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Vauxhall celebrates heritage on London to Brighton run

Published 24 October 2014

Vauxhall, Britain’s oldest surviving car manufacturer, will be celebrating its heritage by taking part in this year’s London to Brighton veteran car run. 

The Luton-based firm will be entering a 1904 6hp single-cylinder open two-seater from its heritage collection in the event, which takes place on Sunday, 2 November.

As well as taking part in the run, the car will also feature in the Regent Street Motor Show the day before.

Meanwhile, Vauxhall’s first car – a 5hp model from 1903, will be displayed at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall for a few days before and after the event.

The Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run celebrates the original Emancipation Run, held on 14 November 1896, and which marked the Locomotives on the Highway Act. This landmark Act raised the speed limit for ‘light locomotives’ from 4 to 14mph and abolished the need for a man walking ahead of the cars waving a red flag.

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