Napier trio to contest the Brighton Run together for the first time


A trio of Napiers inextricably linked with the famous Gordon Bennett Cup ­races are to take part in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run together for what is though to be the first time in their history on 3 November.

The three comprise a 1904 11.1-litre car from the Louwman Museum that crashed in the Cup qualification race and so failed to make the cut.  

The 1903 race is represented by the 7.7-litre Napier driven by Charles Jarrott and now owned the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu.  

The most successful is the car that won the 1902 Gordon Bennett Cup. After a successful career the 30hp, 6.5-litre Napier D 50 was dismantled in the 1920s before being brought back to the UK in the 1990s and restored. It is currently owned by Argentinian collector Daniel Sielecki.

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