27 December, 2016

beaulieu autojumble comes to london classic car show


As if we weren’t excited enough for the 2017 London Classic Car Show, this latest announcement is the icing on the classic cake.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world famous Beaulieu Autojumble, it’s having its first ever away fixture at the 2017 London Classic Car Show.

In total, 60 stalls will pop up at the show, allowing classic car fans the chance to buy anything and everything they need.

The event will be taking place on February 23-26.

The Beaulieu Autojumble first appeared back in 1967. A field in Beaulieu, Hampshire, was filled with dozens of different stalls selling both rare and old car parts, motoring books, advertising signs and even petrol pumps. This now famed event is acknowledged as the first of its kind, and today it’s the biggest autojumble this side of the Atlantic.

Normally the annual jumble is held at Beaulieu in September, but in February 2017, classic car fans have a rare opportunity to enjoy this world famous event away from its normal home.

At its regular annual event, the jumble features 2,000 stalls and more than 38,000 visitors, taking over 3 fields. While the 2017 London Classic Car Show doesn’t have the spare space for all of that, 60 stalls will still provide fans with plenty to enjoy.

London Classic Car Show’s Event Director, Bas Bungish explains how important this pop-up jumble is for both classic car fans, and for the event: “Beaulieu created the autojumble movement a remarkable 50 years ago and we are very excited to have the very first Beaulieu Pop-up Autojumble at the London Classic Car Show, the first time it has left Hampshire. It underlines how significant our show has become in the classic car world.”

The event already features a garage-full of reasons for classic car fans to take the trip to London’s ExCeL; a motoring catwalk inside the hall (featuring 50 of the world’s most desirable classics cars), car clubs, speakers and the inaugural Historic Motorsport International exhibition, to name but a few.

But for a lot of people, this piece of pop-up news is reason enough to go on its own.