Participants on this year’s Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox, will be using an alternative route out of the capital.
The 400+ pre-1905 veteran cars will leave Hyde Park at sunrise, passing many well-known landmarks – Hyde Park Corner, Buckingham Palace, Horseguards and Big Ben before crossing Westminster Bridge. However, with the centre of Brixton, in South London, undergoing long term road works, participants will then leave London via Kennington, Clapham and Morden, passing through Balham – famously described by Peter Sellers as ‘Bal-Ham, Gateway to the South’ in a 1940s BBC radio comedy sketch – along the way.
The last time the Run visited Reigate was in 1954, more than 60 years ago, thus offering a new opportunity for Club members based near Woodcote Park to see the Run nearer their doorstep for the first time in over half a century.
Below is an approximate time guide for those wishing to cheer on the intrepid motorists, as well as a map of the new route out of the city. There are also three official meeting points – Hyde Park, Harrods at Crawley and Madeira Drive in Brighton, where the veteran cars can be admired at close quarters.
Click here to read more about the 2017 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.