Bonhams Veteran Car Zone

Over one hundred of these stunning, historic cars were on display within the Bonhams Veteran Car Zone, featuring the Concours d’Elegance, at the Regent Street Motor Show. These vehicles have been lovingly restored by their owners, many of whom joined us in period dress!

The following day, Sunday 4th November, The Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox took place. The Run is the world’s longest running motoring event and saw over 400 pre-1905 cars set off on their annual pilgrimage from Hyde Park to Madeira Drive in Brighton.

The Concours d’Elegance is one of the highlights of the Regent Street Motor Show and the cars are be judged by a panel of experts. You can find the 2018 Concours d’Elegance winners by clicking the button below:

The categories awarded in 2018 were as follows:

1        Concours d` Equipe.

For the vehicle, drivers & passengers who wore appropriate period dress that, in the view of the judges, symbolises the veteran era.

2        Period Motoring Attire.

For the person who wore appropriate dress that in the view of the judges symbolises the motoring attire worn in Veteran era.

3        Historic Veteran Car Award.

For the car with the most the impressive provenance in either continued ownership, historical connections, or an unrestored vehicle.

4        Original and / or Unrestored Veteran Car.

The vehicle which most accurately represented the specification of the vehicle when new, in every detail, this may have been an unrestored vehicle.

5        The Judges Overseas Award.

An award with no specific or technical criteria, given to an overseas participant as selected as the judges favourite of the day for whatever reason – as they see fit.

6        Concours d` Elegance Light Vehicle Award.

For the small vehicle which embodied the sprit of the Veteran era, in composition of the coachwork, paintwork, upholstery. This may have been an unrestored vehicle.

7        The Spectators Special Award.

As voted by the public for their favourite Veteran of the day.

8        Concours d`Elegance Overall Winner.

The overall winner as nominated by the Judges

More details on the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox can be found at: