Beaulieu, the home of the National Motor Museum and host to a calendar of award-winning motoring events, has been shortlisted as one of Britain’s best classic car destinations.
Practical Classics magazine has announced Beaulieu’s place in the Britain’s Best Classic Destination competition shortlist. This selection of 30 favourite UK road-trip destinations voted for by readers will be whittled down to a top ten by enthusiasts’ votes.
Each of the final locations will become a destination stop-off on a round-Britain road trip undertaken by the magazine’s editorial team in their own classic cars. At each stop, the crew will be joined by the magazine’s readers for a pop-up classic car meet turning out in force to support them.
To see this road trip head to Beaulieu for a memorable motoring-themed day out, cast your vote at www.practicalclassics.co.uk/bestclassic before voting closes on February 24th.
Beaulieu is in esteemed company in the shortlist as one the most scenic locations to drive to in the UK. Practical Classics Editor Danny Hopkins said: “We’ve had suggestions for the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, to the dramatic mountain passes of Cumbria and Snowdonia. There have also been submissions for many museums and historic sites… anywhere with space to put your classic and experience something memorable, and to take a great photo!”
For over 60 years, Beaulieu has been a motoring nirvana in the heart of the New Forest National Park, set in idyllic countryside surroundings and just a stone’s throw away from the south coast. A favourite with enthusiasts is the National Motor Museum which tells the story of British motoring with its collection of more than 250 vehicles. From British Land Speed Record breakers to oddities including a giant motorised orange, the museum is packed with motoring treasures.