Tuesday 30 September 2014

Free motor show comes to Regent Street


Regent Street in London will play host to a huge collection of cars and motorbikes on Saturday November 1st as part of a free motor show.

For one day, the street that is famed for its shopping and is home to such world famous stores as Hamleys, will be closed to traffic to make way for the cars of the Regent Street Motor Show.

Among the types of car that will be on show are performance cars, family cars, eco cars and racing cars. Visitors will also be able to marvel at 100 veteran cars that will be displayed the day before they set off on the annual Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run that begins in Hyde Park.
All the veteran cars due to go on display were built prior to 1905 and are going to get involved in the EFG International Concours d’Elegance.
Speaking about the upcoming event, director of the Regent Street Association Annie Walker said: “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!”

Ms Walker also explained that the day is now recognised widely as something that is fun for the whole family to do, whether they are just out shopping or if they are really into cars.
The event has been running since 2005 and has been growing in popularity ever since. For car manufacturers, this provides them an opportunity to show off some of their newest products to people who are enthusiastic about motoring or just wandering through.
Last year, the event saw a record 400,000 visitors coming to look at a range of vehicles, from motoring pioneers to brand new supercars.

This year’s motor show will start at 10:30 GMT and last until 16:00 GMT.

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