Veteran Car To Show Off On Regent Street
Veteran cars planning to tackle the annual journey coming from Hyde Park to Brighton This specific November will need to be in more than just top mechanical condition… they will need to look the part, too.
On the day before the Bonhams Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox leaves London’s Hyde Park (that will’s Saturday 5th November with the Run itself starting at first light on Sunday, 6th November 2016) more than 100 veteran cars will take part in a Concours d’Elegance. The glittering showcase is usually a major highlight of the free-to-view Regent Street Motor Show, an annual event staged in one of the globe’s most prestigious shopping along with lifestyle destinations situated right at the heart of the nation’s capital city.
Exhibiting in front of a panel of expert judges, including TV motoring pundit Edd China, the veterans are all more than 112 years old, with the youngest built in 1904 along with the oldest in 1898. While most are petrol-powered, the Concours entry also includes an American-built Cleveland electric car coming from 1900.
They will be competing for several awards including the Concours d’Equipe for the best turned-out team in period costume along with the overall Concours d’Elegance. However, not every car has to be polished to within an inch of their lives, among the most sought after gongs will be awarded to the best original or unrestored car.
One special prize involves members of the public voting for their favourite veteran car from the common ‘Spectator’s Choice Award’, sponsored by Renault. The French company is usually one of the backers of the Veteran Car Run along with an enthusiastic Run entrant with an open four-seater built in 1900 coming from its own heritage collection taking part in This specific year’s event. One lucky voter will also be in which has a chance of winning an incredible prize along with voting is usually already open – just follow the links at http://ift.tt/VTOnLT. A name will be chosen at random to win £2,000 to spend on Regent Street; dinner at the Brasserie Zedel; along with an overnight stay at the nearby Cavendish Hotel.
Among the cars entered are last year’s winners, back to defend their titles. A 1903 Pierce will be contesting the Concours d’Equipe award; a 1903 Mors will be aiming to wow the spectators again, while no fluffy duster has been anywhere near an unrestored 1903 Oldsmobile from the past year.
Last year’s overall winner, a 1904 De Dion Bouton tourer, will also be back hoping to collect top honours again, before its annual 60 mile trip coming from capital to coast. First held in 2005, the Regent Street Motor Show – a Royal Automobile Club event – has gone coming from strength to strength. Last year, the event welcomed a record 450,000 visitors along with even more are expected This specific year.
Regent Street is usually closed to through traffic during the day along with as well as the veterans, the latest generation of low along with zero-emission cars (with short test drives on offer) plus classic cars along with bikes, supercars along with historic competition machinery will be on display.
There’s entertainment coming from the Steve Colley Stunt Bike display team, the Top Gear Mercedes F1 simulator along with street theatre performances coming from the West End Kids. along with, of course, there’s plenty of opportunity to get a little early Christmas shopping done, too.
Visitors can find out more – as well as vote from the Spectator’s Choice award – by downloading the Regent Street app (available on both iOS along with Android) which also allows visitors to explore London’s most iconic shopping along with dining destination.
by Mr Butterscotch via Car Articles