Places on the 2015 London to Brighton Classic and London to Brighton Kit & Sports Car runs, organised by GE Classic Motor Events and taking place on Sunday 31st May, are being snapped up, with bookings already 42% up on last year. The closing date for entries is May 8th – or sooner if the event is sold out.
The runs begin in the Royal Park at Greenwich, and finish on Madeira Drive, Brighton. GE’s very own ‘Stig’ will flag the entrants off and will be collecting for Macmillan Cancer Support. The Classic section run is for vintage and post war classics that are over 25 years old whilst the Kit & Sports Car section run is open to all modern day sports cars, kit cars, and replicas.
The oldest car booked on the classic run so far is a 1927 Hupmobile Coupe which will be joined by some cars with particularly interesting histories including: A Rover P6 that was family owned from new but stolen in 1976 and used in a bank robbery; a Jaguar XK140 originally owned by Duncan Hamilton who won Le Mans 24hr race in 1953 for Jaguar; and a Jensen Healey that is believed to be the oldest surviving MK II example in the UK. Jon Smith, sports promoter and TV presenter, joins the run for the first time in his 1958 Austin Nash Metropolitan while Nigel Fisher and wife Vivienne will be on their 26th London to Brighton Classic Car run.
The Kit & Sports Run is supported this year by the UK Cobra Club and the ZRoadster Club
, featuring some great hand-built sports cars – often constructed in the garage at home. An example is the NGTC V8 of regular attendee Graeme Lacey that sports a Range Rover V8 engine, BMW rear axle and homemade suspension.