If you love a vintage car — and let’s face it, who doesn’t? — you would have wanted to be at Regent Street in London, United Kingdom when more than 400 of the world’s most beautiful motors lined up for the historic London to Brighton car run.
Crowds gathered to check out the large collection of cars, from convertibles from the 1960s to vintage vans and even cars aged to more than 100 years.
So you like cars do you? In fact you're in love with the motor car. It's your passion. And the mere sound of a V8 gets your pulse racing. Yet how come the gentle putt-putt of a brass era car leaves you cold? If it wasn't for these pioneering giants like the ones lined up on Regent Street today, we'd still be all prancing horses with carriages. Take this simply magnificent 1904 Delaugere et Claudette or the previous image of the mighty 1903 Panhard – Levassor, both designed to put smiles on their drivers' faces. Congratulations again @royalautomobileclub for keeping the magic alive. #carsofinstagram #carofthefuture #london #panhardlevassor #brass #londontobrighton #veterancars #regentstreetmotorshow
Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Race is said to be the world’s longest running motoring event, and the run on November 6 marks the 120th anniversary.
Roughly 400 vehicles will be taking part.
Drivers start their journey at Hyde Park before travelling almost 100km to the iconic Brighton seafront.
If you’re not familiar with the event, it commemorates the Emancipation Run of November 14, 1896 that celebrated the speed limit for ‘light locomotives’ being raised from 4mph to 14mph (6km/h to 22km/h) and it also meant there was no need to the vehicles to have a man on foot coming before them.
One of the oldest cars on display was a 6 horsepower car from 1900, while the exhibit also had cars that showed off classic racing history.