Organisers pleased with Beaulieu MotorMart turnout
By LJ Hutchins
Saturday, June 5th, 2010
Beaulieu, home of the National Motor Museum, says it is pleased with the turnout for its recent MotorMart Autojumble – the third-highest since the event was launched in 1994.
Nearly 14,000 enthusiasts came along to the car show, held at the Hampshire stately home in mid-May, and took the chance to browse around more than 800 stalls and view nearly 200 vehicles.
According to the event report the show’s MotorMarque feature celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Triumph Stag and members of the Stag Owners Club put on a display of their vehicles.
It also says sellers reported plenty of interest and several vehicles were sold by the close of the show.
Just some of the attractions on offer were a 1930s Model A Ford for £18,000, a red 1960 Buick Electra 225 4-door pillarless saloon and a 1956 Oldsmobile Holiday in cream and turquoise. A rare Dunsmore ‘Jaguar’ Racing Special had an asking price of £26,995.
Sunday saw attendance by more than 100 Land Rover stand holders and the Best Stand award, chosen by show sponsors Classics Monthly, going to Gary Chapman and Keith Robinson for their mascot collection.
The sponsors also hosted a Restoration Village showcasing skills ranging from soda blasting to metal shaping.
The next Autojumble event to take place at Beaulieu is due on September 11-12 and you can find out more by visiting the events section of its website.
Also worth keeping an eye out for during the summer are the Supercar and Superbike Start-Up on the August Bank Holiday weekend – details via the link above.