The annual Regent Street Motor Show on Saturday 4th November,
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The annual Regent Street Motor Show on Saturday 4th November,

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Found 2nd Nov
The annual Regent Street Motor Show returns

on Saturday 4th November, showcasing over 125 years of motoring from

past, present and future.





From 10.30am – 4pm, Regent Street will once again become a traffic free

thoroughfare, host to the UK’s largest free-to-view motor show.




The showcase will see timeless classic cars alongside the latest in

modern motorcars; futuristic low and zero emission electric and hybrid

vehicles from leading manufacturers.The Veteran Car Concours d’Elegance remains an event highlight,

displaying around 100 remarkable motoring pioneers all vying for honours

and prizes, including “top French car and ensemble” a nod to the theme

of this year’s Veteran Car Run.




In keeping with the spirit of the event, many of the drivers and

passengers will also be dressed in period costume, reflecting the

fashions of a bygone era; garments that may well have been sold on our

very street at the end of the nineteenth century.




Fun for all the family there will be the opportunity to take test drives

in the latest machinery, street entertainment from dance troupes and

even a daring motorcycle stunt team.

2 Comments

Novel idea, going for the alternative bangers on Fireworks weekend.

...The look on motorists’ faces has to be seen to believed as — in complete silence and with a turn of acceleration normally displayed only by sports cars — the little old Harrods delivery car takes off like a scalded cat.

With 82-year-old Len at the wheel, in formal, full-length coat, chauffeur’s cap and leather driving gloves, and sitting as high up and as exposed as in an old-fashioned carriage, he performs several loops of Trevor Square, as a white van man gapes in astonishment and passers-by click their cameras.

It’s not just the alacrity of the venerable 1901 Pope Waverley that fascinates (or the sight of its younger brother, the 1939 ‘Special’ parked nearby), that catches the eye. It’s the fact that — evidenced by its complete lack of noise and emissions — it’s all-electric, a condition many Londoners still aspire to some 116 years on...

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