Last Sunday, Maxine was isolating with covid, and I was also keeping out of the public eye. (Maxine is well on the mend, and surprisingly, I didn’t test positive). I’d heard from Allan that the London to Brighton Commercial Vehicle Rally was on, so I spend a couple of hours just up the road from home watching them go by.
I got there shortly before 8am, and caught the first vehicles to go past – except the heavy traction engines that had set off from Crystal Palace at 5am, and probably passed Earlswood by 6.) I stayed a couple of hours. The pictures show a lovely sunny morning. What they don’t show is the fact that it was rather cold – there was a bitter north wind blowing straight down the A23!
This first batch of photos shows buses and some of the many trucks that passed by. I haven’t tried to identify everything, but of note are the beautiful London Transport Inter-Station Cub, the Southern Vectis (Isle of Wight) open-topper, and the first London Transport Daimler Fleetline DMS1.
And the one steam powered vehicle that I saw…..
Wow, what a wonderful event!