Date announced for 2017 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
For more details and all the latest news, visit the official Regent Street Motor Show website