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Welcome to the Lancashire Automobile Club

Front Cover of an Original Programme for the 1954 Whittaker Trophy Night Rally, Organised by The Lancashire Automobile Club

Established in 1902 the LAC is one of the oldest motoring clubs 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 touring assemblies to flat out sprint events.

Please have a look around our website.  We're sure you'll find something of interest.

William Henry Bowker MBE JP - 1935-2017

 


William Henry Bowker (Bill), who has died aged 81 following a short illness, was the widely respected, former owner of Lancashire transport operator W H Bowker Ltd.

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 the control of Ken Wilkinson, Ben Addison and Peter Stansfield.

St Georges Day 2017 Report

All welcome!
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 fortunate to live in.

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

High above Portsmouth - yes really!

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 raised with the British public and our political masters.

The Lancashire Automobile Club Classic Challenge 2016

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, if not good weather, on the Manchester to Blackpool and then some excellent new roads on the Coast to Coast; The Highland made for a truly grand finale.

Highland 3 Day Report 2016

Getting in Touch with your Wild Side

All pictures and maps are on the picture gallery for the event.

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 navigators. We don't give awards and there isn't any timing but the crews get the satisfaction of pitting there wits against John and his team.
 

2016 St Georges Day Tour

Blackburn Northern Sports hosts the 2016 event

With a new starting and finishing venue plus miles and miles of 'new' roads this years St Georges Day Tour proved a success with entrants despite a brief snow shower along the way.

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7MpWn9gDcw

Highland 3 Day Report 2015

Work on the preparation of this event started with the fist reconnoitre way back in October 2014, with many more trips by Mike Raven to get the route together, which included the usual driving tests and navigational sections, for the keener motorist.
 

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!

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 prospect of driving hundreds of miles on the wrong side of the road in someone else’s cherished car seemed quite daunting. However, our motto is “Carpe Diem” and after flying into London and spending a few days getting over jet lag we headed north in a rental car.

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 over the bay towards the Lake District hills, nearly seventy cars lined up for the ‘off’ on a super route eastwards
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News and Events

6 Oct 2017
Quentin Willson Evening 29th November
We are delighted to confirm that Quentin Willson, TV

21 Jun 2017
Pictures from Manchester to Blackpool added
Pictures from the finish of the 2017 Manchester to Blackpoo

Brian Redman at the inauguration

13 Jun 2017
LAC Member Brian Redman Inaugurated into Hall of Fame
Brian Redman started his motor racing career competing at L

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The LAC is a MSA recognised Club.