The celebrations for Regent Street and it’s 200 years at the heart of London continue with the country’s biggest free-to-view car spectacle next month, and to add to the anniversary feel, the milestone birthdays of no fewer than five British motoring industry icons will be commemorated.
Taking place on November 2, this year’s Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show will honour the 60th birthdays of both the iconic Mini and Austin-Healey 3000, along with the 50th anniversaries of the Ford Capri and Triumph TR6. To complete the quintet, it will also commemorate 30 years since the final Middlebridge incarnation of the Reliant Scimitar.
But that’s far from all. Though not quite spanning the full 200 years of its host street, the other cars on display will stretch back to the Victorian and Edwardian days. The era will be represented by more than 100 pre-1905 pioneers taking part in the annual Veteran Car Concours d’Elegance, before heading off on the annual Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run the day after.
At the other of the scale, Go Ultra Low will be on Regent Street demonstrating the latest generation of electric cars. For more information on the event, see www.regentstreetmotorshow.com.