Cheshire Lanes Run – Visit to Adam Sykes

On the 18th October we will be doing something new. That’s a pretty hard thing to do after 122 years but we are going to organise a visit to Adam Sykes Emporium in Cheshire by staging a ‘Social Run’. Social Runs are different to our normal Motorsport UK sanctioned Touring Assemblies.

A social Run is for like monded motoring enthusiasts to enjoy a run together. They are defined by Motorsport UK as:

A non-competitive run for likeminded participants where there is no other purpose than the camaraderie of motoring in company to a predetermined point and which is not within the jurisdiction of the Motorsport UK.

Social Runs were created to help the one make/marque car clubs, who organise these types of activities, and already have their own insurance cover. They are social gatherings that involve driving to a location rather than a motoring event.

Social Runs do not require a permit or exemption and are not covered by Motorsport UK insurance policies.

Adam Sykes has invited the club to his premises where there are two large showrooms crmmed full with an ever changing stock of vintage and classic racing cars as well as vintage, Classic and more modern machinery.

Whilst it is a social run we do ask you to enter using the Club’s entry system so we can keep track on who will be attanding. If you only wish to visit Adams please enter the run, it’s free by the way, that way you will get full details.

The run is some 24 miles and we expect to leave Moto Lymm between 10.00am and 10.15 to arrive at Adams just after 11.00am.

Please bring your vintage, classic or cherished car to add to the interest of your fellow enthusiasts on the day.

New Pictures in Gallery

We have placed photos from this years St George’s Day Run and the Fellsman Tour into our Gellery.

Simply click on Gellery on the headline banner and it will take you to photos of aall our events.

LAC June Noggin and Natter Thursday 6th June

With the weather, finaly, warming up it’s time to meet up with fellow members and motor enthusiasts at out Monthly Noggin and Natter at The Mytton Fold Hotel, Whalley Rd, Langho, Blackburn BB6 8AB on Thursday 6th June.

Anthony and Carolyn will be there as usual to greet you and you can share motoring memories, discuss the recent Fellsman and look forward to our Kendal 100 event on June 23rd.

We still have a few places left on the Kendal 100 and the cut off date for entries is rapidly approaching so make sure you get your entry in. The start is from the Cafe Lazio with backon butties. We then tracel via Jeffry Hill, Oakenclough and Caton for a comfort break at The Longlands Hotel at Tewitfield and then on to Kendal where we pick up the route of the 1904 Reliability Trail from Kendal to Whalley. The return route is a little different to the outweard leg we did last year because some exits and entrances onto the A65 are shall we say difficult traveling in one direction but easy travelling in the opposite direction.  We return to the Cafe Lazio fromWhalley where pie peas and chips await.

For full details, regulations and entry form click on link below.

Why not bring along your Vintage, classic or cherished car for others to enjoy?

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 in style and presnting  few awards to Club members for their efforts in supporting the Club.

The pictures from top left to bottom right show Adrian Dean with the Wood Trophy presnted for all his work in getting the Club involved in the Tree V initiative to absorb the carbon generated by our road events.

Next is Anthony Taylor getting the Attwater Trophy for services to the club in getting our monthlu Noggin and Natters back on the calendar and ensuring their success.

Then, top right, we have Jeff Chambers who has taken over Entries Secretary and created the wonderful Videos of Club events which we have been sharing with you recieving the RW Clarke Memorial Trophy.

To the left of the second row is David Barnes who is a regular entrant in his immaculate E Type recieving his ‘Leaper’ which was donated by Jaguar Cars to the Club for organising the Sir William Lyons Cetenary road runs.

Centre is Alan Wilson recieving a Special Award from the Club for his support in designing, organising and making the replicas of the original commemorative medals from the first Kendal 100 in 1904 is silver given to participents in the Kendal 100 last year.

The premier award went to Tom Hardman who has been a leading vintage and historic car racer with mounts including including Maserati 6CM, Bugatti Type 35B and ERA. He is globally respected and internationally renowned for expert product knowledge.

Finaly we came to the Presidents award which was presnted to our Master of Ceremonies, Chris Lee for 55 years of service to the Club.

With the formal bit out of the way the Disco took over with dancing to midnight.

A really great way to kick off the season.

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 a coffee halt at The Helwith Birdge Inn and a lunch stop at The Inn at South Stainley along the way.

The event is a non competitive Touring Assembly with a Concours at Dunsley open to Vintage, Classic and Cherished cars of any age.

Please click on link below for regulations and entry (please read the updated regs).

See you in Morecambe.

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 the outward leg of the reliability trail and returned via The Trough of Bowland; this year we use the return leg of the reliability trial and go to Kendal via Jeffy Hill, Dolphinholme and a cffee stop at Tewitfield. This enables us to use even more of the original route.

The event is a touring assembly and Concours d’Elegance with a prize presentation for the concours at the finish.

If you have any queries regarding your entry, please contact the Entries Secretary, Jeff Chambers – Email

Regulations and entry form now available Click on Regulations and Enter below

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 of history………….

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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 ran south in the A14 to climd Tholt-y-Will Glen towards the summit of Snaefell.
It formed part of the European Championship on a couple of occaisions so attarcted a high qulaity entry.
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Tholt Y Will Hillclimb - IOM; Lancashire Automobile Club

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 lasted 4 rather than 3 days! The event toured the Highlands of Scotland travelling from one venue to another for overnight stays. Averaging close on 200 miles per day the event attracted a loyal band of regulars over the years. Fancy dress with a Highland theme was popular amongst the entrants.

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