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.

Cars and Coffee Meet 19th March 2017 - Mere Cheshire

Midget & Sprite Club North West Area
Vintage & Classic Car Meet @ The Kilton

Cars and Coffee Meet 19th March 2017

The Midget & Sprite Club North West Area has invited the Lancashire Automobile Club and like minded car owners to join them at The Kilton Inn at Mere on the A50 just 3 miles east of Lymm services in Cheshire on Sunday 19th March from 10am to 1 pm.

Fellsman Regulations now Available


Fellsman Saturday 6th May, 2017.

The Fellsman is a Touring Assembly but this time aimed at more experienced entrants who relish map reading and pitting themselves against the organisers. This year the event starts from The Stirk House. 

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 2017 Now full!

Andrew Ogden in the Alfa enjoys the Scottish roads.

As a starter the dates for the 2017 Highland are Wednesday 20th September if you want overnight accommodation at Hetland Hall near Dumfries Day 0 starts on Thursday morning first car off 09:00 heading up to Helensbrugh on Thursday 21st for the start of the 3 day tour on the Friday 22nd up to Dundonnel for two nights Friday and Saturday then back to Helensbrugh for the 24th Sunday evening then home on Monday to recover.

See News and Events for more details.

More details will be posted on in December.

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.

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

14 Mar 2017
Find it, Fix it, Flog it - Channel 4
This is a programme on Channel 4 TV and the LAC has been as

4 Feb 2017
Coast to Coast Saturday 15th July
Regulations now available

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The LAC is a MSA recognised Club.