The London to Brighton Run
Location: Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0QN,
The summer version of the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is only weeks away.
A June edition - called the London to Brighton Classic Car Run - started in 1988 to give classic and vintage car keepers the chance to take advantage of the warmer weather.
Sunday June 5 is the date to pencil into your diary for the 28th edition of this ever-popular trek, when you can see everything from vintage to classic and veterans.
Be part of the picture
Footman James is the June event’s 2016 official insurance partner. And our clients and prospects can claim a free professional 7x5 photograph of themselves when they attend the London to Brighton Run.
When booking simply use offer code FJ2016. If using a manual booking form, please ensure you write this code clearly. If using the online booking system, please order the photograph and then enter the code at the pay screen and it will deduct from the total.
If you have any questions please call the London to Brighton events team on 01527 831726.
Footman James' very own member of staff Paige will be taking part for the second year running. Paige will be using a red Rover Mini Cooper with a Union Jack on the roof which originally sported a K plate from 1993 and is now Q714 VOJ. Once stolen and recovered, Mable is much loved by her owner Paige Flavell-Wood.
FJ launched a competition to win a place on the run as well as a night stay in London and an evening meal for 2 people. This was launched at the Classic Motor Show at the NEC in November and finished on 31st March 2016. The winner of our competition is Mr Phil Lawden. He entered the competition at the Practical Classic Restoration Show at the NEC in March.
Entry is £95 per car. This covers both driver and their navigator and includes:
• route book
• brass medal
• commemorative rally plate
• entry to the Mercedes-Benz Museum
• entry to the stops along the way
Old favourites and new routes
The event commands a lot of loyalty in the classics world, with many of the same faces and motors reappearing each year.
This year’s event starts at Mercedes-Benz World by Brooklands motor racing circuit.
The Union Flag will wave you off with Farnham’s Rural Life Centre a stop-off point for refreshments and the chance to explore this unique museum. It celebrates more than one-and-a-half centuries of English village life, rural industry and farming.
The end point is a traditional one, with Brighton’s Madeira Drive synonymous with the finishing line just off the city’s famous pier.
It’s one well worth getting up for on a Sunday morning - which is just as well as this part of the event kicks off before 9am.
Don’t leave without…
• Trying to spot the oldest car: This accolade last year went to a then 82-year-old Austin 12/4. It had been driven all the way down from the South Midlands to participate
• Catching the supercars: The 16th London-to-Brighton Kit and Sport Car Run dovetails with the classic run - and has a separate route before all motors arrive at the Madeira Drive finish