This 1904 Cadillac had a Surrey body and an 8.25hp single-cylinder engine
This 1903 US Autocar had a tourer body with a two-cylinder engine developing 12hp
This Peugeot from 1899 used a two-cylinder Double-Phaeton engine developing 5hp
This 1903 Sunbeam was powered by a Tonneau 12hp four-cylinder engine
A single-cylinder engine developing 7hp powers this 1904 Oldsmobile Runabout
This 1901 Darracq was powered by a 6.5hp single-cylinder engine
A 1902 Napier uses a two-cylinder engine developing 12hp
This 1904 Mercedes was one of the more powerful veterans on display, with its 45hp four-cylinder engine
At the other end of the scale, this 1900 De Bion Bouton is powered by a 6hp single-cylinder engine
This Gardner-Serpollet from 1904 uses an 18hp four-cylinder steam engine
A 24hp four-cylinder engine powers this Delaugere Et Clayette from 1904
This 1903 Wolseley gets 10hp from its two-cylinder engine
A 1904 Cadillac here, powered by an 8.5hp single-cylinder engine
This Napier from around 1903 was used in two-seat racing and had 50hp on tap
This 1902 Westfield was one of the rarest vehicles on display
Walking along the street meant moving through 130 years of motoring history
The event's Future Classics run was unfortunately cancelled
This 1995 Aston Martin V8 Vantage garnered plenty of attention
This Aston Martin DB2/4 formed part of a good showing from the Aston Martin owner's club
This Series IV Lagonda was also on display
The Aston Martin DB5 Volante was built from 1963-1965
The Aston Martin DBS V8 was produced from 1969-1972
2002 bought with it this Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Zagato
From 1992 until 1996, Aston Martin made this Virage Volante
From 1978-1985, the company also made this V8
One of the more modern cars at the show was the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
The new Aston Martin Vanquish was also a show star
Renault put its Zoe electic vehicle on display
The walk to the other end of the Regent Street motor show ended with this BMW i3
This weekend marked the fourth Regent Street Motor Show.
London’s premier shopping street was closed for most of the day to allow a display featuring hundreds of cars. The lineup included quite a number of the veteran models due to take part in the London-to-Brighton Run on the Sunday (this year’s event is the 117th) as well as more modern models.
For the previous three years, most of the cars at the Saturday Regent Street Motor Show have been futuristic electric and hydrogen-powered cars, which had taken part in that morning's Brighton to London RAC ‘Future Car’ run. This year, sadly, the Future Car run was dropped.
However, the gap was filled by a big effort from the Aston Martin owners' club and Aston’s own factory models. Aston also had its Vantage GT3 racer on display, right outside the under-construction Hackett shop. The gentleman’s outfitters is one of the sponsors of the GT3 race car.
Renault and BMW were also present, the French company displaying the new Zoe electric car and BMW it’s radical i3 EV. Anybody walking from the north end of the Regent Street – where the oldest cars on the road were on display – the i3 at the south end would have experienced the full breadth of the near-130 years of the automobile industry.