St Georges Day Run 2018 – Classic Car Rally

22nd April 2018

Lancaster Castle will host the rally staging point for the Lancashire Automobile Club ‘St Georges Day Run 2018’ classic car rally.  This event has been held over the last 15 years and attracting around 60 of the finest classic cars in the north west.

The Lancashire Automobile Club

The Lancashire Automobile Club St Georges Day Run forms part of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Club’s nation event ‘Drive it Day’.  The national event gets thousands of historic vehicles on the road up and down the country for the public to enjoy.

Every year the route is changed to maintain interest and this year they are visiting Lancaster Castle as part of a run starting in Blackburn and taking in Pendle Hill, Clitheroe and the Trough of Bowland as it follows in the footsteps of the Pendle Witches.

The return journey to Blackburn retraces some of the roads used by the early members of the club shortly after it was formed in 1902 (photo below).  The Club has records of runs in the early 1900’s from Blackburn to Lancaster which must have been a challenge for those motoring pioneers.

What to expect and where to see the cars

Whilst at Lancaster Castle the cars will pause for around 15 minutes to allow photographs to be taken.  The classic cars will be at the Castle from midday onwards until around 1.30pm.

Viewing of the Cars arriving and leaving the Castle can take place at any point around the Castle’s perimeter.  The classic cars will arrive from the A6 King Street, into the Castle estate via St Mary’s Parade, traversing the Castle anti-clockwise, and leave the Castle via Castle Parade, and back onto the A6 at China Street.

The rally checkpoint will be at the Shire Hall Carpark at the rear of the Castle, with viewing of the cars from the north and west side of the Castle.

Previous Event photos


Learn more about the Lancashire Automobile Club


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