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    November in England is autumn, falling leaves and dropping temperatures, shorter days and longer nights, Guy Fawkes fireworks celebrations -- and the annual London to Brighton veteran car rally.

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    November in England is autumn, falling leaves and dropping temperatures, shorter days and longer nights, Guy Fawkes fireworks celebrations -- and the annual London to Brighton veteran car rally.

    SYNOPSIS: Nearly three hundred cars, all more than 70 years old, were entered for this year's rally on Sunday (7 November). They were flagged off in Hyde Park by beauty contestant Miss. Malta, in England for the Miss. World competition.

    The route through London went via Parliament Square, on the way to the main Brighton road, across Westminister Bridge. Most of the entries were from Britain, but cars were also brought from Belgium, the Irish Republic, France, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States, with twelve competitors. The rally, in which there are no winners, is designed merely for pleasure motoring. It originally commemorated the end of an 1895 law which dictated that all so-called 'horseless carriages' had a man with a red flag walking in front of them to warn pedestrians. One of the first across the line in Brighton, 53 miles (85 kilometres) away was number 77 -- a 1901 Knox from Holland. It was followed by a Lanchester of the same year, co-incidentally number 78.

    Number 175 -- a seven-horse-power, two-cylinder 1903 Panhard-Lavassor British entrant. Veteran cars are classified by year -- those built before 1905.

    One of the rarer entries -- a 1900 four-cylinder five-horse Gardner-Serpollet Steamer, also from Britain.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5YOJF2IUKHHHYG12Z107ONQQI
    Media URN:
    VLVA5YOJF2IUKHHHYG12Z107ONQQI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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