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Beaulieu International Autojumble turns 50

Published 15 July 2016

Beaulieu’s most famous event, the International Autojumble, will celebrate its 50th year on 3-4 September with a special display to mark the half century.

A 50-page commemorative booklet sharing event-goers’ stories, pictures and memorabilia from five decades of Beaulieu International Autojumbles will be available to buy. And a special exhibition of those memories will also be displayed in the corporate marquee at the event along with a special collection of cars, from barn-finds to completed Autojumble projects.

The word ‘autojumble’ was originally coined by the National Motor Museum’s former director, Michael Ware, when the Beaulieu event began and the word was later added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2003. In 2014, the International Autojumble won a Silver Award in the Tourism Event of the Year category in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence.

For visitors, the stands are a treasure trove of motoring parts, accessories, automobilia, literature, tools, clothing and a bargain-hunter’s paradise.

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At the show, media sponsor Practical Classics will unveil the result of its ambitious car rebuild challenge, which was launched at Beaulieu’s Spring Autojumble to breathe new life into a decrepit Ford Model T.

Automart will have up to 200 vehicles on sale, from restoration projects to concours condition vehicles, while Dealermart will sell a range of classic cars.

Bonhams auction house will offer free valuations and return with its popular sale of collectors’ cars, motorcycles and automobilia. If you fancy bidding on an item or two please bear in mind that you can only gain entry with a catalogue, by registering in advance with Bonhams.

Sunday will welcome Trunk Traders, with amateur autojumblers selling surplus motoring items from their car boots. This is a great place to find hidden motoring gems. Alternatively, if you need to clear space in your garage, bookings are still being taken for a space in Trunk Traders.

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Show sponsor Ringwood Brewery will also be offering a taste of its cask beer, straight from the award-winning New Forest brewery.

Admission to the Beaulieu attraction’s National Motor Museum and Brabazon Restaurant for breakfast on both event days is from 8.30am, while the main event opens from 10am to 5pm on the Saturday and 9.30am to 4.30pm on the Sunday.

Discounted advance tickets can be bought online at www.internationalautojumble.co.uk at £13 for a one-day adult ticket (Sat or Sun) and £8.70 for a one-day child ticket (Sat or Sun) up to and including 22 August.

On-the-door ticket prices are £15 for a Saturday adult ticket and £9.50 for a Saturday child ticket and £13.50 for a Sunday adult ticket and £9.30 for a Sunday child ticket. Two-day tickets are also available. For more information call 01590 612888.

A free shuttle bus will run between the car parks and Beaulieu’s Visitor Reception during the show, while a free delivery service will help autojumblers take their heavy or bulky purchases back to their cars. A free shuttle bus will also run between Brockenhurst train station and the Beaulieu attraction on both the Saturday and Sunday.

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Visitors to the International Autojumble can also enjoy all of the features of the Beaulieu attraction. Don’t miss the National Motor Museum’s new Driving Change display, which explores motoring innovations, technology and safety throughout history and makes motoring predictions for the future. Visit On Screen Cars, the World of Top Gear, Palace House, which has been home to the Montagu family since 1538, and the 13th century Beaulieu Abbey and grounds.

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