THE REGENT Street Motor Show is set to return to the streets of the capital this November, after organisers confirmed a date for the ultra-successful event.After the huge success of last year’s Show, once again the world-famous West End shopping street will be closed to traffic for what is now firmly established as the UK’s largest free-to-view motor show.
In 2013, the traffic-free zone was extended to stretch from Piccadilly Circus right up to Oxford Circus for the very first time. The expansion proved massively popular, with in excess of 400,000 visitors savouring a mile of sparkling displays which featured no fewer than 300 iconic cars from past, present and future eras.
Audience research carried out on the day revealed that more than two-thirds of visitors had heard of the event in advance with almost 50% of those attending stating they were ‘very interested’ in cars or automobile culture.
“The Regent Street Motor Show is now a firm fixture in London’s calendar of events attracting visitors from around the UK and overseas,” said Annie Walker, Director of the Regent Street Association.
“The event has developed over the years and visitors now come to expect not only the fantastic display of pre-1905 veteran cars, but an exhibition of vehicles from the past present and future.
“With the consistent high standard and quality of the event each year, it is no surprise that it attracts thousands motoring enthusiasts and shoppers to Regent Street on the day.”
The November 1 event has again been timed to coincide with the annual Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Many of the ‘competing’ cars will feature in the Regent Street displays first, before heading south to the coast on November 2.