Beaulieu’s 2014 calendar of Simply rallies begins on 4th May with Simply Ford, held in the grounds of the National Motor Museum. If you own a Ford, whether it is an early, custom, classic or current model, bring it to Beaulieu on the day, join the display in the parkland and enjoy a fantastic day out. The event which began four years ago with a display of around 100 cars has quickly grown in popularity and this year, up to 1,000 Fords are expected.
This year the event is celebrating 50 years of the Ford Mustang, one of the marques most iconic cars. The Mustang which first went into production in 1964, created the ‘pony car’ class of American automobiles – sports car-like coupés with long hoods and short rear decks, with its name taken from the World War II P-51 Mustang fighter plane. Mustangs of all ages and models are invited to join a special display on the Beaulieu Arena.
The Ford Probe Club UK is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Second Generation ‘Gen 2’ Ford Probe, which was manufactured between 1993 and 1997, with a display of members’ vehicles. The First Generation Probe was based on a series of futuristic concept cars of the early 1980s, the likes of which have been seen in films including Judge Dredd, Back to the Future Part lll and Total Recall, based on a Mazda GD platform. The Second Generation used a Mazda GE platform which it shared with the Mazda MX-6 and Mazda 626.
Show regulars, the Ford Heritage Collection, will be bringing along a selection of their stunning vehicles, including an Escort Mklll Ghia (1985), a Focus Mkl LX (1998), a Granada Scorpio 2.9 Auto Estate (1993), a Mondeo Mkl 1.8L LX (1995) and an S-Max Titanium MPV (2006).
Also attending is the Hendy Ford dealership, displaying a variety of vehicles from their new Ford range.
As well as being a great opportunity to view hundreds of Ford vehicles and meet up with other like-minded enthusiasts, you can also browse a number of trade stands selling Ford-related parts and accessories.
Rally participants and Beaulieu’s attraction visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite Ford with the lucky winner receiving the People’s Choice Award.
For entrants arriving on the 4th May in their Ford and joining the event on the Beaulieu parkland, entry prices are adult £10 and child £5, bookable in advance by telephone 01590 612888 or online at www.beaulieushop.co.uk, and also available on the day. For all Ford-related trade stand enquiries, telephone 01590 614614. All other visitors should enter Beaulieu via the main Reception at normal Beaulieu attraction admission prices.
Entry into the Beaulieu parkland with your Ford is from 9am and catering will be available.
Admission to the event includes entry to the whole Beaulieu attraction; the National Motor Museum and two exciting new displays, For Britain & For The Hell Of It and The Motorcycle Story, plus World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House and gardens.
Simply Ford is part of the growing calendar of Simply events, which this year includes Simply Porsche on 22nd June, Simply Alfa Romeo on 29th June, Simply Vauxhall on 27th July, Simply Japanese on the 3rd August, Simply Land Rover on 10th August and Simply Classics & Sports Cars on the 24th August.