Disrespectfully termed 'The Old Crocks Race', this year's Royal Automobile Club 'London-Brighton Veteran Car Rally' was the biggest ever, 249 cars were entered, 226 started and 213 finished, November 1.
GV. Veteran car sin Hyde Park.
CU. Car No. 11, a 1897 Delahaye, French entry driven by Mons.J.Djaniguian-Gaillard who is seen polishing up.
LV. Car no. 1, 1896 Arnold driven by Capt, E. de W.S.Colver and co-driver board car
GV. Cars at start.
LV. Starter drops flag cars under way.
SV. Car.no.6,1896 Lutzmann passes camera followed by No.2,1896 Benz.
GV. Cars leaving Hyde Park.
SV. CAR NO.11,1897 same as shot a pan to BV.
SV. Cars leaving.
GV.PAN.Car makes smoke screen, it is an 1899 Locomobile steamer official American entry.
GV. Crowds on Westminster Bridge, Big Ben in BG.
GV. Cars over Westminster Bridge, Big Ben in BG.
LV.PAN.Car no.125,1903 de Dion Bouton passes camera to BV.
GV. Flying bedstead over bridge.
GV. (At Handcross) cars en route to Brighton PAN to BV.
LV.PAN.Car no. 143,1908 Lanchester driven by F.W. Hutton-Stott.
TS. Cars along road.
TS. Car no. 121,1903 Darracq driven by B. Thorpe.
TS. A 1900 de Dion Bouton overtakes another car.
GTV. Cars arrive at Brighton pier.
LV. Car.no.119,1903 Argyll arrives and is greeted by Mayor of Brighton.
TV. Car no.111, 1902 Peugeot driven by Miss M.Oakden arrives at finish.
LV. Crowd watching.
SCU. American entry no.193,1903 Oldsmobile driven by Mr.R.Henry at finish.
CU. Mayor of Brighton presents medallion to Mr.Henry. 8
LV. CAR.no.235,1904 Sunbeam driven by Jack Brabham of Australia. 8
SPORT: CAR RACING
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Background: Disrespectfully termed 'The Old Crocks Race', this year's Royal Automobile Club 'London-Brighton Veteran Car Rally' was the biggest ever, 249 cars were entered, 226 started and 213 finished, November 1.
One of the few reinless rallies, the run was watched by knots of spectators all along the 56-miles from London's Hyde Park to the sea, across Britain's beautiful South Downs.
Having a change from Formula One Grand Prix cars, was world championships contender Australian driver Jack Brabham. He was behind the wheel of a 1904 Sunbeam.
From America, for the first time since the original run on Emancipation Bay, 1896, were a Locomotive Steamer, 'Tilly the Teapot', driven by W.M. Weiant of Ohio; and a 1903 Oldsmobile piloted by Bay Henry also of Ohio.
Oldest car was an Arnold 1896 dogcart, rated at 1 1/2 hp. It covered the 56 miles in six hours:
First to arrive at Brighton was car No. 81, a 1901 Progress. Next came an 1896 Stephens, driven by the son of the man who built the vehicle.