• Short Summary

    The London to Brighton vintage car run - several of the cars date from the 1890s.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London to Brighton. Down to the Sea in ... 'Shakes!' 61 'old crocks' - none under 28 years old - start & 51 arrive in annual run that marks 36th anniversary of removal of speed limit of 2 miles per hour!"

    London

    An old fashioned motor car built in 1894 leaves the London starting line for the London to Brighton Annual veterans car rally. Crowds of people have turned up to watch the cars leave. An 1897 Daimler is the next featured vehicle, two women drive another old car away from the start.

    Shots of the old cars mixed in with the 1932 vintage traffic of London. The voiceover says "By golly they can shift".

    Brighton, East Sussex.

    The old fashioned cars come round a corner. Crowds are lining the streets here to welcome them to their destination. The cars are still mixed in with current traffic.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    685.36
    Media URN:
    5206
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1932
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:00:00 / 01:47:52:00
    Canister:
    32/94

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The event took place on 20 November 1932.

    The car seen at 00:41, (Reg. No. A 1254), is a 1900 Pieper Two-seater.

    The car seen at 00:52, (Reg. No. Y 394), is a 1904 Wolseley Two-seater.

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