Wednesday, 21 November 2018




  • Special single-seater showcase at next summer’s festival
  • Formula 2 retro races make their festival debut 
  • Classic Formula 3 returns to join F1 and F2 on the 2019 bill
  • Super Early Bird tickets on sale until 31 December

For the first time in its glorious 29 year history, next summer’s Silverstone Classic will feature dedicated retro races for Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 3 thus creating the festival’s first ever international single-seater showcase.

The Classic’s unrivalled race-card has always dished up crowd-pleasing Formula 1 showdowns featuring the great Grand Prix cars from much-loved past eras and in 2019, the firm favourites of FIA Masters Historic Formula One and the HGPCA (Historic Grand Prix Cars Association) will return. Never before, though, has the packed programme included dedicated races for Formula 2 cars, while the ever-evocative Classic Formula 3 series returns for the first time since 2014.

Ensuring all the 100,000+ show-goers can savour the notable occasion, the milestone F1, F2 and F3 action will be spread across all three days with qualifying on Friday and then back-to-back races on Saturday and Sunday.

Starring a host of iconic cars as raced in period by the likes of Jochen Rindt, Ronnie Peterson, Jody Scheckter, Graham Hill and Sir Jackie Stewart, the flourishing Historic Formula 2 International Series is open to cars built between 1967 and the end of the 1978 season.

It was a magical era when F2 was the absolute proving ground for young drivers intent on making the step into Grand Prix racing, and when it was not unusual for F1 stars to step back into F2 on their free weekends. Chassis rivalry was just as fierce, with Matra and Martini from France and Tecno from Italy against March, Brabham, Lotus and Chevron from Great Britain.

Offering fast and reasonably accessible racing, the Historic 2 Series – organised by the Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) – is enjoying a huge revival regularly attracting grids of close to 30 cars. Now with more chassis’ being prepared and a doubleheader date at the Classic in prospect, the HSCC is aiming for up to 40 cars – a target, if achieved, that would be the biggest-ever Formula 2 grid.

Joining F2, and making a welcome return to the Classic, the HSCC-managed Classic F3 Championship is also targeting a massive 40 car field with competitors from the popular French Formula 3 invited too.

Entries will cover Formula 3 cars originally built and raced between 1971 and 1984 thus covering two eras with earlier 1600cc twin-cam cars joined by the later 2-litre cars that were introduced in 1974. Furthering the interest and spectacle, grids are expected to include genuine period cars as raced by drivers like Martin Brundle, Derek Warwick and Nelson Piquet on their respective ways to the top.

“Every summer we aim to enhance the established crowd-favourites with some outstanding new additions and to have Historic Formula 2 and Classic Formula 3 on the 2019 race-card for the very first time will make next year’s festival really special,” enthused Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO.

“As everyone knows, such is the immense scale of the Classic that it also has a great history of breaking records and setting new standards, so the prospect of not only the Classic's first-ever Formula 2 grid but also quite possibly the biggest field of Formula 2 cars ever seen anywhere on the planet further fuels excitement.”

Grahame White, CEO of the HSCC is equally delighted. He said: “The chance to race at the Silverstone Classic is very special and I’m delighted that our Formula 2 and Formula 3 grids will get this opportunity next summer. I think we will be able to deliver bumper grids and tremendous racing, showcasing these categories to a huge audience.”

The special F1, F2 and F3 single-seater celebration joins those grids already confirmed for next summer’s Classic, these include the prestigious Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Pre ’63 GT Cars, the Transatlantic Trophy for Pre '66 Touring Cars, FIA Masters Historic Sportscars and the new Masters Endurance Legends. News of further exciting races will follow in the New Year.

Those buying tickets in the meantime can take advantage of the Super Early Bird offer open until 31 December – a bonus for those seeking a special Christmas present. These offer savings of up to 22 per cent on Standard tickets.

Once again all tickets – which must be purchased in advance – will give access to both Classic racing paddocks, all open trackside grandstands, the live music concerts, air shows, funfair rides and the vast majority of the epic family entertainment running alongside the non-stop on-track thrills.

