Beaulieu revs up on the bank holiday

| 27 Aug 2011


The grounds of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu are set to come alive with the thunder of more than 45 supercars blasting through the Hampshire estate.

The demonstration run is the latest addtion to the museum’s popular annual Supercar Start-Up which takes place this bank holiday, 29 August.

More than 45 supercars – from a McLaren F1, Ferrari Enzo and Pagani Zonda to a Maserati GranTurismo Stradale, Audi R8 and Ferrari 458 Italia – are set to line up in Beaulieu’s arena for the traditional ‘start-up’ show down before taking part in a demonstration run around the grounds from midday.

The turnout is expected to feature plenty of classic supercars too, including WO vintage Bentleys and supercharged Auburn Roadsters – along with other pre-war greats – and Ford’s legendary Supervan 3.

Adding to the excitement is a live commentary by noted UK motoring industry guru, Graham Robson who will talking to the drivers about their vehicles before visitors have the chance to vote for the People’s Choice award for the most impressive supercar to attend.

And those that cast a vote also stand a chance of winning a ride in the passenger seat of the lead car during the demonstration run.

The supercar action will be preceded by a Beaulieu’s Simply Classics fixture – a gathering for cars 25 years or older - the day before.

For ticket prices and more information on either event, see: or call 01590 612345