Blog: London's Regent Street car fest
Dave Leggett | 19 September 2011
Three Centuries of pioneering motoring were presented at the launch of The Regent Street Motor Show in Regent Street, represented by a 1902 Dennis Tonneau, Nissan Leaf, Mini Cooper and Jaguar E-Type.
A press release has caught my eye. On Saturday November 5 London’s Regent Street will be traffic free for a display of over 300 iconic cars representing pioneering motoring achievements across the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries. The inaugural Regent Street Motor Show will span over a third of a mile of Regent Street, from Piccadilly Circus to Conduit Street, and is expected to entertain over 250,000 visitors.
At the heart of the display will be the Concours d’Elegance – a historic motoring display of around 100 19th Century Veteran cars with drivers and passengers in period costume. This offer spectators a chance to see examples of some of the 500 vehicles that will participate in the historic, world famous London to Brighton Veteran Car Run the following day.
Joining the vehicles from yesteryear will be around 80 energy-efficient 21st Century cars arriving from Brighton, having completed that morning the Royal Automobile Club’s Brighton to London RAC Future Car Challenge.
Representing the 20th Century will be a celebration of 1960s iconic motoring with a special display of 50 Jaguar E-Types and 50 Mini Coopers, both celebrating their 50th anniversaries.
It's a freebie to spectate.
I'm starting to get a small idea of the scale of things here in China, but really, I'm only scratching the surface of this vast country....
Given the startling complexity of obtaining a journalist visa for China - the code 'J2' is now indelibly stamped on my mind - it was with some surprise how swiftly I managed to sail through airport im...