Two brand new events have been announced as tickets for Beaulieu’s 2020 calendar go on sale, with Blue Light Day gathering emergency services machines in the grounds of the National Motor Museum and Simply Electric expanding the successful Simply range.
Get up-close to the latest emergency services vehicles at Blue Light Day on Sunday 26th April and see fully kitted-out fire engines and ambulances, the purposeful motors of the police, Coastguard, Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and other vital services. You will be amazed by the sights and sounds of these machines which are used to save lives.
Clamber inside the impressive machines used by the Fire and Rescue Service and South Central Ambulance Service, then see their vintage counterparts in the impressive display. You may even spot a 1950s Green Goddess fire engine or maybe a 1960s police ‘panda’ car.
Become a big kid for the day and see feature displays, before meeting the incredible crews who drive and ride in the fast response vehicles and learn about their work. The action-packed event takes place on National Drive It Day, as historic vehicles take to the road up and down the country – so why not make Beaulieu your destination!
Also buzzing with excitement will be Simply Electric, sparking into life for the first time on Sunday 24th May at the start of May half-term.
Enthusiasts will be at the heart of the event as owners of electric and plug-in hybrids, electric motorcycles and e-bikes are invited to park in the grounds of the National Motor Museum and talk technology.
From the latest high-performance Tesla, through cutting-edge family cars the Jaguar I-PACE and Audi e-tron, to the popular Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius and even the Sinclair C5 design classic, all electric vehicles and their owners are welcome. If it runs on battery power, then silently motor your way across the New Forest to join in.
Simply Electric is the latest addition to Beaulieu’s successful range of Simply rallies. With record-breaking turn-outs for no less than four of this year’s ten rallies, the Simply range continues to expand next season.
Also new for 2020 is the new feature of Retro Village at Spring Autojumble on May 16th-17th, where vintage and retro traders will offer fashion, accessories, homewares and collectables for the first time. They will join more than 1,000 stands which are a treasure trove of classic car parts, motoring literature and automobilia. Special displays will be provided by the Saab Enthusiasts’ Club – marking 60 years of the Saab 96 – Austin A30 & A35 Owners’ Club and popular MoggyFest.
The world-renowned International Autojumble will return on September 5th-6th, featuring a soon-to-be-announced new classic car display, as well as 2,000-plus stands and Bonhams auction putting rare finds under the hammer.
High-octane Beaulieu Supercar Weekend on August 8th-9th will celebrate the event’s 10th anniversary with even more incredible supercars, special features and demonstration runs to put some of the world’s greatest performance cars to the test.
Fireworks Spooktacular will provide family entertainment with a Halloween theme on October 31st at one of the biggest displays in the south. Meanwhile, Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day offers the perfect Father’s Day on Sunday 21st June with amazing cars and bikes set against the backdrop of live music and style from the custom scene.
Beaulieu’s record-breaking range of Simply rallies will invite owners to celebrate key anniversaries across the car marques, including half a century of the genre-defining Range Rover at Simply Land Rover, 45 years of the Jaguar XJ-S at Simply Jaguar, 15 years of the V8 Vantage at Simply Aston Martin and 35 years of the Ford Sierra Cosworth at Simply Ford.
Tickets for Beaulieu’s 2020 calendar go on sale from Monday 2nd December. Tickets to Beaulieu events include entry to all of the attraction. For tickets and details click here or call 01590 612888.
Beaulieu is also ideal for car clubs looking to hold their own rally, taking the hassle out of hosting an event with excellent facilities and all-inclusive access to the whole of the attraction. For more information click here or to discuss your club’s requirements with a member of the Beaulieu Events team call 01590 614614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 5 – Simply aston martin
Back for its fifth year and marking 15 years of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, owners of all ages of Aston Martin are invited to start Beaulieu’s events calendar and bring their prized motors for a celebration of the iconic marque.
april 19 – simply audi
Simply Audi will return for its third year with another impressive display for this popular German marque, with the Audi Q7 sure to be well-represented in its 15th year.
