A LIFELONG dream became a reality for a Warwick vintage car fanatic.
Gill Spedding took part in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, which this year celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the 1953 film, Genevieve.
Gill had wanted to take part in the iconic run in a pre-1905 car ever since watching Genevieve at a young age and developing a lifelong interest in veteran, vintage and classic cars.
And after taking part in a national wishlist competition, Gill found herself in a sought-after passenger seat for the run organised by the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain.
Gill said:“For many years, I have wanted to take part in the run. The whole day exceeded my expectations, it was fantastic to be a part of it and to experience the incredible atmosphere from starting in Hyde Park at 7.15 am to reaching the finish line in Brighton six hours later.
“Finally getting to tick this experience off my bucket list is the fulfilment of a long-held ambition. I would like to thank Wiltshire Farm Foods for choosing me as one of the winners and for arranging this whole weekend, as well as the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain, who made me feel very welcome.”
Not only did Gill experience the thrill of the run itself, but she also attended the participant’s drink reception at the Royal Automobile Club and finished the weekend at The Veteran Car Club Annual Dinner at The Grand in Brighton.