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Famous faces joined this Sunday's London  Brighton Veteran car run

Famous faces joined this Sunday's London  Brighton Veteran car run

Television and radio stars were amongst those who took part in the annual Bonhams London  Brighton Veteran Car Run this Sunday.

BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show DJ teamed up with The One Show presenter Alex Jones to drive a classic 1950s Bedford bus on the 60-mile route, which began in London's Hyde Park and finished on Brighton's Madiera Drive.

The pair only passed their Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) tests in the last fortnight and were joined by Radio 2 broadcaster Ken Bruce, behind the wheel of a similar 60-year-old Bedford bus.

The adventure was dubbed '40 Go Bonkers to Brighton' and saw five listeners to Evans' radio show donate a remarkable £349,628 for the privilege of being passengers in the pair of period coaches with a number of their friends.

The Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, of which Vauxhall is a patron celebrates the original Emancipation Run, which was held on 14 November 1896 and marked the Locomotives on the Highway Act.

Over 400 pre-1905 vehicles took part in the run over the weekend, which is the longest running motoring event and has taken place every year since 1927 (with the exception of the war years and 1947 when petrol rationing was in force).