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National Austin 7 Rally 2016
03/07/2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The National Austin 7 Rally 2016 will be held on Sunday 3rd July in the grounds of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.
The National Austin 7 Rally has been held annually at Beaulieu for 53 years and is organised by the 750 Motor Club.
The event is open to all Austin 7 owners regardless of whether or not they are 750 club members. Entries come from all over the UK and Europe.
Austins form the core of the event, but pre-1975 vehicles of all makes are invited to attend and will have a designated parking area on the rally field.
National Austin 7 Rally 2016 – What’s on?
The theme for 2016 will be ‘Austin 7 Sports & Racers’.
The Austin 7 is one of the most recognisable and well-known of pre-war cars. Generations grew up owning and driving the little ‘Motor for the Millions’. Austin themselves produced sports versions of the 7 and in the 1920s and 30s had a Works team of racers that scored notable victories in handicap races against far larger and more powerful cars.
By the 1950s and 60s enterprising individuals and firms were using Austin 7s as the basis for racing cars and sports specials. It was popular for Austin 7 enthusiasts to take a tatty old Austin 7, throw away the saloon body, and fix in its place a sleek fibreglass sports car body, often styled to evoke the design of racing cars at that time (see the Hamblin above).
One of the main highlights of the National Austin 7 Rally 2016 will be a special display of some rare and interesting examples. These will be joined by a huge variety of other Austin 7 models and a great selection of trade stands catering for everything Austin 7 owners and enthusiasts could need.
Tickets and admission
Gates will open at 9am on Sunday 3rd July.
The National Austin 7 Rally is an ideal day out for enthusiasts and for families alike. The National Austin 7 rally entry ticket also gives access to the wide variety of Beaulieu attractions including the historic Palace House, gardens and The National Motor Museum.
For entrants wishing to make a weekend of it camping facilities are available and on the Saturday there is an organized run through the New Forest followed by the very popular evening barbecue.
Full details and entry forms will be found on the 750 Motor Club website from early March.
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