Beaulieu 7th June 2020

Simply Porsche 2020

What is it that makes this event so wonderful?  Well…there is something for everyone, you could spend the whole day walking around the showground as there are so many cars to look at.  You will find rear-engine Porsche’s from every era and model, mid-engine 914’s, Boxster’s and Cayman’s along with an abundance of front-engine transaxles to include 924’s, 944’s, 968’s and 928’s, not forgetting the Cayenne’s and Panamera’s, have I missed anything out!  Once you have taken in the showground, you could then visit the home of the National Motor Museum of which is filled with over 250 stunning cars and motorbikes from yesteryear to the present day, from early motor carriages to Formula One.

There will be a good number of trade stands selling their products and offering advice on all things Porsche.  Don’t forget to visit us, The Porsche Enthusiasts Club, we will be on hand all day to help you with your membership enquiries.

The Cistercian Abbey ruins are spectacular, dating back to King John, it was destroyed by King Henry VIII in 1538 and owing much to the Montagu family; the Abbey has been beautifully conserved, walking through and around the ruins you get a feeling of what Monastic life might have been like.

From the Abbey ruins you can stroll down to the Palace House and Gardens, once the gatehouse of the medieval Beaulieu Abbey, of which has been in the Montagu family since 1538. Overlooking the picturesque Beaulieu River millpond and having been considerately redesigned and extended during the 1800’s. This is now a stunning example of a Victorian country house and is one of the ‘Treasure Houses’ of England, a collection of ten stately homes, palaces and castles open to the public. You will find inside a property bustling with character, portraits and treasures, well worthy of a visit.

Beaulieu is steeped in history and offers you an insight into the Special Operations Executive (SOE), formed by Sir Winston Churchill during the Second World War, his vision was to ‘set Europe ablaze’ with resistance groups within occupied countries. 3000 men and women answered his call and were trained in the dark arts of warfare and undertook dangerous missions behind enemy lines, most of who never returned.  You can find out how they were trained and read about the exploits of these very brave secret agents. 

Don’t forget to take a ride on the mile-long monorail; this is the oldest in the country and will take you for a relaxing ride around the grounds before passing through the Motor Museum. It has a North and South station; the rides are free and unlimited and run frequently throughout the day.

For the petrol heads amongst you, there is the ‘World of Top Gear’, if you ever wondered what happened to all the cars that Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond destroyed or sympathetically modified, well…here they are!

The pinnacle of Simply Porsche has to be about all the wonderful and friendly people wandering around, what more could you want, just a picnic and a refreshing ice cream maybe to finish off a prefect Sunday!

For more details:

Thames Valley Region

Andy Harris – 07812 146999

Thamesvalley@tipec.net

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