Save the Date: Regent Street Motor Show — 4th November 2017

04/06/2017
Melvyn Teillol-Foo

Date announced for 2017 Regent Street Motor Show

Regent Street Motor Show

  • Free-to-view show attracted 400,000 visitors in 2016
  • See pioneering veteran cars up close as well as younger classics
  • Modern and futuristic cars on display, plus many other attractions
  • 10am to 4pm on Saturday, 4th November 2017

The Festive Season seems like ages away, but it’s already time to plan your Christmas shopping if you don’t want to miss out on London’s free-to-view motoring extravaganza: the Regent Street Motor Show.

Regent Street Motor Show

While the leading shops and boutiques on the ‘Mile of Style’ are crammed with Christmas delights for you and everyone…well, mostly for YOU….Regent Street will be shut to through-traffic and filled with cars from Motoring’s past, present and future.

Regent Street Motor Show

The magical date to remember is Saturday, 4th November, the day before the famous Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run (supported by Hiscox Insurance) makes its annual trip from London to Brighton.

London – Brighton Veteran Car Run

Both the Regent Street Motor Show and the Veteran Car Run are key events in the week-long ‘London Motor Week’ organised by the Royal Automobile Club.

RAC

The first Regent Street Motor Show was staged in 2005 and it has now become a hugely popular must-see spectacle.

In 2016, more than 400,000 people visited the show.

Regent Street Motor Show

Taking centre stage along Regent Street are one hundred veteran cars taking part in the International Concours d’Elegance. With many of the drivers and passengers also dressing in period costume it’s a photographer’s delight.

Aston Martin DB10

Several one-make car clubs take part; last year, it was the Jaguar Drivers Club, which displayed Jaguar sports cars through the years from the XK140 and E-type to the rare XJ220 and the current F-type.

Any guesses which marques are on show this year?

Another highlight in 2016 was James Hunt’s McLaren M23 F1 car, displayed on the 40th anniversary of his championship year by Hunt’s son Freddie.

James Hunt’s F1 car

There will be masses more besides with motorcycle displays, a stunt motorcycle team, dance troupes and simulator drives.

There’s something for everyone here. Cars from the dawn of motoring rub shoulders with the latest, technically advanced, zero emission electric vehicles; showcasing both ends of the history of motoring.

Go Ultra Low eco-friendly vehicles

“It’s free-to-view and a real highlight of the Royal Automobile Club’s London Motor Week,” said Peter Read, Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club’s Motoring Committee. “And with all the shops and restaurant on and around Regent Street open for business, it’s the perfect time and place to go Christmas shopping.”

Regent Street Motor Show

 

Regent Street Motor Show

For more details and all the latest news, visit the official Regent Street Motor Show website