Deep Joy For Motoring Enthusiast As She Takes Oldsmobile Across The USA

The Royal Automobile Club is hosting the world’s oldest motoring event, the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, on Sunday 4 November. While every one of the 550 participants is a car enthusiast and can relate many interesting motoring adventures, Joy Rainey does rather stand out.

A person of restricted growth, Joy has a very varied motor sport career.

She campaigned a Jaguar E-type in speed hill climbs before progressing to a 2.3-litre single-seater – breaking several records along the way.

Joy took part in the London to Sydney Marathon in 2004 (in a Morris Minor) and the 5,000-mile Carrera Sudamericana two years later – in a V8 Jeep Grand Cherokee converted to run on LPG.

She first took part in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run in 2001 in a 1901 Clément Voiturette lent to her by Haynes Motor Museum.

The car didn’t make it to Brighton but for the 2006 event Joy returned with 1904 Oldsmobile Curved Dash Runabout from the USA, which she bought by selling her single-seater hill climb car.

She first took part in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run in 2001 in a 1901 Clément Voiturette lent to her by Haynes Motor Museum.

The car didn’t make it to Brighton but for the 2006 event Joy returned with 1904 Oldsmobile Curved Dash Runabout from the USA, which she bought by selling her single-seater hill climb car.

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