A Great Weekend

What a great weekend ! On Friday 4th, Heather had reserved a table for Beaulieu One Hundred members at Goodwood for their Christmas Celebration evening which was hosted by Lord March. We were in good company as Fay and I joined Heather along with another six Beaulieu One Hundred members.  The evening began with an amazing…

FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

The Beaulieu One Hundred fireworks evening was as I have come to expect, well planned, well delivered and an exciting yet relaxed and casual event. The early evening gathering in the stunning Domus building was the perfect start, with its majestic walk-in fireplace, open bar, seasonal fayre and beautiful tapestries I felt quite the lord…

Octane Awards

We’re getting ready for a trip to London to see ‘Jersey Boys’, when we see there is an opportunity to join the Beaulieu One Hundred table at the Octane Awards on the following evening – so now we’re packing evening dress as well! Our taxi arrives outside the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, where it has to compete…

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

     ‘It’s 5 am’ says the operator – ‘It’s your early morning call, Madam’. 5 am?!  On a Sunday?! But I’m taking part in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run and it was my idea, so there’s no one else to blame. Breakfast is at 6, we have to leave the hotel at 6.45 and…

Beaulieu One Hundred Annual Dinner 2015

This was our fourth Beaulieu One Hundred Annual Dinner and what a fantastic night it was! The evening began with sparkling aperitifs on arrival and a chance to have an exclusive look around the museum before being invited outside the entrance to witness the ‘start up’ of the legendary Sunbeam (Bluebird). This is the actual car that…

Driving the Silver Ghost

At last year’s Beaulieu One Hundred Annual Dinner, I was fortunate enough to win the auction to drive one of the cars from the National Motor Museum. The one I was originally intended to drive was unfortunately off the road and as an alternative I was offered the 1909 Silver Ghost; not exactly a disappointment! I…

Supercar Showdown

The Beaulieu Supercar Showdown really came of age this year. It has matured from the 30 cars that appeared at the first showdown in 2011 into a spectacular collection of over 300 extraordinary and exotic motor cars which created a wonderful day out for families and petrolheads alike. Achieving the ambitious target of displaying a…

Grand Prix Ball

On a very warm and sunny evening on 1st July, a number of Beaulieu One Hundred members enjoyed a fun-filled evening at the Grand Prix Ball at the Hurlingham Club in London. The evening started with a champagne reception and a stunning acrobatic display. This was followed by a demonstration run from Freddie Hunt as…

NEW TURBINE WORLD LAND SPEED RECORD SET

Congratulations to Beaulieu One Hundred member Zef Eisenberg on setting the new turbine world land speed record. Read on for Zef’s description of this incredible achievement. Saturday 16th May started very well, with the very first run of the day seeing our August 2014 top speed raised from 224.9mph to 225.6mph. This was ‘right out of…

Beaulieu 100 visit to Ford Heritage Centre – Dagenham

On Wednesday 13th May, 2015 Beaulieu One Hundred members were welcomed by the team at the Ford Heritage Centre in Dagenham, Essex to see Ford’s own collection of vehicles spanning more than 100 years of manufacturing. Brian Bennett, Ford of Britain Corporate Affairs Manager, provided the introduction and then left us in the capable hands…