BEAULIEU’S FLAGSHIP SIMPLY FORD RETURNS WITH SUPER-SIZE EVENT
With club displays at the heart of Simply Ford, as many as 24 car clubs have already booked, with more anticipated to follow. There will also be club stands by Kent Modified Fords, Mondeo Mania UK, Surrey Mustang Owners Club and Wiltshire Classic Ford Club.
Throughout the day, event-goers can vote for their favourite Ford of the show in the People’s Choice Award, with the winner receiving a Beaulieu trophy.
Show-goers can also see the National Motor Museum’s own 1981 Ford Escort RS1800, the rally car that was successfully campaigned by rallying ace Ari Vatanen and driven to second place in the 1981 RAC Rally. There are even more historic Fords in the museum collection, ranging from the 1914 Model T to the 1986 Sierra RS Cosworth. For more details see the Ford page on the Beaulieu website at www.beaulieu.co.uk/ford.
Event tickets include entry to the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Secret Army exhibition, the Montagu ancestral home of Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and its grounds and gardens. Also open from March 15th is the adventurous new play area Little Beaulieu, for family fun all together.
For those driving Fords into Beaulieu to take part in the show, participant tickets are £10.50 an adult and £5.25 a child (aged 5-16) if bought in advance online before 5pm on April 30th, or £12.50 an adult and £6 a child if bought later or on arrival. All other visitors can buy a standard Beaulieu attraction ticket. For tickets and details see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-ford.
Entry for rally participants is from 9am-2pm, with the Brabazon Restaurant open from 9am to serve hot drinks and breakfast snacks. All other visitors should enter through Beaulieu’s Visitor Reception building with a standard attraction admission ticket from 10am.
Simply Ford is the third rally of Beaulieu’s Simply season and will be followed by Simply Electric on May 24th, Simply Porsche on June 7th, Simply VW on June 20th, Simply Jaguar on June 28th, Simply Land Rover on July 12th, Simply BMW on July 19th, Simply Japanese on July 26th, Simply Mercedes on August 23rd, Simply British Classics on September 20th and Simply Smart on Remembrance Sunday November 8th. For tickets and details see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events.