Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
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The Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, which dates back to 1927, was founded to commemorate the Emancipation Run of 1896, which celebrated the new-found freedom of motorists granted by the ‘repeal of the Red Flag Act.’ The Act raised the speed limit to 14mph and abolished the need for a man carrying a red flag to walk ahead of the cars whenever they were being driven. It is the longest running motoring event in the world, this year has a French theme in honour of the country’s contribution to motoring’s early days. It is is organised by the Royal Automobile Club.