“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,” explained Nick Wigley, CEO of Goose Live Events who organise the automotive showcase on behalf of the Royal Automobile Club. “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, Wigley continued: “The team is already planning in earnest for an even more appealing Regent Street Motor Show for Saturday 6 November 2021”.
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 should take place on Sunday 1 November, complying with the latest COVID-19 guidelines. Unfortunately, also this event has to be postponed.