Adult admission starts at just £35 with the price of the three-day weekend ticket frozen at £99. Full details of all ticket prices – including Parc Fermé and Clubhouse hospitality packages, the RetroRun experience and camping – can be found on website. 


Tuesday, 13 November 2018


Tickets now on sale for the 2019 event: 14-17 February 2019, ExCel London
The London Classic Car Show returns to ExCel London on 14-17 February 2019, with tickets now on sale. The fifth edition of the event will celebrate the incredible career of Ian Callum, Jaguar’s Director of Design; the man acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost automotive design talents.
The London Classic Car Show has become a firm fixture on the UK event calendar with 37,000 classic car owners, collectors, experts and enthusiasts flocking to ExCel for last year’s four-day classic car extravaganza. 
For 2019, Ian Callum’s prolific career will be honoured with The London Classic Car Show Icon Award and a celebratory exhibition of his work. This will feature some of the most notable and career-defining cars that he has designed over his illustrious career, including the Aston Martin DB9, Jaguar I-PACE, F-TYPE and XK and the For

Talking about the exhibition and receiving the Icon Award, Callum commented: “I’m honoured that The London Classic Car Show has chosen me to be its 2019 Icon.  I’m very much looking forward to the moment that I see a collection of my work together in one room for the first time. I’m also excited to share how my car designs have evolved over the years and what my inspirations have been.”
Further show exhibits include a collection of historical Aero Engine cars, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Italian Job, the Historic Motorsport area and, of course, The Grand Avenue runway show, where classic cars are fired up and driven for visitors to see, hear and smell these iconic classics in action. Brand new for 2019, The London Classic Car Show will be offering grandstand seating ‘trackside’ for the Grand Avenue parades.
In addition to the event being jam-packed with classic cars and features, there will also a number of esteemed guests taking to the stage in The Supagard Theatre to discuss a wide variety of classic car-themed topics. Previous years have been attended by personalities such as Nigel Mansell, Derek Bell, Jacky Ickx, Sir Stirling Moss, Ari Vatanen, Vicki Butler-Henderson, Suzi Perry, Jonny Smith and Quentin Willson.
Event Director Bas Bungish said: “It seems like only yesterday we were launching this show as we felt London was missing a prestigious classic car event and now we are already on sale for our fifth year, with each show welcoming a bigger and better collection of exhibits and features. There is much more still to be announced, but we are very happy to be upgrading The Grand Avenue with grandstand seating and to be curating exhibitions celebrating Ian Callum, The Italian Job and Aero Engines.”
Current planned exhibits and features include:
·     Aero Engines: We look back in history to see where our obsession with speed began and turn to the brave racing pioneers of motoring who were inspired by aeronautical engineering to propel themselves to speeds unachieved before. We’ll be assembling some of the greatest aero engine cars from this period – with their unmistakable Edwardian designs and vast engines you will have a unique chance to get up close and admire their madness and brilliance.
·     The Grand Avenue: The Grand Avenue has played host to a wide variety of themes since the inception of The London Classic Car Show, from ‘The Perfect 10’ and ‘6 Nations’ to ‘A Century of Motoring’. For 2019, we celebrate ‘Firsts’. We will be showcasing cars that have pioneered new technologies, market niches or styles on road or track, alongside cars that made a designer’s name, pioneered a new material or founded manufacturing dynasties. We will also pay tribute and celebrate the 60th anniversary of a car that was first on many levels, in technology, function, marketing and motorsport… The Mini.
·     The Italian Job: The most iconic motoring heist movie in history was first seen 50 years ago in 1969 and was made famous by the appearance of the wonderful classic Mini. Celebrating 50 years, we pay tribute to this great comedy caper with a collection of cars that take a starring role in the film, including the Lamborghini Miura, Aston Martin DB4 Volante, Jaguar E-Type, Harrington Legionnaire, Land Rover and of course the unforgettable iconic red, white and blue Mini Coopers.
·     Historic Motorsport: Historic Motorsport will return in 2019 as an integral part of The London Classic Car Show, giving our visitors the opportunity to find out how to go from garage to grid.
·     Car Club Square: Car Club Square is back for 2019, offering a more comprehensive selection of the UK’s leading car clubs. All of whom have brought their most beautifully cared for classics. It’s an utter joy to see these machines so fastidiously maintained, cared for and enjoyed by their owners.
Tickets are now on sale for The London Classic Car Show. Advance ticket prices start from £25 per adult, £20 per child (6-15) and £75 per family (two adults, two children). Entry for children under the age of six years is free. VIP package upgrades are also available, starting at £55 per adult, which include fast track entry, hospitality, show guide and Grandstand access for one Grand Avenue show.
For further information and to purchase tickets for The London Classic Car Show, visit  
From 12 November 2019 to 12 December 2019, there is an early bird discount of two adult tickets for £40.   Sign up to to access this offer.

