The 2015 Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

1903 Riley Forecar

The world’s longest running motoring event, the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.  Having started in 1896 the event has run almost every year on the first Sunday in November since.  Starting at Hyde Park, London and finishing on the Sussex coast at Brighton some 60 miles away all you need to enter is a car built before 1905!!.  All entrants are therefore over 110 years old.  Some cars are even steam powered!

I had the pleasure of a lovely autumn morning  to catch some of these cars driving past Coulsdon in Surrey.

Below are just a few shots I managed to grab, more are available on my Website www.8dcphotography.co.uk

1904 Pope-Toledo

1903 Gladiator Tonneau

1904 Gladiator Side Entrance Tonneau

1904 Curved Dash Oldsmobile

Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela

Not a photography related blog post today but a short about the great Nelson Mandela who was buried today in South Africa.   Mandela showed the world what it is to ignore vengeance and to work together for the betterment of all.  He set a truly unique example as a leader and politician that many of his contemporaries fall well short of matching.

I hope politicians and leaders across the world take his legacy as something to aspire to and in time maybe some of them will be qualified to walk in his shadow.

RIP Nelson Mandela