Regent Street Motor Show is postponed

September 17, 2020

Next month’s Regent Street Motor Show has been postponed until 2021 as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Staged annually on the capital city’s premier shopping destination, the hugely popular single-day event has long been the UK’s best attended free-to-view motor show. In recent years it has regularly attracted around half a million visitors as tourists and shoppers rub shoulders with more serious car enthusiasts on a traffic-free Regent Street.

As tradition dictates, this year’s celebration of motoring past, present and future was scheduled for Saturday, October 31 before the much-loved RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, which will still take place on Sunday, November 1, complying with the latest COVID-19 guidelines.

Nick Wigley, CEO of Goose Live Events, who organise the automotive showcase on behalf of the Royal Automobile Club, said: “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.”

Looking to the future, Nick Wigley added: “The team is already planning in earnest for an even more appealing Regent Street Motor Show for Saturday, November 6,  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.”.

For further information on this year’s Veteran Car Run, visit: www.veterancarrun.com

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