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.

Highland 3 Day Report 2016

Getting in Touch with your Wild Side

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

An evening with Tony Iddon : “From Longridge to Le Mans—The life of an FIA Race Director”

Life is tough!

An evening with Tony Iddon : “From Longridge to Le Mans—The life of an FIA Race Director”

Thursday 24th November 2016, Whalley Golf Club - 19:30 for 20:00 hours

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


We are delighted that our Guest Speaker will be Tony Iddon, FIA Race Director and Lancashire Automobile Club Vice President.


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

9 Oct 2016
Christmas Get Together – Thursday 8th December 2016
Christmas Get Together – Thursday 8th December 2016

9 Oct 2016
Extraordinary General Meeting
Extraordinary General Meeting

Tony Iddon FIA Steward

9 Oct 2016
An evening with Tony Iddon : “From Longridge to Le Man—The life of an FIA Race Director”
An evening with Tony Iddon : “From Longridge to Le

Arrival at Hunley Hall

19 Jul 2016
Coast to Coast 2016
Pictures from the start and finish of this years Coast to C

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The LAC is a MSA recognised Club.