Regent Street Motor Show
Where Regent Street, W1 London (regentstreetmotorshow.com)
When November 2
This year marks the year 200th Anniversary of Regent Street. It takes its name from the Prince Regent, who later became George IV. He commissioned his architect John Nash to design London's first purpose-built shopping street. It is now, of course, a world-famous destination right in the heart of the capital. All kinds of festivities are planned ̵
1; this year's Christmas lights are said to be spectacular – but for car lovers the Regent Street Motor Show is a highlight. Now, in its third year, the event is the largest free auto show in the UK. Hundreds of old and new vehicles are displayed along the beautiful curve of Nash. As usual, dozens of exceptional pre-1905 pioneers will be presented at the Veteran Car Concours d 'Elegance. The next morning they start their annual rally in Brighton. Many participants are dressed in historical costumes. At the other end of the spectrum, it also looks into what the future holds for low-carbon passenger transport. This year, the show also features plenty of Razzmatazz, as there is an Illinois Route 66 theme – the Highway is often referred to as the "Main Street of America." Expect hot dogs and hot rods as you walk down Nash's boulevard.