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Little Classics News: 17 February 2016

Classic Fords of all Shapes to Descend on Beaulieu

Ford Transit MK1 camper

One of the biggest and most popular Simply rallies in Beaulieu’s events calendar, Simply Ford, will return on Sunday 1st May, with more than 1,000 Fords expected to join the display in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.

With huge numbers of classics (although open to all ages and types of Ford), from treasured show-pieces to road-going projects and day-to-day drivers, the show has become well-known for the variety of different models it brings together. Much-loved classics such as the Cortina, Escort, Zodiac and Anglia, and even pre-war variants, cover all sectors of the thriving classic Ford scene.

Classic gathering at Simply Ford

The rally will give Ford owners the chance to drive into the Beaulieu parkland, where they can meet like-minded enthusiasts, admire the vehicles on display and enjoy all of the features of the Beaulieu attraction.

Simply Ford is always well-supported by owners’ clubs and enthusiasts’ groups, with 18 clubs already booked to attend. West Country Fords, the Wiltshire Classic Ford Club and the Ford Probe Owners’ Club will all be showcasing a selection of their members’ vehicles.

Ford Escort MK1

Beaulieu visitors and rally participants will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite car or van of the show in the People’s Choice Award, with a commemorative Beaulieu trophy and Autoglym prize being awarded to the owner of the most popular car.

For rally participants arriving in a Ford, entry to the Beaulieu grounds is from 9am, when the Brabazon restaurant will be serving drinks and breakfast bites. Participant tickets are £10 for an adult and £5 for a child and can be purchased on the day, or in advance on 01590 612888 or

Ford Capri

All other visitors should enter Beaulieu via the main reception at normal Beaulieu attraction admission prices. For friends taking part in the show with more than one Ford vehicle, please ensure that you all arrive at the same time if you wish to park together.

Admission includes access to all 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.



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