Reg hacks crawl from London to Brighton

Cantankerous 1904 jalopy no match for PARIS team

We nearly made it out of Crawley intact, but there's always time for another quick stall:

John deploys the crank handle again in Crawley

Our lack of first gear meant hills were a no-go, and as we prepared to grab a tow up an uninviting incline, John was able to take a minute to advise TV viewers...

John interviewed by the media

...to avoid their local Crestmobile dealer and buy a Land Cruiser:

Getting a tow from a Toyota Land Cruiser

Suffice it to say, the rest of the run into Brighton was a mixture of uphill tows and stalls, punctuated by visits from the support team. Here's John's brother-in-law William Medcalf of VintageBentley preparing to have a look at our ailing transport...

William takes a look at the car

...as John gratefully accepts a very strong coffee:

John grabs a coffee while William checks the car

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