Two new events have been announced as ‘Blue Light Day’ and ‘Simply Electric’ are added to the Beaulieu 2020 calendar.
The bumper Beaulieu calendar has now been released for 2020 with two additional events being added to an already packed celebration agenda for next year.
Blue Light Day on Sunday 26 April will allow the visitor a unique opportunity to ‘get up close’ to the latest emergency services vehicles, with fully kitted-out fire engines and ambulances, the purposeful motors of the police, Coastguard, Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and other vital services involved.
Another relevant addition will be ‘Simply Electric‘ where enthusiasts will be at the heart of the event as owners of electric and plug-in hybrids, electric motorcycles and e-bikes are invited to park in the grounds of the National Motor Museum and talk technology.
From the latest high-performance Tesla, through cutting-edge family cars the Jaguar I-PACE and Audi e-tron, to the popular Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius and even the Sinclair C5 design classic, all-electric vehicles and their owners are welcome. If it runs on battery power, then silently motor your way across the New Forest to join in.
Simply Electric is the latest addition to Beaulieu’s successful range of Simply rallies. With record-breaking turn-outs for no less than four of this year’s ten rallies, the Simply range continues to expand next season.
New For Beaulieu 2020
Also new for 2020 is the new feature of Retro Village at Spring Autojumble on, where vintage and retro traders will offer fashion, accessories, homewares and collectables for the first time. They will join more than 1,000 stands which are a treasure trove of classic car parts, motoring literature and automobilia. Special displays will be provided by the Saab Enthusiasts’ Club – marking 60 years of the Saab 96 – Austin A30 & A35 Owners’ Club and popular MoggyFest.
Beaulieu’s record-breaking range of Simply rallies will invite owners to celebrate key anniversaries across the car marques, including half a century of the genre-defining Range Rover at Simply Land Rover, 45 years of the Jaguar XJ-S at Simply Jaguar, 15 years of the V8 Vantage at Simply Aston Martin and 35 years of the Ford Sierra Cosworth at Simply Ford.
|April 5||Simply Aston Martin||Back for its fifth year and marking 15 years of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, owners of all ages of Aston Martin are invited to start Beaulieu’s events calendar and bring their prized motors for a celebration of the iconic marque.|
|April 19||Simply Audi||Simply Audi will return for its third year with another impressive display for this popular German marque, with the Audi Q7 in its 15th year.|
|April 26||Blue Light Day||Brand new for 2020, this rally will bring together vehicles used to save lives, with a display of the purposeful motors of the fire and ambulance services, police, coastguard and more.|
|May 3||Simply Ford||This event is one of the biggest and most popular Simply rallies when we expect more than 1,400 Fords to join the display, in the 35th year of the Ford Sierra Cosworth.|
|May 16-17||Spring Autojumble||Introducing the new Retro Village feature to complement the weekend of buying and selling. More than 1,000 stands will offer everything from automobilia to cars for sale. Special displays include a Saab 96 60th anniversary line-up, plus MoggyFest and Austin A30/A35s.|
|May 17||Land Rover Rummage||A trading area of Spring Autojumble dedicated to enthusiasts and owners of the iconic Land Rover, packed with spares and accessories for sale.|
|May 24||Simply Electric||All electric vehicles are invited to join this brand new event, from fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids, to electric motorcycles and e-bikes.|
|June 7||Simply Porsche||Welcoming all Porsche owners and enthusiasts to the National Motor Museum for a busy Porsche-themed day out.|
|June 14||Mini Cooper Day||Beaulieu is the host venue for the annual National Mini Cooper Register Rally, attracting thousands of Minis of every age, marque and model to the heart of the New Forest.|
|June 20||Simply VW||As part of a celebratory weekend, Vee Dubs of every type are invited to join this great day out for Volkswagen fans and visitors with vintage nostalgia.|
|Father’s Day June 21
|Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day||A celebration of colourful Custom, Hot-Rod and Classic American cars and bikes especially for Father’s Day. Featuring live entertainment and vintage nostalgia.|
|June 28||Simply Jaguar||The Jaguar XJ-S will be the 45th birthday star of the fourth Simply Jaguar. Open to all Jaguars, this impressive display of treasured motors will range from classics to the latest models.|
|July 4-5||Austin 7 Rally||The 750 Motor Club will return to Beaulieu for its 58th largest gathering of Austin 7s in the UK. All manner of these much-loved cars will join the display.|
|July 12||Simply Land Rover & Rummage||The legendary Range Rover is sure to be well-represented in the diverse line-up of Land Rovers and Range Rovers of every age, model and condition. Simply Rummage brings a Land Rover themed autojumble to the show.|
|July 26||Simply Japanese||From city runabouts to performance sports cars, Japanese cars of every variety will join the rally, which is always a favourite with owners’ clubs and enthusiasts’ groups.|
|August 8-9||Beaulieu Supercar Weekend||Beaulieu’s 10th high-octane celebration of the supercar, this two-day event will bring together iconic models and special feature displays in the stunning backdrop of the Beaulieu parkland.|
|August 14-16||VW T Chill||Beaulieu hosts this family-friendly event which is back by popular demand.|
|August 16||Graham Walker Run||An annual get-together of veteran and vintage motorcycles, in tribute to the late Graham Walker.|
|August 23||Simply Mercedes||Returning for its second year, this successful rally will bring together performance and luxury cars built by the prestige German manufacturer.|
|September 5-6||International Autojumble||Beaulieu’s most famous event and the largest autojumble this side of the Atlantic, with more than 2,000 stands selling classic and vintage spares, plus full-size cars, Bonhams auction and a special classic car display for 2020.|
|October 31||Fireworks Spooktacular||One of the biggest fireworks displays in the south choreographed to music, this popular event offers a range of family entertainment and can’t miss celebrating a Halloween theme for 2020.|
|Remembrance Sunday November 8||Simply Smart||This final rally in Beaulieu’s busy events calendar makes a colourful display of some of the smallest and most characterful cars on the road.|
The classic events calendar can be seen here.