Beaulieu Autojumble 2012 Set To Be Biggest Yet!
It was a damn same that Beaulieu's Boat-related Jumble Sale was rained off a few weeks ago, what?
However, those who found their spirits dampened by that downpour can rest assured: There's only two weeks to wait for Beaulieu's ever popular Spring Autojumble!
Yes, should you head for the National Motor Museum on the 19th and 20th May, you'll be able to lose yourself amongst 1,000 Autojumble spaces – all of whom will be selling anything and everything motor-related. Parts, automobilia, literature, accessories – if you can't find what you're looking for here, then perhaps your free time would be better dedicated to stamp collecting.
Meanwhile, the MotorMart on the Beaulieu Arena will have around 200 vehicles for sale. Some very exciting vehicles have already been registered, including a 1933 Rolls-Royce, a Riley 1.5 RMA, a 1960 Daimler Dart and a 1936 Talbot Ten DHC.
What's more the MotorMarque feature will this year celebrate 50 years of the Austin 750 Club – who held their inaugural rally at Beaulieu in 1962, and have been coming every year since! To celebrate this auspicious anniversary, the club will be bringing to the event some of the more beautiful examples of their models for the admiration of the visitors.
But that's not all! In 2013, Morris Minor will celebrate 100 years of existence. To preview this centenary, they'll be taking centre stage in this year's Grand Marquee, where they'll showcase a small selection of their vehicles.
Other car clubs confirmed for attendance over the weekend include the Wessex Car Club, Dorset Jeep, Rover Sports Register, Austin 10 Drivers' Club and Volvo Owners' Club.
That's still not all! New for this year is the Walkabout Auction – an “end of show” chance to buy and sell. Here exhibitors will have the chance to sell off surplus items of stock in a special bit-filled box to be auctioned at the end of the afternoon by a guest auctioneer – with no auction fees to pay (apart from a £1 charge on that special box), this is an innovative way for exhibitors to sell off those odds-and-sods to those who want or need them.
Says Events Manager Judith Maddox: “The show, now in its 19th year, is growing in both scale and popularity, attracting increasing numbers of Autojumblers. All bookings for this event are up on last year, and the club stands doing particularly well, with over 40 registered so far.”
Does this sound like your sort of thing? Pop along. Pop along.