Monday, 12 November 2018



There were so many landmarks to celebrate at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery. Over 71,000 attendees headed for Birmingham’s NEC over the weekend for the world’s biggest gathering of classic motoring clubs.
Acting Show Director Lee Masters said: “This was a landmark year for the show in so many ways; The biggest in size, the most ever cars, and reaching 300 clubs to make it the World’s biggest gathering of classic motoring clubs. But also as it took place on Armistice Day and it was an honour to see so many clubs pay tribute.
“There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as the two-minute silence was broken by the sound of a Highland piper on the Discovery Live Stage. Thanks to everyone who came and supported the show. Now to start planning how to celebrate next year’s 35thanniversary of the show!”
This year’s show theme was ‘Built to Last’ and as expected, the clubs and displays interpreted this is so many different ways – from the Veteran Car Clubs stunning ‘Coming Home’ tribute to the end of the Great War, to a fantastic mix of heritage models against their most modern counterpart on the Renault, Alpine, and BMW club stands.
Once again, one of the highlights of the show was the Meguiar’s Club Showcase, with 16 exceptional classics at the judges’ mercy with Lyndon Creamer from Gwynedd, North Wales, and his 1964 Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle lifting the trophy.
The visitors were the judge when it came to the winner of the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership competition. With over 100 entries, the 20 finalists were all deserving winners but it was Rob Sargent and his 1969 Ford Cortina Savage Mk2 who was declared the victor.
Andrew Evanson, Senior Operations Manager as Lancaster Insurance, comments: “This show highlights everything that is so special about our community; enthusiasm, dedication and a whole heap of passion and I felt a huge sense of pride as headline sponsor seeing the joy it gives people.
“It’s been fantastic seeing the array of classics on display including Rob Sargent’s Pride of Ownership winning 1969 Ford Cortina Savage Mk2. A huge well done to everyone involved in creating some amazing stands and a weekend that has truly made memories that are ‘Built to Last’.” 
Sporting Bears’ Dream Rides raised £31,600 offering around 1,000 rides in exchange for a donation to children’s charities which included Silverstone Auctions saw £4million including buyer’s premium with 61% of the lots were sold at the weekend which will increase with post-show sales. Frank Sinatra's 1984 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible which was gifted to him by fellow Rat Pack members, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin, sold for £140,625, while Steve McQueen’s 1945 Willys Jeep sold for £84,375. The biggest seller of the sale was the 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Automatic Sports Saloon at £214,313.
The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, will be held from 8-10 November 2019, visit


