Monday, 17 June 2013

Simply Alfa Romeo - Sunday 30th June 2013

Alfa Romeo in the Beaulieu parkland
Alfa Romeo on the Beaulieu Arena

Alfa Romeo
On Sunday 30th June, Beaulieu will be welcoming vehicles from one of the most stylish marques in the motoring world, Alfa Romeo, into the grounds of the National Motor Museum to create a stunning display for visitors to admire in the attraction’s first ever Simply Alfa Romeo event.

All owners of Alfa Romeos can join in with the fun, driving their vehicles down to Beaulieu for the day and displaying their vehicles against the picturesque backdrop of the Beaulieu parkland. All ages and models of Alfa are welcome, from the elegant classic HP and 6C models of the early 1900s to the modern 4C, Giulietta and MiTo models gracing the roads today.

Local divisions of the Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club will be in attendance, bringing along a number of their members’ cars and Meridien Motors will be displaying a selection of their stunning, full-blooded Italian vehicles.

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet other like-minded enthusiasts and enjoy all the features of the Beaulieu visitor attraction, recently awarded Gold in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category at VisitEngland’s 2013 Awards for Excellence.

See over 250 vehicles on show in the National Motor Museum, from F1 racers to Land Speed Record Breakers and don’t miss BOND IN MOTION, the world’s largest ever exhibition of original James Bond film vehicles. The collection includes the Lotus Esprit S1 ‘submarine’ car from THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, a QUANTUM OF SOLACE Aston Martin DBS stunt car and two Honda CRF250R motorcycles and a Land Rover Defender 110 from the latest Bond film to be released, SKYFALL.

Enter World of Top Gear to see genuine vehicles created by presenters Jeremy, Richard and James in their challenges on the BBC television show, including Richard and Jeremy’s “Grannymobile” and the P45 micro car driven by Jeremy through a shopping centre and the British Library on the latest series.

You can also enjoy strolling through the beautifully-kept gardens to Palace House, home of the Montagu family since 1538 and 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, or you can explore the grounds by hopping onboard the high-level Monorail or open-topped veteran London bus.

As with all Simply Rallies, visitors to Beaulieu on the day of the event will be invited to vote for their favourite vehicle in the People’s Choice Awards. The owner of the winning car will receive a Beaulieu Trophy in an afternoon presentation ceremony and will be given the opportunity to lead a cavalcade of Alfa Romeos through the attraction.

The Brabazon Restaurant will also be getting into the spirit of things, serving up a range of Italian-themed specialties.

For entrants arriving in an Alfa Romeo and joining the event on the Beaulieu parkland, entry prices are adult £10 and child £5. Please telephone 01590 612888 or visit to book advance tickets. For all marque-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 Alfa Romeo is from 9.30am with catering available.

Admission to the event includes entry to the whole Beaulieu attraction; the National Motor Museum, BOND IN MOTION, World of Top Gear, Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House and the gardens.

Simply Alfa Romeo is one of the newest additions to a growing calendar of Simply rallies which has rapidly expanded to include a wide variety of themes covering many makes and models. All Simply rallies are run and organised by Beaulieu and take place in the grounds of the National Motor Museum. Other new additions to the Simply rallies for 2013 are Simply Vauxhall on 28th July and Simply Land Rover on 11th August.

For more information please visit or join the conversation with @Beaulieu_Hants using #simplyalfaromeo.

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