The veterans, all built before 1905, were taking part in their annual International Concours d'Elegance prior to setting off at dawn on Sunday morning for the trip from London to Brighton in the famous Bonhams Veteran Car
Friday saw the annual Bonhams Veteran Car
auction while many of the London to Brighton stars took part in the annual Regent Street Motor Show on Saturday.
There will also be 100 veteran cars
, all ready for the annual Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car
Run, which starts from nearby Hyde Park the next day.
There will also be narrow gauge railways, traction engines, steam rollers, veteran cars
, motorcycles and cycles.
It is the first time the car has been offered on the open market for 108 years, and it is expected to fetch between PS60,000 and PS80,000 when it goes up for auction along with several other rare vehicles at the Bonhams auction of veteran cars
on November 2.
On an opening note, veteran cars
often had a brass horn with a rubber bulb that when pressed emitted a honking sound rather like a distressed duck.
There will be vintage and veteran cars
, military jeeps and motorbikes, classic and vintage motorcycles and motorcycle clubs, model boats, model car racing, model railways and stationary engines.
The lure of classic and veteran cars
- many of them made in the city - brought out hundreds of families.
The fair will kick off at 10am with a cavalcade of vintage and veteran cars
parading to the Bit End playing field.
AFONWEN Up to 20 veteran cars
will visit Afonwen Craft and Antique Centre today.
PLACES TO VISIT Aug 16: Flower Show, Recreation Ground, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset: Vegetables and floral arrangements form one of the main highlights of this show, which also features veteran cars
and a dog show.
For one day of the year veteran cars
are allowed to break pretty well every motoring rule in the book.