Bringing even more motoring excitement to the grounds of the National Motor Museum, the petrol-powered pair will expand the Simply range to a total of 13 rallies. The announcement follows the recent addition of the first Simply Electric on May 24th, which joins last year’s record-breaking Simply Audi, Simply Aston Martin, Simply Jaguar and Simply Land Rover, as well as popular Simply Ford, Simply Japanese and Simply Porsche.
The nation’s best-loved classics will be the motoring stars of Simply British Classics, which will be open to all pre-1980 classic cars built in Britain or by a British manufacturer. From Sunbeam, Austin, Riley and Triumph, to Alvis, Lagonda, Humber and more, all marques from the British motor industry’s bittersweet past are welcome.
Event-goers can expect to see popular family saloons and sleek sports cars in the diverse line-up, while owners of luxury limousines, rugged commercial vehicles and economical runabouts are all invited to park up, compare cars and chat with like-minded enthusiasts.
If their Vauxhall was built in Germany, Austin assembled in Australia or Mini Cooper constructed in Italy, it doesn’t matter – all British marques will be welcome. They may own a Ford built at Dagenham or Halewood, or even a pre-1966 Citroen built in Slough – if it has a strong British connection, they are welcome to join the display.
Every BMW from the German manufacturer’s distinguished past is invited to Simply BMW, as the event gathers all ages and models of the highly-prized motors. All are welcome, from the latest executive saloons and glamorous sports cars, going back through the genre-defining 3 and 5 Series and high-performance M models to the earlier trend-setting Neue Klasse range of the 1960s and Isetta bubble car.
At both rallies, event-goers can vote for their favourite car of the show in the People’s Choice Award, with the winner receiving a Beaulieu trophy.
Event tickets include entry to the whole of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Secret Army exhibition, the Montagu ancestral home of Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and its grounds and gardens. Also open from March 15th is the adventurous new play area Little Beaulieu, for family fun all together.
For those driving British classic cars into Beaulieu to take part in Simply British Classics, participant tickets are £10.50 an adult and £5.25 a child (aged 5-16) if bought in advance online before 5pm on September 17th, or £12.50 an adult and £6 a child if bought later or on arrival.
For Simply BMW, participants taking part in the rally, participant tickets are £10.50 an adult and £5.25 a child (aged 5-16) if bought in advance online before 5pm on July 16th, or £12.50 an adult and £6 a child if bought later or on arrival.
All other visitors can buy a standard Beaulieu attraction ticket. For tickets and information click here.
Entry for participants at both new Simply events is from 9am-2pm, with the Brabazon Restaurant open from 9am to serve hot drinks and breakfast snacks. All other visitors should enter through Beaulieu’s Visitor Reception building with a standard attraction admission ticket, from 10am.
Beaulieu’s 2020 Simply range features Simply Aston Martin on April 5th, Simply Audi on April 19th, Simply Ford on May 3rd, Simply Electric on May 24th, Simply Porsche on June 7th, Simply VW on June 20th, Simply Jaguar on June 28th, Simply Land Rover on July 12th, Simply BMW on July 19th, Simply Japanese on July 26th, Simply Mercedes on August 23rd , Simply British Classics on September 20th and Simply Smart on Remembrance Sunday November 8th. For tickets and details click here.