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PRESS RELEASE 04/11/2016

LIVE STREAMING FOR SUNDAY?S LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN

World’s longest running motoring celebration available globally on YouTube 

  

For the first time in history, the captivating charm of the annual Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox (6 November) will be streamed live to enthusiasts all around the globe.

 

Whether in Coventry or Cologne, Swindon or Sydney, viewers will be able to tune into YouTube to savour the magical atmosphere as more than 400 pioneering cars from the dawn of motoring participate in this year’s pilgrimage from capital to coast.

 

Online observers will be treated not only to live coverage from the Hyde Park start at daybreak on Sunday morning but also as all the intrepid motorists arrive at the finish on Madeira Drive, Brighton later in the day. In addition to some wonderfully evocative footage, the broadcast will feature commentary plus interviews with drivers. This year’s participants include former F1 team owners Ross Brawn and Eddie Jordan, and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason.

 

Coverage from London will commence at 06:30 GMT on Sunday and continues until the last car has headed out towards Buckingham Palace, Westminster Bridge and the Sussex shoreline beyond with a further two-and-a-half hours from Madeira Drive available from mid-day. The live stream will be available on the Veteran Car Run’s dedicated YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9nVgjAk7vI.

 

Highlights from Hyde Park will include the ceremonial tearing of the symbolic red flag which has extra significance in 2016 as it’s exactly 120 years since the British government passed the Locomotives on the Highway Act. This raised the speed limit for ‘light locomotives’ from 4mph to 14mph and abolished the need for the vehicles to be preceded by a man carrying a red flag.

 

For more details of the event visit www.veterancarrun.com

 

TWITTER
The Run's @Chopard Regularity Time Trial provides some clock-watching fun & a record entry in 2017. More details at… https://t.co/7qBZidGmwX


Start #1 this year is the 1st car to have been driven on Italian roads - one of the earliest Peugeots in existence!… https://t.co/R9bZueIY8U


This will be the view in Hyde Park 8 weeks today as over 400 pre-1905 depart London, Brighton-bound! https://t.co/NgvSDKkIqX


Our spectator map for this year's event is now available. Check it out and plan the best spot to watch the Run here… https://t.co/VOlOFGnKga


One of the first cars made by Louis Renault at Billancourt & taking part in this year's Run! @renault_ukhttps://t.co/qlw1zm2Vug


Another example of French motoring which may be the only one of its kind and is taking part in the 2017… https://t.co/8bntFETPeQ


Société Louis Créanche built its first cars in 1899. This 1900 Créanche Voiturette may be the only one in existence… https://t.co/E9AQoiqPBV


The @veterancarrun celebrates French motoring in 2017 #ThrowbackThursday to 2016 when the oldest car was this 1895… https://t.co/sxdYjozq5A


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