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Friday, 26 September 2014
LBVCR - REGENT STREET MOTOR SHOW 2014
REGENT STREET REVS UP
Free-to-view motor show ready to take over London’s premier shopping street once again
Regent Street will be packed with cars and motorbikes on Saturday 1
November… but, for once however, they will all be on public display
rather than bumper-to-bumper en route to their next destination.
From Piccadilly Circus to Oxford Circus, the capital’s world-famous
shopping street will be closed to through traffic so it can, once again,
host the annual Regent Street Motor Show, the UK’s largest free-to-view
Last year, a record 400,000 visitors were able to pore over a huge
variety of mouth-watering machinery embracing everything from motoring’s
pioneers to the latest supercars.
This year, there will be hundreds of cars on display in the middle of
the temporarily traffic free street including performance cars, family
cars, eco cars and racing cars.
There will also be 100 veteran cars on display, all ready for the annual
Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, which starts from nearby
Hyde Park the next day.
The veterans, all built before 1905, will be taking part in the
prestigious EFG International Concours d’Elegance and hoping to take
overall honours ahead of the 60-mile trial to the coast.
First held in 2005, the Regent Street Motor Show attracts a large number
of manufacturers keen to display their newest products to an audience
made up of enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike.
“The Regent Street Motor Show is now recognised as a great day out for
the family, whether they are car enthusiasts or just shoppers” said
Annie Walker, Director of the Regent Street Association.
“The huge variety of exhibits perfectly complements Regent Street, with
an array of vehicles ranging from the horseless carriages to the cars of
today all set in one of the world’s most prominent shopping streets. It
adds a completely new dimension to a visit to the best shopping street
in the West End. And best of all, it’s free!”