Dis­plays from the dawn of mo­tor­ing

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - MOTORS -

The an­nual free-to-view Re­gent Street Mo­tor Show, which takes place this Satur­day (Oc­to­ber 31), prom­ises some­thing for ev­ery­one as the busy thor­ough­fare is closed to through traf­fic for the en­tire day.

Among the show’s at­trac­tions will be dis­plays of cars from the dawn of mo­tor­ing, glo­ri­ous clas­sic cars and mod­erns while the story will be brought right up to date with the lat­est ul­tra low emis­sion elec­tric ve­hi­cles and plug-in hy­brids. There will also be a stunt bike dis­play, mu­si­cal fun from the West End Kids and driv­ing simulator ex­pe­ri­ences.

Its cen­tre­piece will be a dis­play of more than 100 vet­eran cars, all tak­ing part in the pres­ti­gious EFG In­ter­na­tional Con­cours d’El­e­gance. Many own­ers and their pas­sen­gers will be in pe­riod cos­tume, pre­par­ing them­selves for the fa­mous Bon­hams Lon­don to Brighton Vet­eran Car Run, which sets off from nearby Hyde Park early the fol­low­ing morn­ing.

Among the vet­er­ans on show – each and ev­ery one is at least 110 years old – will be a num­ber for whom the phrase ‘Back to the Fu­ture’ might have been in­vented. The 1901 Waverley owned by the fa­mous Lon­don store Har­rods, for ex­am­ple, is a zero-emis­sion bat­tery­pow­ered elec­tric ve­hi­cle.

It will be rub­bing shoul­ders with its great grand­chil­dren – cars like the zero emis­sion Re­nault Zoe in a dis­play of mod­ern EVs and hy­brids backed by two or­gan­i­sa­tions help­ing to shape our mo­tor­ing fu­ture – Go Ul­tra Low and Trans­port for Lon­don (TfL). There will also be a dis­play of the Tesla Model S. Other at­trac­tions in­clude what will be a re­mark­able dis­play of men at work. A team of four tech­ni­cians from Cater­ham will build a brand new Seven sports car from a pile of parts with the aim of driv­ing the car off the stand at the end of the show.

James Bond’s lat­est As­ton Martin – the unique DB10 from the film Spec­tre – will turn a cor­ner of Re­gent Street into Bond Street for the day while an­other at­trac­tion will bring the high oc­tane ex­cite­ment of the Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic into the heart of Lon­don.

The two clas­sic buses due to be driven by Ra­dio 2 DJs Chris Evans and Ken Bruce in the Bon­hams Lon­don to Brighton Vet­eran Car Run will also be on dis­play. At day­break on Sun­day 1 Novem­ber th­ese buses will be packed with suc­cess­ful bid­ders in a BBC Chil­dren in Need auc­tion for the trip from cap­i­tal to coast.

The Re­gent Street Mo­tor Show was first held in 2005 and takes place from 10.30am un­til 4pm on Satur­day, 31 Oc­to­ber. Keep up-to-date on all the lat­est news on Face­book at www. face­book.com/Re­gent StreetMS, on Twit­ter @ Re­gen­tStreetMS or via the of­fi­cial web­site re­gent street­mo­tor­show.com.

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