As many as 132 cheeky Smart cars motored into Beaulieu for Simply Smart with a colourful line-up as a fitting finale to a successful year of Simply rallies.
The popular gathering of much-loved city cars saw examples of the sought-after Smart Roadster park-up alongside the iconic For Two and family-friendly For Four, in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.
With many of the cars on show resplendent with wild graphics, zany colour schemes and fun accessories, the autumn sun shone as enthusiastic owners met to compare their highly individual motors and talk about all things Smart.
The last of nine Simply rallies for 2018, Simply Smart rounded off Beaulieu’s event calendar in style, following the super-sized Simply Ford and Simply Porsche, glamorous Simply Aston Martin and Simply Jaguar, and Simply Land Rover with its Rummage autojumble. Next year, Simply Smart will return on November 10th as part of a line-up which includes brand new Simply Mercedes on August 18th. For the full calendar see
Simply Smart traditionally takes place on Remembrance Sunday and a two-minute silence was observed at 11am on November 11th to mark the Armistice Centenary. A reading was given by retired Royal Navy CPO and Smart owner Mr Tod Sloan.
Throughout the day, show-goers cast their votes for their favourite Smart car of the show in the People’s Choice Award. The biggest hit with voters was winner Richard LeMarquand, who had travelled from Northamptonshire to display his 2005 Smart Roadster. The immaculate Roadster in deep red paintwork had been in Richard’s possession for just nine months. He was presented with a Beaulieu trophy and an Autoglym car care pack by Beaulieu’s Deputy Visitor Services Manager Richard Simmonds.
Runners-up were David Yakes and Fran Terry. David, from Andover, had also only recently bought his 2004 Roadster in a unique satin green paint finish. Fran had affectionately nicknamed his 2004 For Two ‘For Fluff’, owing to the blue and purple spotted fur on its panels, reminiscent of one of the characters from the family film Monsters Inc. Travelling from Cornwall for the show, Fran is no stranger to long-distance drives in his Smart, having already participated in a charity rally to Gibraltar earlier in the year. Both David and Fran were presented with special Autoglym prizes.

Simply Smart Peoples Choice - Winner Richard LeMarquand with his 2005 Smart Roadster

Friday, 9 November 2018



Last Saturday’s Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show has been confirmed as a record breaker – its magical and magnetising mix of motoring past and present drawing a huge crowd totalling more than half a million people for the third year in succession. Indeed, the 2018 attendance tops the record 524,382 set 12 months ago and thus endorses the event’s importance as the country’s favourite free-to-view car themed event.
The unprecedented numbers taking advantage of the mild autumnal weather were not only treated to a mile of dazzling displays on central London’s famous thoroughfare – traffic-free for the occasion between Piccadilly and Oxford Circus – but also to some wonderfully engaging entertainment for all ages.
Among the many crowd-pleasing highlights were some outstanding classic car collections. The busy Visit Illinois stand featured a number of iconic US muscle cars encapsulating the history of the legendary Route 66 ‘Mother Road’, the legendary trans-America highway which starts in the popular Mid-West state. Enthusiasts from the Jaguar Drivers’ Club and London & Thames Valley VW Club also provided visitors with special showcases of much-loved ‘Cats’ and ‘Beetles’ from bygone eras.
Eager to exhibit their latest models to the Show’s immense and erudite audience, Renault and Triumph presented their state-of-the-art electric cars and motorcycles respectively and the addition of Supercars plus championship-winning cars from the world of British Rally and British Touring Cars proved to be a hit. The newly introduced Kids Zone ensured there was plenty to entertain those of pre-driving ages too, providing something for the whole family to enjoy at the Show.
As ever, though, it was the remarkable turn-out of pre-1905 horseless carriages taking part in the annual Veteran Car Concours d’Elegance that proved to be one of the memorable day’s main attractions. More than 100 of the extraordinary pioneering vehicles dating back to the dawn of motoring were vying for a number of coveted awards on the eve of the following day’s famous Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, supported by Hiscox.
A judging panel including veteran car experts and television presenters Edd China and Alan Titchmarsh adjudicated on seven of the categories with the final prize – The Spectators’ Choice Award – voted on by an online audience. Adding a dash of celebrity to the awards ceremony staged on a special podium on Regent Street, all eight victors were presented with their trophies by classic car devotee Titchmarsh joined by a VIP from individual award sponsors.
Emphasising the global eminence of the Veteran Car Concours d’Elegance, winners came from Australia, Italy and Sweden as well as the UK. The wide-range of embryonic technologies being explored by the early automotive innovators was also well illustrated with honours going to inventive electric and steam-propelled vehicles in addition to those powered by early petrol engines.
2018 Regent Street Veteran Car Concours d’Elegance winners
  1. Concours d`Equipe sponsored by The Royal Automobile Club
For the vehicle, drivers and passengers who were wearing an appropriate period dress that, in the view of the judges, symbolises the veteran era.
Winner: 1901 Steam Locomobile, entered by Chris Sorensen (Australia)
  1. Period Motoring Attire sponsored by the State of Illinois
For the person who was wearing an appropriate dress that in the view of the judges symbolises the motoring attire worn in the Veteran era.
Winner: Chris Bates, participating with a 1904 De Dion Bouton 
  1. Historic Veteran Car Award sponsored by Hiscox
For the car with the most impressive provenance in either continued ownership, historical connections, or an unrestored vehicle.
Winner: 1900 Renault, entered by Antonio Calleri (Italy)
  1. Original and/or Unrestored Veteran Car sponsored by Bonhams
The vehicle which most accurately represents the specification of the vehicle when new, in every detail, this may be an unrestored vehicle.
Winner: 1902 Columbia (electric), entered by Bernard Holmes (GB)
  1. The Judges Overseas Award sponsored by Abels Moving Services Limited
An award with no specific or technical criteria, given to an overseas participant as selected as the judge’s favourite of the day for whatever reason – as they see fit.
Winner: 1903 Vabis, entered by Surahammars Kommun (Sweden)
  1. Concours d` Elegance Light Vehicle Award sponsored by Goose Live Events
For the small vehicle which embodies the spirit of the Veteran era, in the composition of the coachwork, paintwork, upholstery.
Winner: 1901 Georges Richard, entered by Tim Summers (GB)
  1. The Spectators Choice Award sponsored by Bonhams
As voted by the public for their favourite Veteran of the day.
Winner: 1904 Albion, entered by David Pain (GB)
  1. Concours d`Elegance overall winner
The overall winner as nominated by the Judges.
Winner: 1903 De Dion Bouton, entered by Harold Pritchard (GB) 
The Regent Street Motor Show is scheduled to make a return in 2019 on Saturday 2ndNovember.
Veteran Car Concours overall winner at 2018 Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show

