Partners to the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox provide invaluable support to ensure the smooth running of the event. In the lead up to the 2017 Run we wanted to take the opportunity to thank our partners and share with you details of the value they bring.
Our title partner Bonhams will extend a warm welcome to all participants to their sale on Friday 3 November. You just need to bring along a copy of their catalogue or your 2017 Run participant pass to gain entry. Bonhams also ensure you are welcomed at the finish with warming chilli and mulled wine.
Hiscox return to the Run for the second year. They welcome participants to join their French-themed reception on Friday 3 November at the Royal Automobile Club. Hiscox are also pleased to invite all first time participants for a first timer's briefing on Saturday 4 November. This will be a fantastic opportunity to hear about the day of the Run and ask the Clerk of the Course any questions in a Q&A session.
Gatwick are pleased to welcome all participants to Crawley High Street. This is the official half-way stop and various activities will be taking place here for both participants and spectators, watch this space!
The butlers at the Harrods Stop at Crawley welcome all participants with a jazz band offering light entertainment while warming teas, coffees and pastries are served.
This halfway stop is kindly supported by Honda who clear the forecourt of their Crawley dealership to support the parking of veteran cars, plus Honda also provide facilities for two (Crawley & Redhill dealerships) assist points and a fleet of vehicles for event personnel.
Abels Moving Services provide an invaluable service ensuring that participants’ luggage is safely and securely transported From London to Brighton. This MUST be booked in advance. In addition, Abels take care of the furniture removal at the Club to ensure there is sufficient space to support the Participants Reception, safely returning items to their previous location post event.
Although the Run is not a race as it occurs on public roads, the Chopard Regularity Time Trial enables participants to enjoy a competitive element by nominating the average speed they think they will maintain over a timed section of the route with the winner being the driver that gets closest to their prediction. There’s a fabulous prize too, courtesy of Chopard.
The Hattingley Valley Participants Reception, supported by Hagerty, will be held on the eve of the Run at the Royal Automobile Club Pall Mall. Participants who have taken up the offer of tickets will be welcome at the Clubhouse to celebrate the Hattingley Valley and Hagerty awards which will be presented that evening.
The welcome sight of the orange RAC Motoring Services patrols will adorn the route and be on standby for anyone who should suffer a breakdown on the way to Brighton. They will also be on hand at the Hyde Park paddock, Redhill Honda, the Harrods Stop at Crawley, Sparkes Farm and Madeira Drive.
The welcome sight of the orange RAC Motoring Services patrols will adorn the route and be on standby for anyone who should suffer a breakdown on the way to Brighton. They will also be on hand at the Hyde Park paddock, Redhill Honda, the Harrods Stop at Crawley, Sparkes Farm and Preston Park (Brighton). There will also be a patrol at Madeira Drive, Brighton too.
As our Official Lubricants Partner, Total will be on hand to give advice and provide samples of their specialist range of oils for veteran and classic cars at the Harrods Stop at Crawley and further assistance in the paddock on Madeira Drive. Total will also once again be operating their mobile welding unit, assisting the RAC Motoring Services en-route.
We’re delighted to welcome entries this year from the heritage departments of our Manufacturer Patron Renault. An example of the very few present-day manufacturers who have eligible entries into the Run. These will be celebrated in their dedicated paddock area on Madeira Drive so, if you drive a Renault you’ll be directed to the relevant area on Madeira Drive.