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Get geared up for a custom-themed Father’s Day with Beaulieu’s Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day on Sunday June 17th and enjoy amazing cars and bikes, great live music, dancing and a vibrant Vintage Village.

For an exciting start to the retro weekend, see Vee Dubs of every variety at Simply VW on Saturday June 16th. Successfully paired for the first time last year, these two colourful events will create a jam-packed automotive celebration that every petrol-head will love in the grounds of the National Motor Museum. Read More »

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The bright pink taxi familiar to millions of fans of the cult BBC comedy The League of Gentlemen has gone on show in Beaulieu’s On Screen Cars display of TV and film favourites.

One of the most distinctive people-movers ever to motor onto the small screen, the distinctive 2005 Citroen Dispatch taxi is the transportation choice of cab driver Barbara Tattsyrup (née Dixon), the owner of Bab’s Cabs in Royston Vasey in the award-winning comedy. Read More »

One of the country’s most knowledgeable aviation speakers, the former Chairman of Aston Martin and previously undiscovered recordings of long lost TV shows make a fascinating programme of spring lectures at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.

Starting the season on Saturday January 20th will be Controlling 9/11 with Phil Holt, who has over 40 years’ experience as an air traffic controller and was on duty on September 11th 2001 when the world changed forever with the attacks on New York and Washington. Read More »

Beaulieu National Motor Museum’s 1950 BRM V16 Type 15, a landmark historic British racing car, will return to Goodwood for the Festival of Speed following a fundraising appeal to rebuild its supercharged engine.

Made possible by generous donations to the BRM Preservation Appeal, the essential rebuild of the BRM’s complex engine was boosted when the National Motor Museum Trust became the 2014 Goodwood Revival Beneficiary Charity. So it is only fitting that the car will make a return appearance at the home of the historic motor racing circuit. Read More »

Ford GT70The National Motor Museum welcomes two new rallying exhibits in support of its new exhibition, A Chequered History, celebrating the history of motor sport.

The Ford GT70 and the Ford RS200, which belong to Ford’s Heritage collection, are both prototypes of fascinating designs with their own ‘chequered histories,’ echoing the bitter-sweet nature of motor racing and rallying. Both were designed to win rallies, but success eluded them. Read More »

Earlier today, Wednesday 29th January, Sir Malcolm Campbell’s record breaking 350hp Sunbeam was fired up, the first time it has been heard in public in over 50 years. Following a complete mechanical rebuild by the National Motor Museum’s workshop team, the handle was swung, to bring the engine back to life – a sound which is described as being akin to the roar of a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine.

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One of the largest and most varied sustainable and eco-friendly motoring events take places at the internationally renowned National Motor Museum, Beaulieu next month. The organisers are delighted to confirm a number of new additions to the already packed programme:

* The Rt Hon Vince Cable MP Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, will unveil the new Bluebird DC50 electric sports car and Bluebird GTL electric race car at 15:00 on Saturday 28 September.

* Kingston University Electric Bike Phoenix will be on display having recently achieved 160mph at Elvington Airfield, York (A non-official UK Land Speed Record). Read More »

CarlssonOn Saturday 13th April, Stuart Turner will be in conversation with Erik Carlsson, a man for whom the word ‘legend’ might have been invented, at an evening hosted by the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.  A Saab driver from the 1950s until he retired in 1967 and a company spokesman for the next thirty years, Erik is the most famous of all Scandinavian and Saab rally drivers. Read More »

On Saturday 28th January, Barrie “Whizzo” Williams will be guest speaker at an evening hosted by the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu. Not to be missed, Barrie will be entertaining his audience recounting tales from his incredible 50 year career in historic and classic motor sport.

Barrie’s racing career started in 1957 and, to date, he has driven in over 1,500 races and rallies. He was the first person ever to win an international rally in a Cooper S in 1964, and achieved a win in his first Formula 3 race at Silverstone three years later. Read More »

Fans of Top Gear can now see three new cars from The Three Wise Men Christmas Special, in the World of Top Gear exhibition at Beaulieu.

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