Regent Street Motor Show Gears Up for Opening

By Paul Joseph

The 2017 edition of the Regent Street Motor Show kicks off in less than two weeks, once again featuring a unique open-air and free-to-view gathering of cars from just about every decade that the automobile has been in existence.

The iconic London thoroughfare is closed to traffic for the occasion, with the entire road from Piccadilly Circus to Oxford Circus packed full of veteran cars, modern cars, classic cars, supercars, racing cars and motorcycles.

Held the day before the famous Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run leaves Hyde Park for the annual trip to the coast, more than 100 veterans, with many of the drivers and passengers in period dress, will gather in the middle of Regent Street to take part in the annual Veteran Car Concours.

At the other end of the motoring time scale, Go Ultra Low will be offering test drives in several of the latest low and zero emission electric and hybrid cars from manufacturers including BMW, Renault, Toyota, Kia, Hyundai and Volkswagen.

“Variety is the key to the success of the Regent Street Motor Show and is the reason that it draws such a huge amount of interest each year,” said Nick Wigley, CEO of Show organisers, Goose Live Events.

“Where else can you see veteran cars from the 19th century alongside electric vehicles from the 21st century, not to mention rare classic cars from the recent and not so recent past. And all for free.”

The event attracts vast crowds keen not only to see the hundreds of veteran and classic cars on display and to take test drives in the latest machinery but also to enjoy the on-street entertainment provided.

The Regent Street Motor Show takes place on 5th November.

By Paul Joseph