Jaguar fans have let it be known to MotorMartin recently that they are leaping at the chance to join Simply Jaguar, Beaulieu’s new event to celebrate the brand’s thoroughbred saloons and sports cars on Sunday 8th May.


Fortunately, the invitation to join the rally extends to every model from this legendary marque, including the stately Mark V to X executive saloons, more compact Mark I, Mark II and S-Type, check for MotorMartin’s take on this superb car, luxurious XJ and sporting icons such as the post-war XK range, E-type, XJ-S and the latest F-type. Daimler derivatives of Jaguar models are also welcome to take part in the event in the stately grounds of the National Motor Museum so there should be a quite amazing variety of this most prestigious and gracious mark on display.

Sharing the news with MotorMartin was Events Assistant Reuben Rhodes-Leader who said: “We are excited to welcome Jaguar owners and enthusiasts to Beaulieu for the first ever Simply Jaguar and look forward to an extensive display of impressive cars on show. As such a well-loved marque, Simply Jaguar will be a day out for everyone to enjoy.”

Participating owners will drive their Jaguars through the scenic New Forest before parking up in the grounds of the National Motor Museum to compare their cars, chat with other enthusiasts and enjoy all of the features of the Beaulieu attraction which are included in one great value ticket similar to the previously announced Simply Ford event, also at Beaulieu and reported on at

Of the many events and awards being readied for the event one if the most anticipated is surely going to be The People’s Choice Award, which will give rally participants and Beaulieu’s attraction visitors the chance to nominate their favourite car. In the afternoon, the owner of the car which received the greatest number of votes will be presented with a commemorative Beaulieu trophy and a special Autoglym prize, before leading a cavalcade of the most popular cars through the Beaulieu grounds. What a fantastic idea and one which MotorMartin will certainly be looking forward to.

If this sounds like the Jaguar day for you then the following information will be most important. For rally participants arriving in a Jaguar, entry into the Beaulieu parkland with your car is from 9.30am, when the Brabazon Restaurant will be serving hot and cold drinks and breakfast bites. Participant tickets are £10.00 adult and £5.00 child and can be purchased on the day, or in advance on 01590 612888 or All other visitors should enter Beaulieu via the main reception at normal Beaulieu attraction admission prices.

It’s also important to note that Jaguar clubs whose members would all like to park together within the show, club stands are available. To book your club stand at least two weeks in advance, and for all Jaguar-related trade enquiries, contact the Beaulieu Events team on 01590 614614 or

If the unthinkable happens and you wish to move away from all things Jaguar, why would you though? Then MotorMartin has some good news as the Admission also includes access to all of the Beaulieu attraction, which includes the National Motor Museum’s new Driving Change display, which explores motoring innovations, technology and safety throughout history and makes motoring predictions for the future. Visit On Screen Cars and the World of Top Gear, take a stroll around the Montagu family home Palace House and grounds and take a stroll around the Montagu family home Palace House and grounds and the historic ruins of 13th century Beaulieu Abbey.

MotorMartin will be updating with further Jaguar news as it becomes available as well as continuing to run stories of interest for Jaguar fans of all vintages.

And whilst on the subject of Jaguar days out, it gives MotorMartin great pleasure to announce that The Brighton Convoy & Meet will be taking place this year on 29th May. Keep checking back for further details.

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