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Last Updated: Sunday May 17 2009 12:16 GMT

In pictures: London to Brighton Mini Run

The 50th anniversary of the London To Brighton Mini Run

More than a thousand drivers of Minis are travelling from London to Brighton on Sunday as part of an annual event.

The 50th anniversary of the London To Brighton Mini Run

2009 is the 50th anniversary of the first ever Mini. It's the 24th London to Brighton run, and it's thought around 2,500 cars are taking part this year.

The 50th anniversary of the London To Brighton Mini Run

To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the first 50 cars to leave Crystal Palace in London were special ones. Each one was built in a different year between 1959 and 2009.

The 50th anniversary of the London To Brighton Mini Run

Of course it can be a bit of a squeeze getting into some Minis, although at least it's not a long drive.

The 50th anniversary of the London To Brighton Mini Run

Let's hope this driver has got the right car. You wouldn't want to forget where you'd parked with that many Minis in one place!