Leaving Hastings, the final stage takes you along some stunning Sussex coastal routes and through parts of the Sussex Downs National Park as well as some historic towns.
From Brighton, location of George IV’s eccentric Royal Pavilion, to Chichester – the only city in West Sussex and home to the famous Festival, to Portsmouth with its historic naval dockyards and on again to Beaulieu, the end of today’s stage, and this year’s Drive itself.
The former Coaching Hose, The Beaulieu Hotel is our last stop, situated deep in the New Forest.
XKs in line at the Bannatynes Spa Hotel, Hastings before flag off.
The Donnans passing Brighton Pier; grey skies were the order of the day, unfortunately. Photo: Paul Whitfield
An unscheduled pit stop for Paul and Lynn Whitfield on the last leg of the RBCD. A faulty tyre. Not quite as fast as the F1 teams, but not bad!!
Above: Peter Stant of SNG Barratt making sure the car is ready for the Stage 18 drive
Above: Guy Soden & Rosalie with Julie Porter (middle)