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London to Brighton Run 2015
Posted by: Nick Howell (
Date: November 4, 2015 03:42AM

We made it to Brighton in the Toledo for the first time, after three previous attempts! There were a few problems with the fuel mix gumming up the pilot light, which I have reported in the "different Fuels and blow backs" thread.

Ollie just made it on time in the oldest car the c1888 Truchetet, fired with coke, despite bending a rear axle chain strut just after the start and repairing it by straightening it and bracing with a socket set extension bar and Jubillee clips (!!).

John Brydon also made it with the coal fired c1896 Salvesen that looks like Mr Stephenson's Rocket on the road.

A lot of the Stanleys and Locomobiles and the Milwaukee also made it though sadly Mitch Gross broke a wheel bearing carrier and had to pull out.

Weather was great, for a change, and apparently it was the warmest November day on record.

Edited 1 times. Last edit at 11/09/15 09:22AM by alpinemauve.

Re: London to Brighton Run 2015
Posted by: Steamcarbob (
Date: November 4, 2015 06:19AM

Richard and George Hounslow made it in Richards 1900 Mobile

Edited 1 times. Last edit at 11/27/15 03:12AM by Steamcarbob.

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