The inaugural Regent Street Motor Show


London’s famous Regent Street will be traffic free for a display of over 300 iconic cars representing pioneering motoring achievements across the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries. The inaugural Regent Street Motor Show, launched in Regent Street today, will take place on Saturday 5 November and will feature an all-new, unique and free motoring spectacular.

Presented by The Royal Automobile Club, in conjunction with the Regent Street Association, the first presentation of this unique motoring extravaganza will span over a third of a mile of Regent Street, from Piccadilly Circus to Conduit Street, and is expected to entertain over 250,000 visitors.

At the heart of the fascinating new Motor Show will be the Concours d’Elegance – a breathtaking historic motoring display of around 100 19th Century Veteran cars with drivers and passengers in period costume. This offer spectators a chance to see fine examples of some of the 500 vehicles that will participate in the historic, world famous London to Brighton Veteran Car Run the following day.

Joining the halcyon vehicles from yesteryear will be around 80 energy-efficient 21st Century cars arriving from Brighton, having completed that morning the Royal Automobile Club’s Brighton to London RAC Future Car Challenge, forming an unprecedented display of pioneering motoring across the ages.

Representing the 20th Century for this year will be a celebration of 1960s iconic motoring with a special display of 50 Jaguar E-Types and 50 Mini Coopers, both celebrating their 50th anniversaries.

Whilst discovering some of the best retail shops and restaurants in Regent Street such as Apple, Liberty, Jaeger, Hobbs, Burberry, Austin Reed, Mappin & Webb, Aubaine and Aqua, shoppers can view a display of three period elements of London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, 20th Century iconic car display and the RAC Future Car Challenge. The Regent Street Motor Show promises to present an unrivalled spectacle of motoring heritage like no other in Britain, if not the World – all in central London and free-to-spectate!

Speaking on behalf of the Regent Street retailers and restaurateurs, Regent Street Association, Annie Walker said; “We have welcomed the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run into Regent Street for the Concours d’Elegance for many years and last year, we were delighted with the introduction of the display of new, low-energy cars from the inaugural Brighton to London RAC Future Car Challenge. We look forward to welcoming all the participants, spectators and regular shoppers to Regent Street, for what promises to be a truly unique and memorable motoring spectacular.”

Supporting Annie Walker’s announcement, Bob Dowson, Portfolio Head of Asset Management of the Crown Estate welcomed the Regent Street Motor Show to the portfolio of events staged in Regent Street.

Ben Cussons, Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club Motoring Committee commented; “We are delighted to extend our relationship with the Regent Street Association to present the Regent Street Motor Show, which promises to deliver a truly remarkable spectacle of pioneering motoring through the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries. The show will provide the opportunity to view Veteran cars from the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, in the display of the International Concours, and the new, low-energy cars of the future from the Brighton to London RAC Future Car Challenge. Whilst spectators can also enjoy displays, stage shows, award presentations and passenger rides, making the Regent Street Motor Show, a great free-to-spectate family day out.”

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