Volkswagens of all types and ages will be welcome at Beaulieu’s first ever Simply VW, taking place on Sunday 28th June. The latest addition to Beaulieu’s busy calendar of Simply Rallies, this brand new event promises to delight fans of the much-loved German marque with an amazing display in the attraction grounds.
All models will be welcome, from such air-cooled classics as the legendary Beetle, stylish Karmann Ghia and iconic Type 2 campers and commercials, to their more modern counterparts such as the cult Golf range, the sporty Scirocco and the much-loved T4.
Owners can drive into the Beaulieu complex before relaxing in the company of like-minded enthusiasts, compare vehicles and enjoy all of the features of one of the South’s leading visitor attractions. If you love your VWs, then you can’t miss Simply VW.
All vehicles on display will be entered into the People’s Choice Award with the winner voted for by event participants and the attraction’s day visitors. The winner will receive a trophy and lead a cavalcade of the most popular vehicles through the grounds.
Make sure you also see the National Motor Museum, with its collection of over 250 vehicles, ranging from motor racing legends and Land Speed Record breakers, to pioneering early designs and family classics. Don’t miss the museum’s two new displays, Grand Prix Greats and Road, Race & Rally featuring F1, rallying, trials and drag racing exhibits, as well as clothing, trophies, photographs, film and video, telling the story of both track and road racing from its beginnings to the present day.
In World of Top Gear, see a selection of the wacky vehicles built for the presenters’ most ambitious challenges, while On Screen Cars is the place to find some of the motorised stars of TV and film, such as Del Boy’s Reliant Regal van from Only Fools and Horses and Mr Bean’s lime-green Mini.
For entrants arriving in a Volkswagen and joining in the event in the Beaulieu grounds, entrance tickets are £10 for an adult and £5 for a child. Tickets are available to purchase on the day or in advance by telephone on 01590 612888 or online at www.beaulieushop.co.uk. All other visitors can purchase their admission tickets at the standard attraction prices.
Entry into the Beaulieu parkland for participants is from 9.30am, when the Brabazon restaurant will be open for breakfast snacks including bacon rolls, cakes and hot drinks. If you wish to park next to your friends, or park as part of a group, then make sure that you all arrive at the same time.
Participant camping is also available overnight on Saturday 27th June, with tickets costing £10 adult and no charge for children. Camping tickets must be booked in advance and do not include entry to the event.
Simply VW is part of Beaulieu’s calendar of Simply rallies, which cover a range of different vehicle themes. For more information, visit www.beaulieu.co.uk/beaulieu-events or join the conversation with @Beaulieu_Hants on Twitter.