London Motor Week

The biggest week of the year for the Club, London Motor Week celebrates all-things motoring across seven days at the beginning of November each year.

It includes a variety of events and award ceremonies and concludes with the Regent Street Motor Show on the Saturday and the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run on the Sunday.

In 2021, London Motor Week will take place from Monday 1 November until Sunday 7 November.

 

Art of Motoring

Pall Mall, The Mall Room, Small Mall Room and Picture Gallery
Monday 1 to Saturday 6 November, 10.00am-9.30pm

Few things capture the spirit of the motor car and of motor racing as well as great art and, during London Motor Week, the Club will host some of the finest. Now in its eighth year, the Art of Motoring is a week-long complimentary exhibition of original paintings and other artworks by established and emerging artists including, Jonny Ambrose, John Ketchell and Robin Bark. This year all the pieces are for sale and the artists will be available at various times to talk to members and their guests.

Complimentary event, no booking required

 

Industry Dinner with Adrian Hallmark, CEO of Bentley Motors

Pall Mall, Committee Room
Monday 1 November, 7.00-10.00pm

The Industry Dinner is an opportunity for a key individual from the motor industry to share their views and insights with Club members in a question-and-answer session that is always entertaining and informative. That promise will certainly be met this year in the person of Adrian Hallmark, the Chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors, who has graciously accepted the Club’s invitation to speak.

Under Adrian’s stewardship, Bentley has enjoyed record sales and is preparing to be a fully electric car company by 2030. What are the challenges facing Bentley and the wider motor industry as they head towards the century’s third decade and how will they be met? Find out when Adrian Hallmark speaks at the Club’s much-anticipated Industry Dinner.

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Dewar Trophy Presentation

Pall Mall, Mountbatten Room
Tuesday 2 November, 12.30-2.30pm

In the world of engineering, few prizes are coveted more highly than the Club’s Dewar Trophy. It was established in 1904 and only given when the Club’s technical committee considers the recipient to be of sufficient merit to receive it. This year the committee will, once again, gather to consider the latest nominations against the backdrop of its most recent winner, JCB for its 19C-1E electric mini-excavator (2019). They will be guided by John Wood MBE, the chairman of the Dewar judging panel and himself an eminent industry leader and a former president of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

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London Motor Week Dinner with Peter Windsor and Guests

Pall Mall, Mountbatten Room
Tuesday 2 November, 7.00-10.30pm

This highlight of London Motor Week brings together members, their guests and key personalities in a memorable evening amid the surroundings of the splendid Mountbatten Room.

With this year’s Formula 1 season now at fever pitch Peter Windsor, award-winning journalist, broadcaster and YouTube Influencer and a former championship-winning Williams Team Manager takes us behind the scenes on what’s really going on in the secret world of Formula 1.

Peter has assembled a glittering guest list to discuss the hot topics in Formula 1 from next year’s driver line-up to the new regulations, and the future of Formula 1 – all culminating in a healthy Q&A session without the PR speak!

This has all the hallmarks of an entertaining evening for anyone interested in Formula 1.

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Breakfast Briefing: Magneto Seminar 

Pall Mall, Committee Room
Wednesday 3 November, 8.30-10.30am

True to its name, Magneto magazine is sure to create a spark when it hosts a members’ and readers’ briefing. Launched in 2019, in just two short years the quarterly publication that is dedicated to the world’s greatest cars has established itself as a must-read among the world’s car-loving community. Meet the editorial team behind this remarkable success story and hear their views on the issues of the historic motoring world.

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Motoring Book of the Year Awards

Pall Mall, Mountbatten Room 
Wednesday 3 November, 6.30-8.30pm

Now in its eighth year, the Motoring Book of the Year Awards is eagerly anticipated by readers and authors alike. There are four categories from which the overall winner, The Royal Automobile Club Book of the Year, will be selected. The judges are drawn from key areas of the motoring world with, from motoring journalism, the writers Mick Walsh of Classic & Sports Car, Gordon Cruickshank of Motor Sport and Mark Dixon of Octane. Representing the retail sector are Ben Horton of specialist bookseller Horton’s Books and Christian Whitehead of Foyles, the famous London bookstore. Also on the panel is race commentator, and a member of the British Racing Drivers’ Club, Ian Titchmarsh. Chairing the panel is the respected motor sport writer, commentator and historian, Simon Taylor.

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Veteran Car Run Forums and Quiz

Pall Mall, Mountbatten Room
Wednesday 3 November, 10.00am-4.00pm

Hosted by Daniel Ward, a member of the Veteran Car Run steering group, this event combines a day of expert talks on a wide range of motoring-related topics with a veteran car quiz contested by two expert teams. Audience participation is invited (there are prizes for correct answers). Among this year’s speakers will be Dame Mary Archer, chair of the Science Museum Group, who will talk about the development of the railways and their influence on the motorcar. She will be joined by Dr Nicholas Oddy, Head of the Department of Design History & Theory at Glasgow School of Art, who will speak about the development of the bicycle. Followed by Dr Shaun Crofton on metallurgy in Veteran Cars and culminating in the Quiz.

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Regent Street Motor Show and Concours

Regent Street, London
Saturday 6 November, 10.00am-4.00pm

The day before the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, Club members and the public can see many of the cars participating in the event up close in central London for a glittering concours. In addition, there will be classic cars and displays representing other eras of motoring history, all of them helping to make the city even more of an essential destination than usual and whetting the appetite for the 125th anniversary of the Emancipation Run.

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RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

Hyde Park to Madeira Drive
Sunday 7 November, 7.00am-4.00pm

This is it the week of intense activity signing off with the most historic road trip on earth.

125 years after that very first Run, hundreds of extraordinary pre-1905 vehicles will once again honour the pioneering spirit and engineering dexterities of those intrepid early motorists on the historic 60-mile journey from Hyde Park in Central London, with a halfway stop for refreshments and essential fettling, in Crawley before crossing through the South Downs to Madeira Drive on the Brighton seafront.

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