London to Brighton Run cancelled | Car Talk - Car News Oct 2020

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10:14 Tuesday 20 Oct 2020

The Royal Automobile Club has announced the cancellation of the 2020 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, the first time in 73 years that the event will not take place.

The last time the event was cancelled was in 1947 – due to petrol rationing – but that impressive unbroken run has fallen victim to the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic.  

It is hoped the event will next take place on 7 November 2021, which will commemorate the 125th anniversary of the inaugural Emancipation Run of 1896, which celebrated the Locomotives on the Highway Act that the speed limit for ‘light locomotives’ from 4 to 14 mph and abolished the need for these vehicles to be preceded by a man on foot waving a red flag.

 

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