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Surrey Vintage Vehicle Society caters for veteran cars, vintage cars & classic cars, as well as commercials and motorcycles.

:: [ Post 2017 Veteran Run Meet at the Black Horse - November 2017 ] ::

Please click on any thumbnail picture below  to see the full size picture. To return to the thumbnails please click the Explorer "Back" arrow (top left of screen). Brighton Run photos by Mike Gorman, Malcolm Bailey, Maciej Fiutakiewicz and Michel Gosset.

A number of SVVS Members have cars that are eligible for the London to Brighton Veteran Car run. Many of our regular photographers were either not spectating on the run this year or were assuming others were taking photos. So we only managed to snap one of them, Michael Doughty in his 1902 Wolseley 10HP Tonneau. Another of our regulars, one with two legs and uneven wheels, is Matt Tester on his Penny-Farthing 'Ordinary'. It is a very long way to Brighton by 1800s pedal power! The catalogue did not have our other regular David Smart in the Cadillac listed as entrant. 

Many more veteran car photos at the bottom of THIS page !


Some SVVS Members who had been spectating on the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run normally meet up later at the Black Horse in Hookwood, Horley, for a noggin and natter. This year the weather for the Run was glorious. The sun shone, sky was blue but bit chilly. There was a low turnout of general spectators along the route, which was a shame. The Run may possibly be losing its appeal due to the dreadful traffic and this year there was a change of route to going down via Reigate Hill. It seems that the Run ran a bit late due to an accident on the hill involving one of the veterans.

This year the turnout of SVVS Members at the Black Horse was also low, only seven vehicles. Present were the L to R: Bentley R type belonging to John and Anne Auber (non-members), Simon Bishop's 1927 Singer 14/34, Mike Gorman's 1950 Bentley Mk VI, Brian Rice's 1938 Morris 8 Ser. II . On the other side were: Chris Newton's 1961 Daimler SP250, and a yellow Triumph Spitfire Mk iV not in the Register. Not photographed were Andrew Hall and Desmond Peacock who arrived in an Amilcar, a member with his pristine Sunbeam S7 Motorcycle, Mike Ireland and his wife were there but Mike had just managed to run his modern into a ditch a short distance from the pub and was looking for a tow, and a couple of other members were there in moderns.

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Mr & Mrs Chairman were not at the Black Horse this year having been invited to a 'lunch-viewing-cars-party' of the Brighton Run on the route near Staplefield.  Nearby on Staplefied Common was our intrepid French photographer Michel Gossett and below are some of his photos.

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