The RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, which takes place on Sunday 1 November 2020 has now been given the green light and will go ahead as planned.
Due to ongoing restrictions and difficulties when organising large-scale events, the Royal Automobile Club made a conscious decision to delay the announcement until now, but has now said the popular vintage automotive spectacle will go ahead with a rolling start beginning on The Mall.
Ben Cussons, Chairman of the Club explained:
“It gives the Club enormous pleasure to be announcing this news and it’s wonderful that we are able to use the traditional London to Brighton route. The event will commence with a rolling start on The Mall and we wish every participant an unforgettable drive to Madeira Drive.
“It’s now full steam ahead to prepare for this year. I very much look forward to welcoming everyone in November and commemorating the 1896 Run.”
Traditionally staged on the first Sunday every November, the world’s longest-running motoring event was renamed as ‘RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run’ earlier in the year as the famous auction house joined forces with the Royal Automobile Club as title partner to the annual event for the next decade.
Open to vehicles built before 1905, the Run is the world’s largest and most evocative gathering of veteran cars, attracting hundreds of entries from all around the globe.
Maarten ten Holder, Executive Vice President and Head of Europe of RM Sotheby’s:
“It’s such fantastic news that the 2020 run will take place in November, in what is RM Sotheby’s first year as the title sponsor. We are excited to partner with such an iconic event and of course we very much hope that our sale in London, which coincides with the London to Brighton run, will be the first ‘live’ sale we can conduct in Europe since the pandemic hit.”
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For full details of this year’s Run and how to enter please visit: www.veterancarrun.com