Jackie Bull from Horsham in Surrey has become the first ever London to Brighton Veteran Car Run (LBVCR) Photographer of the Year winner with an inspired image of participant and spectator interaction that summed up the spirit of the world’s longest running motoring event. Hundreds of entries were received for the photo competition, with the under 16 category going to 7-year-old Claire Heritage of Waltham-on-Thames.
“The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is a wonderfully photogenic event and the glorious sunshine we had on November 5th really helped the hundreds of photographers that entered,” said LBVCR Event Director Roger Etcell. “The standard of the entries was extremely high and there was intense deliberation by the panel of judges as each had their favourite. Jackie is a worthy winner and her shot of Osmond Bennett’s passenger on the 1901 De Dion Bouton waving at the spectator as she takes his photograph sums up the friendliness of the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run perfectly; a great picture. I’d also like to congratulate Claire Heritage for her simple, but effective, image of her family enjoying the event at Brighton. This newly introduced competition has been so successful we will be running another one this November.”
Jackie Bull will have to wait until the 4th November 2007 before she gets to sample her prize which will be a a passenger seat on a veteran car on the 2007 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Claire Heritage and her guest will get to ride down the route of the LBVCR on one off the VIP buses that follow the cars from Hyde Park to Madeira Drive.
To see all of the winners, including the short listed images, visit the LBVCR website at www.lbvcr.com and click on gallery.