29 January, 2016

New Beaulieu Rallies Are Simply the Best


If you love Jags or Astons, then you’re in for a treat this year as Beaulieu adds two new rallies to its programme of popular Simply events.

Described as super days out in the grounds of the National Motor Museum (NMM), the rallies are aimed at enthusiasts and owners alike.

Simply Aston Martin

The Simply Aston Martin rally will launch the 2016 series on Sunday April 10. So whether your Aston is a charming classic or a more modern machine, or you’re just in love with the brand, consider yourself invited.Britt Ekland with an Aston Martin

  • As visitors to the other Simply events will know, this is your chance to:
  • Drive in the rolling Beaulieu parkland
  • Join the car display
  • Meet like-minded folk
  • Enjoy all that the NMM has to offer at a specially discounted price

Simply Jaguar

Jag fanatics only have to wait four weeks afterwards to get their turn on May 8. This new event is a great chance for owners to flaunt saloons and sports cars alike, and for visitors to enjoy everything on show.

Beaulieu’s 2016 Simply calendar

If you can’t make either of the two new races, there are still plenty of other events for you to enjoy. These include:

June 5 - Simply Porsche: Owners of machines made by the top-end brand turned out in force for the 2015 event with help from The Independent Porsche Enthusiasts’ Club (TIPEC).

June 18 - Simply Classics & Sports Car: Super sports cars and post-war family favourites offered visitors a vibrant display last year.

June 26 - Simply VW: This was last year’s newbie. Organisers expect a repeat of the 2015 curtain-raiser when 550 Volkswagens came out to play. Everything from T4s to Sciroccos and Golfs were on show, while traditionalists flaunted their Beetles, Type-2 campers and other air-cooled classics.

August 7 - Simply Land Rover: Do you own a Range Rover, County, Discovery, Defender or a Series I, Series II or Series III? Then August is the chance for you to get out your 4X4 and join the party.

Two-wheel spectacular

Sunday July 10 sees a Simply Bikes rally for motorcycle enthusiasts and owners.

  • Last year, more than 1,000 attendees braved unseasonal drizzle to admire more than 600 machines on show, including:
  • Sports bikes
  • Single-cylinder
  • Flat-six monsters
  • Preserved racers