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A selection of vintage and veteran vehicles arriving at the finish of the second National Historic Vehicle Run from the Museum of British Transport at Clapham to Madeira Drive Brighton on Sunday May 5th 1963.

Photos courtesy of John Corah. Captions are drawn from from subsequent rally programmes as vehicle details in the 1963 programme are very brief. The advertisements are from the 1963 programme.

John writes ... "All these pictures were taken on Brighton seafront at the end of the London to Brighton HCVC Run in 1963, half a century ago and the early days of the preservation movement. All the entrants were pre-WW2 and many of this year's entrants would not have been built then. An age when the M5 and Spaghetti Junction did not exist, and practically every lorry on the (mostly) 'A' roads was British. The Ergonomic cab was still two years away, and half-cab buses were still being built."

1931 AEC Regal GK5486 T219

1931 AEC Regal GK5486 T219

1937 AEC Regent DLU92 STL2093

1937 AEC Regent DLU92 STL2093

1935 Albion FT3 AVP366

1935 Albion FT3 AVP366

1931 Austin Seven HX6792

1931 Austin Seven HX6792

1933 Austin 'HL' taxicab ALE165

1933 Austin 'HL' taxicab ALE165

1913 Commer YC ER3977

1913 Commer YC ER3977

1922 De Dion Bouton 66T6

1922 De Dion Bouton 66T6

1922 De Dion Bouton 66T6

1922 De Dion Bouton 66T6

1914 Dennis N type DU179

1914 Dennis N type DU179

1914 Dennis N type ED810

1914 Dennis N type ED810

1916 Dennis N type BK2136

1916 Dennis N type BK2136

1927 Dennis 30-cwt MP544

1927 Dennis 30-cwt MP544

1928 Dennis 30cwt GU9205

1928 Dennis 30cwt GU9205