Thursday, 8 November 2018


Following the huge success of FIVA’s annual World Rally for cars in 2018, held this year in the stunning rural scenery of Mid Wales, FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) has a lot to live up to in 2019.
But it might just manage it, as FIVA has announced there will be no fewer than three FIVA World Rallies in 2019 – two for cars and one for motorcycles.
All three of these events are open to classic vehicle owners from around the world who enjoy driving their pride and joy, not just members of FIVA. So get out your diaries and make a note of what could be your most exciting few days in the coming year…
22-26 May 2019 – Austria Classic Rallye
This 650km regularity run promises the spectacular scenery around Vienna, Burgenland, the Wachau and the Semmering region, and aims to show participants “the great architectural, geographical and cultural diversity of Austria”. It’s open to all vehicles built up to 1980 with a valid FIVA ID Card. See for more details.

27-30 June 2019 – FIVA World Motorcycle Rally, Croatia
A touring event for a huge range of historic motorcycles that will cover around 150km per day, the Rally will take in northwest Croatia (the 10th Century city of Umag and its surroundings), the coastal region of Slovenia, and Trieste in northeast Italy. The event is run by HROS – the Croatian Oldtimer Association.

1-7 July 2019 – FIVA World Rally, Andorra
A 500km touring event visiting Andorra and Spain, and featuring a concours d’elegance and static show, the highlight will no doubt be the dynamic driving experience high in the Pyrenees mountains. Cars must be at least 30 years old to take part.

“While the three World Rallies that FIVA is holding in 2019 are enormously varied (not least in the number of wheels on the historic vehicles!), one thing they all have in common is spectacular scenery,” comments FIVA President Patrick Rollet. “Austria, Croatia, Andorra… it’s hard to think of three more enticing European destinations for a few days of classic motoring, companionship and shared fun.”


