AND EAR­LIER IN THE 1980s…

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Way We Were -

While the Au­to­jum­bles are big news for old car nuts, the an­nual Beaulieu Boatjum­ble is an­other long-run­ning show; the 40th one took place ear­lier this year. This early 1980s shot shows Beaulieu’s Red Field, and there are a few sur­prises in the ex­hibitor park­ing area. We can see two Citroën DSs, in­clud­ing a Sa­fari es­tate; their smooth hy­drop­neu­matic sus­pen­sion must have felt like sail­ing across a mill-pond com­pared to the other ve­hi­cles here. We can also see a pair of Lan­cias, a Beta and a Coupé, rub­bing shoul­ders. Prac­ti­cal­ity is a must when you’re lug­ging around nau­ti­cal para­pher­na­lia, so there are plenty of big vans, in­clud­ing a Ley­land Sherpa Lu­ton and Volk­swa­gen Trans­porter in the fore­ground, both draped in boat hooks and life jack­ets. Sev­eral Bed­ford CFs, Ford Tran­sits and Volk­wa­gen Type 2s jos­tle for park­ing space with a trio of Volvos, plus Hill­man Avenger and Ford Es­cort Mk III es­tates. We can just see a Cortina MkIV ma­noeu­vring at close quar­ters to a Range Rover.

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