Simply Ford returns to Beaulieu for a family motoring day out

Simply Ford returns to Beaulieu for a family motoring day out

Image: National Motor Museum 1981 Ford Escort RS1800

One of Beaulieu’s biggest and best-loved rallies, Simply Ford, will be returning to the Beaulieu parkland on Sunday 18th July with a packed line-up of Fords of all varieties, as part of a huge day out that all the family will enjoy, together.

Going from strength to strength since its launch over a decade ago, Simply Ford has become an events calendar highlight for thousands of fans of the motors wearing the famous blue oval badge. No matter if it is a pre-war rarity, a much-loved classic, or a modern everyday car, all Fords are welcome to join the event, giving owners and enthusiasts the perfect opportunity to catch up and talk cars.

Last year’s event perfectly showcased the wide variety of Fords on the roads, with its display ranging from modern-day Mondeos, Fiestas and Focuses, to classic Escorts, Sierras and Cortinas. American Ford pick-up trucks parked up alongside Focus RSs, Fiesta STs, delightful Anglias, iconic Mustangs, and more. This year’s event is sure to bring together an equally impressive selection.

Once you’ve admired the motors on display out in the showground, make sure to head inside the recently reopened National Motor Museum to see more historic Fords, including the 1981 Ford Escort RS1800, the rally car that forty years ago was driven to second place in the 1981 RAC Rally by rallying ace Ari Vatanen. The museum collection also includes a number of Fords of the past, ranging from a fascinating 1914 Model T, all the way up to a high-performance 1986 Sierra RS Cosworth.

Event-goers can vote for their favourite Ford of the show in the People’s Choice Award, with the winner receiving a Beaulieu trophy and an Autoglym prize. Voting is open until 1pm that day.

All tickets must be bought in advance, with carefully-managed capacity limits in place. Rally participants, planning to take part in the show with Ford, can book their tickets with confidence thanks to Beaulieu’s Covid-19 refund policy*. Visit for further details and to buy your participant tickets.

All other visitors should purchase normal visitor admission tickets, which are available to book at

With plenty for all the family to do at Beaulieu, together, Simply Ford is just one of the exciting Simply rallies planned for 2021. Coming soon are Simply Japanese on 25th July and Simply Mercedes on 22nd August, while rescheduled are Simply Audi on 1st August and Simply Aston Martin on 21st August.

Visitor and participant tickets include entrance to all that Beaulieu has to offer, including the National Motor Museum, Little Beaulieu, On Screen Cars, the ancestral Montagu home Palace House, Secret Army exhibition, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey and the stunning grounds and gardens. Visit for more information.

* Book with confidence, knowing that we've got you covered with our Covid-19 refund policy. If the event is unable to take place due to Government guidance, we will happily transfer your ticket to a future event or issue you with a full refund.

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