Amy Shore Photography

Key elements and new features have been revealed for the 2019 Land Rover Legends at Bicester Heritage (May 25th and 26th) and tickets are now available via  Following the success of the inaugural event this year, the ultimate show for Land Rover connoisseurs, preservationists, restorers and enthusiasts will once again showcase the very best examples of the Land Rover, including a number of rare and unusual vehicles from the Dunsfold Collection.  The 2019 event will include:
‘Star Cars’ celebrate major anniversaries
The 2019 event will celebrate four important Land Rover anniversaries:
The 50th anniversary of the entry into service of the Series IIa SAS Pink Panther will be commemorated with what is expected to be the largest-ever gathering of these fascinating vehicles, supported by examples of the Series I and later 110 SAS vehicles.
The 40th anniversary of the 100-inch prototypes – considered by many to be the best Land Rover that Land Rover never produced – will also be celebrated with what is also expected to be the largest-ever gathering.
1989 was the year that saw the launch of the Discovery and the show will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the vehicle that saved the company, as well as the 25th birthday of the launch of the second-generation Range Rover, the P38A.
Each anniversary will be represented by a ‘Star Car’ which will be the centrepiece of a panel discussion in the main hangar on both the Saturday and the Sunday, when Mark Evans will interview people closely associated with each of the models, either as development engineers, designers, owners, enthusiasts or preservationists. The anniversaries will also be marked by daily vehicle parades.
New for 2019:  on-site camping, evening entertainment - and dogs allowed!
For 2019 event organisers have introduced weekend camping on site at Bicester Heritage and evening entertainment on Saturday, allowing Land Rover fans to make a weekend of it. And, as Land Rovers and our four-legged friends seem to have a natural affinity for each other, the organisers are also delighted to be able to announce that well-behaved dogs on leads will be welcome!
The National Awards
The focus of Land Rover Legends is on authenticity and originality, with the event featuring carefully-curated static displays of important Land Rovers as well as the National Awards for Most Original, Best Restored and Best Bespoke Land Rover. The inaugural event in 2018 attracted a very strong list of contenders for the Awards, and the panel of judges had a tough job to determine the Highly Commended and overall Winner in each of the three categories. Owners who would like to nominate their cherished Land Rovers for the 2019 National Awards will be able to submit their applications online later this year.
All Land Rovers welcome
The organisers are keen that every Land Rover attending should be part of the show, with a dedicated forward parking area for all visitors arriving in a Land Rover, while Land Rover clubs will be invited to display their vehicles and also to demonstrate them. Carefully-selected exhibitors and traders will be located in and around Bicester Heritage’s magnificent main exhibition hangar, showcasing the top Land Rover restorers, specialists and associated suppliers.
For more information or to book tickets please visit:
The Dunsfold Collection



The world’s largest MG show, MGLive! is set to return to Silverstone on the 15-16 June 2019.
In 2019, the MG Car Club will be celebrating the MG marque’s 95th birthday with their annual festival of all things MG.
On the track, the MG Car Club and guest Championships will be battling it out on Silverstone’s famous Grand Prix layout.
2019 also marks the 60th birthday of the California Cup Autotest and is awarded to the fastest three MG team representing their local Club Centre.
On the infield, there are displays of everything the MG brand has to offer; the Club’s 17 different model registers will be showcasing over 3000 cars to the general public.
A lifestyle marquee showcasing products from local craftspeople will feature with a free family-friendly funfair will also be on site, making sure even the smallest classic car fans are catered for.
A selection of food and drink vendors will be available across the site offering everything from noodles to pizza to traditional race track fayre so there is sure to be something for everyone.
The Live Arena will be making a welcome return showcasing masterclass workshops and even a stunt show.
Lots of music and entertainment will take place at the Village Green stage late into the evening and will provide a great place to unwind after a busy day of racing and enjoying all the attractions.
Adam Sloman, General Manager of MG Car Club commented “We are absolutely delighted to be back at Silverstone for MGLive! next year. We’re planning on it being the biggest MGLive! we’ve ever put on, and look forward to having a great weekend of racing and fun!”
Tickets for MGLive! will be available in early 2019, keep up to date with the latest news & ticket information by registering on our website



