Building on the success of a record-breaking Simply season, Beaulieu is launching a brand new event with Simply Audi on Sunday April 29th.
Celebrating one of the most respected automotive marques on the road, the rally is open to anyone who drives an Audi, regardless of age or model. Fans of German engineering, from the classic styling of the Quattro to the modern curves of the TT, can join the display in the stunning grounds of the National Motor Museum.
Look out for examples of the popular A3 and A4, off-road Q models and sporting RS, all built to the ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ philosophy. Then head inside the museum to see one of the most iconic Audis on display, the awesome 1983 Audi Quattro A2 rally car which was driven to victory in numerous international events by motorsport aces Stig Blomqvist, Hannu Mikkola and John Bosch.
Whether your Audi is fresh from the showroom or a historic machine that dates back to the days when Audi was part of Germany’s Auto Union, all are welcome. There is no better excuse to park up in picturesque parkland, chat with like-minded owners and compare cars, before enjoying the features of one of the south’s leading visitor attractions.
Throughout the day, event participants and Beaulieu’s visitors can vote for their favourite Audi of the show in the People’s Choice Award. The winner will receive a Beaulieu trophy, before leading a cavalcade throughout the grounds of the attraction.
For those driving Audis into Beaulieu to take part in the show, participant tickets are £10 an adult, £5 a child (aged 5-16) if bought in advance online, or £12 an adult and £6 a child on-the-door.
Admission tickets include entrance 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, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, the Montagu ancestral home of Palace House and its stunning grounds and gardens.
Entry is from 9am for rally participants, when the Brabazon Restaurant will be serving hot drinks and breakfast snacks. All other visitors should enter Beaulieu though the Visitor Reception building with a standard attraction admission ticket from 10am.