The Pioneers: New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run

This is real motoring! It’s how this passion of ours started, and you can plainly see why we call them “horseless carriages”.

2013 New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run

Once a year, brass-era cars from across the United States convene in New London, Minnesota to celebrate the original London to Brighton run held in the U.K.  The 2013 edition was held August 7th through the 10th. The affair wrapped up on Saturday with a 120-mile tour through the Minnesota countryside, leaving New London early in the morning and making several scheduled stops before coming to rest in the Twin Cities suburb of New Brighton. If you’re anywhere close to this venue and have any sort of appreciation for the past, you really owe it to yourself to experience this event.
(Link to the Antique Car Run website HERE.)
Participation is strictly limited to 1915 or older vehicles, and what glorious specimens they are. Most of them are museum-quality, but these cars are not scuttled away in some static display. They’re being driven and enjoyed. Rolling along country roads that are much better surfaced and maintained than any they followed in their heyday, these veteran vehicles displayed a quiet grace and stately presence that you just won’t see when they’re resting behind a rope. The people who took part in this tour really are the caretakers of history. Thank you for showing us all how it’s done!

Before you can do this...

Before you can do this…

... you have to do this!

… you have to do this!

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