Wednesday, 31 August 2011

BEAULIEU International Autojumble 10th & 11th September 2011

Beaulieu’s most famous motoring event, the International Autojumble, takes place on the 10th and 11thSeptember in the grounds of the National Motor Museum, and is the biggest outdoor sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic.

The event that started as a one day show with 75 stands in 1967 is now in its 45th year and boasts over 2,000 stands. Beaulieu’s Events Manager, Judith Maddox said: “This popular event is going from strength to strength with demand for stand space increasing year on year. Advance ticket sales are also well up on last year.”

With stands, groaning with all kinds of vintage and classic motoring ephemera - motoring parts, accessories, automobilia, literature, tools and clothing, there is something for everyone and lots of bargains to be had.This iconic event enjoys the reputation that; “if you can’t find it at Beaulieu, it doesn’t’ exist!” The traditionally cosmopolitan flavour of the International Autojumble will be much in evidence again this year with both exhibitors and visitors coming from all continents of the world.

In the Automart there will be up to 200 cars on offer, from restoration projects to cars in concours condition while the DealerMart will have a selection of classic cars for sale.

On Saturday, Bonhams will be holding an auction of Collectors’ motor cars and automobilia. Among the star lots going under the hammer is a superb 1904 Cadillac Model B, which has previously been a winner of several concours awards in the USA, and is estimated to sell for £60,000-£80,000. A very early 1910 Ford Model T Tourer (est. £25,000 - £30,000) a 1925 Bentley 3-Litre Shooting Brake with an estimate of £80,000-£100,000, and a 1904 Cadillac Model A Delivery Van (est. £60,000 - £80,000) are also on offer in the sale.

On Sunday, the popular Trunk Traders will offer amateur autojumblers the opportunity to sell their surplus motoring bits from the back of their cars.

The Autojumble is open from 10am on Saturday and 9.30am on Sunday. Ticket prices are 1-day adult, £14.00 (Sat), £12.30 (Sun), child £8.00 (Sat), £7.70 (Sun), even less for a two day ticket and booked in advance. For advance tickets telephone 01590 612888 or visit

Visitors to the event will be able to enjoy all the Beaulieu attractions, including the National Motor Museum’s latest exhibition ‘Feats of Endurance’ showcasing a number of vehicles that have stretched the boundaries of motoring endurance, plus World of Top Gear, Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey ruins.

For stand enquires, call the Events team on 01590 614614 or email:

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