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London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2021

Sunday 7 November

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  • Born in the USA

    25 Oct 2021

    American automotive legend makes it London to Brighton debut on next month’s 125th anniversary Veteran Car Run.

  • Specialist carriage company reappointed as ‘Official Transportation Supplier’ to the world’s longest running motoring event.

  • The 1974 Run had a stellar entry in F1 World Championship terms - and ITV's Shaw Taylor went along for the ride.
  • New look London sale featuring 80 years of motoring icons in historic Waterloo Place off Pall Mall.  
  • Royal Automobile Club commissions striking painting to honour 125th anniversary London to Brighton Run: signed limited-edition posters now available.
  • • The UK’s biggest free-to-view automotive celebration makes welcome return 
    • Traditional date restored on eve of RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
    • Full spectrum of motoring past, present and future showcased  
  • Legendary racing driver Sir Stirling Moss took part in the Run on several occasions.
  • Celebrating the 125th anniversary of the first London to Brighton with special support for the automobile industry’s dedicated charity, Ben.
  • On 16 November 1928, The Autocar published a comprehensive preview of the Annual Commemoration and International Demonstration Run of Veteran Vehicles from London to Brighton - which the magazine was organising to mark the 32nd anniversary of the Emancipation Run. It makes a fascinating read...
  • It's ‘full steam ahead’ as Wing Commander Andy Green OBE enters the 2021 RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.
  • In 1982 Terry Wogan took part in the Run, driving the British Motor Museum’s 1904 Thornycroft,  accompanied by his wife Helen and their three children.
  • The world’s oldest car magazine celebrates major motoring milestone of 1896 with the world’s longest running motoring event.
  • In 2014, Ross Brawn made his debut on the Run on board the only known surviving British-built Wilson Pilcher - and it was the start of a beautiful friendship between the renowned Formula 1 figure and the Veteran Car Run.
  • A glittering showcase of pioneering pre-1905 veteran cars starred at last weekend’s Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace and was the perfect royal curtain-raiser to this year’s very special RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.
  • Not surprisingly, the Emancipation Run caused a tremendous stir on that day in November 1896, not least in Reigate, where the participants were due to stop for lunch.
  • In 1971 Her Majesty the Queen took part in the Run with a 1900 Daimler 56C four-seater tonneau driven by Evelyn Mawer, past President of the Veteran Car Club. This was the first time that the Royal Family entered a car into the event. 
  • Nick Lovell will be a familiar face to Run participants. He has been a volunteer in the Start Line team of the Run since he was a teenager in 1975, and Timekeeper since 1994. It's very much a family affair - his girlfriend of just two weeks back in 1975 is now his wife of 40 years, and has marshalled alongside him ever since! And the whole story started with Nick's father...
  • Hundreds of veteran cars already gearing up for this year’s very special commemorative pilgrimage from capital to coast.
  • In 2011, Nigel Mansell OBE, the 1992 Formula 1 World Champion and 1993 CART IndyCar World Series Champion, made his Run debut piloting a 1902 two-seater Mercedes-Simplex racing car from the Mercedes-Benz Museum collection.
  • Celebrations to honour the 125th anniversary of the original London to Brighton Emancipation Run of 1896 gear up with a special display of pre-1905 vehicles at next month’s Concours of Elegance (3-5 September).

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