- 1 hr 22 min
Alan McKim is the proud owner of veteran car Genevieve, But his rosy view of Genevieve is not shared by his wife Wendy, who is unable to appreciate the finer feelings of the motor enthusiast. McKim discovers that his work colleague, Ambrose Claverhouse, is entering his vintage car in the London to Brighton Commemoration Run and is offended by Claverhouse's rude remarks about Genevieve. Genevieve and dozens of other veteran cars set off for Brighton. Wendy is a resigned and none too willing passenger who considers the whole affair childish. Claverhouse is accompanied by his latest girlfriend Rosalind. For the McKims, the journey to the coast is one of progressive disaster. They fail to finish in the appointed time, and when they arrive in Brighton, find they have no accommodation. In contrast Ambrose and Rosalind have made the trip in fine style. Claverhouse makes one of his characteristic digs at Genevieve. Alan is furious and challenges Ambrose to a race back to London, wagering ?100 on which car will be the first to reach Westminster Bridge ... a bet which Alan can ill-afford to lose. The return journey home, packed with surprises, develops into a free-for-all, in which the rival drivers do everything to win the race short of draining the petrol from each other's tank. In a thrilling finish, will Genevieve prove herself to be the winner?