The sky was grey and the heavens opened for much of the day - but that didn't put off the hardy souls taking part in the 2014 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.
Many of the ancient vehicles on the sixty mile drive didn't have a windscreen - or even a roof! We sent David Johns along to see what makes this kind of motoring so magnificent.
He spoke to car driver Jason White; veteran car owner James Froomberg; celebrity baker Paul Hollywood; Olympian Sir Steve Redgrave; and veteran car owner Simon Robinson.
Around 250 vintage Jaguar cars assembled with their owners at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich, south London today for the 16th annual London to Brighton Jaguar Run.
Motoring of the past and present will be celebrated in Sussex this weekend. On Sunday, the longest running motoring event, the London to Brighton Veteran car rally will take place.
While on Saturday, scores of eco friendly vehicles will gather to leave the south coast for the capital in the Future Car Challenge. Charlotte Wilkins has been taking a look at some of the cars taking part.