The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu played host to the first ever Simply Mazda, which saw around 400 Mazdas in a variety of models meet for the event.
Joining individual Mazda owners were members of the Mazda Rotary Club, RX-8 Owner's Club and MX-5 Owner's Club, all on display in the grounds of the Museum, with the Mazda MX-5 ruling the numbers, with over 200 examples on show.
A number of the best vehicles were chosen to take part in a cavalcade around the parkland. The Pride of Ownership Award was presented to Graham Kett, from Midsomer Norton for his Mazda RX-8 with its silver and grey camouflage paintwork. Mr Kett was presented with a Beaulieu trophy and £100 in prize money. A member of the RX-8 Owner's Club, Mr Kett took the car to the 2010 Le Mans rally and almost every Japanese car show last year in order to raise money for the charity Help For Heroes.
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