Daimler Ferret to journey from London to Brighton

| 3 Apr 2013

Kevin Browne’s Daimler Ferret Scout Car – which served in Jordan, Germany, and Northern Ireland – will be one of the London to Brighton Classic Car Run’s more unusual entries on 2 June.

Other classics that have been signed up include a supercharged 1936 MG PB (so far the oldest car), a rare Citröen Traction Avant, which is one of just 60 worldwide, and a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. The latter belongs to Nigel Fisher who, along with his wife, will tackle the 70-mile route for the 24th time.

The event is open to cars (and scout cars) of more than 25-years old and this year celebrates its silver anniversary.

Participants set off from the Brooklands Museum on their way to Brighton Racecourse, via one of two routes of either 70 or 100 miles. The longer course includes a stop-off at Chiddingstone Castle in Kent, while the shorter takes in Sheffield Park in East Sussex.

Entrants are encouraged to don period attire, with a special award for the best-dressed team.

The 13th London to Brighton Kit & Sports Car Run, which is held on the same day, caters for owners of younger machines. And there’s a Brighton to Brooklands tour for pre-1939 vehicles.

Find out more about all three on the GE Classic Motor Events’ website.