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Joy of Spring at Beaulieu Autojumble

A treasure trove for automotive bargain hunters, Beaulieu’s much-loved Spring Autojumble will return on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May with a staggering range of motoring miscellany spread across more than 1,000 stands.

After a winter of tinkering in the garage, classic car enthusiasts from across Europe will be heading to the weekend event in the grounds of the National Motor Museum to snap up elusive spares and sell surplus parts for their precious machines.

No matter if you are searching for body panels, mechanical parts, trim or service items for your classic or looking for automobilia, motoring literature and model cars, the Spring Autojumble offers an unmissable opportunity for bargains.

A sure-fire hit with show-goers will be MoggyFest and Friends, a special display by the Dorset Branch of the Morris Minor Owners’ Club, celebrating this iconic British car. With visitors able to see up-close more than 100 examples of the legendary Morris Minor, with every incarnation of this long-lived people’s car on show, from Travellers and saloons to convertibles and pick-ups.

The celebration of Britain’s automotive history doesn’t stop there. Recapturing the joys of camping in bygone days, the Retro Caravan Club will showcase its members’ perfectly preserved classic caravans, complete with period-perfect fittings, camping gear and even matching classic tow cars.

The Classic Hearse Register will celebrate a different kind of nostalgia with a superb selection of hearses from bygone eras. From understated British-built classics to elaborate American examples, these impressive but often overlooked vehicles are sure to turn visitors’ heads. Show regular the Wessex Car Club will also return with a diverse display of its members’ vehicles.

Event sponsor Ringwood Brewery will serve a wide range of special beers at their bar in the catering marquee. While the staff of Practical Classics magazine, the event’s media sponsor, will be chatting with visitors as they come to the end of a massive classic car road trip.

With up to 100 classic vehicles offered for sale, the Automart in the Beaulieu Events Arena is the place for would-be owners to browse and inspect all manner of tempting machines. For even greater variety, don’t miss Dealermart, where traders offer a first-class selection of classics for sale.

On Sunday 14th, everything and anything Land Rover-related can be bought and sold in Beaulieu’s Land Rover Rummage, a section of the show devoted to spare parts and accessories for Britain’s favourite 4X4.

For another Sunday highlight, you never know what automotive bargains you will find among the pitches at Trunk Traders, as amateur jumblers sell the contents of their sheds, lofts and garages from their car boots.

For an end-of-show bargain, don’t miss the Walkabout Auction on Sunday afternoon, with guest auctioneer, Practical Classics Editor Danny Hopkins. This favourite feature gives exhibitors the opportunity to find homes for unsold stock, with no auction fees to pay. Just £1 buys a box for exhibitors to fill up (larger items can go alongside) to be auctioned off before the close of the show.

Spring Autojumble event tickets include access to all of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum and its collection of more than 250 vehicles, the World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, the 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House – which has been home to the Montagu family since 1538 – and its stunning grounds and gardens.

To book tickets in advance online, for prices or more information see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events or call the ticket hotline on 01590 612888.

Exhibitors and Trunk Traders can email the Events team at events@beaulieu.co.uk or call 01590 614614.

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