ENTRIES to the world's longest running motoring event are set to open and this is how you can take part.

Entries to the 125th-anniversary edition of the Royal Automobile Club’s RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run open next week on Tuesday, June 22.

Taking place on the first Sunday of November, the rally commemorates the famous Emancipation Run of November 1896 which celebrated the passing into law of the Locomotive on the Highway Act.

It was this landmark legislation that raised the speed limit for "light locomotives" from 4mph to 14mph and came after the requirement for a man to walk in front of all moving vehicles waving a red flag had also been abolished.

Now, 125 years after that very first run, hundreds of extraordinary pre-1905 vehicles will once again honour the pioneering spirit and embark on the 60-mile journey from Hyde Park in Central London with a halfway stop in Crawley before crossing through the South Downs to Madeira Drive on Brighton seafront.

The Royal Automobile Club intends for this year to be a "major celebration", with 500 participants expected.

“There is no motoring event anywhere on Earth to rival the incredible history and charisma of the RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, and this year’s 125th commemoration will be the most special since the Centenary Run back in 1996,” commented Ben Cussons, chairman of the Royal Automobile Club.

“Not only do we have another major milestone to honour but there is also so much pent up enthusiasm – from both participants and huge numbers of well-wishers who always line the roads – to see veteran cars back on the hallowed route to Madeira Drive.”

For more information on the RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run – including full details of how to enter – can be found on the official website: www.veterancarrun.com.