The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2017

Date: 05 November, 2017

Location: Hyde Park, London, to Madeira Drive in Brighton

The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is the longest running motoring event that gives members of the public the amazing opportunity to view over 400 pre-1905 veteran vehicles.

The annual event takes place in November each year to commemorate the introduction of the “Locomotives on the Highway Act” back in 1896, which saw the speed limit of ‘Light Locomotives’ raised from 4 mph to 14 mph. The rule that stated the need for the car to follow a man on foot was also discarded.

Participants have the chance to follow in the footsteps of this historic run that stretches 60 miles from Hyde Park, London, to Madeira Drive in Brighton, with a stop off at Crawley high street that gives members of the public an opportunity to get a closer look at the extraordinary vehicles.

To register all you need is either a four-wheeled car, motor tricycle or a tri-car that was manufactured before 1st January 1905 and subject of a valid Veteran Car Club of Great Britain (VCC) or a valid VCC Veteran Passport.

Spectators also have the opportunity to be part of the action and experience the route for themselves with an open top bus tour available for only £95. This ticket price also includes:

  • Open top bus rides to Brighton
  • Return open top bus ride to London
  • Official souvenir programme
  • Exclusive access pass to the paddock in Madeira Drive.

However, places are limited so register now to avoid disappointment!

Things to look out for
Not only will there be hundreds of veteran vehicles taking part, you will be lucky enough to get a glimpse of the only remaining Créanche in existence. This vehicle is powered by a single cylinder De Dion engine and is entirely original apart from the body which is an exact replica made in 1972.

This year welcomes a French twist with cars from Renault and Peugeot in attendance, celebrating their early domination in the automobile industry from an 1895 Peugeot fitted with 2 cylinders that has a 3.75 horse power to the latest entry which is a stunning 1905 Renault Phaeton.

For more information, please visit the Veteran Car Run website.