Beaulieu has today released a revised calendar with a record number of 14 Simply rallies taking part in a star-studded line up of marque celebrations in the parkland surrounding the National Motor Museum.
The COVID-19 pandemic halted the 2020 programme when the attraction had to close its doors to visitors in late March. Following Government guidance surrounding mass gatherings, a decision was made to cancel four major events, including the Spring Autojumble, the Hot Rod and Custom Show, the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend and the world-famous International Autojumble. Having reviewed the arrangements, Beaulieu has announced that the ever-popular Simply car rallies will continue to take place over the remainder of the year.
Simply Jaguar gets the season underway on 19th July with all models welcome, from the latest executive saloons to the glamorous E-Type. Simply Japanese then follows on the 26th July, before Simply Audi returns for its third year on 2nd August. The ever-popular Simply Ford has moved to 13th September, whilst the nation’s best-loved classics will be celebrated in Simply British Classics on 20th September. Beaulieu has also added two new Simply rallies to their revised 2020 calendar including Simply American and Simply Vauxhall. To ensure that Simply Electric gets off to the best possible start, this event will now launch in 2021.
To ensure the safety and enjoyment of visitors is met, capacity will be strictly limited to 500 participants per Simply and tickets will only be available on a pre-booked basis to help those visiting feel safe during their day out. New procedures will be introduced and vehicles will be allocated specific bays in the parkland to ensure social distancing measures are adhered to at all times. As such, club bookings will not be accepted for any Simply rallies this year.
Entry for participants at all the Simply rallies is from 9.30am to 2pm. Non-participant visitors will need to enter through Beaulieu’s Visitor Reception building with their pre-booked attraction admission ticket from 10am. Participant and visitor tickets include entry to the whole of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum and Palace House, which reopened to the public on Saturday 4th July, as well as Beaulieu Abbey and its grounds and gardens. Entry to the indoor areas of the attraction will be managed on a capacity basis.