The International Autojumble, Beaulieu’s most famous event, will celebrate its 50th year on September 3 and 4 with a special display to mark its half-century.
A 50-page commemorative booklet sharing event-goers’ stories, pictures and memorabilia from five decades of Beaulieu International Autojumbles will be given to this year’s exhibitors and put on sale for visitors. A special exhibition of those memories will also be displayed in the Corporate Marquee at the event, along with a special collection of cars, from barn-finds to completed Autojumble projects.
Limited edition enamel and gold-plated commemorative key rings will be presented to each principal standholder at this year’s event. There will also be a special award for the best gold-themed stand at the show.
Beaulieu events manager Judith Maddox said: “Beaulieu’s International Autojumble is our oldest and most prestigious event. It is always an eagerly anticipated date in the motoring calendar for all veteran, vintage and classic vehicle enthusiasts, but this year’s anniversary makes it even more unmissable.”
The word ‘autojumble’ was originally coined by the National Motor Museum’s former director, Michael Ware, when the Beaulieu event began and the word was later added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2003. In 2014, the International Autojumble won a Silver Award in the Tourism Event of the Year category in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence.
This year, the 2,000 available stand spaces are much in demand and pitches are expected to sell out soon. For visitors, the stands are a treasure trove of motoring parts, accessories, automobilia, literature, tools, clothing and a bargain-hunter’s paradise.
For more details go to www.internationalautojumble.co.uk.