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Gatwick partnership brings popular Veteran Car Run to Crawley High Street

More than 400 veteran cars are expected to take part in total, with 114 international entries.



Veteran Car Run on Crawley High Street last year (2017).

Gatwick’s partnership with the Bonham’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run – supported by Hiscox – brings the event to Crawley High Street for the third year in a row and will help support town centre businesses by encouraging thousands of residents and visitors to attend.

The Veteran Car Run will see around 400 veteran cars make the journey down to the south coast and Gatwick will be providing spectators in Crawley High Street with a rare opportunity to have their photograph taken behind the wheel of a static veteran car.

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Visitors to the event this Sunday 4 November will also receive vouchers for free tea and coffee.  Drivers of the veteran cars will also be offered travel sweets and Gatwick branded seat cushions as they pass by the airport’s stand.

Crawley residents play a vital role keeping the airport open and running 24 hours a day with around a third of the 24,000 workforce on the airport living in and around the town.

Gatwick also plays an important role supporting the local economy and provides a £2.7 billion contribution to regional GDP and supports around 40,000 jobs across the region.

Proposals set out recently in Gatwick’s draft master plan would not only protect these existing jobs, but could also potentially generate a further 8,000 on-airport jobs and £2 billion of economic benefit.

The event is taking place on Sunday (4 November) with the first cars due to arrive in Crawley High Street at around 8.15am and the last car leaving around 1.45pm.

 Gatwick Airport’s Community Engagement Manager, Melanie Wrightson, said:

 “We are proud to once again be partnering with the Bonhams Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox, in what is sure to be another exciting event for everyone participating and spectating.

 “Our sponsorship is part of Gatwick’s community engagement programme which allows us to share some of the benefits the airport generates with our local communities.  Our new draft master plan has some exciting proposals to grow the airport so that we can continue offering these benefits, and 20,000 new jobs, to local communities for generations to come.”

 Miles Wade, Chairman of the Veteran Car Run Steering Group Committee commented:

 We are delighted that London Gatwick is joining us for the third year running, they really bring the spectator and participant experiences alive at Crawley High Street.

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Brighton mainline closed this Sunday between Gatwick and Redhill

Rail engineering work will close all lines on the Brighton Mainline between Gatwick and Redhill on Sunday 27 January.



  • Busses will run between Gatwick and both Redhill and East Grinstead, where trains can be caught to East Croydon, London and beyond
  • Direct trains to London Victoria will run every 30 minutes from the airport but these will divert via Horsham and will take much longer than normal
  • No Gatwick Express service will run on Sunday

The work is being carried out to improve the reliability and resilience of the Brighton mainline.

Rail replacement bus services will run between the airport and both Redhill and East Grinstead where passengers will be able to get trains to East Croydon, London and beyond.

A direct train service to London Victoria will run every 30 minutes from Gatwick, but these divert via Horsham and will take much longer than normal.  These services will also call at Clapham Junction, Horsham and Three Bridges.

No Gatwick Express service will run at all on Sunday 27 January.

All passengers traveling to and from the airport by rail are urged to plan ahead and to leave plenty of additional time to complete their journey. 

Further information can be found on National Rail’s journey planner at cent 5; \ls

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