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Renault named as London to Brighton run patron

Published 12 May 2015

French car maker Renault has been named as the patron of this year’s Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.

Expect a good number of early Renaults, all built at the start of the 20th century, to make the annual pilgrimage from Hyde Park in London to Madeira Drive, Brighton.

Renault has pledged to support not just the Veteran Car Run for the next two years, but also the Regent Street Motor Show –the UK’s largest free-to-view motor show.

Running the length of London’s busiest shopping street, the show will be held on Saturday, 31 October, the day before the Run, showcasing 125 years of motoring history.

London To Brighton Renault

Speaking on behalf of Renault UK, Mark Waller said, ‘Life for Renault began back in 1898 – just two years after the Emancipation Run, which the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run continues to commemorate today.

‘We are proud of the evolution that Renault has enjoyed since those earliest days and the Regent Street Motor Show, taking place the day before the Veteran Car Run, provides us with a wonderful opportunity to bring to life the journey Renault has been on from its earliest beginnings to the present day.’

The Regent Street Motor Show will take place on Saturday 31 October followed by the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run on Sunday 1, November.

Early bird discount on entry fees for the Veteran Car Run will apply until midnight on Friday, 29 May. For more information, visit




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