Celebrating one of the best loved sports car marques, Beaulieu’s Simply Porsche will return for its fifth year on Sunday June 4th with an expected turn-out of around 800 impressive German sports cars in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.
All Porsche owners are invited to bring their treasured machines to the rally, from early models to cutting-edge road-burners. Look out for different incarnations of the legendary 911 and popular Boxsters at the rally, which is held in association with The Independent Porsche Enthusiasts Club (TIPEC).
Examples of the 356 from the 1950s and 1960s and front-engine models, such as the 944 and 928, are all welcome at the event. Modern Porsches are also expected to make a strong display in the rally line-up, including the latest Cayman and Carrera coupe, open-top Spyder, Cayenne, Macan 4x4s and the four-door Panamera.
Brand new for 2017 is Simply Porsche Domus Lunch which will be served in the unique setting of the 13thcentury Beaulieu Abbey. Relax in the historic setting next to the rally showground and enjoy a two-course lunch prepared by the chefs of Leith’s at Beaulieu and served from 12.30-2pm. To reserve seats before the May 19thdeadline, call the events team on 01590 612888 or book online at www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-porsche.
Visitors can vote for their favourite Porsche of the show in the People’s Choice Award and the winner will lead a cavalcade of the most popular cars through the attraction grounds in the afternoon. The winner will be presented with a Beaulieu trophy and an Autoglym car care prize package.
For participants arriving in a Porsche, entrance tickets are £10 an adult and £5 a child. Tickets can be bought in advance online or on the day. For tickets or more information, see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-porsche or call 01590 612888.
Included in the admission ticket is access 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, Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House – which has been home to the Montagu family since 1538 – and its stunning grounds and gardens.
Entry for participants is from 9.30am, when the Brabazon Restaurant will be serving hot drinks and breakfast snacks. All other visitors should enter Beaulieu though Visitor Reception from 10am with a standard attraction admission ticket.
Simply Porsche is one of eight Simply rallies, including Simply Aston Martin, Simply Ford, Simply VW, Simply Land Rover, Simply Jaguar, Simply Japanese and Simply Smart. Each event celebrates a particular marque or motoring theme, giving enthusiasts and attraction visitors the chance to see some of their favourite machines close up.