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From kit to car in just six hours at Regent Street Motor Show

Published 20 October 2015

This pile of parts will be transformed into a car at this month’s Regent Street Motor Show. Four Caterham technicians reckon they can assemble the Lotus Seven-based kit car in just six hours on Saturday, October 31.

‘The idea behind building a car at the show is to demonstrate how uncomplicated it is to build a Caterham – although we don’t expect every customer to complete the job in a mere six hours!’ said Ian Rea, marketing and communications manager, Caterham Cars.

The Caterham build will be just one of the attractions at the Regent Street Motor Show, itself one element of the Royal Automobile Club’s London Motor Week - seven days when the capital honours the car.

Enticing as many as 350,000 enthusiasts, tourists and shoppers last year, London’s premier shopping street is closed to traffic for the day to allow cars from the past, present and future to be displayed for all to enjoy.

The Show’s centrepiece will be a display of more than 100 veteran cars, all taking part in the prestigious EFG International Concours d’Elegance. Many owners and their passengers will be in period costume, preparing themselves for the famous Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, which sets off from nearby Hyde Park early the following morning (Sunday, 1 November).

The veterans will be rubbing shoulders with classic cars, new cars and futuristic ‘low or no’ emission electric and hybrid vehicles. The latter display is backed by two organisations helping to shape our motoring future – Go Ultra Low and Transport for London (TfL).

Another star attraction comes mere days after the red carpet premiere of the new James Bond film, Spectre – 007’s Aston Martin DB10 will be on display along with a number of other Aston Martins including the latest special Bond edition DB9 GT.

The Regent Street Motor Show takes place from 10:30 until 16:00 on Saturday, 31 October. Keep up-to-date on all the latest news on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/RegentStreetMS or on Twitter @RegentStreetMS or via the official website: http://regentstreetmotorshow.com/.

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