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Veteran car run comes to Lambeth streets

Picture by Peter Simmonds

Almost 500 veteran cars - all more than 100 years old - passed along Lambeth Palace Road on Sunday morning en route from Hyde Park to Brighton.

Veteran Car Run
Taken from on board car number 173, a 1902 James & Brown, driven by David Horton from Imperial College London during a test drive on Friday

The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run takes place each year to celebrate the anniversary of the raising of the speed limit – in 1896 – for 'light locomotives' from 4 miles per hour to the breathtaking speed of 14 miles per hour and the abolition of the requirement for these vehicles to be preceded by a man on foot.

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