April 26 – Blue Light day
Brand new for 2020, this rally will bring together vehicles used to save lives, with a display of purposeful motors of the fire and ambulance services, police, coastguard and more.
mAY 3 – Simply ford
This event is one of the biggest and most popular Simply rallies when we expect more than 1,400 Fords to join the display, in the 35th year of the Ford Sierra Cosworth.
mAY 16-17 – spring autojumble
Introducing the new Retro Village feature to complement the weekend of buying and selling. More than 1,000 stands will offer everything from automobilia to cars for sale. Special displays include a Saab 96 60th anniversary line-up, plus MoggyFest and Austin A30/A35s.
A trading corner of Spring Autojumble dedicated to enthusiasts and owners of the iconic Land Rover, packed with spares and accessories for sale.
May 24 – simply electric
All electric vehicles are invited to join this brand new event, from fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids, to electric motorcycles and e-bikes.
JUNE 7 – SImPLY PORSCHE
Welcoming all Porsche owners and enthusiasts to the National Motor Museum for a busy Porsche-themed day out.
JUNE 14 – MINI COOPER DAY
Beaulieu is the host venue for the annual National Mini Cooper Register Rally, attracting thousands of Minis of every age, marque and model to the heart of the New Forest.
jUNE 20 – sIMPLY VW
As part of a celebratory weekend, Vee Dubs of every type are invited to join this great day out for Volkswagen fans and visitors with vintage nostalgia.
Father’s day june 21 – hOT ROD & CUSTOM DRIVE-IN DAY
A celebration of colourful Custom, Hot-Rod and Classic American cars and bikes especially for Father’s Day. Featuring live entertainment and Vintage Village nostalgia.
JUNE 28 – simply jaguar
The much-loved Jaguar XJ-S will be the 45th birthday star of the fourth Simply Jaguar. Open to all Jaguars, this impressive display of treasured motors will range from classics to the latest models.
JUly 4-5 – Austin 7 rally
The 750 Motor Club will return to Beaulieu for its 58th largest gathering of Austin 7s in the UK. All manner of these much-loved cars will join the display.
JUly 12 – simply land rover & rummage
The legendary Range Rover is sure to be well-represented in the diverse line-up of Land Rovers and Range Rovers of every age, model and condition. Simply Rummage brings a Land Rover themed autojumble to the show.
JULY 26 – simply japanese
From city runabouts to performance sports cars, Japanese cars of every variety will join the rally, which is always a favourite with owners’ clubs and enthusiasts’ groups.
AUGUST 8-9 – BEAULIEU SUPERCAR WEEKEND
Beaulieu’s 10th high-octane celebration of the supercar, this two-day event will bring together iconic models and special feature displays in the stunning backdrop of the Beaulieu parkland.
AUGUST 14-16 – VW T chill
Beaulieu hosts this family-friendly event which is back by popular demand.
AUGUST 16 – graham walker run
An annual get-together of veteran and vintage motorcycles, in tribute to the late Graham Walker.
AUGUST 23 – simply mercedes
Returning for its second year, this successful rally will bring together performance and luxury cars built by the prestige German manufacturer.
SEPTEMBER 5-6 – INTERNATIONAL AUTOJUMBLE
Beaulieu’s most famous event and the largest autojumble this side of the Atlantic, with more than 2,000 stands selling classic and vintage spares, plus full-size cars, Bonhams auction and a special classic car display for 2020.
OCTOBER 31 – FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
One of the biggest fireworks displays in the south and choreographed to music, this popular event offers a range of family entertainment and can’t miss celebrating a Halloween theme for 2020.
remembrance sunday NOVEMBER 8 – SIMPLY SMART
This final rally in Beaulieu’s busy events calendar makes a colourful display of some of the smallest and most characterful cars on the road.