The 2009 LBVCR - London to Brighton Veteran Car Run Official Photos are now available to browse and order from here:
Just use your run number or your numberplate (no spaces) to find your pictures. We did our best to get everyone on the course, but the heavy weather conditions meant that it simply can't be guaranteed. Very well done to everyone who took part, and the bonus of finishing to so many of you, I hope you have dried out by now...
In what will be recorded as one of the most accurate weather forecasts for some time, the gale force winds and heavy rain duly arrived mid-morning across sussex on the day of the run 1st of November 2009. With a large swell surrounding the Brighton Pier as the weather closed in, the early finishers began to finish and witness some of the heaviest rain of the year.
Some people timed their run through the heaviest rain of the day:
The wind started to rip the banners along the walkway, so they were taken down, just in case, and meanwhile the strong Belgian contingent seemed to avoid any rain on their way down and through Sussex.
Eventually there were some bits of sunlight, and the crowds did turn out in strength to see the cars cross the finish line and the banners were put back up.
After which, a quick rest in the paddock area in Madeira Drive and recovery before preparing for the Annual Ball afterwards...
Finishing the day with another great sunset...
The full gallery is available for preview and ordering here:
I look forwards to seeing you next year !