The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu has announced several main elements of its 2018 Special Events programme, with a number of new items being added to the old favourites.
New events include a make-specific Audi day entitled Simply Audi which takes place on Sunday, April 29.
2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Land Rover’s introduction and to celebrate this, Beaulieu’s Simply Land Rover event (Sunday, June 24) will incorporate a spare parts event entitled ‘Simply Rummage’ which Classics World understands will be run on similar lines to the former Old Sodbury Sortouts which ran in Gloucestershire for many years.
Dates for the two main Beaulieu Autojumbles have also been confirmed for 2018: the Spring Autojumble will be on Saturday, May 19 to Sunday, May 20, with the main International Autojumble taking place between Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2.
For those interested in such things, Beaulieu Supercar Weekend takes place on Saturday, August 4 to Sunday, August 5.
There are changes within the main museum too, specifically new Guided Tours which are being offered covering specific aspects of the museum’s work and displays. The Chief Engineer Tour is new for 2018, offering a behind-the-scenes look at Beaulieu’s in-house workshop and the opportunity to meet and talk to Museum Manager and Chief Engineer Doug Hill, who began work at Beaulieu as an apprentice some 40 years ago.
Developments within the museum itself include a new Luxury of Motoring display which, it’s said, ‘showcases a selection of the most luxurious cars ever built and tells the story of their design, the people who owned them and the chauffeurs who drove them.’ The display of cars is being supported by objects, films and other material from the museum’s extensive archives, along with a eye-catching collection of 28 Lalique glass mascots.
The World of Top Gear display, which opened last year, has also been given a new look to reflect changes with the programme.