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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.

Recollections of Colin Bennett – Thursday 27th November 2014 at Whalley Golf Club

The Lancashire Automobile Club is once again delighted to be able to host another of its successful Club Nights at which we bring another Northern and somewhat infamous figure from the world of international motorsport.

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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27 Nov 2014
Recollections of Colin Bennett - 27th November 2014 at Whalley Golf Club
The Lancashire Automobile Club is once again delighted to be able to host another of its successful Club Nights at which we bring another Northern and somewhat infamous figure from the world of international motorsport.

3 Nov 2014
2014 Classic Challenge
Now is the time to get your entries in for the 2014 Classic Challenge. Click for more information.

3 Nov 2014
Tips on Sprinting and Hillclimbing
Geoff Ward and Craig Powers of Longton and District Motor Club have written a useful article on Tips on Sprinting and Hillclimbing which they have kindly allowed us to share with you. Click the link to read the article.

Cars outside the Midland Hotel. Coast to Coast 2014.

12 Jul 2014
Coast to Coast 2014
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

Manchester to Blackpool Start

8 Jun 2014
Manchester to Blackpool Classic Car Run 2014
Starting from the recently refurbished Worsley Hall Hotel, and blessed with glorious weather, participants ‘signed on’ before they could start the run, with many enjoying bacon sarnies and cups of tea or coffee in the pleasant grounds that surround the hotel. With the first car off at 9.00am the other sixty odd entrants followed at minute intervals, with a huge variety of interesting motor cars on display.

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