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 Her Majesty`s Nuclear Service (title with approval from the Admiralty) and discuss the Cold War and the part played by the submariners. Commodore Eric Thompson MBE. RN. Rtd. played a video, discussed operations, conditions and had some amusing stories. The thing that seemed to “stick” with most people was that only three people on the boat knew their location at any time, and they could be away anywhere, including under the Arctic for up to 2 months. A large box of the books was on display, and every single copy was personally signed and sold as the audience left.
The event was a total sell-out, ticket sales had to be stopped, to make the environment safe for the visitors. The Golf Club served up their wonderful pie and peas supper. Eric was given a payment for expenses for coming down to Lancashire, but handed it back, and asked for it to be given to “Blood Bikers”, one of our favoured charities, as he had not heard of them, and thought it a brilliant, volunteer charity. He graciously accepted a very nice framed “Classified” ticket copy with thanks from the LAC, and a bottle of homebrew in the form of a rather special single malt whisky, when thanked by Martin Wylie for a fascinating and most interesting evening, which we were privileged to have enjoyed.
Our annual pre Christmas get togther and meal. Enjoy a pleasant meal in good company at the Brown Cow in Chatburn near Clitheroe BB7 4AW on the evening of the 9th Decamber.
The ideal way to start the Christmas festivities.
For full details and tickes please contact Eileen Dyson firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01282 771488
Those of you who were out on our St Georges Day Run may not have noticed a representative of H&H Auctions out and about on the event. It was Adam Sykes armed with is trusty camera. His intention was to choose his favourite car on the day. But in the end he was so impressed with the entry he selected three cars. So we asked him to rank them – not an easy task but we now have his decision.
In third place we have Richard Woods fantastic Mercedes SL600.
Moving back in time we have the 1951 Jaguar XK120 of Callum Hewitt.
But the car which Adam finally settled on as his favourite was Jim Clarke’s 1953 Mercedes 300S
Many thanks Adam hope you enjoyed your day.
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, Eileen Dyson and Alan Shawfor the shots.
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 as motorway, rivers and streams. The wet weather the week beore also gave us a couple of fords we weren’t expecting!
In total over the 72 miles of the route we crossed over 53 bridges and went under 4 making a grand total of 57 bridges.
The weather was most kind and we can’t give enough thanks to the Whearsheaf in Garstang for hosting the start and finish.
Below are just a few of the pictures taken at the start and en route by rally legend Mike Wood plus a few of my own taken at Brock Bottoms.