50th International Autojumble at Beaulieu

Beaulieu’s most famous event, the International Autojumble, will celebrate its 50th year on September 3rd and 4th with a special display to mark its half century.

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A 50-page commemorative booklet sharing event-goers’ stories, pictures and memorabilia from five decades of Beaulieu International Autojumbles will be given to this year’s exhibitors and put on sale for visitors. A special exhibition of those memories will also be displayed in the Corporate Marquee at the event along with a special collection of cars, from barn-finds to completed Autojumble projects.

Limited edition enamel and gold-plated commemorative keyrings will be presented to each principal stand holder at this year’s event. There will also be a special award for the best gold-themed stand at the show on September 3rd and 4th.

Beaulieu Events Manager Judith Maddox said: “Beaulieu’s International Autojumble is our oldest and most prestigious event. It is always an eagerly anticipated date in the motoring calendar for all veteran, vintage, and classic vehicle enthusiasts but this year’s anniversary makes it even more unmissable.”

The word ‘autojumble’ was originally coined by the National Motor Museum’s former director, Michael Ware, when the Beaulieu event began and the word was later added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2003. In 2014, the International Autojumble won a Silver Award in the Tourism Event of the Year category in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence.

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This year the 2,000 available stand spaces are much in demand and pitches are expected to sell out soon. For visitors, the stands are a treasure trove of motoring parts, accessories, automobilia, literature, tools, clothing and a bargain hunter’s paradise.

At the show, media sponsor Practical Classics will unveil the result of its ambitious car rebuild challenge, which was launched at Beaulieu’s Spring Autojumble to breathe new life into a decrepit Ford Model T.

Automart will have up to 200 vehicles on sale, from restoration projects to concours condition vehicles, while Dealermart will sell a range of classic cars.

Bonhams auction house will offer free valuations and return with its popular sale of collectors’ cars, motorcycles and automobilia. If you fancy bidding on an item or two please bear in mind that you can only gain entry with a catalogue, by registering in advance with Bonhams.

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Sunday will welcome Trunk Traders, with amateur autojumblers selling surplus motoring items from their car boots. This is a great place to find hidden motoring gems. Alternatively, if you need to clear space in your garage, bookings are still being taken for a space in Trunk Traders.

Show sponsor Ringwood Brewery will also be offering a taste of its cask beer, straight from the award-winning New Forest brewery.

Admission to the Beaulieu attraction’s National Motor Museum and Brabazon Restaurant for breakfast on both event days is from 8.30am, while the main event opens from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 9.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday.

Discounted advance tickets can be bought online at www.internationalautojumble.co.uk at £13 for a one-day adult ticket (Sat or Sun) and £8.70 for a one-day child ticket (Sat or Sun) up to and including August 22nd.

On-the-door ticket prices are £15 for a Saturday adult ticket and £9.50 for a Saturday child ticket and £13.50 for a Sunday adult ticket and £9.30 for a Sunday child ticket. Two-day tickets are also available. For more information call 01590 612888.

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A free shuttle bus will run between the car parks and Beaulieu’s Visitor Reception during the show, while a free delivery service will help autojumblers take their heavy or bulky purchases back to their cars. A free shuttle bus will also run between Brockenhurst train station and the Beaulieu attraction on both the Saturday and Sunday.

Visitors to the International Autojumble can also enjoy all of the features 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. Visit On Screen Cars, the World of Top Gear, Palace House, which has been home to the Montagu family since 1538, and the 13th century Beaulieu Abbey and grounds.

Note: Press release courtesy Beaulieu National Motor Museum.