Beaulieu’s world-famous International Autojumble – the biggest sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic – is back for its 49th year on the 5th and 6th September 2015. Taking place in Beaulieu’s picturesque parkland, this is one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the motoring calendar and a ‘must’ visit for all veteran, vintage and classic vehicle enthusiasts.
The event continues to grow in popularity with 39,000 people descending on Beaulieu last year for the two day show. Beaulieu’s Events Manager, Judith Maddox, said: “The International Autojumble, first held in 1967, is the oldest and most prestigious of our events and held in high regard within the motoring industry. In 2014 the event won a Silver Award in the Tourism Event of the Year category at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence so it is especially rewarding for it also to be recognised by the tourism industry as one of the leading tourism events in England.”
The 2,000 available stand spaces are much in demand and for the last few years have been a complete sell-out so if you have yet to book your pitch, make your booking soon to avoid disappointment. For visitors, the stands are a treasure trove of motoring parts, accessories, automobilia, literature, tools, clothing and much, much, more – you cannot fail to pick up a bargain.
All the traditional elements of the International Autojumble will be present; visit the Automart with up to 200 vehicles on sale, from restoration projects to concours condition vehicles or take a look around the Dealermart, selling a range of classic cars.
On Saturday, Bonhams auction house will be running their popular sale of collectors’ cars, motorcycles and automobilia. One of the highlight lots will be Lord Attenborough’s prized Rolls-Royce Corniche, with its distinctive number plate RA III. If you fancy bidding on an item or two please bear in mind that you can only gain entry with a catalogue.
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 at bargain prices, so don’t miss it! Alternatively, if you need to clear space in your garage, why not book a space in Trunk Traders for yourself?
Visit media sponsor Practical Classics magazine on their stand, for special show subscription offers – they will also be delighted to talk classic cars with you. Head over to show sponsor Ringwood Brewery’s stand for a taste of their own cask beer, straight from their award-winning New Forest brewery.
Admission to Beaulieu on both days will be from 8.30am, when visitors will be able to access the National Motor Museum and enjoy breakfast in the Brabazon Restaurant. The event is open from 10am – 5pm on Saturday, and 9.30am – 4.30pm on Sunday.
On the day inclusive ticket prices are one day adult, £14.90 (Sat), £13.20 (Sun), one day child, £9.20 (Sat) and £9 (Sun), less if purchased in advance online at www.beaulieushop.co.uk or by telephone on 01590 612888 until 5pm on 31st August.
Visitors to the event can also enjoy all of the features of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey. Don’t miss the museum’s brand new display for 2015, A Chequered History, which celebrates the history of racing and rallying through its remarkable display of competition cars.
For those wishing to exhibit, stand prices start at £132, a Trunk Traders Sunday space is £52 and for those wishing to sell a vehicle in the Automart, £82. For all stand enquiries and to book a space tel: 01590 614614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, visit www.internationalautojumble.co.uk.