TREASURE HUNT - Friday 27 June 2014
New to 2014 we are introducing a treasure hunt with the winner being granted a free entry into the 2015 Run. We will provide clues via our Facebook page each month starting in July. All you need to do is like our page to receive the clues. The clues will relate to different points, places, people and items of interest along the route. This is a great way to get your fellow passengers involved in the fun and festivities on the day and hope you all enjoy the challenge.
An entry with the correct answers to the quiz will be selected from a prize draw after the Run. Further instructions will be made available via Facebook. Please note this is open to 2014 participants only.
THE SCHUMACHERS - Friday 27 June 2014
We have the great pleasure to welcome back Mr and Mrs Blaine Schumacher. For those of you that were not aware, during their 60 mile journey to Brighton they had an incident at Burgess Hill which stopped them from completing the remainder of their journey. This was most disappointing for them as their car was performing rather well and was on track to finish in Brighton.
MANUFACTURER CELEBRATION - Wednesday 28 May 2014
This year we are delighted to be celebrating Renault and Vauxhall as Manufacturer Patrons of the Run. To celebrate their heritage within the motoring industry we will be showcasing Renault and Vauxhall entered veteran cars in the Madeira Drive paddock. Last year we had a total of 20 vehicles from these manufacturers entered into the Run. We thank Renault and Vauxhall for their support.
EFG CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE - Wednesday 30 April 2014
The Regent Street Motor Show hosts the EFG Concours d’Elegance each year. Last year the concours was located close to Conduit Street. Following feedback from last year, we have moved the concours down the street closer to the Royal Automobile Club.
BONHAMS VCR AUCTION - Friday 28 March 2014
The annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run Motor Car Sale and Related Automobila will be held at their flagship headquarters at 101 New Bond Street, London on Friday 31 October 2014. Should you wish to discuss selling a pre-1905 motor car or a related piece of automobilia, please contact the Bonhams Motoring Team on +44 (0) 207 468 5801 or email@example.com.
NEWS FROM THE VINEYARD - Friday 28 March 2014
Participant Special Offer – Hattingley Valley 15% discount on Vineyard Tours. If you are interested in finding out about the world of English winemaking then Hattingley Valley in Hampshire is the place to go. For the mid-week discount the cost per person is £8.70 based on a minimum group of five. Pre-booking is essential, but please note that tours are suspended from 1 September to 15 November due to harvest and related activities. To book or make further enquiries contact: firstname.lastname@example.org the reference VCR.
NEW HALFWAY CHECKPOINT IN CRAWLEY - Friday 28 March 2014
Participants of the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2014 can look forward to a spectacular halfway stop at this year’s event, as iconic department store Harrods opens a luxury pop-up ‘pit-stop’ for drivers. Located within VCR Official Car Supplier Honda Gatwick’s car dealership in Crawley, Harrods will be offering a taste of its exquisite Food Halls with much-needed hot drinks and pastries in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
ROUTE - Friday 28 March 2014
Route changes for 2014.
London: We are delighted to announce that after you pass Buckingham Palace you will be able to travel down The Mall and Horse Guards Road. This new route replaces the use of Birdcage Walk.
Crawley: The half way checkpoint has relocated from the George Hotel in Crawley High Street to the Honda dealership located a 5 minute walk north on the A2219 London Road.
Brighton: We have secured the use of the bus lanes on the A23 into Brighton from York Place all the way to Grand Parade for all veteran cars.
BONHAMS - Friday 28 February 2014
We are thrilled to announce that Bonhams is to become the new title partner of the VCR. The new four-year agreement with the renowned auctioneers sees the illustrious commemoration renamed as the ‘Bonhams Veteran Car Run’ until the end of 2017.
HATTINGLEY VALLEY - Friday 28 February 2014
Hattingley Valley Wines has confirmed its continued support for the VCR for a further five years. Hattingley Valley is a great partner to have on board as the team has enthusiasm and a genuine passion for veteran cars and the Run itself.