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The Royal Automobile Club would like to thank the following partners who represent the tremendous support the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run receives each year.

This support is vital for the staging of the Run and the Royal Automobile Club and the event organisers are extremely grateful.

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New Era for the VCR

Bonhams VCR Auction

The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is one of the world’s longest standing and most famous historic motor car events, and Bonhams is delighted to partner the Royal Automobile Club as title sponsor. 

This is the eleventh year that Bonhams auctioneers has been a sponsor, although we have supported the Run for many years prior to that by providing the much-welcomed mulled wine and hot chilli on arrival at the finish line in Brighton.

Most of the team at Bonhams participate on the Run, with many driving their own motor cars. We are not just auctioneers, but very much active enthusiasts who enjoy – like our clients and customers – the hobby of old motoring.

Over these past 11 years, Bonhams has worked with the Royal Automobile Club and event organisers to develop the Run from a single day attraction to an entire weekend. 

The weekend now commences on the Friday with the annual Bonhams auction of London to Brighton eligible motor cars and early automobilia. Some motor cars in the auction are even offered with an entry into the Run, so you can "buy on Friday, drive on Sunday".

In 2013 the Sale was held for the first time at the newly refurbished Bonhams headquarters in London’s New Bond Street – just a short walk away from the start of the Run in Hyde Park – where 15 carefully selected cars went under the hammer. 

Among those was a 1903 Clement Talbot Type CT4K, which sold for £606,300. However, we like to offer a full representation of values and no auction is complete without the popular Curved Dash Oldsmobile, the one offered last year realising a more modest £36,800.

Bonhams Chairman, Robert Brooks, a lifelong fan of the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, said: 

"The annual London to Brighton Run is an historic and globally-renowned event that I have grown up with and which brings back many a fond memory. 

I have always loved this event, and it is one which we as a company are extremely proud to have helped sustain. We are honoured to be the event’s main sponsor and look forward to many more years’ involvement with it."

The original Isotta Fraschini is entered into the Run - another great example of history on display on the #VCR! http://t.co/4MR9951zdS

Just 4 weeks to go until this year's Run. Calling all spectators, make sure it's in your diary!

We're looking forward to welcoming Ross Brawn to this year's Run again with his 1904 Wilson Pilcher! http://t.co/E5XEcN9ATe

Subtle route revisions make it even easier for spectators to enjoy the splendour of the #VCR this year. Read more: http://t.co/fmrKiVRoDs

Just 6 weeks to go until the longest-running motoring event in the world! Entries close next Friday. http://t.co/JBn9ia1kZ2

If you're thinking about entering this year's #VCR but haven't got round to it yet, you have until Fri 25 Sept! http://t.co/JBn9ia1kZ2

Last chance to win a round of golf for 4 at the RAC clubhouse, Woodcote Park! Competition closes at 5pm tomorrow https://t.co/Q1dS5W4vAx

Another chance to win with #VCR courtesy of @TheMotoringNews @RAClubtweets - a round of golf for 4 at Woodcote Park! https://t.co/Q1dS5W4vAx

#ThrowbackThursday This Toledo, joining us in 2015, was the first horseless carriage to reach the Grand Canyon (1902) http://t.co/WlplCN50Xd

Following discussions with Crawley Borough Council, we're introducing a time check stop on the High Street this year: http://t.co/Rd3fOYrh7R



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