BEAULIEU’S BONANZASome 250 Land Rovers turned up for the National Motor Museum’s first ever ‘Simply Land Rover’ event at Beaulieu this August. Excellent weather helped, but the success of the event should ensure that it becomes a regular annual occurrence. Beaulieu joined forces with Land Rover Experience, West Country, to allow entrants to experience the newly designed off-road Forest Drive. This proved very popular with a total of 84 personal Land Rovers making the trip, in addition to the drives chauffeured by LRE. There was an opportunity for visitors to vote on their favourite Land Rovers and the winner was Nigel Major from Christchurch with his colourful 1978 Series III 109 fire engine. Nigel, who is a full-time fire-fighter at Bournemouth Airport only bought the vehicle through eBay some three years ago. And of course, when the people decide, then everyone love’s a fireman! Beaulieu has a number of interesting special motoring events, and it’s a great place to visit. Check out what is happening by visiting

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