On the first Sunday in each November, around 500 motor cars built before 1905 traditionally re-enact the Emancipation Run of 1896, which in turn celebrated the abolition of the law that required motorists to be preceded by a man on foot carrying a Red Flag.
With the proud owners driving their Veteran Cars on much of the original route from central London to Brighton, the opportunity to view these machines in all their glory is not to be missed. Spectating is completely free of charge at any point on the route.
Saturday 3 November
International Concours, Regent Street, London. From 11am to 3pm, FREE to view. See 100 selected veteran cars from the Sunday Run with drivers and passengers in period costume plus demonstration runs.
Sunday 4 November
111th Anniversary Run. Cars leave Hyde Park at sunrise (7.01am).