RM Sotheby’s Veteran Car Zone

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

The following day, Sunday 7th November, The RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run took place. The Run is the world’s longest running motoring event. 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 every year and the cars are judged by a panel of experts.

The 2021 categories were as follows:

1        Concours d` Equipe.

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


2        Period Motoring Attire.

For the person who is wearing 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, historical connections, or represents the specifications of the vehicle when new.


4        The Judges Overseas Award.

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


5        Concours d` Elegance Light Vehicle Award.

For the small vehicle which embodies the spirit of the Veteran era, in composition of the coachwork, paintwork, upholstery. This may be an unrestored vehicle.


6      Concours d` elegance overall Winner.

The overall winner as nominated by the Judges.


More details on the RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run can be found at: www.veterancarrun.com

RM Sotheby’s is also delighted to have hosting its annual London auction in association with the Royal Automobile Club and as the title sponsor of the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Find out more here.

Emma Brown Photography

Emma Brown was back at the Show once again this year- photographing people and their cars using the Victorian wet plate collodion technique. Creating a truly unique tintype photograph of your veteran car!  If you are interested in getting a unique photograph of your own, approach the team at  info@emmabrownphotography.com


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