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London to Brighton - UK classic car events


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In 1896, 30 motorists set off to drive the 60 miles from London to Brighton to celebrate the lifting of the 1865 Locomotion Act, which required a motor car to travel at no more than 4 mph and to be preceded by a man on foot with a red flag. This Run was known as the Emancipation Run and formed motoring as we know it today.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2015/08/05/London-to-Brighton