Supercar Showdown at Beaulieu 26th August 2013


The summer is hotting up, and so is Beaulieu’s events season, with just over a month to go until the massively popular Supercar Showdown roars into action on Bank Holiday Monday 26th August. The show will see over one hundred high-performance supercars displayed in the stunning parkland surrounding the National Motor Museum, and revving into action throughout the day.


Undoubtedly one of the most exciting aspects of the event will be watching the participating supercars being put through their paces on the Demonstration Run, twice during the day at 12pm and 3pm, to wow the crowds. The length of the Run has been newly extended for this year, giving visitors an even better view as the supercars thunder through the parkland.

There will be lots of stunning cars to look out for at this year’s event, including Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Audis, Porsches, Fords and Mercedes, plus a rare opportunity to see a Pagani Huayra which is booked to attend – reportedly the only one of its kind for personal use in Europe.*

A large number of car clubs have already confirmed attendance, with members of Porsche Club GB, Wessex Car Club and the GT40 Enthusiasts Club bringing along their own vehicles for the day.

Local dealerships including Westover Nissan, Porsche Bournemouth, Meridien Motors, Bentley Hampshire and Morgan UK will also be out in force at the event, showing a selection of their most powerful and up-to-date models – you might even see some of them roaring to life on the Demonstration Run!

Blackball Media will be supporting the event, displaying on its stand some of the cars used in Car Dealer magazine’s latest supercar feature. The team will be on hand to chat to visitors and hand out copies of a variety of their publications.

Supercar Showdown is always a busy, colourful event, providing the perfect opportunity for enthusiastic photographers to take some fantastic motoring shots. Beaulieu invites you to grab your camera, get snapping at the event and enter your best photograph into the Supercar Showdown Photography Competition for the chance to win a family ticket to the Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular on 26th October 2013. For more information on the prize and how to enter, please visit

In the People’s Choice Awards, visitors will be able to vote for their favourite supercar by filling in a voting form, available at the Entrance Hall on the day. The top seven supercars will take part in a cavalcade through the grounds to Palace House for the afternoon presentation ceremony. Event presenter, Kevin Harris, will be announcing the winner, who will receive a Beaulieu Trophy, with all the runners-up receiving a gift kindly provided by Autoglym, the car care specialists, who will also have their own stand at the event.

If this sounds like your kind of show, move quickly to take advantage of our extra special Early Bird Discount. If you order tickets before the end of Sunday 11th August 2013, you can purchase discounted Supercar Showdown Visitor tickets at Adult £14, Child £9 and Family £40. If booking after the 11th August, visitors to Supercar Showdown must purchase normal Beaulieu attraction tickets. Tickets are available online at or on telephone no. 01590 612888.

Images of the Beaulieu Supercar Showdown Car Show

Admission to the event includes entry to the whole Beaulieu attraction; the National Motor Museum, BOND IN MOTION, World of Top Gear, Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House and the gardens.

Don’t miss one of the last opportunities to see BOND IN MOTION, the world’s largest ever exhibition of original James Bond film vehicles. It displays some of the most iconic and best-loved vehicles from the films and is due to close at the end of 2013.

Opening times are from 10am – make sure you get there early enough to find yourself a good viewing spot for the Demonstration Run!

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*Vehicles are subject to change

We are always on the lookout for new supercars to take part in Supercar Showdown, so if you are a supercar owner and would like to participate in the show with your vehicle, please get in contact via one of the following methods: