Sunday, 23 September 2018

Racing to Brighton

FOR the first time in its 117-year history, the 2013 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run will have a competitive

FOR the first time in its 117-year history, the 2013 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run will have a competitive element.

The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is not a race, but is certainly a challenge. For the hundreds of hardy drivers at the wheel — or sometimes the tiller — of their pioneering motorcars, the only aim is to cover the 60 miles from London’s Hyde Park to Brighton’s Madeira Drive without mishap. For most participants, merely arriving at Brighton is sufficient reward.

But this year, for the first time ever on the Run — jointly sponsored by Tindle Newspapers and Bonhams — there will be winners. The Royal Automobile Club has announced that a Regularity Trial will be included in the world’s greatest celebration of the first pioneering motorists.

A Regularity Trial demands that entrants maintain a specific average speed over the event, with penalties for arriving at the finish, or at one of the secret intermediate time control points, too early or too late.

By Nigel Wigmore

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