Tickets now available for the LAC Sportsman Lunch

9th Triennial Motorsport Luncheon
Sunday 20th November 2022
The Stirk House Hotel, Gisburn, BB7 4LJ
International Driver, Tutor & Designer Mike Knight in conversation with former F1 Driver & Le Mans Winner Richard Attwood.
Mike Knight is the force behind the Winfield School of Motor Racing for F1 Drivers at Magny Cours & Paul Ricard Circuit, France
Amongst others “The Playboys” – Pironi, Laffite, Arnoux, Prost, Jarier & Jabouille passed through the hands of instructors Richard & Mike Knight at Magny-Cours. See picture above.
With over 90 pole positions, 90 Grand Prix wins & 2 F1 World Champions to his credit, this is a chance to hear the inside story of F1 drivers in the making.
Tickets @ £45.00 per head for an informal 3-course Sunday Lunch
To purchase tickets, please click on link below, complete the booking form and return to;
Martin Wylie, 22 Paul Close, Great Sankey, Warrington, Cheshire, WA5 3NG
“The Playboys” – Pironi, Laffite, Arnoux, Prost, Jarier & Jabouille with instructors Richard & Mike Knight at Magny-Cours

Border Classic Tour

The date for our last road event of the year, ‘The Borders Classic Tour’, is approaching fast – 7th to 9th October. We would very much welcome additional participants, it should be a great trip in a beautiful part of country.

Tour details and entry form see if you have any questions, just get back to me, Andrew Ogden,

2022 Borders Classic Tour – 7 to 9 October

2022 Borders Classic Tour – 7 to 9 October
Whilst we are weeks away from the cut-off date for entry, there are only 3 days left to get the full discount on this event. The route is superb and all set out in easy to follow tulip booklets.
The package includes all meals and accommodation, a detailed tour information booklet of all the places of interest, and a memento of the tour for each participant.
Click on Border Reivers on the heading band above for regulations.

Ormskirk Motorfest – Important Announcement

Following a meeting of the Directors of the Club, faced with the continuing complications and unnecessary delays in obtaining further approvals, that are beyond our control, and which could have been avoided by the local authorities, places us in an unacceptably exposed position, with no guarantee that the event can obtain outstanding approvals within the remaining timescales.
We have therefore taken the decision to withdraw our support for the event.
The reality is that these unnecessary delays (over six months) in making key decisions regarding funding and event safety, hasn’t left enough time for road closure consultations re the Temporary Traffic Regulatory Order, which we assumed would be rubber stamped, given the number of times (9) the event has previously been very successfully run!
We realise that a huge number of residents, local businesses, participants, event sponsors and supporters will be terribly disappointed but we consider it is in all our best interests to make this decision now rather than at the last minute.

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

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

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

Historic Vehicle community rallies in support of carbon balancing scheme

Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs Ltd, PO Box 295, Upminster, Essex, RM14 9DG
Tel: 01708 223111 E-mail: Web:
Registered Office: The Barn, Holly Berry House, Hamstall Ridware, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 3SQ Registered in England No 3842316 VAT Reg No. 636 788683
Immediate release: 10 March 2022

Historic Vehicle community rallies in support of carbon balancing scheme

The FBHVC (Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs) announced a carbon balancing
scheme to the historic vehicle community last December.

Whilst recognising that the carbon footprint of the historic vehicle movement is already
immeasurably small, with the entire community accounting for less than 0.25% of the total
mileage on UK roads, the offer of carbon balancing has been incredibly well-supported by
historic vehicle owners.

The Federation’s scheme offers individuals, clubs and those organising events within the
historic vehicle community a quick and convenient way to carbon balance their emissions
thanks to the planting of new woodland here in the UK. Importantly, that woodland will also
be planted using native species to best contribute to the local ecosystem. Planting in this way
also brings with it a host of other benefits, including increased biodiversity, creation of
recreational spaces and flood mitigation to name a few.

So far since last December the historic vehicle community has successfully carbon
balanced 553,564 miles.

The carbon balanced to date has been achieved through a combination of individual
contributions from vehicle owners via and those of clubs and event
organisers. The FBHVC and Tree-V scheme is adaptable to the wide variety of activities that
the historic community gets involved in with, using an equally diverse range of vehicles.
The Federation and Tree-V scheme employs a carbon calculator, which uses annual mileage
and mile per gallon data to calculate the tonnes of CO2 emitted by a vehicle each year.
This figure is then used to purchase the equivalent amount of Carbon Units.
When an individual carbon balances their expected annual mileage, they receive a welcome
pack through the post explaining how their contribution is to be used and what their impact
on carbon balancing has been, plus a sticker for either the vehicle’s bumper, windscreen or
other easily visible area to show the public that the vehicle owner has contributed to the

The scheme will be carbon capturing the Brighton Speed Trials, commonly held to be the
oldest running speed event in the world. Other early adopters have included the MG Car
Club Midland Centre with its Welsh Touring Rally and Club Triumph’s Coast to Coast rally.
Static events are also getting in on the act with The Guernsey Classic Vehicle Club carbon
capturing all the exhibiting vehicles at their Annual Show. North Norfolk Classic Vehicle Club,
who have committed to capturing all of their events, have even appointed a Carbon
Balancing Officer to work with the scheme throughout the year.

The scheme has also extended its reach to Transport Museums as well, with Dundee
Museum of Transport and Dover Transport Museum both capturing the miles their collections cover whenever they travel to displays, it’s already proved to be an engaging way for
museums to demonstrate their green credentials to visitors and the wider public.
As news of the scheme has spread throughout the historic vehicle community, individuals,
clubs and museums have now been joined by a wide variety of businesses. These have
already covered a wide variety of companies like Genus Digitisation, who are now capturing
their fleet of work vans that cover mileage in the execution of their work on the preservation
of historical artefacts and documents.

Travel company Bespoke Rallies are also now offering their participants the chance to
capture their epic adventures and the events company Great British Motor Shows are
enabling visitors to capture travel to all of their shows.
Tom Worthington, from Tree-V reacted to the ground swell of support saying,
“We’re passionate about the environment and driving in equal measure, so our ambition is to
help as many of our fellow hobbyists still enjoy their passion without disregarding the impact
of the motor industry and its enthusiasts on the environment. We are thrilled to see that the
historic vehicle community has come out in support of this and we believe that it will help us
spread the message that all our historic vehicles, from vintage to modern, should continue to
be enjoyed on UK roads, by offsetting and capturing the albeit negligible amounts of
David Whale, Federation Chairman says,
“The historic vehicle community is not only a very adaptable movement, but also very socially
responsible. Historic vehicles have a place on tomorrow’s roads and it’s vital that we
continue to enjoy our transport heritage unhindered. This scheme allows us to carbon
balance the very tiny and insignificant amount of mileage we undertake whilst demonstrating
that we wish to contribute to a net carbon neutral future in a positive way.”
You can see more information and offset your mileage at