Time Travellers at the Regent Street Motor Show
By TMA Howe
Regent Street is one of the most prestigious streets in London. Situated in London’s West End, Regent Street is known for its luxurious stores and international brands, and was in fact the world’s first shopping street, famous for its Grade II listed John Nash designed facades.
Ranked as home to some of the best-preserved and most spectacular architecture in the city, it’s a street that’s also known for its many fine luxury hotels, such as the Hotel Café Royal and The Langham, as well as world renowned stores such as Liberty and Hamleys. Whatever your interests, Regent Street is undoubtedly a must visit when in London.
And what better time to visit than Saturday 3rd November, when Regent Street once again becomes home to the UK’s most popular motor show. In 2017, over half a million visitors attended the Regent Street Motor Show and were treated to an amazing selection of cars from all eras.
As well as an eclectic selection of cars from days gone by, visitors were able to have test drives in a range of the latest battery-powered electric vehicles and plug-in petrol-electric hybrids. Experts from Go Ultra Low were also present on the packed thoroughfare, offering advice to anyone considering a zero or low emission and hybrid car as their next purchase.
Veteran Car Concours d’Elegance
The 2018 event will again host the Veteran Car Concours d’Elegance with over 100 examples of pre-1905 automobiles. In addition, there will be a special display demonstrating the innovative automotive technologies that will be the key to the cars of tomorrow. As if this amazing collection of automobiles is not enough, crowds will also be entertained by many interactive displays and live music.
The Regent Street Motor Show and the Veteran Car Run are major events in the week-long London Motor Week held by the Royal Automobile Club.
“The Regent Street Motor Show goes from strength to strength and is now firmly established as a leading date on the national motoring calendar,” says Peter Read, Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club’s Motoring Committee. “It not only gives unrivalled numbers of visitors a wonderful insight into motoring past, present, and future, but also provides car companies with the best possible platform to exhibit both their proud heritage and cutting-edge technologies. It really is a marvellous time-travelling ‘Back to the Future’ event that should be in everyone’s diaries.”
For more details and all the latest news, visit the official Regent Street Motor Show website at www.regentstreetmotorshow.com
TMA Howe is Luxury Globe Media’s UK Automotive Editor.