Time travellers on London’s Regent Street

As tradition dictates, Britain’s most popular motor show is returning to central London on the first Saturday in November.

More than 500,000 visitors attended last year’s Regent Street Motor Show at the capital’s premier shopping destination.

The huge numbers of visitors were treated to cars from all eras and were also offered short ‘taster’ test drives in a range of the latest battery-powered electric vehicles and plug-in petrol-electric hybrids, allowing them to sample the next generation of environmentally friendly transport. Among the ground-breaking models available were state-of-the-art offerings from a number of forward-thinking manufacturers such as BMW, Renault, VW, Toyota, Kia and Hyundai.

Experts from Go Ultra Low were also present on the packed thoroughfare, offering advice to anyone considering a zero or low emission and hybrid car as their next purchase. And, with city motoring currently in the political spotlight, it was no surprise that the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport was among the enthralled visitors.

Building on that record success, this year’s one-day automotive extravaganza taking place on Saturday 3 November will showcase the future while celebrating the past.

Living up to that billing, the 2018 Regent Street Motor Show, in collaboration with New West End Company and in partnership with Regent Street, will again host the Veteran Car Concours d’Elegance with over 100 examples of pre-1905 automobile culture as well as a special display demonstrating the innovative automotive technologies that will be the key to the cars of tomorrow.

Other crowd-pleasing attractions already confirmed are gatherings of iconic classics from invited motor clubs, interactive displays plus live music, thus ensuring there is something for all ages and interests.

The Regent Street Motor Show and the Veteran Car Run are major events in the week-long London Motor Week held by the Royal Automobile Club.

“The Regent Street Motor Show goes from strength to strength and is now firmly established as a leading date on the national motoring calendar,” said Peter Read, Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club’s Motoring Committee.

“It not only gives unrivalled numbers of visitors a wonderful insight into motoring past, present and future but also provides car companies with the best possible platform to exhibit both their proud heritage and cutting-edge technologies. It really is a marvellous time-travelling ‘Back to the Future’ event that should be in everyone’s diaries.”

Nick Wigley, CEO of Regent Street Motor Show organiser, Goose Live Events, added: “Each year our team works hard to deliver a show that illustrates the full spectrum of automotive culture and this November, we look forward to showcasing the future and celebrating the past on Regent Street with a packed line-up of exotic cars and activities to entertain the whole family. Make sure the date is in your diary; we look forward to seeing you there!”

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