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Simply Bond car event at Beaulieu, UK

29 July, 2012

Come to Beaulieu in your Bond car* and become part of the first 'Simply Bond' – a gathering of Bond cars of all shapes and sizes.

Featuring a cavalcade and display on the Main Arena of 20 cars chosen from all rally entrants - one of these selected cars will be the winner of the People's Choice Award and Beaulieu trophy. The winner of the People's Choice Award will be announced at approximately 2.45 on the day of the event.

*This rally is open to any model of vehicle which has featured in a James Bond film. To see if your vehicle is eligible please click here (the list contains more than 500 vehicles!).

Vehicles on display will include:

  • Club Peugeot UK will be bringing; Peugeot 403, Peugeot 504 and a Peugeot 604
  • BMW Z3 Roadster
  • Ferrari F355 GTS
  • In addition, vehicles from the Aston Martin Owners Club, Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club and Lancaster Aston Martin Dealership will also be on display. Please note, vehicles and clubs are subject to alteration.

Vehicle Entry

Feel free to turn up on the day. Admission to the event includes entry to the whole Beaulieu attraction including BOND IN MOTION.

Entry into the Beaulieu Parkland with your Bond vehicle is from 9.30am – the Brabazon Restaurant will be open for bacon rolls, cakes, teas and coffees.

Please note that if you wish to park alongside your friends, or fellow club members, you must arrive together as there will be no designated areas available.

Ticket Prices

Adults £10 and children £5 - only valid if arriving in a vehicle which has featured in a Bond film. If you buy in advance you will also receive a 10% discount voucher for the Beaulieu shop!
(+ £1 handling charge per order)

All other visitors please come through Visitor Reception and the standard admission fee applies, find out more.

For updates on the rally please like our facebook page and sign up to our mailing list and select the 'Beaulieu' newsletter.


Buy one trade stand and get the second one free if bought before 29th June 2012.

Book advance tickets at or by telephone on 00 44 (0)1590 612888.

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Connolly x 007