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2012-06-27 08:58

CLASSIC CHEV AWARDED: Beaulieu Managing Director Russel Bowman presents Teri Smith with the People's Choice Award for his 1950 Mercury lead sled.

Chevrolet, Ford, Buick, Cadillac... all US-born automakers and still icons of the automotive world. In 2012, petrolheads were treated to some of the best US vehicles on show at the inaugural Simply American event at the Beaulieu National Motor Museum in the UK.

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Owners drove through the beautiful New Forest area to Beaulieu and displayed their American rides at the museum grounds. On display were Chevrolet Corvettes, Ford Mustangs, luxury Cadillacs and Buicks - even a few classic American police patrol cars.


Event sponsor Chevrolet showcased a range of vehicles, from an eye-catching red Camaro with black racing stripes and a Chevrolet World Touring Car decked out in racing colours and the new electric Volt.

Visitors had an opportunity to vote for their favourite American vehicles in the People’s Choice Awards. The winning vehicle was a 1950 Mercury lead sled owned by Teri Smith.

Smith's ride won the Best in Show award at Beaulieu’s Custom and Hot Rod Festival earlier in June 2012.

The runner-up was Paul Parker's special 40th anniversary edition 1993 Chevrolet Corvette.

Another Simply American event is scheduled for 2013.

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