The greatest free car show in the world. The first run was in 1896 as the Emancipation Run following the Locomotives and Highways Act of that year which increased the speed limit to 14 mph in the country. It was revived in 1927. It is for cars built before 1905.

Run on the first Sunday of November, there are three options for the weather: very cold, very wet or periods of both. This year is was cold.

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I’ve got three or four of most vehicles, but be warned, I’ve picked the best for here so be prepared to be disappointed. And thanks to everyone who took part, including the organisers of course. It was brilliant as ever.

I’d appreciate a link or two, or more, on social media, forums and to friends. It all helps with the Google rankings.

 

Thanks to all those who waved.

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You wait 65 years for a bus to come along and then . . .

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This 1949 Bedford OB, the one above dates from 1955, was the only vehicle on the run that I saw being driven by a woman.

 

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The degree of preparation is evident in these two images.

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Some merely vintage cars sneaked in the run.

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This 1904 Knox Runabout, with its twin cylinder, 16-18 hp engine, came through Burgess Hill, about 45 minutes from the finish at Brighton, around 3.30 pm. To be classified as a finisher it had to cross the line at 4.30 or before. I hope it made it.

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