Brighton Run 2006
Genevieve A 1953 English film starring a 1904 Darracq twin-cylinder, 10/12 hp motor car built in Paris. It's a story about two motor cars in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. The Run has been held since 1927 to commemorate the raising of the speed limit, in 1896, from 4 mph to 12 mph. Genevieve played to packed houses all around the world and promoted the antique car hobby as it had never been before. The ownership of an old car changed from a passing interest of a few enthusiasts to a major international hobby with the Brighton Run as the world's biggest motoring Event! We need a sequel, Genevieve II, to do now what Genevieve did back then in 1953.
Click on the audio link below as an intro. to the Genevieve Web Site:
David Burgess-Wise on Finding Genevieve An MP3 file (8:00)
On the Genevieve Web Site, click on "The Car" and the "Picture Gallery" too has some great pictures. A must read for every old car nut is "London-to-Brighton" for an almost mile-by-mile accounting of the year 2000 Brighton Run. Be sure to read all the pages.
Cast: John Gregson, Dinah Sheridan, Kenneth More, Kay Kendall
Director: Henry Cornelius
Two young couples race from London to Brighton in a vintage car rally.
A big THANK YOU to CHERI RUNNFELDT for putting together the following history:
History - Run to Brighton
H H Prince Michael of Kent, President of the Royal Automobile Club,
(seen on the left driving the VCC's 1902 Wolseley in 1984) is a regular
participant. He has driven a variety of vehicles, including the royal 1900
Daimler. Other vehicles include a 1903 De Dion Bouton, a 1899 Wolseley, a 1903
De Dietrich, a 1904 Mercedes and a 1903 Napier Racing car.
The Brighton Run now ranks as one of Britain's biggest motoring
spectacles and attracts entrants from around the world, eager to take part.
Here are most of the Autos in our version of "The Brighton Run".
We all appreciate the Tour Route put together by Bob Grutza, the President of the North Shore Chapter, with help from John Breyton. Bob has been President for three years and the driving force behind the Region's Lake Forest Auto Show for six years. John's been on our web site in "Members in the News" for a couple of years now with his letter in OCW. He's brought his '37 to a number of Grayslake and Lake Forest Shows. Thanks to Cheri Runnfeldt for lunch and registration.
Contact: Jim McDonald email@example.com with comments or suggestions on our web site.
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