The world famous International Autojumble was back again earlier this September, with visitors enjoying over 2,000 stands stuffed with motoring parts, accessories, tools, automobilia, clothing and literature.
Held at Beaulieu Motor Museum, in the heart of the New Forest National Park, Southampton, this year’s Autojumble was the largest outdoor sale of motoring items in Europe. Motor enthusiasts flocked round to explore the 2,000 sq metre Grand Marquee to hunt down automotive ephemera simply not found anywhere else on this side of the Atlantic.
Restoration experts were on hand throughout the two-day motoring festival to provide useful advice to classic car owners, including experts from event supporters Practical Classics, who had their own dedicated stand.
Saturday hosted the prestigious Bonhams Auction of collectors’ cars and motorcycles (entry by catalogue only), with everything from restoration projects to mint condition classics on sale. Bonhams also provided an on-site evaluation service.
Sunday played host to the nation's “Trunk Traders”, with vendors selling parts and extras from the boot of their cars.
Entry to the Autojumble also included admission to all the other attractions Beaulieu has to offer. As well as the top rated National Motor Museum, with over 250 cars documenting Britain’s motoring history, the site is also home to the World of Top Gear, a special exhibition of the cars from the popular TV show. A definite must see!
Car fans could also check out On Screen Cars, an exhibition of famous cars from hit films and TV shows like Bond: Die Another Day, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Mr Bean and Only Fools and Horse.
For history fans there was a special Secret Army exhibition, about Beaulieu’s previous role as a “finishing school” for World War Two spies, plus a visit to Beaulieu Abbey, home to medieval monks and now a fascinating historical exhibition.
Autojumble was a fantastic event and as big motoring fanatics ourselves, we’re looking forward to next year’s show.