Do you own an everyday classic car of the 1960s, ’70s or ’80s? If so, Beaulieu would like to hear from you.
It is calling for owners of family saloons, hatchbacks and estate cars to join a display of Forgotten Favourites at this year’s International Autojumble. The event returns on the weekend of 4 and 5 September 2021.
Cars that were once commonplace on the high streets, motorways and suburbs of Britain. Maxi, Chevette, Marina, Allegro, Toledo, Samba and Cortina, etc. Names that will rekindle memories of family holidays and the Little Chef. Maybe even the sound of a parent cursing a non-starting car on a damp morning. Pass the hammer and WD40.
It promises to be a showcase of vinyl seats, beige paintwork and chrome bumpers. Just add a tartan picnic rug.
You can apply to be part of the display by visiting the Beaulieu website. Places are limited, but entry to the show is free for all successful applicants. The chosen owners will receive a pair of three-day entry wristbands for the International Autojumble.
For the love of unexceptional cars
Thousands are expected to attend the event. In addition to the usual International Autojumble attractions, there will be an Automart of classic cars for sale, Dealermart of car traders, plus a Bonhams MPH auction on both days. One and two-day tickets are available via the Beaulieu website.
The display of Forgotten Favourites is another example of the growing interest in seemingly mundane and everyday vehicles. Hagerty recently published a list of ordinary cars rising in value, while a legion of classic cars will converge on Grimsthorpe Castle for the forthcoming Festival of the Unexceptional.
There’s no chance of Classic.Retro.Modern. forgetting these, er, Forgotten Favourites. Our magazine will focus on the accessible and the attainable classic cars you can afford, as well as those you might be dreaming of owning. The first issue goes on sale on 1 July.
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