On August 27, 2012, U.K. banks are closed for a holiday and supercars are set to run wild in celebration of this holiday. At the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, the Supercar Showdown will take place and we will all get a good glimpse and listen to what these cars have to offer.
The guest list also includes a laundry list of car clubs that are sure to bring numerous hot cars to the National Motor Museum. This year, there will be a course set up in the museum’s parking lot, so you can watch these supercars do what they do best, navigate a road course, though we doubt it will be a timed race, but rather a friendly drive.
You also can get involved in the show, as you can vote on the People’s Choice Award for the best supercar at the show. The winner of this award receives a 60th anniversary Beaulieu trophy and tons of bragging rights.
To get into the show, all you need to do is purchase a general Beaulieu attraction admission ticket and you’re good to go. You can get tickets online at the rate of ₤18 for adults, ₤16.65 for those 60 years and older, ₤10.80 for those 13 to 17 years old, and ₤8,95 for those 5 to 12 years old. Alternatively, you can pick up family admission tickets, which are good for two adults and up to three children for just ₤47.25. This ticket also gives you admission to the museum, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Beaulieu Abbey, and Palace House and Garden.
On Bank Holiday Monday 27th August some of the world’s most powerful supercars will be roaring into action for a high octane Supercar Showdown in the grounds of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. Not to be missed, this thrilling event provides visitors with a rare opportunity to hear the spine-tingling roars created by some of the most prestigious supercars as they are put through their paces.
Following on from the great success of last year’s Supercar Start-Up, this year the event is set to be even bigger and better, under the new name Supercar Showdown. Almost 75 supercars have already signed up to attend the event, with more awaiting confirmation, indicating a much larger display of vehicles than in previous years.
Among the impressive line-up poised to wow visitors are a Jaguar XJ220, Ferrari F40, F50 and 360 Spider, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes SLS, Ultima GTR Can-Am, Lightning GT Carbon and Aston Martin GT2.
Beaulieu will also be welcoming some heavyweights of the supercar world, including Porsche of Bournemouth, Ariel, Rolls-Royce, Meridien Motors and the Westover Group, who will be displaying a selection of their beautiful models in the grounds. In addition a number of car clubs will be in attendance, including Wessex Car Club and the Porsche 997 Register.
Supercar Lifestyle will also be present at this year’s event, bringing along with them an Ascari KZ1 GT3 race car. This exclusive club offers members a unique and diverse way to drive a selection of the world’s best-loved and most sought-after supercars – visit their stand on the day for more information.
In the afternoon a selection of supercars will be powering up to take part in a Demonstration Run through the Beaulieu parkland. Watch as these exquisite supercars open up their engines at full throttle, giving a tantalising glimpse of what their powerful engines are really capable of – a must-see for petrol-heads.
Throughout the day in the Beaulieu Arena, visitors will be able to get up close to these monsters of the motoring world, and events commentator Kevin Harris will be talking to the owners about their vehicles. A People’s Choice Award will be given for the best supercar in attendance, as voted for by Beaulieu’s visitors, with the winner receiving a special edition 60th Anniversary Beaulieu Trophy. Every visitor who casts a vote will be entered into a separate draw to win a ride in the passenger seat of the lead car, travelling through the grounds in the Supercar Cavalcade.
If you wish to visit this fantastic, action-packed event, then all you need to do is purchase general Beaulieu attraction admission tickets. These tickets give you entry to the event and entry to the whole Beaulieu attraction, which includes the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Beaulieu Abbey, and Palace House and gardens.
Do not miss the National Motor Museum’s exciting one-year-only BOND IN MOTION exhibition, which showcases 50 original vehicles from the James Bond films. Check out the sleek and elegant Aston Martin DBS from Quantum Of Solace, plus see the latest additions to the exhibition – two Honda CRF250R motorcycles used in the opening sequence of the newest Bond film, Skyfall, due to be released in the UK in October 2012.
If you are a supercar owner, and are interested in attending this event in your supercar, then the Events Team would love to hear from you. Please contact Events Co-ordinator, Andy Ollerenshaw, by email at email@example.com or by telephone on 01590 614614 to put your vehicle forward for consideration.