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.

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.

Manchester to Blackpool Route 2016

Here is an outline of this years Manchester to Blackpool Classic Car Run route. Starting at 09.00am from Worsley Old Hall it goes north through Bolton and out via Edgeworth to a Coffee Halt at the Duke of Wellington on the Grane Road with the first car due around 09.45. 

The route goes through Haslingden, first car around 10.05, and over to Blackburn then Pendle Hill and on to the lunch halt t Grimsargh Village Hall, first car around 11.51.

Classic Care Show BAE Samlesbury 20-22 May 2016

Samlesbury Show

Gordon Lund, a regular entrant on our runs, is helping organise a Vintage weekend at British Aerospaces site at Samlesbury on the 20 - 22nd May.

Entrants and members are invited to bring along their vintage and classic cars. Full details at

Not only is there a car show there will be many other activities including live music and dancing on both evenings. Should be great so go to the web site and have a look.


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.

2015 Coast to Coast

Sandside to Sandsend or Red Rose Coast to White Rose Coast, call it what you will, this year was a changed format with a new route, and new final destination, but still featuring one or two popular spots, but also with a lot of new roads to test out the skills of driver and navigator.

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.

Speed Championship 2015

The 2015 Speed Championship


The 2015 Lancashire Automobile Club Speed Championship included rounds at Aintree Anglesey Circuit and Barbon. This gave us 12 rounds.

New Regs and Entry Forms Available


Regs and Entry Forms are now available for the St Georges Day run and the Manchester to Blackpool.

For all LAC events regulations may be obtained from David Cuff if you have any problems downloading from this site.

An open letter from the MSA Chief Executive regarding spectator safety on UK stage rallies

An open letter from the MSA Chief Executive regarding spectator safety on UK stage rallies.

113th Annual General Meeting

Our 2015 AGM took place on Tuesday February 3rd, 2015 at Whalley Golf Club. As usual business was kept to a minimum and we enjoyed getting-together following the meeting with supper.

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

The Lancashire Automobile Club was once again delighted to host another of its successful Club Nights with another Northern and somewhat infamous figure from the world of international motorsport. “No man has a greater command of Anglo-Saxon than Bennett” - Autosport.

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

24 May 2016
Highland Tour Invitation 2016
Highland Tour invitation 2016 - 23rd to 25th Septem

Blue Butts Motoring Tour

23 May 2016
Blue Butts Motoring Tour Saturday 2nd July
One of our principle sponsors, Blue Butts, is organising a

22 May 2016
Donation to North Weat Blood Bikes Lancs and Lakes
The LAC is proud to support Blood Bikes.

22 May 2016
World Rally GB under threat
The link to the e-petition is

3 May 2016
Entrants Report on 2016 St Georges Day
Drive it day 2016

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