More than one hundred historic cars arrived in Brighton on Sunday after completing their run from London.

Conditions were perfect for this year’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Rally, which began at 7am.

More than 400 drivers took part in this year’s event, which finished on Madeira Drive, Brighton, in the autumn sunshine.

It is a stark contrast to last year’s event which was tarnished by wind and downpours.

Yesterday it was all smiles with motoring enthusiasts chatting to owners and taking in the atmosphere.

Organiser Ben Cussons, chairman of the Royal Automobile Club, said: “There is nothing else like the RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.

“Now in its 127th year, it is an extraordinary showcase celebrating the introduction of motorised transport, and the pleasures and freedoms that the new technology introduced.

“This year marks 70 years of the film Genevieve, which follows two couples participating in the London to Brighton in a Darracq – the titular Genevieve – and a Spyker.

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“Thanks to the Louwman Museum in the Netherlands, we are delighted to welcome both cars back to the Run this year. They were a glorious and evocative sight to look out for on the road.”

Every car entered on the historic run comes with a rich history, however perhaps none more so than the oldest vehicle which was among the first to leave Hyde Park.

The 1892 Type 3 Peugeot comes from the Museo dell’Automobile di Torino and is thought to be the first car ever to have been driven on Italian soil. With a rear-mounted 565cc V2 engine producing a heady 2bhp, it boasts a top speed of around 20mph.