London to Brighton Veteran Car RunSunday 3rd November 6:00am 4:00pm
The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust normally has four of our veteran cars (cars built before 1905) running in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run organised by the RAC and 2019 is no exception.
We enter one of the cars under our own name – our 1901 Lanchester 10/12p Tonneau FRW 766, which is normally driven by Sir William Lyons’ grandson, Michael Quinn.
We have three more veterans which are on long term to the RAC which are entered under their name.
The run starts in Hyde Park at 06:00 on the Sunday morning and the cars head across the river, through south London and then over the South Downs to Brighton. Some of the quickest cars arrive in Brighton around 10:00 and there is then a steady stream until the stragglers arrive by 16:00. A great day out and the only event in the world to attract such a huge collection of veteran cars – over 400 this year. The roads are normally lined with spectators, estimated to be around 500,000 many having a picnic Sunday lunch beside the road to watch the spectacle. I’ve even seen them up trees, or sitting on top of vans to get a better view.
A truly unique, British event.