If you're able to get to central London this Saturday the
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
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.