In Pictures: Classic cars on show in London to Brighton spectacle

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More than 320 classic cars have taken to the roads to mark the 125th anniversary of the RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton veteran car run.

The event started in 1896 when a group of driving enthusiasts made the journey to celebrate the speed limit rising from 4mph to 14mph.

RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
Motorists on Serpentine Road in Hyde Park (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
Participants are followed by an RAC breakdown vehicle as they drive over Westminster Bridge (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
(Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

All of the vehicles taking part in this year’s event date back to at least 1905.

They will drive the same 60-mile route between the nation’s capital and the seaside resort.

RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
(Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
(Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
(Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

The bustling roads of London soon gave way to country towns like Staplefield in Sussex.

RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
(Steve Parsons/PA)
RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
(Steve Parsons/PA)
RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
(Steve Parsons/PA)
RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
(Steve Parsons/PA)
RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
(Steve Parsons/PA)
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