Video: London to Brighton veteran car run

Drivers and passengers in the Veteran Car Run endured a wet and cold start as they passed through Mid Sussex towns and villlages this morning Sunday October 4).

They faced a test almost as tough as that for their motors in the chilly weather and heavy rain on their way from London to Brighton.

London to Brighton car run at Pease Pottage.

London to Brighton car run at Pease Pottage.

Conditions were expected to be a little better later today for the RAC-organised 60 mile run.

More than 500 drivers set out from Hyde Park at first light today in their pre-1905 vehicles, at an average speed of about 20mph.

Spectators sought shelters from a series of heavy showers as the cars passed with crews waving bravely.

After a break at Crawley they passed through Pease Pottage, Handcross, Cuckfield, Ansty, Burgess Hill, Hassocks and Clayton on route to the formal finish in Preston Park, before a ceremonial finish in Madeira Drive, Brghton.