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London Regent Street Motor Show – 2015

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Abels at the London Regent Street Motor Show November 2015

Abels Moving Services as one of the sponsors of the London to Brighton Vintage Car Run took part in the Saturday Regent Street Motor Show. Held this year on the 31st October 2015, this London event attracts over 400,000 visitors to the show.

The motor show takes place on Regent Street which is closed to vehicle traffic between Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus with the show open to the general public. The show is very popular, with huge numbers of motor enthusiasts visiting the show this year.

As part of the display provided by Abels were three vehicles.

One was an Abels modern removal front half of an 18 metre Road Train with ecological Euro6 engine with its air-ride suspension and accommodation to sleep 3 while transporting up to 105 cubic metres of possessions. This Abels Removal vehicle is secure and alarmed with satellite tracking devices, recording and mobile technology as standard, and is shown alongside two of the company’s historical removal trucks.

Abels also displayed two older removal vehicles. One was an original horse drawn truck, a 37cwt drop well body removal pantechnicon. Built in 1896 (the year of the emancipation run for cars to drive without a red flag waving person in front of them) and built by Hyde and Cheshire.

The second historical vehicle was a 1941 Bedford MLD Commercial Vehicle. The Bedford MLD was a Long Wheelbase commercial vehicle, fitted with drop side. This 1941 bodied vehicle had a removal body added to it in 1951 with a 750 cubic foot box and a drop tail. In 1983 restoration of the vehicle commenced lasting over 7 years till 1990 with further restoration in 2015 which included a full repaint.

Throughout the day demonstrations were provide by Abels Staff with loading and unloading various items including Pianos, grandfather clocks, barometers crated paintings and other large household goods.

Among the other displays this year in Regent Street was the UK’s largest fee-to-view motor show showcased a glittering display of more than 200 cars from past, present and future.

On display in Regent Street were two classic buses which were due to be driven by Radio 2 DJs Chris Evans and Ken Bruce in the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run to raise funds for charity. These two classic buses had appeared on BBC TV One Show on the previous evening.

A wonderful event right in the heart of London City, showing over 125 years of motoring to the old and young. Roll on the first Saturday in November 2016.