About Us

The Oldest Motor Club in the UK?

Vauxhall Chevette on an LMC Track Day

We believe that The Liverpool Motor Club is the oldest active Motor Club in the UK, being a direct descendant of the Liverpool Self-Propelled Traffic Association which first organised a trial for self-propelled vehicles (what we would now call a Hill Climb) on Liverpool’s Everton Brow in 1896. There’s lots more information on our history page.

The Club has a long history of promoting motorsport events, with a current emphasis on organising Sprints. Over the years the Club has been successfully involved in various other areas of motorsport, including Autocross, Autotests, Hillclimbs, Production Car Trials, Rallies, Sand Racing and Navigational Runs. It has been particularly successful in encouraging new members to start competing and then providing the stimulus for them to develop their skills further.

Our current programme of events includes three sprints and two track days held annually, all on the famous Aintree Circuit. We also promote two hillclimbs each year at the spectacular Barbon Manor in Cumbria, jointly with Kirkby Lonsdale Motor Club, as we help to secure the venue and its events for the future.

Our highly successful Speed Championship is one of the most closely contested in the region. Please see the Championship’s website for further details by clicking here.

Social Scene (Monthly Meetings)

Club members meet for a (very) informal natter at The Unicorn Inn, Cronton on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 8.00pm. Non-members are always welcome, so why not come along & meet us for a chat, click here for a map and directions. (The Unicorn Inn, 405 Cronton Rd, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 5QF)

See our Club Calendar page for this year’s dates.


Liverpool Motor Club is a member of the Association of North Western Car Clubs (ANWCC) and the Association of Northern Car Clubs (ANCC) and is registered by Motorsport UK (the ruling body of UK motorsport). We are also proud to be a member of the SD34 Motor Sport Group, an organisation that promotes cooperation between motor clubs in the North West. The ANWCC, ANCC and SD34 each run several very successful championships for most disciplines.


Our members regularly receive invitations to compete in or marshal a wide range of events run by other motor clubs. We strive to encourage interest in motoring in all its forms with an emphasis on car-based motorsport. Membership is open to adults of any age or gender. Neither age, nor type of car owned, precludes entry from many events, and it is certainly not necessary to own a vehicle to be a member. Nearly three-quarters of the Club members are competitors and although the maximum benefit of membership is gained by active members, armchair members and spectators are just as welcome.

Want to help run motorsport?

We need willing helpers, both male and female at our events and there is a vital and interesting role to be played by anyone keen to act as a marshal or other representative of the Club. Interested in finding out more? Then come down to one of the events on our calendar, and meet the members of the friendliest motor club in the North West, or apply for membership online today!  Check our Calendar page for details of our forthcoming activities too.

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The Liverpool Motor Club,

Simply first for motorsport.

Celebrating over 120 years of Motorsport Excellence


Important information regarding the hire of Aintree Circuit.

Liverpool Motor Club does not handle bookings for other organisations wishing to use the Circuit.
Please direct such enquiries to Aintree Racecourse: nick.percy@thejockeyclub.co.uk  or tel 0151 523 5157
See our About Aintree Circuit page for more information.


 (Page last updated 11/1/2024)