Regent Street car show this Saturday


If you're able to get to central London this Saturday the Regent Street Motor Show is back offering a fine alternative to shopping.

You can't fault the setting - the normally traffic-choked street is shut and the cars are displayed along the southern length.

The display PistonHeaders should aim for this year is Best of British – cars from the last 60 years. Among the 30 on show are a Jaguar XK140, an Aston Vanquish S, Lotus Elite (we're assuming the first one!), a Morgan Aero 8 and Aeromax, an original Lotus 7, Ariel Atom, McLaren 12C and two Bristols (fnarr, etc - Ed.). If it's like last year, access to the cars is excellent.

If you're into the pre-1905 veteran cars that'll be chugging their way down to Brighton this Sunday, they'll be on display with passenger rides available to amuse the kids.

This year promises a wider range of cars
This year promises a wider range of cars
You might want to avert your eyes but there's also a strong electric car focus, with vehicles entered into the RAC Future Car Challenge returning from their start in Brighton that morning. Look out for challengers needing a last-gasp top-up from a generator, as happened last year!

According to the organisers you can have a drive of some of the electric cars. We recommend a Twizy from Renault if it's available - highly amusing.

So yes, something for everyone, including other halves who'd prefer to spend the day trying on clothes. There's even some man shopping down there - Apple, Bose and the new Lotus store.

The show is open this Saturday (Nov 3) from 10.30am to 4pm.

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  • HTP99 06 Nov 2012

    djstevec said:
    kingstondc5 said:
    what is the bottom car?
    Morgan Aero coupé methinks.
    Morgan Aeromax.

  • djstevec 06 Nov 2012

    kingstondc5 said:
    what is the bottom car?
    Morgan Aero coupé methinks.

  • kingstondc5 06 Nov 2012

    what is the bottom car?

  • chevronb37 06 Nov 2012

    I was wholly intending to head down to this but ended up shopping for birthday presents in Covent Garden instead. Only saving grace was a brief visit to Fiskens and Hexagon. Looked great - next year instead!

  • LotusOmega375D 06 Nov 2012

    LotusOmega375D said:
    john2443 said:
    Does Regent Street have a builders merchant, motor factor, Machine Mart? No? In which case there's no man shopping there wink
    I'm sure you could find the latest must-have man-bag in that area. One of those nice Superdry ones would be lovely to mince about town with.
    laugh Check out the Morgan 3 wheeler in the above photos!

    For the man who has everything!

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