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Seventies classics invited to Beaulieu’s 50th birthday

Jon Murden with Ford Capri ready for 1970s Classic Car Drive-In Day

Beaulieu is inviting owners of cars from the 1970s to join a party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Motor Museum.

Whether you have a Cortina, Escort, Mini or Marina, all are welcome to come to the 1970s Classic Car Drive-In Day on Sunday, July 3.

Owners of cars registered in 1972 – when the National Motor Museum first opened – can celebrate the 50th birthday of their car by coming to the event for free. You could even dress for the occasion, by digging out your platforms, jumpsuits and flares.

A golden paddock of classic cars will also show some of the vehicles which were at the original opening in 1972 – when they joined a celebratory cavalcade after the museum was opened by Edward, Lord Montagu and HRH The Duke of Kent.

If your car was part of the original opening, Beaulieu would like to hear from you – just get in touch to arrange to join the display.

National Motor Museum Trust Chief Executive Jon Murden said: “This is a landmark anniversary and we want classic car owners to help us celebrate.

“You may own a Hillman Avenger or Morris Marina, or even a Porsche 911 Carrera – we would like owners of everyday cars from the Seventies to come, as well as those with more eye-catching models.

“We will be proud to display some historic vehicles from the original launch, half a century ago.”

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