London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2013

posted on Oct 31 2013 by Jade Hensby

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2013

Taking place on the first Sunday of every November, the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run brings in thousands of spectators, all watching as the 500 vehicles that are certified as built prior to 1905 chug along the roads. This event is full of individuality, personality and character so what better place to have the run than London-Brighton. You can be a part of this race on Sunday 3rd November, 2013.

Veteran car run

The event has been running for 117 years now, becoming the longest running and greatest motoring celebration event; attracting entrants from all over the world. The designated route that all vehicles follow is as such:

Starting at Hyde Park

Westminster Bridge

Croydon- Old Town Bridge

Crawley-High Street

Along B2115/B2114 via Cuckfield

Along B2036 via Burgess Hill

Along A273 via Clayton Hill

The official finish- Preston Park Brighton

The ceremonial finish- Madeira Drive Brighton

The history behind this event is truly exciting. This run commemorates the Emancipation Run, which took place on 14 November 1896. This celebrated the passing into law of the locomotives on the Highway Act, which raised the speed limit for light locomotives from 4mph to 14mph whilst abolishing the requirement for these vehicles to be preceded by a man on foot!

All of the vehicles that participate in this race will travel on average at 20mph along the 60 mile route. Along the way, many public houses host various classic car club gatherings and provide further interest for the day. The event attracts both royalty and personalities from the world of television, radio, stage, music and sport. Spectating is absolutely free.

For more information, visit the website and find out about how you can enjoy this prestigious motoring event!