Reg hacks crawl from London to Brighton
Cantankerous 1904 jalopy no match for PARIS team
We were joined on our odyssey by back-seat passengers Yasmin Appleby and Travis Hibbert, seen here awaiting starter's orders:
Any misgivings they may have had about exposure to inclement weather were tempered by the sight of a 1904 Humber trundling past. It's fair to say that you don't really want to be caught in the front seat of this when the heavens open up:
As front-seat passenger, my job was to pump the oil reservoir to feed our engine's voracious appetite for lubricant, while grabbing what photos I could.
Here's my first effort on the move, as we thundered dramatically out of Hyde Park...
...using the full potential of the Crestmobile's seven-horsepower-ish powerplant to take no prisoners...
...and move towards the open road: