Welcome to the Lancashire Automobile Club- Established in 1902 the LAC 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 Lunch. As well as … Continue reading "Welcome to the Lancashire Automobile Club"
2019 Diner Dance “Oh what a night!”- The 2019 bash got under way with glasses of fizz and the souds of our live band the Bartenders. The food was excellent, the music fantastic and the company great. What more can you ask for? Carolyn Taylor and Eileen Dyson had made the room look something special and Mitton Hall had pulled out all … Continue reading "2019 Diner Dance “Oh what a night!”"
2019 AGM – Report- This years AGM was well attended and featured some lively discussions concening the future of the Club. The Treasurers report was well recieved and in a nutshell the Club’s finances are healthy with no need to raise Membership fees. Indeed the meeting voted in favour of increasing the Members discount for entry to the Club’s … Continue reading "2019 AGM – Report"
Sad News – Ted Worswick (Updated)- It is with great sadness we inform you of the death of a long time member of the LAC Edward (Ted) Worswick who suffered a fatal heart attack last Saturday, 23 February. Ted’s funeral is on Wednesday 13th March, 1.15pm At St. John’s Church, George Lane, Read, followed by cremation (family) at Burnley Crematorium … Continue reading "Sad News – Ted Worswick (Updated)"
Classic Challenge 2018 Results- Once again the Challenge got off to a great start with the St Georges Day Run ably organised by Anthony Taylor and the usual suspects. Next came John Hartley’s fiendish Fellsman event. We had a good turnout turn out on the Manchester to Blackpool with Martin Wylie as CoC visiting the Lancashire Fusiliers Museum in … Continue reading "Classic Challenge 2018 Results"
26th Coast to Coast Run – 2018 Report- 26th Coast to Coast Classic Car Run On Saturday 14th July 70 vintage, classic and cherished cars lined up by the Midland Hotel in Morecambe for the Lancashire Automobile Club’s 26th running of their successful Coast to Coast Classic Car Run. The route of some 155 miles meandered it’s way from Coast to Coast treating … Continue reading "26th Coast to Coast Run – 2018 Report"
St Georges Day Run – Demdyke Rally Report April 22nd- As part of the FBHVC national Drive it Day the Lancashire Automobile Club organises a run on the nearest Sunday to St Georges Day. Every year we lay out a new route and as we are based around the Northwest we thought we would resurect the ethos of out Demdyke Rally, In fact one … Continue reading "St Georges Day Run – Demdyke Rally Report April 22nd"
Navigator School Follow Up- For those who attended John Hartley’s recent, highly succesful, Navigators School on the 25th Feb we are giving details of the instructions for the ‘loop’ which John used as the practical. The ‘loop started from the car park or Blackburn Northern Sports on Pleckgate Drive in Blackburn. The instructions were to use coloured roads only … Continue reading "Navigator School Follow Up"
2017 Highland Tour- The attached report has details of the 2017 Highland Tour. Please click the link below to view. Report
55th Manchester to Blackpool- Starting again from Worsley Old Hall, this well supported event attracted cars of all shapes and sizes, and all ages as well, from modern classics to veteran and vintage, great to see them all out on the road. After signing on, run by Peter Stansfield, Sandra Williams and Eileen Dyson, the cars were off to the start under … Continue reading "55th Manchester to Blackpool"
St Georges Day 2017 Report- Blessed with stunning Spring weather, this years event started again from it’s new home of Blackburn Northern Sports Club. With nearly eighty entrants with vehicles as diverse as a Mini Moke, to a Bentley Brooklands. The organisers had prepared a wonderful route with interesting and different roads, and with some outstanding views of the countryside that we are so … Continue reading "St Georges Day 2017 Report"
Special Club Announcement- The Lancashire Automobile Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Brian Redman and Mike Wood as Honorary Club Patrons, in recognition of their achievements and services to motorsport, we are very fortunate to have these two Lancashire ‘Lads’ connected with our club. Mike lives locally, whilst Brian lives in warmer climes in Florida.
Drive it Day 2017 Report- Lancashire Automobile Club Ltd Drive it Day 2017 St Georges Day Run 23rd May It might be worth first giving a little explanation of what Drive it Day is all about. The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) decided many years ago that the profile of classic vehicles (in the widest sense) should be … Continue reading "Drive it Day 2017 Report"
Highland 3 Day Report 2016- Getting in Touch with your Wild Side All pictures and maps are on the picture gallery for the event. The Highland 3 Day Classic Tour has been held virtually every year for the last 20 years and I have to say that it strikes me, from all the comments, cheers, laughter and ‘rib digging’ that … Continue reading "Highland 3 Day Report 2016"
Fellsman 2016- The Fellsman is a Touring Assembly within the MSA definitions but includes an element of skill from the navigators seat not normally seen on LAC events. As such it attracts a smaller but, shall we say, more dedicated following. The format remains as previous events with John Hartley devising ever more devious tests for the … Continue reading "Fellsman 2016"
2016 St Georges Day Tour- This years St Georges Day Tour start from Blackburn Northern Sports where some 140 entrants in 70 cars enjoyed a bacon butty before setting out on their travels. The Lancashire Automobile Club took the opportunity to invite the Blood Bikers along to present a cheque for monies raised at the raffle at the Barry ‘Whizzo’ … Continue reading "2016 St Georges Day Tour"
Great video of the 2014 St Georges Day Run- This video shows our 2014 event which started and finished at Mitton Hall near Whalley. As well as shots from the start the entrants can be seen at Stoneyhurst College and traversing the Trough of Bowland. 2014 St Georges Day
8mm Film of the First Veteran and Vintage Car Run- Howard Greenwood of the Pendle Movie Makers emailed the club with details of a film of the 1963 Manchester to Blackpool which he has put on YouTube. It’s over 17 mins long! The film is fascinating for many reasons. The cars on the run are all vintage and at least one is steam powered. Of … Continue reading "8mm Film of the First Veteran and Vintage Car Run"
Californians in Caledonia (2014 Highland 3-Day) by Jeff and Tessa Thomas- Last year at home in northern California our friends Paul and Lily English invited us to join them on the 2014 Highland 3 Day Classic Tour. Without hesitation we said yes. What were we thinking? We didn’t know an Austin Healey from an Aston Martin and thought a Tulip diagram was about flower anatomy. The … Continue reading "Californians in Caledonia (2014 Highland 3-Day) by Jeff and Tessa Thomas"
2014 – 22nd Coast to Coast- What a difference a day makes! Wall to wall sunshine from start to finish on this now well established event, brought out the sun cream for those with soft tops, and quarter lights open for those in tin tops. Starting again from the Art Deco Midland Hotel Morecambe, on the Lancashire Riviera, with distant views … Continue reading "2014 – 22nd Coast to Coast"