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Simply Ford

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See a huge range of models from retro classics to the latest creations

All Ford owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu on Sunday 6th May and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for both Ford owners and enthusiasts.

From custom Fiestas, restored Mk1 Escorts and even the odd Transit, Beaulieu's Simply Ford show is one of the UK's premier Ford events and is set to provide a great opportunity to admire a stunning range of vehicles and to connect with fellow enthusiasts.

All participants have the opportunity to be chosen as the winner of the People’s Choice Award, selected by public vote. The winner will receive the Beaulieu Simply Ford trophy.

You can see more photos of last year's event here.

Celebrating 50 years of the Ford Escort

Five decades after the first Ford Escort rolled off the production line, owners are invited to drive their cherished examples across the New Forest to park up on the Beaulieu Events Arena at the heart of the rally.

From affordable runabouts, to race and rally-winning giants, the Escort has been many things to many people during its six generation lifespan and is still a real crowd-pleaser today.

Escort club bookings are also welcome, please contact the Events team at least two weeks prior to the event to reserve your space. See club section below for more details.


Participant prices are only valid if arriving in a Ford and taking part in the event. Standard admission fee applies for all other visitors.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online or on arrival. A £1 handling charge per order applies when purchased by telephone.

Participant tickets are not valid for those arriving on foot.

*Advance tickets available until 5pm on 3rd May 2018. Standard tickets are available from 5pm on 3rd May 2018.

Adult Child
Participants - Advance* £10.00 £5.00
Participants - Standard/ On the Day* £12.00 £6.00
Visitors Normal admission applies.


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Entry with your Ford is from 9.00am – the Brabazon Restaurant will be open for bacon rolls, cakes, teas and coffee.

Please note cars cannot leave and re-enter the grounds for the Simply Rally without a further fee being paid to cover the occupants.


If you wish to park up alongside your friends, you must all arrive together with individual e-tickets as we are unable to reserve adjacent spaces for later arrivals.

Only 1 e-ticket is produced per order, if you are being joined by friends in separate vehicles, please ensure you make separate orders.

If you are purchasing tickets for multiple vehicles please call 01590 614614 and tickets will be posted to you. A £1 handling charge per order applies when purchased by telephone.


For updates on this event and others like it, join our mailing list to receive our monthly e-newsletters and more.


We are very lucky to be located in the heart of the New Forest however this does offer up some unique hazards on the roads.

Please drive carefully and responsibly when attending our events and be aware of free-roaming animals and cyclists on the roads. Due to the close proximity of our neighbours, please be respectful when entering and leaving the event.


This video features coverage from a previous Simply Ford show at Beaulieu.


Pre-booked clubs are welcome at our Simply events. Please contact the Events team at least two weeks prior to the event to reserve your space.

We will need to know the number of vehicles expected to attend and they will require at least one e-ticket per vehicle taking part. Club Information will be emailed to Club Organisers approximately two weeks prior to the event once we have received final vehicle numbers for your club.

Clubs are requested to arrive at the same time in order to allow our stewards to park your members faster.


Are tickets per person or per vehicle?
Tickets are charged per person.

Can I photograph/ film the event?
Whilst Beaulieu welcomes visitors to take their own still images and film whilst at an event, these should be for personal use only and not for commercial resale without the prior consent of Beaulieu. All commercial requests must be emailed to pr@beaulieu.co.uk prior to attending an event.

Can I bring my drone?
No, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones by visitors for film and photography purposes whilst on the Beaulieu attraction car parking and other related parkland and grounds is strictly prohibited.

Can I use my return for free?
If you are visiting the event you can use your return for free however it is not valid for those wishing to show their vehicle

For more frequently asked questions please visit our FAQ page.

Been today for 1st time with our black sierra xr 4x4. Was a brilliant day, thought there was a great turn out ... the museum & top gear exhibit is brilliant.

  • Facebook
  • May 2016

The Simply Ford car show was amazing and we loved looking over some older cars and reminiscing. The palace gardens and grounds are stunning and the bonus of the secret army exhibition was a welcome surprise.

  • Tripadvisor Review
  • May 2016

We have attended every year since this event started and it has been fantastic. Thank you all very much for super organisation this year.

  • FordOC.co.uk
  • May 2017

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