Our husband RAY MASSEY drove Lanchester to the Brighton Veteran Car Run on the annual London 1904
Ray Massey Motoring Editor for the Daily Mail
Tomorrow Arevolution calls for me. No, I will not show the red flag. Rather, I'll watch as one with the help of the flame-haired former Spice Girl Geri Horner (Ginger Spice) is torn open to mark the start of the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.
The run attracts attendees from around the world to celebrate the true birth of motoring in Britain, organized by the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall.
Historic Event: Drivers participate in the annual race from London to Brighton
The event began with the Emancipation Run of 1896, when 33 "motorists" traveled from London to Brighton (17) to celebrate the lifting of the hated red flag law.
On the Road: The barrel was revived in 1927, and apart from wartime and the subsequent rationing of fuel, it was staged every year
A man wearing a red flag had to walk 20 meters in front of the cars and limit the speed to 2 km / h in the city and 4 km / h in the countryside.
The race was revived in 1927, and apart from wartime and the subsequent rationing of fuel, it was staged every year. Tens of thousands of spectators are expected.
Walking around: Tens of thousands of spectators are expected
Geri and his husband, Red Bull Racing Formula One team principal Christian Horner, will tear down the symbolic red flag before the pair can jump aboard a 1904 Panhard Levassor.
Other celebrities included the model Yasmin Le Bon, Kevin McCloud of Grand Design and Nick Mason, the drummer of Pink Floyd.
I've always wanted to do that and will be riding this year in a 1904 Lanchester hosted by RAC club fan Duncan Wiltshire.
Dressed for the occasion: The first of the pre-1905 horse-drawn cars leaves Hyde Park at sunrise
The first horse-drawn carriage from before 1905 leaves Hyde Park at sunrise.
Worth seeing: The race marks the finale of the London Motor Week of the RAC Club
To be sure that they have a medal, they have to reach the finish before sunset at 4.30pm.
The end is near: to reach a medal, the cars have to reach the finish before sunset at 16.30
The race marks the finale of the RAC Club's London Motor Week, which includes today's Regent Street Motor Show, which features many vehicles competing in the race.
See: veterancarrun.com and regentstreetmotorshow.com.
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A rollover protection system integrated into the headrests protects the occupants.
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