Bonhams Veteran Car Zone

The Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox is the world’s longest running motoring event and will see over 400 pre-1905 cars set off on their annual pilgrimage from Hyde Park to Madeira Drive in Brighton on Sunday 6th November 2016, the day after the Show.

One hundred of these stunning, historic cars will be 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 will join us in period dress, so don’t forget your camera!

The Concours d’Elegance is one of the highlights of the Regent Street Motor Show and the cars will be judged by a panel of experts.

The awards that will be decided are detailed as follows:

1      Concours d`Elegance, sponsored by Goose Live Events
The car which most embodies the spirit of the veteran era, in the composition of the coachwork, paintwork and upholstery.

The winner of the award was Mr Dick Shepard from Great Britain with his Panhard et Levassor

2      Concours d`Equipe, sponsored by the Royal Automobile Club
For the vehicle, drivers & passengers who will be wearing appropriate period dress that, in the view of the judges, symbolises the veteran era.

The winner of the award was David Martyr of Switzerland with his Bardon

3      Historic Veteran Car Award, sponsored by Hiscox
For the motor car with the most impressive provenance in either continuous ownership or historic connections.

The winner of this award was Robert Kauffman from the USA with his Panhard et Levassor

4      Original and/ or Unrestored Veteran Car, sponsored by Bonhams
The vehicle which most accurately represents the specification of the vehicle when new, in every detail, this may be an unrestored vehicle.

The winner of this award was Bernard Holmes of Great Britain with his Henriod

5      The Judges Special Award, sponsored by Abels
An award with no specific or technical criteria, but given to the car selected as the Judges favourite of the day for whatever reason – as they see fit.

The winner of this award was Peter Martin of Germany with his Benz Velo

6      The Spectators’ Choice Award, sponsored by Renault
As voted by the public for their favourite veteran car of the day.

The winner of this award was Arturo Vayda from Columbia with his De Dion Bouton

7      Overall Winner, sponsored by The Crown Estate
The overall winner as nominated by the Judges.

The winner of this award was Austra Priede-Klavina from Latvia with the world’s only Krastin

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