SIMPLY Audi is set to become part of the annual line-up of Beaulieu’s Simply rallies after almost 500 Audis and 800 participants turned out for the debut event in the grounds of the National Motor Museum to make an impressive display.
Events manager Judith Maddox said: “We were thrilled by the success of our first Simply Audi and will be making the event an annual addition to our growing range of Simply rallies.”
The rally was open to anyone driving an Audi, regardless of age or model. Fans of German engineering, from the classic styling of the Quattro to the modern curves of the TT, were invited to meet like-minded enthusiasts.
Throughout the day, visitors and participants voted for their favourite Audi of the rally in the People’s Choice Awards. Adam Sweatman, from Southampton, took the winner’s trophy for his 2013 Audi A5 coupe which he has transformed into a sleek, low-riding cruiser during his two-year ownership.
Toddler Freddie Debardi, from Dorchester, may be years off the legal driving age but was a hit with show-goers as he trundled through the showground in his miniature Audi R8 replica, which was resplendent in a custom paint finish. He was presented with a special prize of Beaulieu chocolate for getting into the true event spirit.