Beaulieu 'autojumble' given boost in tourism awards

Daily Echo: Beaulieu 'autojumble' given boost in tourism awards Beaulieu 'autojumble' given boost in tourism awards

IT began as a modest one-day show with just 75 stands selling a comparatively small range of motoring items.

Over the past half a century the International Autojumble at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, has grown into a 25-acre event attracting 40,000 visitors from all over the world.

The word “Autojumble” has even found its way into the Oxford English Dictionary.

Now the annual two-day extravaganza has won a top award, landing silver in the Tourism Event of the Year category at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014.

VisitEngland’s chief executive, James Berresford, said: “We received hundreds of applications of an extremely high quality this year.

“Winning silver is therefore a considerable achievement and one of the highest accolades for excellence in tourism that VisitEngland can bestow.”

The museum received the award from VisitEngland’s chairman, Penelope, Countess of Cobham.

Judith Maddox, Beaulieu’s events manager, said: “The International Autojumble, now in its 48th year, is the oldest and most prestigious of our events.

“It’s held in high regard within the motoring industry so it is especially rewarding for it also to be recognised by the tourism industry as one of the leading tourism events in England.”

A museum spokesman added: “The International Autojumble began in 1967 as a one-day show with 75 stands.

“It became a two-day event in 1979 and today boasts more than 2,000 stands occupying an area of more than 25 acres and attracting 40,000 visitors from all over the world.”

The award coincides with a similar event called the Spring Autojumble, which is taking place at Beaulieu this weekend.

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10:34am Sat 17 May 14

cornishkev says...

Junk.
Junk. cornishkev
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10:04pm Sat 17 May 14

derek james says...

cornishkev wrote:
Junk.
one man's junk is another man's treasure, i take it you have a shiny new car and pay way over the odds to "pose". there are lots who run classic cars and motor bikes who get parts they need from this event. the only downside is you have to pay for entry to the museum as well
[quote][p][bold]cornishkev[/bold] wrote: Junk.[/p][/quote]one man's junk is another man's treasure, i take it you have a shiny new car and pay way over the odds to "pose". there are lots who run classic cars and motor bikes who get parts they need from this event. the only downside is you have to pay for entry to the museum as well derek james
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10:04am Sun 18 May 14

jackois says...

It's not the junk aspect that finished me from attending... more the price to get in!
I used to go to the autojumble, looking for parts for my car. The price now contains 'free' entry to the museum and house which I, for one, have seen enough times already.
Beulieau is charging at both ends... the traders for their stalls and the punters for being allowed to enter the autojumble...
It's not the junk aspect that finished me from attending... more the price to get in! I used to go to the autojumble, looking for parts for my car. The price now contains 'free' entry to the museum and house which I, for one, have seen enough times already. Beulieau is charging at both ends... the traders for their stalls and the punters for being allowed to enter the autojumble... jackois
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