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Magnificent motors for Beaulieu’s Simply Mercedes debut

The stylish luxury cars of Mercedes-Benz will be the stars of Beaulieu's brand new Simply Mercedes on Sunday August 18th when they meet for the brand new event in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.

Eagerly anticipated by German car fans, Simply Mercedes is open to all ages and models from the marque’s distinguished history. From sporty roadsters and luxury saloons to rugged off-roaders and hard-working commercial vehicles, all are invited to park up in the rally which will honour one of the world’s most respected car makers.

Expect to see a selection from landmark post-war models such as the stylish fintail and ‘Ponton’ saloons, through the iconic 300SL ‘Gullwing’, classic ‘Pagoda’ sports car and popular W123 saloons, to the modern-day A-Class, S-Class, G-Class and X-Class, as well as class-leading Sprinter van and the all-terrain G-Wagen and Unimog. All Mercedes are welcome to join the show.

The Mercedes-Benz Club will be out in force, bringing a selection of its members’ prestigious cars.

Visitors and event-goers will be able to vote for their favourite Mercedes of the show in the People’s Choice Award, with the winner receiving a Beaulieu trophy.

Make sure to explore the National Motor Museum, included in the event ticket, where show-goers can see a remarkable selection of historic Mercedes. The 1903 Mercedes 60hp, one of only five still in existence, is joined by the 1928 Mercedes-Benz 36/220 Model S once owned by actor Sir Peter Ustinov and the 2010 McLaren Mercedes MP4/21 replica of Jenson Button’s F1 racer.

Event tickets include entry to all of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum with its Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, the Montagu ancestral home of Palace House and its grounds and gardens.

For those driving a Mercedes and taking part in the show, participant tickets are £10 an adult, £5 a child (aged 5-16) if bought in advance online before 5pm on August 15th, or £12 an adult and £6 a child on the day. All other visitors can buy a general admission tickets to Beaulieu at the standard attraction price. For tickets and information click here.

Entry is from 9am - 3pm for rally participants. The Brabazon Restaurant will serve hot drinks and breakfast snacks from 9-11am. All other visitors should enter Beaulieu though the Visitor Reception building with a standard attraction admission ticket, from 10am.

The first Simply Mercedes will be Beaulieu’s ninth Simply rally this year, followed by Simply Smart on November 10th. For tickets and details click here.

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