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London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2021

Sunday 7 November

2020 Results

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2020 Results

A huge thank you to everybody who embraced the 2020 RM Sotheby’s Virtual Veteran Car Run


Over 180 pre-1905 veteran cars across the world took to their local roads on Sunday 1 November to commemorate the original 1896 Emancipation Run. It was wonderful to see so many interpretations of the Virtual Run and to receive so many terrific photos and videos which we shared across the Run’s official social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and You Tube.

The Virtual Run Participant list is available to view here:

2020 Virtual Run Participant list

There were several prizes on offer to encourage all those taking part to share their day with us and a shortlist was created on the basis of the most popular posts across the Run's social media channels. A panel of judges from the VCR Steering Group decided the winners (shown below) from this shortlist.

In addition - and in keeping with tradition - a number of other award winners have been selected.

Full details of this year's prize winners and award winners are detailed below:

First Prize - The Royal Veteran Car Club Belgium

Every year, many participants join us from across Europe to take part in the Run. Marc Sabbe and Guy Mahy took the lead in organising their own celebration with the Royal Veteran Car Club, Belgium.

The video can be viewed here and the prize is a fabulous weekend for two, with all the trimmings, at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall.

Second Prize - #175 Robin Morrison and #189 Graham Gregory 

The Morrison's and Gregory's carefully planned their route based on recreating iconic scenes from Genevieve!

One of their many fantastic photos is shown here and the prize is dinner for two at the Club’s Brooklands restaurant, Pall Mall.

Third Prize - #36 John Hickman

John created a lovely video of his tour around his home town celebrating the Run and even included his car at the head of the table for a celebratory lunch!

The video can be viewed here and the prize is a splendid bottle of ABERFELDY Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Best Period Dress - #866 Chris and Jenny Sorensen

With so much effort made by so many, this award was hotly contested and highly debated! We are delighted to confirm that Chris and Jenny Sorensen in Queensland Australia won the Best Dressed award; donning their period outfits in the sweltering heat!  The judges also commended an array of amusing pictures from the younger generation who were all dressed up in various themes and clearly having fun on the day which can be seen in the gallery.

Peter Foubister Award

This award is made in recognition of inspiring the next generation

Winner: The Hudsons 

Many generations of the Hudsons have participated in the Run  always encouraging the next generation to get involved as soon as they are able to. George is the youngest of the family to participate and first drove their veteran car on the Run just a few weeks after passing his driving test.

Hagerty Achievement Award

This award is made to the party/ parties who have shown outstanding commitment to the event either in the past 12 months or over the years.

Winner: Nick Ross.

Nick has worked tirelessly for many years as the Route Official for Crawley High Street and Honda Gatwick. It has been a real family affair with the role being passed through the generations to Nick who became the Route Official in 2014. In 2019 he decided it was time to retire from this position and will be sorely missed. 

Spirit of the Run 

This award is to acknowledge and celebrate someone who encompasses the 'Spirit of the Run'

Winner: Mark Farrall 

Mark is well recognised on the Run for adopting his Union Flag waistcoat with co-pilot Stuart. In 2019 he towed a fellow veteran car all the way from Crawley, where it had broken down, to the finish line in Brighton, truly encompassing the Spirit of the Run. This year he took part in the virtual Run raising £887 for their local hospital.


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