Vintage car crossing Westminster Bridge, c 1935.

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Vintage car crossing Westminster Bridge, c 1935.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Description

A photograph of a vintage car crossing Westminster Bridge in London, taken by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald newspaper in about 1935. These competitors in the London to Brighton 'Old Crocks Race' are driving a Panhard built in a phaeton, or open carriage, style in 1902. The London to Brighton car rally began in 1896, celebrating the lifting of speed restrictions on early motor vehicles. Today, the annual event brings together the world's largest gathering of vintage cars. The event takes place every year on the first Sunday in November when the cars, all built before 1905, aim to travel between London and Brighton.

© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library

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