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  • 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).
  • As Charles Jarrott watched the Emancipation Run procession disappear into the London fog that November morning in 1896, another spectator - who just three years later would join forces with Jarrott to found De Dion-Bouton British and Colonial Ltd - was keeping up with the procession on his bicycle. All the way to Brighton. Selwyn Edge was not your average cyclist...
  • In 2014 we welcomed Paul Hollywood - host of The Great British Bake Off, and a massive motoring enthusiast - to the Run. Did the event 'rise' to meet his expectations?
  • Among the crowds of spectators at the start of the Emancipation Run in 1896 was Charles Jarrott, the 19-year-old son of a Pimlico blacksmith’s labourer who would, over the next decade, become a significant figure in the fast-growing motoring and motorsport world...
  • RM Sotheby’s has announced an all-new sale in St Moritz. 
  • In 2016 we were joined on the Run by ex-Formula 1 team owner turned TV pundit Eddie Jordan on board a 1901 Benz Spider entered by Daimler Benz as part of the Run's tribute to 130-year celebrations of Karl Benz's Patent Motorwagen.
  • Elmutt Clifton's Printers of Hove produced an excellent eight-page programme for the 1896 Emancipation Run, complete with advertising. 
  • Maggie or Eric? 1901 De Dion Vis a Vis Y107 has been known by both names in its 120-year history. And Maggie/Eric has plenty of tales of the Run to relate, having taken part 71 times since 1928. If only she/he could talk!
  • George Formby may have been in semi-retirement due to ill health when he took part in the 1953 Run on Fred Bennett’s single cylinder Cadillac, but he was still a huge star, instantly recognisable to the crowds that lined the route.


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