London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2011
This year it was the 115th anniversary of veteran car run. The first modern rally took place in 1927. On Sunday 6 of November 2011 pasionate drivers where making challenging historis journey from London to Brighton. They were starting in London’s Hyde Park just after 7:00 in the morning driving around 60 miles to finishing line in Brighton’s Madeira Drive. More than 500 vintage cars took part in the 78th London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.
This rally is not a race and is described by organisers the Royal Automobile Club as “an endurance of man and machine”. A lot of drivers came from abroad, including competitors from America, Australia and China. This year was as well celebration of the 125th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz. Matt Roberts with his the 1897 Marot Gardon Tricycle was the first to arrive in Brighton an impressive 3 hours and 25 minutes after leaving Hyde Park in the first sector group. It was such an amazing to see all ‘competitors’ dressed up in old style clothes exactly matching their cars.
Brighton Electric Railway
Volks Electric railway was built in 1883 and it is Britain’s oldest electric railway. It is running for 1.75 miles along the top of the beach from the Aquarium Station near Brighton Pier to the Marina.
Starting point: Place Pier,next to Brighton Wheel
Finishing point Black Rock, Marina
First train is running at 10:15 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and on Public Holidays and at 11:15 on Tuesday and Friday. Last train is running at 17:00 from Monday to Friday and at 18:00 during the weekend and on public holidays. Trains are going in 15 minutes period.
285 Madeira Drive
Telephone: +44 (0)1273 292718
Fax: +44 (0)1273 292719
Child single fare – £1.00
Adult single fare – £1.90
Family (2+4 or 1+6) – single £4.00
Child return fare – £1.50
Adult return fare – £3.00
Family (2+4 or 1+6) – return £6.70
There is a residents type of single ticket available for £1 first Saturday of each month. Proof of residence is required. There is as well school booking available.
The Railway is open between April and September.
Unfortunately it is now closed for this season (2011) and will be re-open on Easter 2012.
Beach Of The Dead
On Saturday the 22nd of October Brighton will be covered in blood and walking zombies. A Zombie Walk procession starts at 15:00 on Victoria Gradens – next to Royal Pavilion, Grand Parade and finishes with after party in Concorde 2 on Madeira Drive. Approximately walk time is 2 hours.
Parade is also called Beach Of The Dead. This parade is free, but after party in Concorde 2 is ticketed and restricted to 14+. Tickets will cost around £3/£4. This zombie walk is funded and organized by Katie Amer. It was unleashed in 2007 with more and more zombies coming every year. It is funny but really scary as zombies look really realistically. As they are going through the city they are scaring people to death.
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