City motor show is streets ahead

City motor show is streets ahead

The organisers of Britain's largest free-to-view motor show have set the date for this year's event, hoping to again bring the cream of classic and contemporary cars to the streets of London.

Last year's Royal Automobile Club Regent Street Motor Show was the biggest ever and the 2014 event will be held on Saturday 1 November.

The West End shopping street will be closed to traffic once again and last year the traffic-free zone stretched from Piccadilly Circus right up to Oxford Circus. More than 400,000 people browsed the displays and array of 300 iconic vehicles.

The event is held at the same time as the start of the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run and will feature old classics such as pre-1905 cars in the EFG Concours d'Elegance as well as the very latest supercars and innovative automotive technologies.

Last year the public enjoyed a close look at two new electric vehicles, the Renault Twizy and BMW i3. They proved to be highly popular with Londoners looking to avoid the Congestion Charge in the capital.

Many more displays and exhibits will be announced in the next few months as preparations for the 2014 Regent Street Motor Show continue.

Copyright Press Association 2014