Entries open for 2018 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
Hundreds of pre-1905 cars are expected for the 122nd running of the 60-mile parade across the South of England
Entries for this year’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, held on November 4, have opened ahead of the event’s 122nd edition.
Staged by the Royal Automobile Club, it is the world’s longest running motorsport event and honours the Emancipation Run of November 1896, which celebrated the passing into law of the Locomotive on the Highway Act.
As a result, speed limits were raised from 4 to 14mph and followed the abolishment of all moving vehicles needing to be led by a person waving a red flag.
Today, the event has grown to attract hundreds of pre-1905 vehicles for the 60-mile drive from Hyde Park, Central London to the Sussex seafront.
The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is also renowned for attracting a host of famous entrants. These include decorated Olympians Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Ben Ainslie CBE, Le Mans winner Jochen Mass, rock musician Nick Mason, BBC radio presenters Chris Evans and Ken Bruce and cook Paul Hollywood.
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Last year 1996 Formula 1 world champion Damon Hill drove an early Rover-badged car.
He said: ‘It was an utterly amazing experience. We expected lots of people to be lining the road when we left Hyde Park but they were all the way along the route cheering, hooting and waving. We gave the trumpet on the side of our car a good work out and my arm is a bit tired from all the waving!
Though not a competitive event, the Run will also include a regularity time trial for which participants have to pre-nominate a target average speed for an allocated 13-mile section in the Sussex Downs. The driver who gets closest to their selected speed being declared the winner.
For more information, visit www.veterancarrun.com.
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