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Britain’s Beaulieu museum sets 2016 event schedule


Custom hot rod at last years Hot Rod and Custom drive in day

Located in the New Forest of Hampshire in the United Kingdom, Britain’s National Motor Museum (Beaulieu) has announced its 2016 events calendar which includes a Spring Autojumble, Hot Rod and Custom drive-in day, Supercar Showdown, and more.

The Spring Autojumble, or swap meet, is one of the museum’s premier events. Scheduled for May 21-22, thousands of vendors annually set up on the museum grounds with parts, memorabilia and other items for sale.

Classic vehicles at the 2014 Hot Rod and Custom drive in day

On June 19, the museum plans a Hot Rod and Custom Drive-in day to feature hundreds of colorful custom cars, live music, and entertainment. The show will also have an area known as the Vintage Village, where attendees can visit vendors selling vintage clothing, memorabilia, parts, accessories, and more.

The 6th annual Supercar Showdown is set for August 21. Supercar owners can participate in either a static display or challenge each other in a drag race demonstration. The line up of cars this year included the Bugatti Veyron, Dodge Hellcat SRT, Lamborghini Huracan, Aston Martin DB5 and the McLaren MP4.

For a complete list of events see below or visit the museum’s website.

Date Event Name Summary
13th–21st February February half-term Get ‘hands-on’ with interactive activities for all the family.
25th March – 10th April Easter Holiday Activities Follow the Easter Trail around the attraction and meet the Easter Bunny (Easter weekend only).
10th April Simply Aston Martin * A display of Aston Martins of all ages, in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.
17th April Spring Alfa Day * The first national event of 2016 for the Alfa Romeo Owners Club, with 500 Alfas expected to attend.
24th April Boatjumble * Search for a bargain amongst the hundreds of stands selling boating spares and accessories, plus used boats for sale.
1st May Simply Ford * Celebrating all ages and models of Ford, with clubs and individuals welcome to attend.
21st & 22nd May Spring Autojumble* Over 1000 stands selling motoring parts, literature, automobilia and accessories, plus up to 200 cars for sale.
22nd May Land Rover Rummage * A trading corner of Spring Autojumble dedicated to Land Rover parts and accessories. Sunday 22nd May only.
25th May – 11th August Surrey Sculpture Exhibition A diverse display of artwork in Palace House and its grounds. All pieces are for sale.
28th May  – 5th June May Half Term Enjoy a variety of Medieval May activities, plus giant games in the attraction grounds.
29th & 30th May Truckmania * The two-day show devoted to trucking, with amazing displays, activities and trucks of all ages and types.
5th June Simply Porsche * Open to Porches of all ages, individuals and clubs alike can join this rally.
12th June National Mini Cooper Day * Hundreds of Mini Coopers line-up in the Beaulieu parkland for the key annual event of the Mini Cooper Register.
18th June Simply Classics & Sports Car * Pre-1990 classic cars, plus sports cars of all ages, are welcome to attend this vibrant rally. The event also includes a Vintage Village.
19th June Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day * A celebration of Custom, Hot-Rod and Classic American cars, with live music and trade stands plus a Vintage Village.
26th  June Simply VW * Volkswagens of all varieties and ages will be on show, in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.
JulyDate TBC Shakespeare in Beaulieu Abbey Cloister An open-air  performance by the Castle Theatre Company in the Abbey Cloisters
2nd & 3rd July Stationary Engines * A range of historic stationary engines is put on display in the attraction grounds.
2nd & 3rd July Austin 750 Rally * Up to 300 examples of the Austin Seven attend this long-running annual event.
10th July Simply Bikes * A gathering of motorcycles and trikes of all shapes and sizes, with trade stands.
16th July Beaulieu Village Fete Held in the grounds of Palace House, play traditional games, browse stands and enjoy the afternoon’s entertainment.
17th July Vanity BMW Rally * A diverse display of BMWs, as owners’ clubs and individuals display their BMWs.
19th July Swiss TR Rally Triumph TR sports cars drive into the Beaulieu grounds.
23rd July – 4th September Summer Activities With these holiday activities, meet characters from the past, see historic motors in action and watch falconry demonstrations.
31st July Simply Japanese * Celebrating all Japanese car marques and models.
6th August Jaguar XKEC * The XK8/XKR Enthusiasts Club’s (XKEC) summer Show & Shine.
7th August Graham Walker Memorial Run Annual get-together for pre-1930 veteran and vintage bikes.
7th August Simply Land Rover * All Land Rovers are welcome to join the display, with a 4X4 off-road course.
12th – 14th August T4 Fest * A weekend gathering of Volkswagen T4s in the Beaulieu parkland.
20th August Super Classics * Pre-1990 classic supercars will go on show in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.
21st August Supercar Showdown * A selection of high-powered modern supercars will be on display and revving up on the Demonstration Run.
3rd & 4th September International Autojumble * Europe’s biggest Autojumble, with over 2000 stands selling classic and vintage spares, plus full-size cars and the Bonhams auction.
23rd – 25th September Holiday Caravan Show See a wide selection of the latest static holiday homes.
25th September Foam Fest A charity event for Naomi House, featuring a fun run through a foam-filled obstacle course within the Beaulieu parkland.
22nd – 30th October Half-Term Hauntings Spooky Half Term activities for all the family to enjoy.
29th October Fireworks Spectacular * Celebrate Halloween with this spectacular fireworks display, set to music, plus fairground rides. Entry from 3pm.
11th November (P) Countryside Education Trust Christmas Fair In Palace House, see dozens of stands selling gifts, festive foods and refreshments.
13th November Simply Smart * Held on Remembrance Sunday, this rally celebrates the Smart car.
17th  December – 2nd January 2017 Victorian Christmas at Beaulieu Experience the magic of Christmas past in Palace House.
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