Traditionally, the International Autojumble is held on the second full weekend of September and for several years the Goodwood Revival, the date of which is always dependent on the F1 Grand Prix calendar, has taken place on the following weekend. However, for the last two years the Revival has been brought forward a week to fit in with the F1 race schedule and as it is not in the best interests of Goodwood, Beaulieu, their exhibitors or visitors, to hold events on the same weekend, the decision was made to move Beaulieu’s International Autojumble forward a week as well. The same situation has prevailed for 2016 so Beaulieu will again be held a week early, on the 3rd and 4th September.
Beaulieu’s Events Manager, Judith Maddox, said:” 2016 is a special year for this event as we will be celebrating the 50th International Autojumble. One of the oldest continuing motoring events, its appeal hasn’t diminished and in fact the upsurge in interest in classic motoring in recent years is bringing in a whole new generation of enthusiasts.”
The event which started with just 75 stands in a one day event in 1967, now has up to 2,400 stands, spread over 25 acres of Beaulieu’s parkland in a two day show which attracts over 39,000 visitors from all over the world. In addition to stands selling all kinds of vintage and classic motoring parts, accessories, literature, tools and clothing, there is an Automart with vehicles for sale from restoration projects to vehicles in concours condition and a Dealermart selling classic cars. On Saturday, Bonhams hold an auction of collectors’ motor cars, motorcycles and automobilia, whilst Sunday highlights include a Trunk Traders area where amateur autojumblers can sell their motoring items from their car boots.
For more information see International Autojumble