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2014 London to Brighton Veteran Run

London to Brighton 2014For thousands of motoring aficionados the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is one of the highlights of the year. The  route from Hyde Park Corner to Madeira Drive is thronged by many clubs, associations, individuals and families who turn  out to celebrate this hardy perennial treat.

In 1896 the first run from the Metropole Hotel in London to the Metropole Hotel in Brighton was a celebration of new-  found freedom for motorists, granted by the 'Locomotives on the Highway Act', which raised the speed limit of  automobiles to 14mph and abolished the requirement for these vehicles to be preceded by a man on foot carrying a flag  of warning.

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