Alternative Route for London To Brighton Veteran Car Run

Photo credit – Chris Spring:  Damon Hill and Charley Boorman talking to Susy Radio’s Neil Munday

The annual London to Brighton Veteran Car run took place yesterday.  400 pre-1905 veteran cars left Hyde Park at sunrise.

This year an alternative route out of London was in place to avoid long-term roadworks in Brixton.  The revised route took the cars along the A217 through Banstead, Tadworth and Reigate before re-joining the traditional route on the A25 at Redhill, before passing through Horley.  Susy Radio broadcast all morning from the official half way check point at Crawley. TV presenter and travel writer Charley Boorman, and Formula 1 driver Damon Hill were driving a Rover 8HP.  Neil Munday caught up with them at the half way point and asked how the journey was going:

The first car to cross the line in Brighton at 10.45 was a 1902 Oldsmobile entered by Andreas Melkus from Austria.

Photo credit – Chris Spring