London to Brighton Veteran Car Rally Ends At the Seafront Yesterday

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Over a hundred historic cars completed their journey from London to Brighton on a perfect day for the annual Veteran Car Rally, beginning at 7 am yesterday. The event featured over 400 drivers and ended on Madeira Drive in Brighton, basking in autumn sunshine, a significant improvement from the previous year, which was marred by bad weather.

Motoring enthusiasts mingled with owners, creating a cheerful atmosphere. Organized by Ben Cussons, the Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club, the 127-year-old event celebrated the advent of motorized transport and the freedoms it introduced. This year also marked the 70th anniversary of the film “Genevieve,” featuring two cars from the movie, a Darracq and a Spyker, thanks to the Louwman Museum in the Netherlands.

The oldest vehicle on the run was the 1892 Type 3 Peugeot, one of the first to leave Hyde Park. It comes from the Museo dell’Automobile di Torino and is believed to be the first car driven on Italian soil. With a rear-mounted 565cc V2 engine producing 2 bhp, it boasts a top speed of about 20 mph.

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