The economic impact of historic vehicle events: the case of the 2010 London to Brighton veteran car run

Jaime Kaminski, Paul Frost, Geoffrey Smith

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

Abstract

‘Historic motor vehicle event tourism’ is a process by which individuals and groups travel to take part as participants, competitors or spectators in events focused on heritage motor vehicles. In this context ‘historic’ and ‘heritage’ vehicles are defined as those manufactured more than 30 years ago. Such vehicles have usually been retired from the purpose for which they were built and are now being preserved for posterity. The historic vehicle movement has significant implications for tourism. Despite this little academic consideration has been given to the actual impact of historic vehicle events on communities. Such events can be important tourist attractions but appear to exist on the margins of tourism research. In order to understand how historic vehicle events can impact local communities research was initiated to assess and understand the economic impact of the 2010 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run on the City of Brighton and Hove on the south coast of the UK.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAutomobile Heritage and Tourism
EditorsM.V. Conlin, L. Jolliffe
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages91-108
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781138219106
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2016

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advantages in Tourism

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Automobile Heritage and Tourism on 13/12/2016, available online: https://www.routledge.com/Automobile-Heritage-and-Tourism/Conlin-Jolliffe/p/book/9781138219106

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