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Veteran Car RunLondon
From Hyde Park To Brighton
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There are not many people worldwide who have not heard of or seen during news bulletins on the television, The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Perhaps ‘veterans’ among us remember the classic film about the Run, Genevieve.
 
The LBVCR is held on the first Sunday of November each year. This is not a race but is a Run where the endurance of man and machine are tested. It attracts some 500 automobiles which are certified that their build took place prior to 1st January 1905 and to be of either three or four wheel design.
 
View the Cars - International Concours
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The first day of the event is the ‘International Concours’ held in Regent Street. Here visitors will be able to see selected veteran cars from the London to Brighton run together with their crew in period costume. This event starts at 11:00 and the cars leave at 15:00.
 
Early on day two sees the start of the run with cars leaving Serpentine Road, Hyde Park at Official Sunrise - 06:45. Cars are expected to finish at Brighton’s Preston Park from 09:54 for the Official Finish and then from10:00 onwards for the Ceremonial Finish at Brighton’s Madeira Drive.
 
Please refer to the official website (below) for a pdf route map and full details of the event.
 
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If you are in England at the beginning of November and love old classic vehicles, be along the route.
 
The Official Website at:
Website   London to Brighton Car Run sums up this great annual event perfectly:
 
‘The Royal Automobile Club's annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run (LBVCR) is the world's longest running motoring event. It attracts entrants from all over the globe and for the owners of these highly valuable Veteran cars it represents a rare opportunity to take their extraordinary automobiles on the 60-mile run from Hyde Park in central London to the seafront of the Sussex resort of Brighton’.
 
Getting to London Hyde Park
To find the best way for getting to the Car Run, visit TfL Journey Planner.
 
- By Underground
Hyde Park Station           Piccadilly Line
Access to the south-east end of the Park. Good for Hyde Park Gate Lodge Information Centre, the Rose Garden, the Holocaust Memorial, Wellington Place and Apsley House.
 
Knightsbridge Station      Piccadilly Line
Access to the south side of the Park. Good for Harrods, Hyde Park Barracks, Rotten Row and the Serpentine Lake. The Diana Memorial Fountain is at the Kensington Gardens end of the Serpentine in Hyde Park. This is the best station for the start of the LBVCR.
 
Lancaster Gate Station    Central Line
Gives access to the western end of the Park. Good for the Bird Sanctuary and Old Police Station, Bayswater Road, Victoria Lodge and the Pet Cemetery.
 
Marble Arch Station        Central Line
Access the north-east corner of the Park. Good for Marble Arch and Speakers’ Corner.
 
Getting To Brighton
- By Road
From London
The M25/23 link provides road access from London and the rest of the country.
 
- From East and West
The main A27 and the A259 coast road connect Brighton to cities west and east. The A259 passes right along Brighton seafront, just above Madeira Drive, the location of the finish line.
 
- By Rail  
For timetables, seat availability, fares and ticketing go to Web: National Rail Enquiries
 
- By Coach
 
En route
- Hyde Park London to Brighton
Check the pdf route map at the official website at Web: London to Brighton Car Run – each vantage point can be found on the Web: Streetmap UK  or on Google maps.
 
Google Maps - Hyde Park