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2020 date: 1 November

Event Information

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Event Information

The Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run took place on Sunday 3 November 2019

The world’s longest running motoring event commemorates the Emancipation Run of November 1896 which celebrated the passing into law of the Locomotive on the Highway Act. It was this milestone legislation that raised the speed limit for ‘light locomotives’ from 4mph to 14mph and came after the equally antiquated requirement for a man to walk in front of all moving vehicles waving a red flag had also been abolished.

Now, more than 120 years after that very first Run, hundreds of extraordinary pre-1905 vehicles made the historic 60-mile journey from Hyde Park in central London to the seafront in Brighton.


This is a comprehensive guide for anyone who took part in the Bonhams Veteran Car Run 2019. As well as covering details of the day, the guide provides details of the other activities that took place over the weekend of the Run. This step by step guide takes you through the entry process and provides information on everything you need to know. Please see 2019's Run Handbook below.

The Veteran Car Run Organisation Team is always on hand to help so if you need further clarification, please email: VCRadmin@goose.co.uk or telephone: +44 1483 524 433.


Event Timetable

Entry List


Safety Film*

A. Lange & Söhne Regularity Time Trial

Driving in London



*All participants of the Run are required to watch this Safety Film before taking part each year. It covers all aspects of the Run to help ensure participants a safe passage to the Madeira Drive finish line.

Official Partners

A. Lange & Söhne Gatwick     Harrods