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Hot Rod and Custom Drive-In Day - 21 June 2015

The Biggest and Best Hot Rod & Custom Show in the South! 

Bring the family down to Beaulieu for Father's Day 2015 to enjoy a colourful display of hundreds of hot rods and custom cars. With live music and entertainment there will be something for all the family to enjoy.

If you’ve got a hot rod or custom car visit the vehicle participant page for more information.

Buy tickets now 

Car Display


The event is open to all hot rod and custom cars as well as American classic vehicles. Separate areas of the show field will be set aside for pre-1980 classic cars, vans, motorcycles and scooters.

A Scooter Corner will be set aside for period scooters and those of the Mod era - 1970s and earlier only please.

Show vehicle entry is at the discretion of the organisers and any queries regarding entry requirements should be directed to


Prize Giving

Prize Giving for participants will take place in the afternoon. The categories for 2015 are:

  • Best Hot Rodhot rod and custom
  • Best Bike/Scooter
  • Best American
  • Best Custom
  • Best in Show

And of course the Beaulieu People’s Choice Award (Sponsored by Willy Dog) voted for by the public!


With the assistance of Solent Renegades

Solent Renegades Logo

The Solent Renegades are a local and friendly UK Classic American Car Club; started more than 15 years ago in a pub in Portsmouth they have grown to become one of the most recognised car club names in the South.



Dotty DuoThroughout the day enjoy live music from the Dotty Duo and Carmen Ghia and the Hot Rods

Included in your ticket is entry to the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum, Palace House and Gardens, Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear.

NEW FOR 2015: Vintage Village

Bows and Braces Logo

Bows and Braces will be creating a vintage village in a dedicated area within the grounds of Beaulieu for the Custom & Hotrod drive in day. 

The vintage village will be choc-a-block with a variety of high quality vintage traders celebrating decades of all things vintage. It will be an opportunity to purchase unique items from the 1920s to the 1980s for your wardrobe and decorating your home.

Vintage wares

Glamorous ladies fashion & menswear, an array of vintage jewellery, upcycled furniture, vibrant homewares and kitchenalia. Look out for Vintage luggage,maps,records and curiosities.

Come dressed up in your favourite era and win the best-dressed prize!

best dressed vintageBest-dressed family or group

Best-dressed male

Best-dressed female 


NEW FOR 2015: Vintage Tea Tent

vintage tea

Step back in time and come and enjoy our charming vintage tea tent

Served on authentic vintage china, a selection of sandwiches, cakes and other refreshments will also be available.


NEW FOR 2015: Kam Hair and MakeupKam Hair and Makeup Artist

Kam Hair and Make-up artist will be joining us for the first time in 2015; with such a vast heritage of styles to choose from the possibilities of transforming your look are both exciting and fun! Whether it be a 1920′s glam,

Kams Hair and makeup

 1940′s victory rolls or 1960′s beehive, Kam will use her experience and skills to ensure you look and feel like a glamorous movie star.

Kam has been working with clients and events across the country sharing her affection for the era’s distinctive hairstyles. You will often find her at vintage events such as Goodwood Revival and the Vintage Festival.

Contact Kam to make your appointment in advance, bookings are open now! 

NEW FOR 2015: Jitterbug Jive

Jitterbug Jive

Jitterbug Jive, the Bournemouth Lindy Hop Club, will be holding dancing demonstrations based on the Lindy Hop era followed by a session in which all members of the public are invited to join in for fun Jitterbug lessons.

The club, ran by Linda and Den Secretan, run classes in the local area and perform at a variety of Festivals, Charity Events and Parties. For more information on their classes visit their website or contact them on 07928 749311. 

Trade Stands

Stands selling Americana, memorabilia, merchandise and accessories will be available. We would also love to hear from you if you are a vintage trader. 

Visit the Exhibitors section for more information.


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