Beaulieu has two new events to its bourgeoning calendar of Simply rallies for 2020. Bringing the total number of events to 13 will be British Classics on September 20 and Simply BMW on July 19, all to be held within the grounds of the National Motor Museum.
The announcement follows the recent addition of the first Simply Electric, which takes place on May 24. The new trio join last year’s record-breaking Simply Audi, Simply Aston Martin, Simply Jaguar and Simply Land Rover, as well as popular Simply Ford, Simply Japanese and Simply Porsche.
Simply British Classics will be open to all pre-1980 classic cars built in Britain or by a British manufacturer, so that will include the likes of Austin assembled in Australia or Minis constructed by Innocenti in Italy. Attendees may own a Ford built at Dagenham or Halewood, or even a pre-1966 Citroën built in Slough – if it has a strong British connection, they are welcome to join the display.
As for Simply BMW, every model from the German manufacturer’s distinguished past is invited to attend. These include everything from the latest executive saloons and sporting models right back to the Isetta bubble car and beyond. At both rallies, event-goers can vote for their favourite car of the show in the People’s Choice Award, with the winner receiving a Beaulieu trophy.
Meanwhile, Simply Audi will continue the 40th anniversary celebrations for the legendary Ur-Quattro with a special display area. Owners of all 1980-1991 examples are invited to take part, while enthusiasts can also head inside the National Motor Museum to see the 1983 Quattro A2 rally car driven to victory in numerous international events by aces Stig Blomqvist, Hannu Mikkola and John Bosch.
Advance discounts for the Simply events are available for those arriving in a suitable car, with tickets including entry to the whole of the Beaulieu attraction.