Welcome to the Lancashire Automobile Club - Established in 1902 the Lancashire Automobile Club (1902) Ltd is the second oldest motor club in the UK dedicated to the interests of motorists in the region. Organising both motoring and social events, the LAC has something for everybody, from car runs (touring assemblies) and static shows to the Annual Dinner Dance and Triennial Sportsmans … Continue reading "Welcome to the Lancashire Automobile Club"
Sad News of LAC Stalwart - We very sad to impart the news to you all that our very good friend, colleague and companion Alwyn J Davis. MSc. died this morning following a short illness. He would have been 93 later this month. Many of you will rember Alwyn as the person in charge of signing on at LAC events including … Continue reading "Sad News of LAC Stalwart"
The 1964 Liege – Another view! - All of our ‘regular’ readers will be well aware of Mike Wood and John Wadsworth’s exploits on the 1964 Liege. I posted this story on a Facebook page and recieved a reply of another contestants, Doctor Beatty Crawford, reccollections of this car breaking event. Our 1964 Spa-Sofia-Liege rally. The Royal Motor Union Club wanted only … Continue reading "The 1964 Liege – Another view!"
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - We hope you have an enjoyable Christmas and New Year. Here’s to a much improved seasom of motoring in 2021! From all at Lancashire Automobile Club
Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER - A word from our Chairman… What a year! Who would have thought if I had written this message twelve months ago that 2020 could unfold as it has? Of course, there has been sadness, I have lost two close relatives to COVID-19 and many other enthusiasts have been affected in a similar way. But equally many … Continue reading "Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER"
Mike Wood’s 1963 Monte Carlo Rally - With this years world rally championship now wrapped up it’s time to look forward to the first event of 2021 the Monte Carlo Rally. Thought this article by Mike Wood about the 1963 event would add to your interest. 1963 MONTE CARLO RALLY By Mike Wood This is my story of the 1963 Monte Carlo … Continue reading "Mike Wood’s 1963 Monte Carlo Rally"
A Classic Highland Tour - Well the Lancashire Automobile Club regulars have missed out on their dose of Highlands magic this year. So we thought a little video of what you have missed would hit the right note. Prize for anyone who spots a fleeting glimpse of Mike Raven! Please click on link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTAxHICtqj8&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3qOPSYByrTY2Rrv-XDUFTXtIPOexnGnYqsvb2I_r9vcEk3horQOKn4ors
Americana - Some great pictures of ‘Woodies’ mainly from the States plus a Quiz for you to enjoy: Americana Quiz starts with the pictures of Woodies then goes on to an interesting quiz on American cars. Americana Quiz Americana Answers gives you, strangely, the answrs to the quiz. Americana Answers Many thanks to Mike Hanson for this … Continue reading "Americana"
The 1964 Liege Part 2 - A few weeks back we shared with you part 1 of the story of the Liege Rally in 1964. We promised part 2 as soon as it became available. So here is part 2 which concentrates on the rally from the seat of the only Mini ever to finish this gruelling event – enjoy| Please … Continue reading "The 1964 Liege Part 2"
Rise of the Sidevalves - We have been contacted by Tom Fryars about a great new book on the early days of motorsport which includes some interesting snippets of LAC history. This is a n Edwardian motor sport book that tells a story, a book which is of particular interest to members of the Lancashire Automobile Club and how their … Continue reading "Rise of the Sidevalves"
The Liege Rally - There is a great article in this months Historic Car Register Newsletter (Northants and Bedford area) which we have reproduced with the kind permission of Andrew Bodman. The Liège Rally from Andrew Bodman The Royal Motor Union of Liège used to organise the Marathon de la Route, to give it its official title. It was … Continue reading "The Liege Rally"
Mike Wood and Tony Fall in the 240Z - Those of you who are old enough may remember way back in 1972 our committee member Mike Wood rallying in the mighty Datsun 240Z. This short video features Mike and Tony following their exploits on the 1972 RAC Rally.
Video of the Sir William Lyons Centenary Event - In 2001 Lancashire Automobile Club was approached by Jaguar cars to help with the celebrations of Sir William Lyons birth one hundred years previously. The event was centred on Blackpool, where Sir William was born, and after a week of runs moved yo Coventry and the Browns Lane factory where a glittering evening event took … Continue reading "Video of the Sir William Lyons Centenary Event"
Lakeland 25000 - During the lock-down you may have searched online for motor-related stimulation, and if old Austins are your thing you may have come across a video of the 1939 launch of the Austin 8 in the Lake District. In the video the little Austin, driven by Tommy Wisdom, takes on the challenge of climbing 25,000ft in … Continue reading "Lakeland 25000"
Re-live the Coast to Coast Classic Car Run - We thought that with our 28th Coast to Coast Classic Car Run this coming Saturday being cancelled you may wish to relive the 2019 event. This link takes you to the route information book from last years event which let’s you know where the event went to and places of interest along the way. Simply … Continue reading "Re-live the Coast to Coast Classic Car Run"
The First LAC Coast to Coast. - The First Coast to Coast! As Mike Wood will tell you anytime this month we were due to run our 28th Coast to Coast Classic Car Run. Mike ran the Lancashire Automobile Club’s first Classic Car Run from Blackpool to Scarborough but that’s not the whole story! Long before Mike’s run for Classic Cars, … Continue reading "The First LAC Coast to Coast."
Mystery Coachbuilders in Leigh (updated 28/06/20) - I know this is a long shot but it is something which may promt a memory in one of our members, I had the following request posted on out Facebook page which I fgound interesting. The chap knows the history of Bucklers (he used to compete one) but this particular model/version has prompted his … Continue reading "Mystery Coachbuilders in Leigh (updated 28/06/20)"
Just another road in Upstate New York – the story of Watkins Glen - Nigel Bentley brough this video to my attention. So here’s another interesting motor sport video. Ok so it’s Watkins Glen in the USA but wait till you see who sponsored the video and the adverts.
Alfa Romeo 110th Celebrations -Updated 29/06 - Alfa Romeo has released a series of videos to celebrate their 110 anniversary. Just click on the links below to see the video: Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9 Episode 10
Manchester to Blackpool – Keeping up the tradition! - As we all know today is the 58th anniversary of the first Manchester to Blackpool Car Run but sadly we can’t run the event this year. We have organised a virtual Concours D’Elegance and I will let you know the Mayor of Blackpool (Councillor Amy Cross) choice later this afternoon. In the meantime I decided … Continue reading "Manchester to Blackpool – Keeping up the tradition!"
Relive the Manchester to Blackpool Classic Car Run - We thought that with our 58th Manchester to Blackpool Classic Car Run this Sunday being cancelled you may wish to relive the 2019 event. This link takes you to the route information book from last years event which let’s you know where the event went to and places of interest along the way. Simply click … Continue reading "Relive the Manchester to Blackpool Classic Car Run"