Huge Morris turnout to be the star attraction at Beaulieu

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More than 300 Morrises are expected to go on display as the marque's centenary is celebrated at Beaulieu's Spring Autojumble on 18-19 May.

Forming the Motormarque central feature, the special show is being put together by the Dorset branch of the Morris Minor Owners’ Club, which aims to have at least one example from each of the 70 years that Morris cars were in production. More than 200 have already registered.

Another feature for the 2013 Spring Autojumble – itself marking 20 years – will be a focus on 50 years of the Hillman Imp.

Events manager Judith Maddox said: "This year’s show will be celebrating a number of significant motoring anniversaries, including the Morris centenary and 50 years of the Hillman Imp, as well as displays by a number of classic car clubs."

The 1000 Autojumble spaces will be selling everything motoring-related including parts, automobilia, literature and accessories, while the Motormart, in the Beaulieu Arena, will have up to 200 vehicles for sale, ranging from concours classics to restorable relics. In the Dealermart there will be a selection of quality classic cars for sale.

Sunday highlights include Old Sodbury’s Land Rover Sortout, selling Land-Rover and 4x4 parts and accessories, plus Trunk Traders, with amateur autojumblers selling their surplus bits from the back of their vehicles.

The Walkabout Auction, introduced in 2012, was a great success and will be repeated again this year. Taking place on Sunday afternoon, it offers an ‘end of show’ chance to buy and sell, giving exhibitors an opportunity to get rid of surplus items of stock they don’t want to take home with them.

For tickets call 01590 612888, or click here; for stand bookings call 01590 614614 or e-mail events@beaulieu.co.uk 

 

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