Simply Italian Rocks the UK
“This was our first Simply Italian day and we were delighted with the response to the event from Italian car and bike owners. This gives us a strong base on which to develop the event for next year,” said Judith Maddox, Beaulieu’s Events Manager0
The members of the Ferrari Owners’ Club and Lancia Motor Club were present, as so was a selection of Lambrettas from the Hampshire Scooter Club. Meridian Motor Group displayed a multitude of models, ranging from the compact 500 to a breathtaking Ferrari 458 Italia, while the South Hats Model Auto Club exhibited mutiple Italian cars in the Display Marque.
“In the afternoon, there was a cavalcade and display in the main Arena of 15 cars and bikes, chosen from all participants. The car receiving the Pride of Ownership award was a 1949 166 Ferrari, owned by Clive Bate from Bournemouth. Clive has owned the car for just one year and earlier this month took part in the prestigious Italian Millie Miglia rally for classic cars –and finished! Clive was presented with a Beaulieu trophy and £100 cash prize by Lord Montagu,” a press release explained.
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