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Our Grounds & Gardens will open to visitors from Saturday 6th June, pre-book tickets here.

POSTPONED: Hot Rod and Custom Show

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Admire some incredible motors including Hot Rods, custom cars, American cars and more

Make it an unforgettable Father’s Day at the Beaulieu Hot Rod and Custom Show on Sunday 21st June.

Following the latest Government advice, we are sorry to postpone this event as the Beaulieu attraction and offices have now closed to visitors. We will, however, plan to rearrange a new date for later in the year. Tickets will still be valid for the rearranged date and we will contact ticket holders directly with further information. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. Please check our website for further news updates.

The South’s biggest Hot Rod and Custom event features hundreds of cool, colourful custom cars, live music and hip entertainment throughout the day!

You can see more photos of last year's event here.

Amazing vehicles

Hot Rods, Customs, American Muscle, Chops & Bobbers will be among the hundreds of vehicles on display.

You can expect a stunning display of American motors from our local club sponsors, Solent Renegades. From classic Camaros to modern Mustangs, can you spot your dream car?

If you own a Hot Rod, Custom, American vehicle, Custom Bike or pre-1980 Classic and want to display it at our Show simply click here for more details. Vehicle entry is from 8am.

Vehicle entry is at the discretion of the organisers. Please direct any queries regarding entry requirements to events@beaulieu.co.uk.

Once again there will be a fantastic range of prizes up for grabs in the following categories:

  • Best Custom
  • Best American (In association with Solent Renegades)
  • Best Hot Rod
  • Best Bike/Scooter
  • Best in Show

Special Features

Vintage Village

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

Meet our ambassador

Visitors will have the chance to meet Andy Saunders - one of the best known customised car builders this side of the Atlantic - in his role as Ambassador for Beaulieu's Hot Rod & Custom Show.

Andy Saunders with Tetanus - Art of Kustom


Tickets can be purchased in advance online or on arrival. If you own a Custom, Hot Rod, American Classic, Custom Motorcycles or pre-1980s Classic and would be interested in taking part in the event please see the participant section for more information.

Car of the year

Over the year Classic American attends up to eight car shows all over the UK, selling magazines, back issues and subscriptions. At each show there is a ‘heat’ for the Car of the Year competition and a winning car is picked at each show. The winner receives a cheque for £150 and a rather smart-looking unique hand cast brass trophy.

Each of these heat winners is invited to bring their car down to display on the Classic American stand at the Classic Motor Show held at Birmingham’s NEC in mid-November. Over the weekend the cars are judged and one overall champion is picked, winning a cheque for £500, an even bigger prestigious hand-cast brass trophy and their car on the front cover of February’s issue.

Car of the Year will be rolling out once again for 2020 and this year the Beaulieu Hot Rod and Custom Show in is one of the heats!

Live Entertainment

We have a range of entertainment taking place throughout the weekend, including performances from:



Participant prices are only valid if arriving in a qualifying vehicle and taking part in the event. They are not valid for those arriving on foot.

Standard admission fee applies for all other visitors.

Tickets can be purchased upon arrival, however we encourage participants to buy tickets in advance online or by calling the events team on 01590 614614. A £1 postage charge per order applies when purchased by telephone.

Cars cannot leave and re-enter the grounds for the event without a further fee being paid to cover all occupants.

Adult Child
Participants - Advance* £9.00 £4.50
Participants - Standard/ On the Day* £12.00 £6.00
Visitors Normal admission applies.

*Advance tickets available until 5pm on Thursday 18th June 2020. Standard tickets are available from 5pm on Thursday 18th June 2020.


As well as being an opportunity to see an array of custom cars and hot rods, there is also the opportunity to enjoy all that Beaulieu has to offer... your entry will include admission to all the Beaulieu attractions including; The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and our new children's play area for 2020, Little Beaulieu.

Watch the Video

This video features coverage from a previous Hot Rod and Custom event at Beaulieu.

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Are tickets per person or per vehicle?
Tickets are charged per person.

Is camping available?
Camping is available for all participants attending the Hot Rod and Custom Show, please see the 'Participant' section for details.

Can I photograph/ film the event?
While Beaulieu welcomes visitors to take photographs and footage at our events – for personal use and to share on social media – these should not be used for commercial gain without prior consent from Beaulieu. For commercial photoshoots and filming requests, please email pr@beaulieu.co.uk to make arrangements before an event. For public safety reasons, photography and filming are not allowed in our car parks or on the roadside outside the Beaulieu entrance.

Can I bring my drone?
No, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones by visitors for film and photography purposes whilst on the Beaulieu attraction, car parking and other related parkland and grounds is strictly prohibited.

Can I use my return for free?
If you are visiting the event you can use your return for free however it is not valid for those wishing to show their vehicle

Can I use my Gift Aid Pass?
If you wish to visit the event using your Gift Aid Pass, an upgrade charge is payable at the point of entry.

For more frequently asked questions please visit our FAQ page.

All of it is brilliant the show, the band and the cars great day out for the family!

  • TripAdvisor
  • June 2019

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