Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Beaulieu is pleased to announce it's motoring events calendar for 2014

Supercar Showdown
Motoring events calendar for 2014

For full information, please click on the event names to visit the relevant web pages.

Event Name
Contact Details
5th & 6th April
One of the largest sustainable motoring events
T : 01590 614614
5th May
A gathering of Fords of all ages and models, open to clubs & individuals
T: 01590 614614
Bank Holiday Monday 5th May
Pistonheads Rally *
A gathering of cars owned by members of this online forum
T: 01590 614614
Bank Holiday
Monday 5th May
Guinness Book of Records
Attempt to achieve a new record of a line of over 10,000 model cars.
T : 01590 614614
17th & 18th May
1000 stands of motoring parts, literature and accessories, plus
150 cars for sale. Sunday only: Sodbury Sortout.
Tickets: 01590 612888
25th - 26th May
Truck displays and activities plus stunt show.
T: 01590 614614
8th June
1,000+ cars, Displays, trade stands, Concours.
T: 01590 614614
15th June
Hundreds of Hot-Rod, Custom & American cars, trade stands & live music.
T: 01590 614614
22nd June
A gathering of Porsche cars of all ages and models, open to clubs and individuals.
T: 01590 614614
29th June
A gathering of Alfa Romeo cars of all ages and models, open to clubs & individuals
T: 01590 614614
5th & 6th July
A display of stationary engines in the grounds of the attraction.
T: 01590 614614
6th  July
Up to 300 750s on display.
T: 01590 614614
11th-13th July
The largest gathering of Simca Matra Talbots in the UK
T: 01590 614614
13th July
Public motorcycle ride-in, trade stands and stunt display.
T: 01590 614614
20th July (P)
A show for all German marques, including VW and BMW.
T: 01590 614614
27th July
A gathering of Vauxhalls, of all models and ages, open to clubs and individuals.
T: 01590 614614
3rd August
A gathering of Japanese cars of all ages and models, open to clubs and individuals.
T: 01590 614614
9th August
XK8/XKR Enthusiasts Club (XKEC) Summer Show & Shine
T: 01590 614614
10th August (P)
Annual get together for pre-1930 veteran and vintage bikes.
T: 01590 614614
10th August
A gathering of Land Rover vehicles of all ages and models, open to clubs and individuals.
T: 01590 614614
16th& 17th August
200 T4 vehicles on display within the Beaulieu grounds.
T: 01590 614614
24th August
Drive-in & display of club & owners’ classic cars and sports cars.
T: 01590 614614
Bank Holiday Monday 25th August
Over 50 high performance supercars will be on display and revving up on the Demonstration Run.
T: 01590 614614
6th & 7th September
The biggest Autojumble in Europe with over 2000 stands, plus Bonhams Auction.
Tickets: 01590 612888
9th November
A gathering of Smart cars of all ages and models, open to clubs and individuals.
T: 01590 614614
          Event tickets include entry into the Beaulieu attraction.
(P)       Provisional dates.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Beaulieu's Hunt For Car Stars of TV and Film

Mr Bean's Mini
The 'flying' Ford Anglia from 'Harry Potter
and the Chamber of Secrets'

Reliant Regal van from Only Fools and Horses
The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu is on a mission searching for new vehicles to join its popular On Screen Cars exhibition. If you own or know of a vehicle that has starred in a television programme or film and you would like to see it displayed alongside other car stars in the exhibition, then Beaulieu wants to hear from you!

All vehicles which have been ‘on screen’ are welcome to be put forward for consideration, from TV cop cars, to children’s favourites. Any new vehicles added to the exhibition will be joining a famous cast of vehicles from a number of different television shows and films.
The family of Harry Potter star, Rupert Grint, have loaned the Harry Potter ‘flying’ Ford Anglia for the display, which was used during the making of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.In the film, the enchanted flying car is stolen a number of times by Ron Weasley, on one occasion to rescue his friend Harry Potter from the Dursleys’ house, and on another to return to Hogwarts after the gate to Platform 9¾ is sealed by house elf Dobby.

In real life, the car’s history has been almost as exciting! In 2005 the car was stolen, but was later recovered after being dumped by the thieves, probably due to the media interest surrounding it. The Grint family bought it after this incident and loaned it to Beaulieu for display.

Sharing the spotlight with the Anglia is TV favourite, Mr Bean’s lime green mini. This particular car was used in the character's third series and made its first television appearance on 1st January 1991.

Another TV favourite on display is Del Boy’s beloved Trotter Van. Possibly the nation's most famous three-wheel vehicle, this Regal van (mistakenly referred to as a Robin) featured in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses. It was the sole transport for the Trotter family of Del, Rodney, Grandad and Uncle Albert, until Del Boy later went ‘upmarket’ and purchased a Capri Ghia.

To put a vehicle forward for consideration, please contact the PR Department, either by emailing or calling 01590 614603.

On Screen Cars can be seen as part of a visit to the whole Beaulieu attraction, which also includes the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Beaulieu Abbey, and Palace House and gardens. Visit further information.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Chatsworth Stars in BBC's Major Christmas Drama 'Death Comes to Pemberley'

Death Comes To Pemberley

Excitement is growing amongst staff at Chatsworth as glimpses of the major new BBC drama 'Death Comes to Pemberley' filmed at the Derbyshire estate have been seen ahead of its airing on Boxing Day at 8.15pm.

Chatsworth is the romantic backdrop for the Pride and Prejudice sequel based on the novel by P.D James. Locations inside and out are featured in the one off special starring Matthew Rhys and Anna Maxwell Martin airing on BBC1 this Christmas.
More than 100 cast and crew descended on Chatsworth for a week in July to film scenes in the house and garden with the Painted Hall, Great Dining Room, Sculpture Gallery and Oak Room all featuring in the shoot.

Death Comes to Pemberley: Trailer - Christmas 2013 - BBC One

Chatsworth's Stephanie Cliffe said: "There was a real sense of excitement across the estate when the BBC's autumn winter trailer was released as the scenes filmed at Chatsworth look so beautiful. Staff from across the estate were involved with the filming and we can't wait to see results of all the behind the scenes work.
"Our visitors thoroughly enjoyed seeing the filming taking place, and some even got to meet the stars themselves when they came off set. Matthew Rhys certainly gave some of our visitors a real thrill in his guise as Mr Darcy! The filming in the garden was especially exciting, as they filmed quite a few scenes with horses and carriages coming and going. We really can't wait to see it up on screen. It will be a wonderful way to celebrate a magical Christmas."
Chatsworth has been welcoming record numbers of festive visitors this year as the house has undergone a spectacular transformation into the magical land of Narnia to bring C.S. Lewis's classic tale of 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' to life running until 23 December.
For more information and ticketing options, visit

Chatsworth is a member of the Treasure Houses of England, 10 of the most magnificent palaces, stately homes and castles in England.