In recent years the RAC has arranged for Regent Street, in the heart of London’s West End, to be shut to traffic on the Saturday before the London to Brighton veteran car run.

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Regent Street Motor Show – Veteran Car Concourse D’Elegance

 

The focus of the show was a Concourse D’elegance for some of the veteran cars taking part in the run. It presented a good opportunity for members of the public to get close to the beautiful old crocs without the need to get up at dawn on the Sunday to watch them depart from London for the coast.

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Genevieve, a 1904 Darracq, and star of the eponymous 1953 film that was arguably responsible for firing the enthusiasm of the public for old cars.

 

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Wood, brass and steel. The beauty of a veteran car.

 

It was a busy event so it was surprising so few manufacturers displayed any of their cars. Apart from Tesla, only Renault and BMW attended with their current electric cars, a Zoe and an I3.

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A nicely patinated Healey Silverstone. Not pretty but very fast for its time.

 

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A neat solution for the spare tyre which doubles as a bumper!

 

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