One of the biggest and most popular Simply rallies in Beaulieu’s events calendar Simply Ford will return on Sunday 1st May 2016, with more than 1,000 Fords expected to join the display in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.
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. From the latest Mondeos, Fiestas and Transits, through much-loved classics such as the Cortina, Escort, Zodiac and Anglia, to pre-war variants, every sector of the thriving classic Ford scene is represented.
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. The Electric Orange ST Club, which impressed spectators at last year’s event with a brightly-coloured display of high-performance Focuses, will return for 2016, while West Country Fords, the Wiltshire Classic Ford Club and the Ford Probe Owners’ Club will also be showcasing a selection of their members’ vehicles.
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 www.beaulieu.co.uk/events.
All other visitors should enter Beaulieu via the main reception at normal Beaulieu attraction admission prices.
Ford clubs are welcome to book a club stand so that their members can park together within the show. To book your club stand at least two weeks in advance, and for all Ford-related trade enquiries, contact the Beaulieu Events team on 01590 614614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Visit On Screen Cars and the World of Top Gear, take a stroll around the Montagu family home Palace House and grounds and the historic ruins of 13th century Beaulieu Abbey.
Simply Ford is part of Beaulieu’s 2016 line-up of Simply rallies, which also includes Simply Japanese, Simply Classics & Sports Car and Simply Aston Martin. For the full list of Simply rallies and other Beaulieu events see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events or follow @Beaulieu_Hants on Twitter.