Date: 05 September, 2015
Location: National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN
Are you bitten by the classic car restoration bug, but having trouble finding the spare parts?
Fear not - help is at hand this autumn in the shape of Beaulieu International Autojumble.
This is a blessing for connoisseurs who have taken out classic car insurance but still searching for that last missing piece to complete their restoration jigsaw.
With the number of stands numbering well in excess of 2,000, this is the world’s biggest outdoor motoring item sale outside of the US.
So statistically speaking, it means you’re more likely to find what you’re after here than anywhere else for thousands of miles around.
Of course, you don’t have to be restoring your classic to appreciate this event’s charms, as the following proves…
Our top picks
- The Grand Marquee: car-related ephemera dominates this covered 2000-sq m space with spare parts aplenty
- Bonhams auction: this Saturday-only sale brings together a mouth-watering selection of collectors’ items - from cars to motorbikes and automobilia to literature. Mascots, classic automotive accessories and signage are also buyable. But the classic vehicles available are the real traditional head-turners, with both concours and restoration projects ready to enjoy. All come with the guarantee of one of the most prestigious names in the auction business
- Automart: roughly 200 models are being put below the hammer by private owners
Best of the rest
- Dealermart: a varied collection will be waiting for you to snap up, courtesy of coachbuilders, dealers and restoration specialists
- Practical Classics: the renowned magazine and autojumble event supporter is inviting guests to pay them a visit
- Truck Traders: a real Sunday bonus as non-professional autojumblers flog excess motoring parts from the boots of their vehicles
But that’s not all...
As an added bonus, International Autojumble ticket holders will also gain free entry to Beaulieu’s other attractions such as Palace House, the gardens, the abbey and the world-renowned motor museum, including its famous Top Gear feature.
So how do I get a ticket?
The event starts at 10am and 9.30am on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Adult tickets range from £12.70 to £26.50, depending on how many days you wish to attend. Child prices range from £8.50 to £13.50.