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Ben Cussons , Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club .


As ever it gives me enormous pleasure to welcome you to the RM Sotheby ’ s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run , the world ’ s longest and , dare I say it , most evocative motoring event .

There really is nothing to rival the 126-year history and unique character of the Run , and the Royal Automobile Club is extremely proud to be staging this extraordinary event .
As is so wonderfully illustrated on the cover of this souvenir programme , we are celebrating the 120th anniversary of SF Edge ’ s milestone victory in the 1902 Gordon Bennett Cup race , and we must thank Daniel Sielecki , the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu and Louwman Museum in the Netherlands for joining us with their incredible Gordon Bennett racing Napiers .
We would also like to thank all the participants who make this Run so special , as well as all our event partners , topped by RM Sotheby ’ s . We are extremely grateful for their support and that of our patrons and volunteers without whom this magical celebration would not be able to take place .
I wish all of you , whether participating or spectating , another truly wonderful Sunday in November .
Ben Cussons Chairman , The Royal Automobile Club


It is with great excitement that I welcome all of you to the 2022 running of the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run , and the third anniversary of RM Sotheby ’ s ’ title sponsorship of the event .

It ’ s also the first Run since I took up the exciting position of Chairman at RM Sotheby ’ s for the UK and EMEA , and as a long-time member of the Royal Automobile Club and speaking as a die-hard car enthusiast , RM Sotheby ’ s ’ sponsorship is one of the things that excited me most when I took up the position . The heritage , the fun , the eccentricity and the sheer camaraderie that surrounds the Run , makes it a unique institution with which we are delighted to be associated .
RM Sotheby ’ s now has a wonderful annual fixture within the festivities of the Club ’ s London Motor Week during which we can conduct our London auction at a historic new location in the grounds of Marlborough House just around the corner from the Club .
To round off the week , sharing in the participation of the Run with all of you is the greatest honour .
Enjoy the Run and I ’ ll see you at the end for a hot meal and a drink !
Peter Wallman Chairman , UK and EMEA , RM Sotheby ’ s
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