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Little Classics News: 13 August 2014

Beaulieu’s Famous International Autojumble is Nearly Here

Beaulieu’s Famous International Autojumble is Nearly Here

There are just three weeks to go until visitors from all over Europe descend on Beaulieu’s event fields for their famous annual International Autojumble, on the 6th and 7th September.

All the regular features of the Beaulieu Autojumble will be there, including over 2,000 stands bursting with all kinds of lovely classic car bits. The largest ever Dealermart will have up to 100 classic cars for sale while the Automart will have its usual eclectic collection of vehicles, from restoration projects to cars in concours condition. The Bonhams Auction is a Saturday highlight and Sunday Trunk Traders will bring an injection of new stock to the fields.

International Autojumble

Beaulieu Events Manager, Judith Maddox, said: “We are delighted that the popularity of this event remains strong with both exhibitors and visitors. With just a few stand spaces remaining and bookings still coming in, this year’s autojumble looks set to be another sell out.”

Following the record sale of last year, this year’s Bonhams sale will once again offer the full spectrum of motoring from the past 100 years with 125 motorcars offered alongside 35 motorcycles and 174 lots of automobilia. Pre-war highlights of the sale include a 1920 Vauxhall 30-98 E-Type (below), being offered at auction for the first time in 62 years and expected to fetch £150,000-£180,000.


A superbly restored 1933 Alvis Speed 20SA Tourer sporting original coachwork by Vanden Plas, a rare collectors’ car, is estimated at £80,000-£100,000. Also in the sale, a 1923 Vauxhall 23-60 barn discovery, has languished in a North London garage for almost 30 years and is now awaiting sympathetic restoration.

Further highlights include the Davey Collection of six Alvis Motor Cars, a matching numbers 1924 Bentley 3-Litre Blue Label with original Gurney Nutting coachwork - one of the top lots in the sale with an estimate of £220,000-£280,000 and a Stanley Steam Car 10hp Runabout, expected to fetch £50,000-£60,000. The auction starts at 11am on the 6th with admission by catalogue only.

Autojumble stand

Show sponsors, Practical Classics will have lots to keep visitors entertained at the event in their workshop tent. To mark the 50th anniversary this year of Donald Campbell’s World Land Speed Record in Bluebird CN7 and Beaulieu’s new Land Speed display, For Britain & For The Hell Of It in the National Motor Museum, the PC team, with a little help from their friends in the Beaulieu workshop, will attempt to build another record breaker – the fastest car ever to be constructed at a Beaulieu Autojumble!

PC Editor, Danny Hopkins said: “Using bits from the autojumble field, we will attempt to build a land Speed ‘Special’ live at the event. We will then take the ‘Beaulieu Speedster’ to a secret location for an attempt to break the 60mph barrier, which is actually the top speed of the Series One Land Rover built at Beaulieu 11 years ago. We’ve set ourselves a tough challenge this time, but even if we fail, we will have had fun trying.”

Beaulieu Autojumble

Show sponsor, New Forest based Ringwood Brewery will be open for business throughout the show at their bar in the event fields and at ‘Winding Downs’ their merchandising stand and sampling area by the Brabazon Restaurant.

A free shuttle bus will be operating on Saturday and Sunday, running continuously between Brockenhurst train station and the Beaulieu Coach Park, starting from Brockenhurst at 8am with the last bus leaving Beaulieu at 6pm. This service is subject to availability and will operate on a first come, first served basis.

Beaulieu Autojumble stand

As in previous years, there will also be a free bus service running to the car parks from the front of the Main Entrance Hall, plus a free delivery service to collection depots in the main car parks for large or heavy items bought at the autojumble. There will also be a Bureau de Change and banking service operating in the event fields on both days.

Admission to Beaulieu on both days will be from 8.30am, when programmes will be available to purchase and visitors will be able to access the National Motor Museum and Brabazon Restaurant, where breakfast will be served. The event 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, £14.70 (Sat), £13.20 (Sun), one day child, £9.20 (Sat), and £9.00 (Sun), less if purchased in advance online at or by telephone on 01590 612888 before 5th September.

Beaulieu Autojumble

Admission gives entry to the whole Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Beaulieu Abbey and Palace House and gardens.

For more information, visit or telephone 01590 612345.


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