On Sunday 6th May the third annual Simply Ford rally will be gearing up in the grounds of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. All Ford vehicle owners are invited to bring their vehicle to Beaulieu on the day and become part of this popular event.
All models are welcome, but this year, the Ford Cortina will be taking centre-stage, as 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of this model. In celebration, all Cortinas that arrive at Simply Ford will be given pride of place in the Beaulieu Arena, creating a fantastic display of one of Ford’s most successful family cars.
The Ford Motor Company will be bringing along a small selection of vehicles to the event, including a Ford Cortina, in recognition of the model’s anniversary, and a stunning Ford GT. Also on display will be the Ford Supervan 3. Built on a Ford C100 race car chassis and originally powered by a mid-mounted Ford-Cosworth 650bhp ‘HB’ F1 engine, Supervan 3 first saw the light of day in 1995 when it was displayed at the motor show in Birmingham. Its top speed is estimated at around 150mph, with acceleration that would not disgrace many sports supercars.
On the day, 10 vehicles from the whole Ford gathering will be chosen to join a Simply Ford cavalcade around the attraction, and one of these selected cars will be the lucky winner of the People’s Choice Award and a Beaulieu Trophy.
As well as being a great opportunity to view hundreds of Ford vehicles and meet up with other like-minded enthusiasts, visitors can also browse a number of trade stands selling Ford-related parts and accessories.
New for this year, weekend camping is now available to event participants arriving in Ford vehicles. Camping must be booked in advance by telephoning 01590 612888 and costs £7 per person per night.
For entrants arriving on the 6th May in their Ford and joining the event on the Beaulieu parkland, entry prices are adult £10 and child £5. To book tickets in advance, please visit www.beaulieushop.co.uk or telephone 01590 612888, which you can also call for information on group or club entry. For all Ford-related trade stand enquiries, telephone 01590 614614. All other visitors should enter Beaulieu via the main Reception at normal 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 its exciting BOND IN MOTION exhibition showcasing 50 original James Bond vehicles, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Beaulieu Abbey, and Palace House and gardens.
Three years ago Simply Ford was the first ever Simply rally to take place at the Beaulieu attraction and proved to be incredibly popular. Now, three years on, it is set to be as successful as ever and is part of the growing calendar of Simply events, which has rapidly expanded to include a wide variety of themes covering many makes and models. The latest additions to the Simply rallies for 2012 are Simply American on 24th June, Simply 4x4 on 12th August and for this year only, a one-off Simply Bond rally on 29th July. For more information please visit www.beaulieuevents.co.uk
This event is sponsored by specialist motor insurance broker Adrian Flux.