Simply Ford rally confirmed for Beaulieu

Fans of Ford will welcome the news that the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu will be hosting one of the marque’s biggest events of the year. The Simply Ford rally takes place on 5 May and is a celebration of Britain’s favourite carmaker, and owners of classic, modern and custom models are being encouraged to show off their cars.

On the Beaulieu Arena, there will be a celebration of the Ford Rallye Sport (RS) badge, with a display of the most iconic cars Ford has manufactured over the years. Show regulars, the Ford Heritage Collection, will be bringing along a selection of its stunning vehicles, including an Escort Cosworth, Focus MkII RS, Ford GT supercar and Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 4×4.

Also on display will be the Ford Supervan 3.  Built on a Ford C100 race car chassis and originally powered by a mid-mounted Ford-Cosworth 650bhp HB V8 F1 engine, Supervan 3 first saw the light of day in 1995 when it was displayed at the motor show in Birmingham.  Its top speed is estimated at around 150mph, with acceleration that would not disgrace many sports supercars.

For entrants arriving on 5May in their Ford and joining the event on the Beaulieu parkland, entry prices are adult £10 and child £5. Please telephone +44 (0)1590 612888 or visit to book advance tickets. For all Ford-related trade stand enquiries, telephone 01590 614614. All other visitors should enter Beaulieu via the main Reception at normal Beaulieu attraction admission prices.