London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

Where: London starting at Hyde Park & finishing at Brighton on the Seafront
When: 1st Sunday in November
Time: 7am-8.40am at Hyde Park; 10.10am-4.30pm at Brighton


Organised by the RAC, this is the World’s longest established motoring event with participants from all over the planet. The sixty mile route starts at Hyde Park in London and ends on Brighton seafront with lots of thrills and spills on the way – expect around 500 entrants with their teams. All the participating vehicles are pre-1905 and it’s an endurance test rather than a race. It’s held in November to remember the Emancipation Run of 1896 which commemorated the speed limit raising of the Locomotives on the Highway Act ( to a heady 14 miles per hour!) . The Act also removed the need to have your car preceded by a man bearing a red flag.

Helpful Hints

You can watch for free anywhere along the route (see website for full details).

In 2018 it will be on Sunday November 4th.

Click here for the event website :

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