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Website Updated

posted Oct 10, 2011, 2:36 PM by Simon Kirkman

Our website has moved its hosting and is now found at

Please check your shortcuts if you get a message pointing you to our updated web address.

Thank you

Vehiclean Discount

posted Jun 21, 2011, 8:52 AM by Simon Kirkman   [ updated Jun 22, 2011, 1:11 AM ]

Vehiclean have offered Chorley Advanced Motorists members a 10% discount. 

Vehiclean are a Mobile Valeting and Detailing company based in Preston and proud supporters of the Alive to Drive events. 

They offer :
  • Full and Mini Valets
  • Leather Treatments
  • Interior Deodorising
  • Paint correction and Swirl removal
for Private individuals, and commercial & contract.

Please visit the website 
or call 01772 760119 or 07788 803677 mentioning Chorley Advanced Motorists

June Newsletter

posted Jun 7, 2011, 1:53 AM by Simon Kirkman

Our June Newsletter is now available here

Course Dates 2011

posted Jan 19, 2011, 4:15 PM by Simon Kirkman

Future Courses

Course Number

 Initial Classroom Session

 First Observed Drive


Meet An Examiner

1/11 Monday 10th January 2011 Sunday 16th January 2011

31st January 2011

2nd March 2011 TBC


Monday 4th April 2011

Sunday 10th April 2011

18th April 2011

25th May 2011 TBC


Monday 27th June 2011

Sunday 3rd July 2011

18th July 2011

17th August 2011 TBC


Monday 19th Sept 2011

Sunday 25th September 2011

17th October 2011

9th November 2011 TBC

Please contact our Secretary for further details and to reserve your place. Please visit the website for Alive to Drive for details of our current recruitment campaign.
The classroom sessions are held at The Hartwood, starting at 8.00pm.

Click here for directions to The Hartwood

Group of the Year 2010!

posted Oct 18, 2010, 3:33 PM by Simon Kirkman   [ updated Oct 21, 2010, 9:55 AM ]

Chorley Advanced Motorists have won the prestigious Group Achievement Award for 2010. This was presented at the IAM National Car Conference at Warwick University on 9th October 2010. 

The Attached Photo shows the Award being presented to Norman Leigh, Chairman by Saffron Insurance and Simon Best, CEO of the IAM Ltd. Also pictured are Comittee members Pasco De Palma and Simon Kirkman.

The group have excelled with the organisation of the Alive to Drive Events, Processing Observers to become Senior Observers, Assistance and Attendance at IAM events, and many other changes over the past few years.

Background to the Award :

IAM Group Achievement Awards


These Awards are presented annually at the IAM National Car and Motorcycle Conferences. Cash prizes are given to those Groups who achieve first, second and third place. Additional Groups are highly commended.


The following criteria are taken into consideration when selecting the winners:

·         Percentage increase in tests over the last four years

·         Percentage of observers qualified

·         Tests per observer

·         Number of runs

·         Number of hours

·         Waiting lists

·         Lost associates

·         Lost full members

·         Newsletters

·         Charitable status

·         Discount offered

·         Committee members under 25

·         Committee members serving more than 12 years

·         Operating structured courses

·         Attendance at regional and national events

Blackburn Classic Car Show

posted Mar 3, 2010, 2:54 PM by Simon Kirkman

Blackburn is getting it's first Classic Car show at Witton Park on 9th May 2010, organised by the same people that do the Royal Lancs Show. 
It should be a fabulous day out! 

If any members have or know people that have a classic car (or two) that they'd like to show, the organisers are inviting entries now and as it's likely to be oversubscribed, so it's worth getting in early. 

You can access the entry form here

Member Discount

posted Mar 3, 2010, 2:31 PM by Simon Kirkman

Chorley Group Member Darren Jones has just set up a new business venture in Darwen which some members of the Chorley IAM group may be interested in.

Autopia Service Centres is a DIY Workshop offering workspaces, ramps and tools for hourly rental, ideal for servicing, repairs, pre-MOT checks. Recently interviewed on Graham Liver's BBC Radio Lancashire show and it's generating a lot of interest in the area, perfect for vehicle owners who need to get under their cars but dont want to do it in the street or a cramped garage. 

You can see more info at

Unit 29, Darwen Enterprise Centre, Railway Road, Darwen. BB3 3EH. Tel. 01254 433397

If you show your IAM card, you can even claim a 10% discount! Open 7 days a week.

Social Events

posted Feb 22, 2010, 8:38 AM by Simon Kirkman

We have a large Selection of new social events coming up, a full list can be found on our Social Events page
If you would like to join us for any of these events, please select "I would like to book onto a social event" from the Contact Form.

Newsletter Archive

posted Feb 22, 2010, 8:37 AM by Simon Kirkman

An archive of the past 6 year's newsletters has been added to the website. It can be found under Member Resources>Newsletters, then click the link to the year at the bottom of the page.

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