TUESDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2015 NEWS
The VCR Route 2015
We are pleased to report that permission has again been granted by the Royal Parks for the 2015 VCR route to include The Mall and Horse Guards Road, both re-introduced last year. After a successful test of using the bus lanes past St Peter’s Church in Brighton during last year’s Run, veteran cars will again be able to benefit from the traffic-free road between the Church and the seafront. Observers will be out once more to monitor driving standards as approval to take this route is very much subject to all adhering to speed and overtaking regulations in place. We thank all participants for their co-operation in 2014.
Bonhams Paris Auction
Bonhams annual Paris auction featured a variety of motor cars from across the decades, including a trio of London to Brighton eligible veterans. A striking yellow 1903 De Dion-Bouton Type N 'Populaire' Voiturette sold for €48,300 / £36,418, a 1902 Renault Type G Série B Single Cylinder 8hp Four-Seater Tonneau sold for €103,500 / £78,039, and a mighty 1904 Panhard-Levassor Four-cylinder 35hp Sports Two-Seater achieved €747,500 / £563,615. Further veteran offerings will go under the gavel at Bonhams upcoming Goodwood Members’ Meeting Sale (21 March), and the Mercedes-Benz Sale (28 March).
VCC Car Dating Certificate or Passport
The Veteran Car Club of Great Britain (VCC) Dating Panel has advised that all VCR Dating Certificate and Passport applications must be made by Friday 31 July 2015. Any application received after this date will not be considered for entry into the 2015 Run.
London is the venue for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The Play-off Final and Cup Final will both be held in the city over the same weekend as the Bonhams Auction, the Regent Street Motor Show EFG International Concours d’Elegance and the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. This will put considerable pressure on hotel room availability in London during this time and all intended participants are advised to book their accommodation at the very earliest opportunity.
FRIDAY 30 JANUARY 2015 NEWS
This year's theme is celebrating veteran vehicles manufactured in the USA. We are looking forward to seeing a host of different vehicles driving the route and flying the flag for American manufacturers alongside their European and international counterparts. If you have an American car or are an American participant with an interesting tale to tell, we would very much like to hear from you.
Mr John Kennedy - Regularity Time Trial Winner. Won a Harrods Hamper and bottle of Hattingley Valley wine.
Mr Geoffrey Grime - Best International Entry. Won a bottle of Hattingley Valley wine.
Paul & Sue Tombs - Best Period Dress. Won a bottle of Hattingley Valley wine.
Mitch & Wendy Gross - Treasure Hunt winners. Won a free entry into the 2015 Run.