Below was our guide for 2019’s Show. Read on to find out what our tips and hints were for visitors this year…
We hope you wore comfy shoes and blocked out the whole day to spend with us for the Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show this year! We had a LOT going on.
Starting at the Piccadilly Circus end of the Show, visitors were transported back to the swinging sixties and seventies in the Classic Motoring Zone with a display of iconic classic Minis celebrating their 60th anniversary. There was also a 50th anniversary display from “the car you always promised yourself”, the Capri.
At the famous Nash curve, visitors reached the Motorsport Zone. The team from the Silverstone Classic joined us and visitors got to see some stand-out cars from the historic motor racing scene plus Ben Green Racing, British Rally Cross and the British Touring Car Championship-winning car.
Next up, visitors could go back in time with the biggest Concours d’Elegance of veteran cars you’ll witness anywhere in the world in the Bonhams Veteran Car Zone. All the pre-1905 cars took part in the Bonhams London to Brighton Run the next day… and there was over one hundred of them.
Visitors then enter our tribute to the “Mother Road” with the Illinois Route 66 Zone where you could find some stunning examples of iconic Americana, enjoy a special Blues’ Brothers tribute, and have the chance of winning a competition to enjoy Route 66 first-hand!
Moving further on up the Street you’d reach the Motoring Today Zone where a fabulous array of supercars were on display alongside a showcase of the very latest from Harley-Davidson and Triumph. With eyes on both the present and future, Go Ultra Low also provided a comprehensive insight into the advantages offered by new electric automotive technologies.
Further north you’d find the Kids Zone where children aged between four and ten years old could enjoy some safe karting action with TrackStars for just £4. The dance troupe, West End Kids, also performed at 30 minutes past each hour throughout the Show.
We hope our handy tips helped you get the most out of your time with us!