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…

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…

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…

Morgan Tour

On Wednesday 22nd April, perfect Morgan motoring weather awaited the 20 Beaulieu One Hundred members who made the trip to Malvern to see 106 years of Morgan history. We were welcomed by Martyn Webb, the company historian, archivist, curator and tour guide – multitasking comes naturally at Morgan! Today the company makes 900 cars a year, a third…

Motor Sport Magic

On Thursday 5th March, motor racing legend, Sir Stirling Moss, opened A Chequered History, a new display section in the National Motor Museum celebrating the adrenaline-fuelled world of motor sport. Sir Stirling was joined in a ribbon cutting by veteran F1 commentator and Beaulieu One Hundred member, Murray Walker, after they had taken a nostalgic…

Museum Workshop

Sporting Hero As the National Motor Museum’s new motor sport exhibition, A Chequered History, is being readied for its official opening by Sir Stirling Moss on Thursday, 5 March, so too are its exhibits. Some of the most remarkable vehicles in race and rally history will form part of this exhibition, amongst them an old…

2015 Social Programme

The 2015 Social Programme is underway – and places have already been booked for events as far away as October. If you haven’t already had the chance, please take a look at the social programme section of the blog – and book yourself a place (or two) for some of the forthcoming events. The Behind-the-Scenes…

Beaulieu One Hundred Award

The Beaulieu One Hundred Award is presented each year to an individual who is judged to have made a significant and important contribution to the preservation, understanding and enjoyment of our motoring heritage. In 2014, we were pleased and honoured to present the Award at the Beaulieu One Hundred Annual Dinner to Edward, Lord Montagu…

Annual Dinner – Guest Car – 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV

In the 1960s Beaulieu was famous not only for its cars, but also for its Jazz Festivals. So at our third Annual Dinner, with the Best of Beaulieu theme, we had the perfect excuse to showcase this stunning 1972 Lamborghini Miura. “Why? What’s the connection?”   I hear you ask.   Well, in 1972, Rod Stewart…