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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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.

Leyland Festival 2022 – Thursday 2nd June

We have been invited to this years Leyland Festival on Thursday 2nd June. We know a midweek event won’t suit everybody but should be a good event.

The festival see’s the return of “Cars in the Park”. Forming a major spectacle in the parade, vehicle enthusiasts will then have the opportunity to admire the latest supercars by Lamborghini and Ferrari, and hot hatches, modifications and beautiful vintage examples on Worden Park.


The new organisers say:

“It means a great deal to us to have taken over a tradition that began with Leyland Motors – the first organisers of Leyland Festival’s motor events. We take our responsibility inrepresenting our motoring past and future very seriously. This is something for everyone in the town to be proud of as well asbeing a real draw for car enthusiasts from far and wide.”


For more information about Leyland Festival 2022, or to enquire about trading at the event, visit

Many thanks!

At this year’s Lancashire Automobile Club’s Dinner Dance I received an award for 50years service to the Club (actually it’s 54 but who’s counting). The award is a rather interesting silver tankard which has been in the safe hands of John Waddington for quite a few years. It was originaly the Lancashire Automobile Club ‘James Briggs – Bury Trophy’ for the Club Championship and Outstanding Club Member Contribution which was presented from 1954 – 59. It is now inscribed with 1940 -1970’s Bill Turner and 1970’s – 2020’s Chris Lee. The tankard itself has the Queens head on the lid with ‘Crowned in Westminster Abbey June 2nd 1953’ on the underside of the lid.
What made it more special was that Mike Wood did the presentation. Mike has certainly done more for the Club over the last 70 years than anyone else alive. He continues to actively support the Club by assisting with organising events including stepping in the breach to take on the role of Clerk of Course for the Coast to Coast Run.
Many thanks to all involved.

Manchester to Blackpool Regulations now available.

Well our 60th anniversary is upon us and regualtions are now available for our final run.

This year we turn back the clock to the early runs from the 1960’s bu following, as far as possible, the original route. Originally there were two routes a Veteran, shorter and suitable for both Veteran and Edwardian entries, and a longer Vintage route more suited to Vintage, Classic and Cherished entries. The route books will be in a similar to the originals with a simple descriptive format.

The run will start from the Henry Boddington PH, which is only 0.3miles from the original route in Salford. Signing on will be from 10.00am with the first car away at 11.00. Plenty of time for a bacon bap! The finish will be at the Italian Gardens in Stanley Park Blackpool where a cream tea awaits.

Please click on link for regulations.


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 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.

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 mixed entry, and Anthony took his McLaren this time instead of the Aristocat to give it a final run of the year.
The picture is to demonstrate – as long as you are a member of the Jaguar Drivers Club you can enter any car in this “fun” 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 Stumps Cross Cavern to our lunch halt at The Inn at South Stainley. The Inn is under new ownership but the arrangements worked out well.
The next leg took us via Boroughbridge to Bylands Abbey and Rosedale Abbey to Scripps Garage in Goathland. In this section we came across a rather serious accident where a group of cyclists had suffered injuries. We wunderstand that one of the leading cyclists struck a pothole causing him to fall off. He was them hit by many of the following riders. When the Course Car arrived the accident had just occured and there was cyclists still climbing out of ditches and hedges. Several entrants stopped to assist and give first aid. One casualty appeard to be pretty badly hurt and went to hospital in an ambulance. Another appered to have broken ribs and others various cuts and bruises. POt holes are a menace to us but normaly we suffer suspension and wheel damage for cyclists the results can be far worse.
The event finished at Dunsley Hall just north of Whitby where we parked on the lawn for the cars to be judges by our President, Mike Raven, for the Presidents Award. He narrowed the entry down to three cars a Morris Minor, a Ford Capri and the eventual winner a Lancia Fulvia. In addition Frances Harrison presnted an award in memory of her husband Richard who marshaled on every Coast to Coast up to his passing last year. The Club gave FRances a special award for her services to the event.
Following that those who stayed at the hotel had a woderful evening.
A most enjoyable day all round.