The Brighton Run

The Brighton Run

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Every year on the first Sunday in November four hundred pre-1905 cars gather in Hyde Park for the annual Brighton Run, at one time unfortunately known as the Old Crocks Park. It is one of Britain's greatest annual motoring spectacles. Organised by the Royal Automobile Club with the co-operation of the Veteran Car Club, this event is reputedly watched by a million people over the 52 mile (84km) route. Its origins go back to 1896 when the law changed and the light locomotive was at last allowed to travel up to 12 mph (19km/h) and did not have to be preceded by a man walking in front. To celebrate this change in the law the Motor Car Club ran 'The Emancipation Run' from London to Brighton. Revived in 1927, veteran cars have been making this annual pilgrimage ever since - war years and 1947 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 144 x 202 x 4mm | 81.65g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 50 b&w illustrations
  • 0747800995
  • 9780747800996

Table of contents

The red flag; The Emancipation run; The Old Crocks Race; The post-war years; A personal view; Further reading; Motor clubs; Places to visitshow more

About Edward Douglas-Scott Montagu of Beaulieu

Lor Montagu of Beaulieu went on his frist Brighton Run in 1950, in the family's 1903 De Dion Bouton, and has driven most years since. In 1952 he was inspired to form the Montagu Motor Museum and is now the founder and the Chairman of the Trustees of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu which was opened in 1972. He is past President of the Historic Houses Association and of the Museums Association and is currently Chairman of English more