RAC Future Car Challenge
The Future Car Challenge is an electric car event organised by the RAC. Where the historical Veteran Car Run goes from London to Brighton, the future-looking FCC runs the other way, from Brighton to London.
The event starts on Madeira Drive, to commemorate the pioneering work on electric vehicles by Magnus Volk, who was behind the Volks Electric Railway and the Brighton to Rottingdean Seashore Electric Railway. Volk had a workshop on Madeira Drive that is still owned by the Volks Railway, and at one point also built himself an experimental electric car.
The electric cars are due to assemble on the afternoon and evening of Friday 4th November, for an early staggered start on Saturday November 5th 2011, arriving in London's Pall Mall over the course of the day.
The next day (Sunday 6th November), the Veteran Car Rally starts in London and arrives in Brighton.