Now rare ‘family’ cars that were once part of the UK’s everyday life, are to be brought back into the limelight at Beaulieu in September…
Kim says, “For classic car enthusiasts, Beaulieu’s famous International Autojumble is an amazing event and always worth a visit, and this year there will be an additional good reason to attend…”.
(All photographs courtesy National Motor Museum).
For a blast from the past Beaulieu’s Forgotten Favourites will celebrate once-common classics of the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties with a brand new display at award-winning International Autojumble on September 5th and 6th.
Bringing back memories of family holidays, driving lessons, baking hot vinyl seats and beige colour schemes will be the long-lost first cars, family wagons, rarely-seen saloons and historic hatchbacks that are invited to join the nostalgia-fuelled display.
Honouring the everyday cars that have disappeared from Britain’s roads and are now highly prized by enthusiasts, all manner of pre-booked classics from 1960-1990 are invited to join Forgotten Favourites at the event in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.
Owners who would like to take part with their 1960-1990 classic vehicles should get in touch with the Beaulieu events team to be considered – places are limited and show entry is free for vehicles that are accepted. Successful owners will receive a pair of three-day entry wristbands for International Autojumble, an unmissable date on the classic car calendar to find rare parts and automobilia bargains on over 2,000 stands.
For event-goers, modern classics are sure to be well represented – especially with the Austin Metro and Fiat Panda both reaching their 40th birthdays in 2020. These pint-sized hatchbacks are welcome to drive into the diverse display.
From the Vauxhall Chevette, Renault 16, Austins Allegro and Maxi and Datsun Bluebird, to the Volkswagen Polo, Citroen CX, Triumph Toledo and Volvo 240, not to mention the scarcely-seen DAF 66, Talbot Samba and Fiat 131 . . . all examples are welcome. To apply to take part in Forgotten Favourites see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/international-autojumble/ or call 01590 614614 for details.
International Autojumble, which recently marked its half century, also features Automart with an impressive selection of up to 200 classic cars for sale and Dealermart with top condition classics from traders. Bonhams auction of collectors’ cars, motorcycles and automobilia will also return on the Saturday, while on Sunday Trunk Traders offers the chance to find bargains as enthusiasts sell assorted motoring jumble from their car boots.
Early one-day and two-day visitor tickets are available, with a limited number of premium tickets giving entry to the showground an hour before the event opens to the public, as well as priority parking. Tickets can be bought in advance online, with discounts for those bought by 5pm on August 27th. For tickets and details see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/international-autojumble/. Event tickets include entry to the whole attraction, including the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, the ancestral Montagu home of Palace House, Secret Army exhibition, Beaulieu Abbey and the grounds and gardens. Also new from March 15th is the adventurous new play area Little Beaulieu, for family fun all together.
Exhibitors and Trunk Traders can book their stands online at www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/international-autojumble/exhibitors/ or contact the events team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01590 614614.
Meanwhile… Don’t forget that Beaulieu’s 2020 Spring Autojumble will take place over the weekend of Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May. This year, in addition to the autojumble stalls and cars for sale, a new aspect to the event is planned – the ‘Retro Village’ – an indoor trading area with vintage and retro traders selling everything from vintage fashion and accessories to homeware items to all sorts of collectibles.