Having given up on seeing the cars in Crawley (see post below), I found a good place to spectate in a village further to the south. I managed to see most of the early runners before the heavens opened and made the journey to Brighton for the slower cars very unpleasant.

 

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Sarah Tunnicliffe’s splendid 1902 4 cylinder Panhard Et Levassor at speed

 

 

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Barry Pitfield seems to be enjoying himself at the wheel of Lawrence Moore’s 1902 2 cylinder Panhard Et Levassor

 

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Ivan Odds’ 1903 4 cylinder Clement

 

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Looks of grim determination – and the rain hasn’t started yet. John Bird OBE in his rare 1902 2 cylinder Georges Richard

 

 

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A rare and powerful car, the 1903 2 cylinder Winton of Evert Louwman. Winton were a US manufacturer of very fine cars. This car boasts 22 HP at a time when it was rare for even 4 cylinder cars to have more than 15 HP. Mr Louwman is from Holland and is the owner of the excellent motor museum that bears his name at the Hague.

 

 

 

 

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Someone getting a cold back whilst destroying the forward view of the driver! Preposterous 1900 single cylinder De Dion Bouton Vis a vis belonging to Dr Shaun Crofton being chased down by Nick Mason’s 1901 4 cylinder 24 HP Panhard Et Levassor. Mr Mason is a member of Pink Floyd and has a very fine collection of cars including a Ferrari 250 GTO.

 

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