London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 125th Anniversary – Sunday 7 November 2021
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 sure that veteran car owners, all over the world, will be making provisional plans to get out on the road and we want to make this year’s anniversary run the highlight of your year.
We will launch this year’s entries in late June, once we have more certainty on the Covid-19 situation and, in particular, have greater clarity on how large-scale international events are to be conducted.
We intend for this year to be a major celebration event with possibly up to 500 participants. Marking the 125th anniversary, we will re-enact the ‘tearing of the red flag’ moment when in 1896 cars were liberated to run freely on British roads by running from Whitehall to Brighton. The plan is to have a traditional mass start in Hyde Park with a halfway stop for refreshments and essential fettling, before crossing through the South Downs and on to the seafront at Brighton.
The event itself will be preceded by a number of landmark events during London Motor Week, based out of the Royal Automobile Club’s Pall Mall clubhouse, followed on the Saturday with 125 veteran cars hosted at a special anniversary concours. These provisional details will be confirmed at the end of June; Step Four of the national recovery.
Meanwhile, please mark your diary for Sunday 7 November 2021, the 125th Anniversary of the RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run!