The International Autojumble Is Coming
Of all the many motoring events to take place at Beaulieu throughout the year, the International Autojumble is certainly one of them.
And it's almost that time of year again. Taking place on the 7th and 8th of September, the 2013 International Autojumble is only a month away.
Featuring over 2,000 stands packed to bursting with all manner of motoring bargains, the International Autojumble regularly attracts visitors from all over Europe. All of the regular features will again take place – the Dealermart with their classic cars, the Automart with their restoration projects, Saturday's Bonhams Auction and Sunday's Trunk Traders.Lots Of Note
Expected to attract no small amount of attention at this year's International Autojumble are a host of tantalising lots in the Bonhams Auction. Bidding wars may yet erupt over two Sunbeams, the 21 car Baden Collection, the Cottesmore Collection and such motorcycles as a 1963 BSA 646cc Rocket Gold Star and a 1999 BSA Regal Gold Star SR500.
Also featuring in the Automobilia section will be the collection of the late Ron Hickman. Former Ford stylist and Director of Lotus Engineering in the 1960s, Hickman was responsible for the iconic original Lotus Elan models and achieved immortality as the designer of the Black & Decker workmate. Included in the collection will be his entire motoring library and a selection of some of his original cutaway technical illustrations for The Autocar and The Motor.
Entry is by catalogue only. To register your interest and order a catalogue, call 0207 393 3900.Pub Quiz
The 2013 International Autojumble is sponsored by Practical Classics and Ringwood Brewery, both of whom will be lending a delightfully bucolic air to the proceedings.
Practical Classics will host the PC Workshop Tent, in which they'll be finishing off their restoration of the very MGB once owned by Lord Montagu with a view to having the car running by the end of the weekend. Visitors can also partake in the PC Pub Quiz, featuring a number of challenging motoring-related questions.
Making their debut as sponsors, Ringwood Brewey will doubtlessly be bringing along some of their beloved craft ales – Best Bitter, Fortyniner, Old Thumper, and the wonderful-sounding Boondoggle.Getting There
Beaulieu will run a continuous shuttle bus on the Saturday and Sunday between their coach park and the Brockenhurst train station. There'll also be a free bus service running between the car parks and the front of the main entrance hall, in addition to a free car park delivery service on any and all large or heavy items bought at the International Autojumble.
Admission to Beaulieu is from 8:30am on both days, and entry also includes admission to the National Motor Museum, the World of Top Gear, BOND IN MOTION and the beautiful Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House and gardens.
The event itself will open from 10am – 5pm on Saturday, and from 9.30am – 4.30pm on Sunday. On the day inclusive ticket prices are one day adult, £14.50 (Sat), £13.00 (Sun), one day child, £9.00 (Sat), and £8.70 (Sun), less if purchased in advance online until 5th September, and by telephone on 01590 612888 until 7th September.