This year’s Regent Street Motor Show event has now been postponed until 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions.
The popular automotive public free-to-view gathering is normally staged on the capital city’s premier shopping destination and has long been a major attraction as a single-day event.
In recent years it has regularly attracted around half a million enthralled visitors as tourists and shoppers rub shoulders with more serious car enthusiasts on a traffic-free Regent Street.
London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
As tradition dictates, this year’s celebration of motoring past, present and future was scheduled for the Saturday (31 October) before the much-loved RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, which will hopefully still take place on Sunday 1 November, complying with the latest COVID-19 guidelines.
“Following a detailed feasibility study regarding the running of the 2020 Regent Street Motor Show, it is with regret that we have reached the difficult – if understandable – decision to postpone the Show until next year.
Our priority at all times is the safety and wellbeing of those attending our events as well as our own team. It is clear that the restrictions and additional protocols required to ensure the Show would be safe for tens of thousands of visitors, our stakeholders and our staff present a significant hurdle. And with the news of the UK Government’s latest legislation stating that a maximum of six people are able to meet as a group, the Show –– as an event where family and friends can gather – was put into even further question.
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Earlier in the year, RM Sotheby’s joined forces with the Royal Automobile Club to become the title partner to the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run for the next decade.
Staged on the first Sunday every November, the world’s longest-running motoring event was renamed as ‘RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run’ and is open to vehicles built before 1905.
Regent Street Motor Show 2021
The team is already planning in earnest for an even more appealing Regent Street Motor Show for Saturday 6 November 2021 and, in the meantime, we are delighted that this year’s RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car has been given the green light and will take place on Sunday 1 November 2020.