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London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2021

Sunday 7 November

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  • Not surprisingly, the Run has attracted a great many well-known faces over the years. Each Friday we’ll take a dip into the archives and see who we can find.
  • Entries for this year’s very special 125th anniversary edition of the Royal Automobile Club’s magical RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run open on Tuesday 22 June. 
  • Not surprisingly, the Run has attracted a great many well-known faces over the years. Each Friday we’ll take a dip into the archives and see who we can find.
  • Not surprisingly, the Run has attracted a great many well-known faces over the years. Each Friday we’ll take a dip into the archives and see who we can find.
  • With Britain’s exit from the EU, it’s no longer quite as straightforward as it used to be to bring your European-registered veteran car temporarily into the UK to take part in events such as the Run, but a simple online form smoothes the way..

  • We love this excellent short film by Stefan Marjoram featuring Duncan Pittaway and his 1893 Salvesen Steam Car. When this car took part in the 2019 Run, Duncan had to stop every 12 miles for water, which must have made a break from the continuous shovelling of coal. What a splendid machine!

     

  • Now that we have taken the first step in lifting Covid-19 restrictions, we can inform you of our plans for the RM Sotheby’s 2021 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, the 125th Anniversary. 
  • We are toasting a notable new partnership with John Dewar and Sons – one of the most famous names in Scotch whisky – with a delicious Golden Dram cocktail from its renowned single malt ABERFELDY®.   A ...
  • Whilst covid-19 made it impossible to hold the 2020 RM Sotheby's London to Brighton Veteran Car Run in its traditional form, we called upon all owners of eligible pre-1905 cars to celebrate with the veteran car community worldwide in a different way. And the result was fantastic!

     

  • Motorists were not the only people who benefited from the Emancipation Run on 14th November 1896, hoteliers profited too. The day began with a lavish breakfast at the Whitehall Rooms of the Hotel Metr ...
  • On 14 November 1896, outside the Hotel Metropole, London were cyclists ready to witness the departure of automobiles to Brighton. The cyclists shared a common interest with motorists, having campaigne ...
  • Built from 1903, Vauxhall’s first year of car production, and known as the ‘Light Car’, the model featured a slow-revving, single-cylinder engine producing just five horsepower. Perhaps showing Vauxha ...
  • For most, a successful Run from London to Brighton means crossing the finish line on Madeira Drive in Brighton before it closes; it’s the ultimate goal. While there will inevitably be events outside o ...
  • In an exciting new partnership with the Royal Automobile Club, RM Sotheby’s has become the title partner to the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run for the next decade.    Staged on the first Su ...
  • On behalf of the organisers of the Run and all the participants and volunteer staff, we would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Ron Carey, who sadly died in a tragic ac ...
  • As an unseasonably mild London was still shrouded by darkness, nearly 400 pioneering veteran cars, their drivers and passengers gathered in Hyde Park this morning (Sunday 3rd November) waiting for day ...
  • The clocks went back by one hour last Sunday… but this coming weekend they will be going back more than 125 years as hundreds of veteran cars set off from London on their annual pilgrimage to Brighton ...
  • Leon Bollee, Warwick, Germain, Deckert, James & Browne, Gladiator, Haynes-Apperson, Daley, L’Elegante, Flint, Stephens, Peerless, Rambler… the long list of bygone fledgling car companies represented o ...
  • As the Official Charity Partner to the world’s longest-running motoring event, Movember is providing three people – through an online auction – with the once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a passenger abo ...
  • Each and every one of the 400+ remarkable vehicles that enter the annual Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run has its own extraordinary tale to tell.    Some of these venerable machines dating b ...

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