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Hot Rod and Custom Drive in Day

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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 Drive In Day on Sunday 17th June.

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.


NEW: Andy Saunders The Art of Kustom

We are proud to announce our brand new summer exhibition featuring incredible creations from the imagination of car customiser Andy Saunders. You can catch a first glimpse of the new exhibition at a launch on Sunday 17th June, when Andy will drive one of his stunning machines around the grounds of the attraction. The full showcase of Andy’s most famous jaw-dropping creations will be on show inside the museum.

Read all about the exhibition here.

Andy Saunders with Tetanus Andy Saunders with Tetanus


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 or American vehicle and want to display it at our Drive-In Day simply click here for more details.

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

In addition all vehicles taking part will be entered into the People’s Choice Award with the winner, selected by public vote, receiving a coveted Beaulieu trophy.


Vintage Village

The Bows and Braces 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.

Vintage Hair Parlour

From Vintage hair styles to full makeovers, Paulas Vintage Parlour and Dolly's Beauty Parlour will be there to make you feel like you have stepped back in time. Over the weekend you'll be able to visit the pop up salon for Victory Rolls, Marcel Waves or a 60's Beehive.

Why not take out the stress and book in advance? For pricing and bookings please email: paula3436@gmail.com.

Best-dressed winner 2016 and friends Best-dressed winner 2016 and friends

Best Dressed Competition

Get your glad rags on and enter our Best-Dressed competition to show off your style! We've prizes for three exciting categories:

  • Best-dressed Male
  • Best-dressed Female
  • Best-dressed Family or Group


Live Entertainment

The Shakeups are Lucy, Dave, Pat, Sara, Kev and Joe-a diverse range of talented musicians, dedicated to bringing Music's Golden era to 21st Century audiences.

The lovely ladies of Company B UK are back by popular demand to fill the parkland with their nostalgic harmonies.

Jitterbug Jive, part of the Bournemouth Lindy Hop Club, will be back for 2018. Enjoy Swing Dance Demonstrations and pull on your dancing shoes for their free Lindy Hop dance tutorials throughout the day.

Mariachi El Mexicano will be on hand to delight visitors with rousing performances as they roam the event with their vibrant costumes and traditional music bringing a 'fiesta' feel to the day.


STAY IN TOUCH

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VISITING OR TAKING PART?

Tickets can be purchased in advance online or on arrival. If you own a custom, hot rod or American Classic and would be interested in taking part in the event please see the participant section.

DON'T FORGET...

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 more.

Watch the Video

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


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 Drive In Day, please see the 'Camping' section for details.

Can I photograph/ film the event?
Whilst Beaulieu welcomes visitors to take their own still images and film whilst at an event, these should be for personal use only and not for commercial resale without the prior consent of Beaulieu. All commercial requests must be emailed to pr@beaulieu.co.uk prior to attending an event.

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

For more frequently asked questions please visit our FAQ page.


Photo Competition Terms and Conditions
1. There will be one winner. 2. The prize will be a family ticket for next year's Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day. It cannot be used for anything else or exchanged for monetary value. 3. By submitting your photo to Beaulieu, you give us permission to use it for our advertising in the future. 4. Only one entry per person, per competition. Each photograph may only be entered once and may not be re-entered in subsequent competitions. 5. Photos must not contain nudity or any offensive material. Entries of an unseemly nature will not be entered into the competition. 6. We reserve the right to not upload entries which we deem to be inappropriate. 7. The closing date for entries is midnight on 25 June 2018 BST. 8. The winner will be determined by whichever entry has the most likes on the Beaulieu, National Motor Museum Facebook page by 12pm Friday 29 June 2018. 9. In the event of a tie, Beaulieu will make the final decision on the winning photo. 10. Please note any defamatory comments on the entries will be deleted and you will be banned from the Facebook page. 11. The competition is being run by Beauileu Enterprises Ltd, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN.

This was our 3rd visit to the Custom and Hot Rod show and it was the best yet! … The live music from the stage all day was brilliant, we especially enjoyed the two girls duetting they had simply amazing voices... We love the tea tent with traditional cakes and china… We definitely recommend to all ages and so lovely to be able to bring the doggie.

  • Tripadvisor Review
  • June 2016

A really excellent day once again, well set out, will be back again for this show next year.

  • Tripadvisor Review
  • June 2016

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