Event Information

The Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox is a truly magnificent spectacle and offers members of the public a rare opportunity to view 400 pre-1905 vehicles travel on mass along public roads. 

Included on this page is information to help you understand the origins of the Run, what is happening and where and how best to enjoy it. Please see the below list of what is included 

  • historical timeline showcasing the Veteran Car Run from the very beginning
  • event overviews which detail the events taking place during the London Motor Week some of which are open to the general public
  • directions and travel information to the three main checkpoints in London, Crawley and Brighton
  • open top bus tour booking information. Should you wish to get up close and personal, we offer places on an open top bus tour which follows the same route as the veteran cars and gives exclusive access to the paddocks at Hyde Park, Crawley and Madeira Drive. This is a unique opportunity to share and experience the Run with the participants’ and fellow enthusiasts.
  • spectator route map detailing the best viewing points along the 60-mile route. The crowds support, cheers and words of encouragment help keep these magnificent old cars and adventurous owners on course for Brighton

Follow the links located in each dedicated section for further information. Alternatively, please contact the Veteran Car Run Organisation Team by email: or telephone: +44 (0) 1483 524 433.


Event Timetable

The date for the 2016 Bonhams Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox is Sunday 6 November 2016.

The highlights for the week are shown below.

If you can't find what you are looking for, please contact the Veteran Car Run Organisation Team by email: or telephone: +44 (0) 1483 524 433.

Royal Automobile Club - Art of Motoring Exhibition

“A Brush with Speed”

Britain has more professional motoring and motor racing artists than any other nation and the impressive work of our leading painters and sculptors will be showcased for a second year running at the Royal Automobile Club’s Art of Motoring exhibition.

The work of some fifteen artists will be on display at Royal Opera Arcade Gallery at 5b Pall Mall, just a stone’s throw from the Club’s Pall Mall premises. The Art of Motoring Exhibition takes place between Monday 30 October until Saturday 5 November 2016 and is free to attend.

2016 sees the 40th anniversary of James Hunt’s 1976 World Championship victory. To commemorate this anniversary award-winning artist Jeremy Houghton was commissioned by the James Hunt Foundation to produce an official collection of 10 paintings depicting each of the races that Hunt won that year. These paintings will form a special feature display to the iconic racing driver.

Displayed over the two floors of the gallery, will also be paintings by many of Britain’s leading motoring artists including Dexter Brown, Barry Rowe, John Ketchall and Stan Rose. 

The Art of Motoring Exhibition will be open to public viewing from 10.00am to 6.00pm daily and the majority of the works will be for sale, although browsers are equally welcome.

Royal Automobile Club - Art of Motoring Exhibition

We're delighted to be able to share our highlights film of the 2016 Run with you here: Enjoy!

Delighted with the results of the International Historic Motoring Awards tonight :-)

Winners of the International Historic Motoring Award Rally/Tour of the Year Award for the 2015 Run! Well done team!…

Thank you to all involved in last week's @VeteranCarRun. If you were a participant, could you fill in our survey?



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