take advantage of Thursday night, a discount will be offered.

Event costings will be available soon, together with the Regulations and Entry Form.
To express an interest in taking part in the event, please contact Geoff Awde ( or Andrew Ogden (

Just click on link below for details

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LAC Directors Meeting

Dear Member,
“The Directors of Lancashire Automobile Club wish to invite all members to attend a mid-week evening event at the BAE Canberra Club on 
Thursday 30th June. We suggest arriving at the Club ,which is situated off the  A 59 at Samlesbury and signposted, around 7.00pm.
Your Directors wish to chat to members in an informal situation and gather from them what they expect from the Club, and how they
wish the Club to progress. It will also be a great chance to meet other members and show your cars in an informal setting.
Members are encouraged to bring their cherished cars and also any prospective or possible new member with them. Sandwiches will be provided by the Club but its ‘buy your own drinks”.
To help with catering, please can you respond to Chris Lee if you are attending (
Kind regards
                        Andrew (Ogden)

Manchester to Blackpool Car Run Sunday 12th June

Sad to say that Sunday 12th June sees the final Lancashire Automobile Manchester to Blackpool Classic Car Run. After 60 years it has run it’s course and due to continued urban spread in Greater Manchester and Preston areas we are finding ‘interesting’ routes harder to find.
The Final Run will try to recreate the spirit of the early runs using the original routes (there were two on for Veteran and another for Vintage cars) and original route instruction books.
We will be running a little later in the day with the cars starting at two per minute from The Henry Boddington in Pendlebury from 11.00am. They then join the original route on the A6 at Irlam o’the Heights to follow the A6 to the Blackrod bypass.
At Blackrod the ‘Vintage’ Route turns right and the shorter Veteran Route continues along the A6. The Vintage Route then goes to Rivington and over the top to Belmont. The first cars should be in Belmont around 11.55. The Vintage route continues to Wheelton, first car around12.35, and turns left to return to the Rivington Reservoirs to join the A6 at Adlington where it joins with the Veteran Cars to follow the A6 through Chorley. The cars will pass through  Chorley from around 12.45.
Both Routes then continue on the A6 and onto the A582 at Bamber Bridge  then turn right to pass through Lostock Hall to descend Pear Tree Brow from 13.15. Here the route splits again with the Veterans continuing directly to Bowker at Preston Dock and the Vintage Route ascending Marshals Brow to go via Lindle Lane to pass Lancashire Constabulary Police HQ from about 13.30.
The Vintage Route continues to pass through Longton and Hutton to go via Penwortham to Bowker at Preston Dock where it joins the Veteran Route once again. From Bowker BMW both routes follow the A584/ A584 to pass through Freckleton Village from about 13.40.
At Warton the Route splits for the final time with the Vintage Route passing through Wrea Green from about 14.00 and then through Moss Side to Salcoates where it rejoins the Veteran Route.
From there the cars travel along the sea front at Lytham, from about 14.10, to turn left at the White Church and along the front at St. Annes and on to Blackpool. The Route passes the Pleasure Beach then turns right to take in the original finish of the event at the Royal Lancashire Showground (now Blackpool Zoo) to The Italian Gardens at Stanley Park. The First car is expected at The Italian Gardens around 15.05.
The cars will be arriving over roughly 50 minutes and will then be judged in a Concours with awards for their originality and condition. The premier award, the Blackpool Trophy, will be presented by the Mayor of Blackpool.

Fellsman 2022 – Pictures

Mike Wood was out on our Fellsman run with his little Box Brownie taking some fime pictures of the entrants as they passed through some beutiful ccountry lanes.

Coast to Coast Update

LAC Coast to Coast Classic Car Run.
Wow we have a full entry for our annual Coast to Coast Classic Car Run on Saturday 9th July. We usually have a full entry but never filled our maximum number so early before.
Sorry if you haven’t put in your entry yet but Sandra is preparing a reserve list just in case anyone can’t make it.
Many thanks to all who entered.
Chris Lee

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 pictures from the event in our Gallery Section.

Lytham Classic Car Show – Update

Lytham Classic Car Show – Update
This year’s show takes place on –
SUNDAY JUNE 19th from 9 am to 4pm.
They have a special guest this year ‘ Sarah Crabtree from Evoke Classics and formerly the popular TV series Bangers & Cash.
All proceeds go to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Every penny they raise in ticket sales and donations goes directly to Rosemere. The minimum donation required to exhibit your vehicle this year is £15.
It is simple to register,
1. click on
2. COMPLETE your details
3. Follow the ‘Just Giving’ link to DONATE. With a minimum donation of £15, or more if you wish. (Don’t forget to gift aid)
4. Print off or Screen shot your unique QR code TICKET and write your car registration alongside if printed and bring it along on the day.
You can of course enter on the day, in which case on arrival use the left hand lane, park up and go to the admin tent.
If you need to contact us please use the numbers below.
They look forward to seeing you on Fathers Day, Sunday 19th June 2022.
Best wishes
Phil Lee, Auto Expert Event Sponsors.
Edward Cook Event Coordinator.

Warning from Motorsport UK

As you may know the Lancashire Automobile Club (1902) Ltd is a member of several Associations. We have received the following from Chris Woodcock who is the Chairman of ANCC.
The LAC is a Motorsport UK Registered Club and provided we organise our events in accordance with their regulations we, and our members, are covered by specific insurance policies. Additionally compliance with Motorsport UK’s regulations ensures compliance with the Road Traffic Act.
We would therefore like to draw members attention to this notification from the ANCC so they may make an informed decision when entering events.
To all member clubs of The Association of Northern Car Clubs (ANCC)
You may have seen that an event marketing company called Classic and Competition Car Events is promoting a series of events they are marketed as a tour with untimed special stages.
These events are:-
Mintex Rally Yorkshire at Church Fenton Airfield and Harewood 8/9 April
Lombard Rally Festival Newcastle at Witton Castle 16 /17 July
Classic and Competition Car Events Albemarle Barracks 2/3 September
It should be made clear these event have not been granted a Motorsport UK event permit or a stage rally demonstration permit.
Our concern is that as it’s not being run under Motorsport UK regulations this poses a threat to established events should anything unfortunate happen. Events that are organised by Motorsport UK clubs are respected for their safety, good organisation, and staffing by professional volunteers, including good PR work with the local inhabitants.
I am writing to strongly advise you that anyone from your club who plans to take part or be involved in any capacity at these events are made aware that they are not covered by any Motorsport UK insurance and they and their equipment are present totally at their own risk, and will not have access to Motorsport UK legal support if anything goes wrong.
If they do become involved, then it is as an individual and not as part of a Motorsport UK recognised motor club, and must not give any indication that they are there as an Motorsport UK approved official or a safety marshal or radio operator.
The following statement has been issued by Motorsport UK:-
“Only Motorsport UK events held under Organising Permit or Certificate of Exemption are covered by Motorsport UK Master Insurance Policies in respect of Public Liability and Personal Accident. At other events not held under Motorsport UK Permits it is wise to check adequate insurance is in place to protect; drivers, entrants, passengers and officials. Motorsport UK Liability cover is up to £100,000,000 for any one accident Motorsport UK events are also Authorised under the Motor Vehicles Off Road Events Legislation where applicable, which exempts drivers from Sections 1,2 & 3 (dangerous or careless driving) of the Road Traffic Act whilst driving within the rules of the event off the public highway.”
Best Regards,
Chris Woodcock
Chairman ANCC.
Best regards
Chris Woodcock
Association of Northern Car Clubs Ltd