British Holiday Information

London to Brighton Veteran Car rally this Sunday

The annual London to Brighton veteran car rally gets underway tomorrow, 7 November 2010.

Not only a spectacular sight to see, this annual outing of veteran vehicles is a reminder of how far the motor industry has come, and just how lucky we are these days with our comfortable, warm cars – I’m sure some of these drivers would just appreciate the luxury of a roof!

The first group of cars departs London’s Hyde Park, travelling over Westminster Bridge, through Brixton, Thornton Heath, Croydon to Purley where they join the A23.  The run ends at Madeira Drive in Brighton with cars expected to take between 1.5 and 6 hours to complete the journey. The are plenty of places on route to see these amazing vehicles. For full details of the route click here

The first run took place on 14 September 1896 as a demonstration that cars had arrived and were here to stay, however, I’m not sure the organizers though that – one is quoted as saying “Owners and drivers should remember that motor cars are on trial in England and that any rashness or carelessness might injure the industry in this country.” On trial, oh really 🙂

Here’s hoping the weather is fine for all taking part.