The 28th London to Brighton Classic Car Run and the 16th London to Brighton Kit and Sports Car Run took place Sunday 5th June 2016, starting from Mercedes Benz World, Weybridge, Surrey and ending on the historic Madeira Drive in Brighton.
Superb weather brought a record turnout of vehicles to the runs and thousands of spectators joined commentator Keith Barry in welcoming them to the finish line.
The Rural Life Museum at Tilford, near Farnham hosted over 250 classic cars for their coffee stop en-route whilst the Amberley Museum was the official stopping point for the Kit & Sports Cars.
Stephen Smith, events Director at GE Classic Motor Events, the organisers of the run, was delighted with the event. ‘What a fabulous day! It was our best ever run since we took over organising the event in 2011. Sunshine, blue skies, a sparkling seaside, smiling faces and a record turnout of vehicles. What more could we ask for?!’
The oldest vehicle to finish the run was a 1929 Morris Bullnose owned by Ian Westrope. Classic Motoring magazine supported this year’s classic run and entered a beautiful 1948 Alvis TA14 piloted by John Kimber whilst Complete Kit Car magazine editor, Adam Wilkins, on his maiden run, brought a GBS Zero.
Entrants are encouraged to dress in period dress and many owners on both the classic and the kit and sports car runs joined in the fun of the day. Winner of the ‘Best Dressed ‘ award went to regular participants, the Smith family from Ipswich, with three generations dressed in their 1950’s Sunday-best outfits, led by ‘Elvis Presley’.
Next year’s run is on Sunday 4th June and is sure to sell out early so, if you would like to be the first to know when the 2017 entries open, visit the official website and register your details today.