RAC Veteran Car Run

2 November 2014

On the first Sunday of every November, the world’s longest running motoring celebration takes place. It commemorates the Emancipation Run of 14 November 1896, which celebrated the passing into law of the Locomotives on the Highway Act.

The Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is not a race, as the cars are limited to an average speed of 20mph. Entrants come from all over the world to take part in this event and after a successful run, of reaching Brighton before 4.30pm, get rewarded with a Finisher’s Medal. The event is very popular among people all over the globe and celebrates its 118th anniversary this year. The historic 60-mile journey starts off in Hyde Park in central London and finishes at Brighton seafront.

The Bonhams Veteran Car Run shows true personality and character with around 500 vehicles from pre-1905 taking part in the 60-mile demonstration. 

You can participate in the car run, but you can also watch this magnificent spectacle. Just find a spot along the public roads, where you can watch the cars safely. There are several other events to enjoy along with the car run such as the Regent Street Motor Show. This free event takes place a day before the car run and includes highlights such as the EFG Concours d’Elegance showcasing 100 veteran cars that will participate in the Run the following day. To see the route and the most convenient viewing places for the car run, click here. There are also viewing places on an open top bus tour that follow the route. 

For more information on the RAC Veteran Car Run,  click here.

Have fun spectating or participating at the RAC Veteran Car Run!


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