The 2019 events line-up for Beaulieu has been confirmed with the announcement of new Simply rallies joining the calendar of award-winning events.
Simply Mercedes will build on the growing success of Beaulieu’s popular Simply range of rallies, which celebrate car marques from Ford to Porsche in the grounds of the National Motor Museum. A second new simply rally will soon be announced. New club events also include Vanity Modified and Spring Alfa Day for Alfa Romeo owners.
Beaulieu’s 2019 season features a full range of motoring and family entertainment. Fireworks Spectacular will celebrate an Out of this World theme for the 50thanniversary of the first moon landing and summer fun includes Hot Rod & Custom Drive-in Day for Father’s Day and Beaulieu Supercar Weekend in August. Spring Autojumble will return on May 18th-19th, while International Autojumble will be held on September 7th-8th *. Boatjumble has not been included in the 2019 line-up.
Beaulieu Events Manager Judith Maddox said: “We are delighted to confirm Beaulieu’s 2019 calendar with two new Simply events, recognising the record numbers of cars and participants at this year’s range of Simply rallies.
“We have, however, made the difficult decision not to include Boatjumble – which has not been made lightly. Increasingly poor weather conditions at the start of our events season – which is the only feasible gap in our busy event calendar to hold this event – and a decline in support, due to changing times in the marine industry, has led us to review this event. We will instead develop new opportunities which have presented themselves to us.”
For the full calendar please see below or visit for the latest details.
April 7
Back for its fourth year, Aston Martin owners are invited to start Beaulieu’s events calendar and bring their prized motors for a celebration of the iconic marque, with vehicles of every age and model.
April 14
Alfa Romeo owners will park in the grounds of the National Motor Museum for the Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club event to compare cars and meet for a great day out.
Easter Sunday, April 21
After a successful debut in 2018, Simply Audi will return with another impressive display for this popular German marque.
May 5
This event is one of the biggest and most popular Simply rallies when we expect more than 1,700 Fords to join the display.
May 18-19
Start the motoring calendar by buying, selling and swapping anything automotive at more than 1,000 stands offering everything from automobilia to cars for sale. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the legendary Mini.
May 19
A trading corner of Spring Autojumble dedicated to enthusiasts and owners of the iconic Land Rover, packed with spares and accessories for sale.
June 2
Last year a record 1,600 cars roared into the grounds for this event, which welcomes Porsche owners and enthusiasts to the National Motor Museum.
June 9
Beaulieu is the host venue for the 33rd annual National Mini Cooper Register Rally, attracting thousands of Minis of every age, marque and model to the heart of the New Forest.
June 15
As part of a celebratory weekend, Vee Dubs of every type are invited to join this great day out for Volkswagen fans and visitors. Don’t miss Vintage Village, which will be selling fashions, accessories and homeware.
Father’s Day June 16
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 and bargains.
June 23
This celebration of the legendary 4x4 will attract Land Rovers and Range Rovers of every age, model and condition. Simply Rummage brings a Land Rover themed autojumble to the show.
July 6-7
The 750 Motor Club will return to Beaulieu for its 57th largest gathering of Austin 7s in the UK. All manner of these much-loved cars will join the display.
July 14
Returning for its fourth year, this impressive display of treasured motors will range from classics to the latest models.
July 21
Beaulieu is the host venue for this popular celebration of BMW cars.
July 28
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 3-4
A high octane two-day event celebrating the supercar and including iconic models and special feature displays in the stunning backdrop of the Beaulieu parkland.
August 9-11
Beaulieu hosts this family-friendly event which is back by popular demand.
August 11
An annual get-together of veteran and vintage motorcycles, in tribute to the late Graham Walker.
August 18
This brand new rally will bring together performance and luxury cars built by the prestige German manufacturer.
September 7-8
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 and Bonhams auction.
September 15
MX-5 Show & Shine
From factory-fresh to modified examples, every variation of the popular Mazda MX-5 is welcome to join this rally in the car’s 30thanniversary year.
September 22
Vanity Modified
Beaulieu hosts the exciting first gathering of modified cars of every marque.
October 26
Celebrating an Out of this World theme for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. One of the biggest fireworks displays in the south and choreographed to music, this popular event offers a range of family entertainment.
November 10
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.
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 see or to discuss your club’s requirements with a member of the Beaulieu Events team call 01590 614614 or email
Tickets to Beaulieu events include entry to all of the attraction, including the National Motor Museum with is the collection of more than 250 vehicles, World of Top GearOn Screen Cars, the ancestral Montagu home of Palace House, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey and the stunning grounds and gardens. For event tickets and more information see or call 01590 612888.
* Beaulieu events dates are subject to change – please see the latest updates.