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London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, the world's oldest motoring event, to pass through Surrey

PUBLISHED: 16:10 22 October 2012 | UPDATED: 22:06 20 February 2013

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run route - part one

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run route - part one

The world's oldest motoring event, the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is hosted by the Royal Automobile Club on Sunday November 4 and will once again pass through Surrey.

The world's oldest motoring event, the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is hosted by the Royal Automobile Club on Sunday November 4 and will once again pass through Surrey.


One hundred and sixteen years since it was first run, the event will feature 500 pre-1905 vehicles making their way from Hyde Park in London to Madeira Drive, Brighton.


This year, the thousands of spectators who line the route will be treated to the sight of some well known faces including Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, TV adventurer Charley Boorman and Formula Onelegend Sir Stirling Moss.


Nick Mason has taken part in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run every year since 1985 and only failed to finish on two occasions. This November he will once again be on the start line in London with 1901 Panhard et Levassor Roi-des-Belges owned by his company Ten Tenths Limited.


Charley Boorman will make his debut on the event. He has accepted a ride with John and Diane Shawe and their son Jack in the family's 8hp 1904 English Mechanic veteran car. The Shawe family has taken part in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 33 times since 1972, reaching the finish line on 30 occasions. They are huge fans of Boorman.


Sir Stirling and Lady Moss will be passengers alongside Mr and Mrs Chris Jaques, from Forest Row, Sussex in their 1903 Panhard Levassor. The Jaques have completed around 35 London to Brighton Veteran Car Runs and only broken down once so their passengers are unlikely to have to push.


Veteran cars are expected to pass through Redhill bright and early between 7.50am and 11.30am.


The previous day, Saturday November 3, sees the third annual RAC Future Car Challenge, which also runs from Brighton to London and showcases the performance of low energy use vehicles.

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