- November 13, 2012
Sir Stirling Moss drives into town, Nick Cave takes the train, plus Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J
Stirling sets the pace
Legendary British racing driver Sir Stirling Moss and Lady Moss took part in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run on Sunday 4 November. Eighty-three-year-old Sir Stirling, who is widely recognised as the greatest all-round racing driver in the history of motor sport, attended the world’s oldest motoring event which runs annually in the city. Speaking about the ride, Sir Stirling said: “Everybody leads such a hectic life these days that it’s nice to relax the pace every so often. My wife and I very much enjoyed the gentle trip down to Brighton at no more than 20 miles an hour!” 2012 marks 116 years since the first Veteran Car Run and saw around 500 pre-1905 vehicles making their way from Hyde Park in London to Madeira Drive, Brighton.
Photo: Allan Rhodes
Apparently the new Poundland, set to open in the ever glamorous London Road, will be opened by a ‘well known’ celebrity guest. Of course this means ears have been twitching in the JBPR office as to who will be given responsibility for this great accolade. Does anyone know if Dane Bowers is free this time of year?
Alt-J make waves
Congratulations to the amazing Alt-J who recently won the much coveted Mercury Music Prize for their debut album An Awesome Wave. Hot on the heels of their fantastic win the guys headed to Brighton to play their first post-award gig at Concorde 2, which was, unsurprisingly, a complete sell out. Before taking to the stage the Leeds born quartet kindly took time to pop into BIMM to answer some questions for the budding musicians.
The unsung hero of the Talking Clock, Brian Cobby, has sadly passed away at the age of 83. The Brighton dweller handily gave people around the country the time ‘sponsored by Accurist day in, day out, for 22 years. He will be sorely missed by his friends and family, as well non-watch wearers everywhere.
Chuck D and Flavor Flav hanging out at The Wagon and Horses after their Brighton gig.
Nick Cave, of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, hotfooting it onto a train at Brighton Station.