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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Comments (30) Join the discussion on the forum

  • Escort Si-130 01 Nov 2012

    At least this is a nice idea, compared to all those stupid car free days that keep springing up along these streets.

  • Jont999 01 Nov 2012

    I wonder if Gordon Murray will be there with the T.25/T.27?

  • wl606 01 Nov 2012

    The T27 was there last year.

  • 405dogvan 01 Nov 2012

    You seem to have mixed-up "man shopping" and "gullible idiot shopping" by including "Bose" in the same paragraph.

    Oh, hang-on, Apple is there too - shiny things for shallow people...

  • GranCab 01 Nov 2012

    Man shopping on Regent Street = nice watches and big kids' toys



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