Sunday August 18th
The stylish luxury cars of Mercedes-Benz will be the stars of Beaulieu's brand new Simply Mercedes on Sunday August 18th when they meet for the brand new event in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.
Eagerly anticipated by German car fans, Simply Mercedes is open to all ages and models from the marque’s distinguished history. From sporty roadsters and luxury saloons to rugged off-roaders and hard-working commercial vehicles, all are invited to park up in the rally which will honour one of the world’s most respected car makers.
Expect to see a selection from landmark post-war models such as the stylish fintail and ‘Ponton’ saloons, through the iconic 300SL ‘Gullwing’, classic ‘Pagoda’ sports car and popular W123 saloons, to the modern-day A-Class, S-Class, G-Class and X-Class, as well as class-leading Sprinter van and the all-terrain G-Wagen and Unimog. All Mercedes are welcome to join the show.
The Mercedes-Benz Club will be out in force, bringing a selection of its members’ prestigious cars.
Visitors and event-goers will be able to vote for their favourite Mercedes of the show in the People’s Choice Award, with the winner receiving a Beaulieu trophy.
Make sure to explore the National Motor Museum, included in the event ticket, where show-goers can see a remarkable selection of historic Mercedes. The 1903 Mercedes 60hp, one of only five still in existence, is joined by the 1928 Mercedes-Benz 36/220 Model S once owned by actor Sir Peter Ustinov and the 2010 McLaren Mercedes MP4/21 replica of Jenson Button’s F1 racer.
Event tickets include entry to all of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum with its Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, the Montagu ancestral home of Palace House and its grounds and gardens.
For those driving a Mercedes and taking part in the show, participant tickets are £10 an adult, £5 a child (aged 5-16) if bought in advance online before 5pm on August 15th, or £12 an adult and £6 a child on the day. All other visitors can buy a general admission tickets to Beaulieu at the standard attraction price. For tickets and information see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-mercedes.
Entry is from 9am - 3pm for rally participants. The Brabazon Restaurant will serve hot drinks and breakfast snacks from 9-11am. All other visitors should enter Beaulieu though the Visitor Reception building with a standard attraction admission ticket, from 10am.
The first Simply Mercedes will be Beaulieu’s ninth Simply rally this year, followed by Simply Smart on November 10th. For tickets and details see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events.
All Mercedes-Benz owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu on Sunday 18th August and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for Mercedes owners and enthusiasts.
All Mercedes-Benz models are welcome at this Simply Mercedes show, which is set to provide a great opportunity to admire other’s Mercedes and to connect with fellow enthusiasts. Old or new, from the SSK to the 300 SL and G-Class... all are welcome.
All participants have the opportunity to be chosen as the winner of the People’s Choice Award, selected by public vote. Prizes will be awarded to the winner and runners-up.
The People’s Choice Award ceremony will take place at 2pm. Anyone wishing to be in with a chance of winning will need to remain on site until the awards ceremony has taken place.
Entry with your Mercedes-Benz is from 9am - 3pm. The Brabazon Restaurant will be open for bacon rolls, cakes, teas and coffee.
Please note cars cannot leave and re-enter the grounds for the Simply Rally without a further fee being paid to cover the occupants.
COMING WITH FRIENDS
If you wish to park up alongside your friends you must all arrive together with individual e-tickets as we are unable to reserve adjacent spaces for later arrivals.
Only 1 e-ticket is produced per order. If you are being joined by friends in separate vehicles, please ensure you make separate orders, or please call 01590 614614 and tickets will be posted to you. A £1 handling charge per order applies when purchased by telephone.
BRING THE CLUB!
Pre-booked clubs are welcome at our Simply events. Please contact the Events team at least two weeks prior to the event to reserve your space and provide us with the following information:
No. of Cars expected to attend (minimum 10 cars)
Name of Club Organiser
Contact Number & Email for Organiser
Any Disability Requirements
Final vehicle numbers will be required two weeks prior to the event. All participants will require one ticket per person. Club Information will be emailed to Club Organisers approximately one week prior to the event.
Clubs are requested to arrive at the same time in order to allow our stewards to park your members faster. Please note that club areas will only be reserved until 10am, after this time the area will be released to other participants. Individual club members arriving after 10am are not guaranteed to be able to join their booked club area.