London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is held between Hyde Park London to Madeira Drive, Brighton with a total journey distance of 60 miles. Only cars manufactured before the 1st of January, 1905 are allowed to participate in the run.
|Date||Sunday 7th November 2010|
|Description||Starting Point: Hyde Park London (From 6:58 am to approx 8:30 am)|
Finish Line: Madeira Drive, Brighton. Cars start to arrive from 10:00 am and Continue to arrive till 4:30 pm.
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|Opening times||The park is open from 5am until midnight all year round.|
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The Brighton run attracts participants from many countries with a substantial share of enthusiasts from the United States followed by France. The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is held on the first Sunday in November every year. The cars are allowed a maximum speed of 20 mph, and the winners walk it off with a Bronze medal which is in fact awarded to all who reach Madeira by 16:30.
The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run has an interesting piece of history attached to it. The run was initiated on the 14th of November, 1896 as a symbolic gesture to the emancipation of the act which limited the speed of light locomotives to 4 mph. On this very day a law was passed increasing the speed to 14 mph.
Royal Automobile Club on behalf of the Royal Automobile Club as per a five year contract organizes the event. The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is a free event for all spectators. Spectators looking out for exclusivity can enjoy added attractions at a price like The Celebration Surprise, LBVCR Open Top Bus Tour and The Official VIP Hospitality at the Finish Line whose all inclusive price covers wines, champagnes, breakfast and lunch. If weather permits an air display is sponsored by Renault.