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London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2012

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Great British bangers at their best
The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is definitely a family kind of day, with kids and parents alike able to enjoy together this fabulous celebration of the dawn of motoring.

The event is the longest running motoring festival of its kind on the planet, with the first run taking place 116 years ago.

This year, more than 500 pre-1905 cars 100 of which come from as far away as Australia, Brazil and South Africa will be making their way from the capital down to Brighton on the south coast.

The fun starts on the Saturday with the free Regent Street Motor Show. Here you'll find over 300 cars spanning 125 years of motoring, giving visitors a superb chance to take a closer look at some classic cars from years gone by.

This year, as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, there'll be a special 'Best of British' zone featuring a selection of the best UK-made cars from the last 60 years. Click here to find out more about the Regent Street Motor Show.

The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run takes place on the Sunday, with cars setting out from Hyde Park from between 7am and 8.30am.

The vintage vehicles will begin rolling into Brighton at 10am, where they'll park up along Madeira Drive on the seafront, giving everyone the chance to see the cars up close. It's also a great chance to speak with the owners of the cars, if you like.

So consider getting along to Hyde Park for the start, or Madeira Drive in Brighton for the finish (actually, you could do both), and take a moment to appreciate these wonderful vehicles and the enthusiasts that help to ensure their engines keep ticking over.
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Why? Marvel at how motor cars used to be.
When: 3rd and 4th November, 2012
Phone: 01483 524 433
Where: Various locations, see article for details.
Cost: Free
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