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Encyclopedia > RAC plc
The RAC tower in Bradley Stoke near Bristol, at the junction of the M4 and M5 motorways.
The RAC tower in Bradley Stoke near Bristol, at the junction of the M4 and M5 motorways.
An RAC roadside-assistance van in 2004.
An RAC roadside-assistance van in 2004.

RAC plc is a UK-based motoring organisation, originally formed by the Royal Automobile Club to assist members with roadside and other motoring services. The RAC's traditional rival is the Automobile Association or AA. Download high resolution version (600x628, 112 KB)The RAC Tower, a landmark at Bradley Stoke. ... Download high resolution version (600x628, 112 KB)The RAC Tower, a landmark at Bradley Stoke. ... Bradley Stoke is an extensive housing estate in South Gloucestershire, England. ... View from Cumberland Basin of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge Bristol (IPA: ) is a city, unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, 115 miles (185 km) west of London and between the cities of Bath, Gloucester and Newport. ... The M4 motorway is a motorway in Great Britain linking London with Wales. ... This article concerns the M5 motorway in England. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 572 pixel Image in higher resolution (1500 × 1072 pixel, file size: 404 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) An RAC roadside-assistance van in 2004. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 572 pixel Image in higher resolution (1500 × 1072 pixel, file size: 404 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) An RAC roadside-assistance van in 2004. ... The Royal Automobile Club is a private Gentlemens Club and is not to be confused with the RAC plc. ... The Automobile Association (also referred to as The AA) is a British motoring organisation. ...


Founded in 1897, the RAC introduced uniformed patrols in 1901 and added roadside telephones in 1912. 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


In September 1999, RAC Motoring Services was sold by the members of the Royal Automobile Club to Lex Service plc, and there is no longer any formal connection between the two organisations. Following the de-merger of the two parts of the RAC, and the sale of the motoring services arm, the RAC Foundation, previously a part of the RAC, was made independent and took on the motoring advocacy role of the RAC. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The RAC Foundation is a charity establised in 1991 as a part of the RAC. After the de-merger of the RAC from the Royal Automobile Club the organisation became involved in researching and promoting issues of safety, mobility, economics and the environment related to motoring. ...


Lex Service plc, which renamed itself RAC plc in 2002, also owns BSM (previously The British School of Motoring), Lex Vehicle Leasing, AutoWindscreens and BSG (Birmingham Safety Glass). For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... BSM is an abbreviation that can mean: Bachelor of Science in Management Baggage Source Message Baltimore Streetcar Museum Bangladesh Society of Microbiologist Basic Security Module Battery Sergeant Major (see Company Sergeant Major), a Warrant Officer Class 2 appointment in the British Royal Artillery Bell state measurement Benilde-St. ... Lex is the UKs largest vehicle leasing business with a fleet of circa 180,000 vehicles. ...


In 2005, RAC plc was acquired by the Norwich Union Insurance division of Aviva plc. For Aviva Incorporated, operating as Aviva Natural Health Solutions, see Aviva Inc. ...


In 2006, RAC teamed up with WSR (West Surrey Racing) to form Team RAC and to race in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) with two MG ZSs. The racing cars are liveried in RAC's coporate orange and have achieved a number of wins so far this season.


External links

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