Category: Beaulieu

From Ford’s 1964 World’s Fair pavilion to vintage racing, the UK’s National Motor Museum has hours of video fun – Mike Austin @Hemmings

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Being based in the UK, the footage tends towards European interests, such as rally racing and Ford’s consumer offerings there. Like this footage from the East African Safari Rally of 1969.

But there’s a whole lot of American Ford available too, from the 1969 Indanapolis 500 to NASCARDrag Racing, and even the 1967 US Grand Prix. A highlight, however, is a promotional real for Ford’s 1964/65 World’s Fair pavilion and the Magic Skyway ride, that takes passengers on a trip “through time and space, to the threshold of tomorrow” via Ford convertibles running on a conveyor belt

The National Motor Musuem add a new video to the Ford Heritage Channel every month. As is stands there’s so much great stuff in there that we might have to revisit a few of these videos on an individual basis. Enjoy!

Beaulieu International Autojumble 2017

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Took a trip down to Beaulieu for the 2017 International Autojumble which was as always well attended with plenty of visitors from outside these shores displaying their wares.

Didn’t get what I really wanted, but I did pick up a few tools and perused the Car Corral and the parking are for the onsite Bonham’s auction which you can see in the gallery.

It appears these type of events are what is keeping Beaulieu going as the museum is falling behind the likes of the Haynes and  the British Motor Museum, (Gaydon), offerings, which is a real shame.

There were  a number of interesting and varied American vehicles:

  • Replica Lincoln of the year & model of the one JFK was assassinated in
  • Rare 1930 Viking four door deluxe sedan
  • 1948 Nash 600 Super two door coupe for sale at £8950
  • Beautifully restored Cadillac convertible in the Bonham’s auction parking area
  • Partially completed Hudson project car
  • Nicely restored 1950’s Willy’s Jeep
  • Some nice Mustangs new & old

Beaulieu Autojumble September 5th 2015

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Took a trip to the International Autojumble at Beaulieu National Motor Museum. A poignant day as Lord Montagu the person mainly responsible for Beaulieu as is now sadly died earlier this week.

The autojumble was full of the usual weird and wonderful stuff. Not a massive showing on the Yank front, but what was there was good. I especially liked Brian Bignell’s 1929 Model A Speedster, which as you can see was built to a really nice quality 

Here’s some of the rest 🙂