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Hot Rod and Custom Drive in Day

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Browse the impressive range of vehicles on display from American Classics to custom masterpieces

Make it an unforgettable father’s day at the Beaulieu Hot Rod and Custom Drive In Day.

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

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.

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?

Jitterbug Jive, part of the Bournemouth Lindy Hop Club will back for 2016.Enjoy Swing Dance Demonstrations and pull on your dancing shoes for their free Lindy Hop dance tutorials throughout the day.

This year we will be joined by Joey & The Jivers for live performances during the day. Come and see this exciting Rock ‘n’ Roll Jive band playing music from the 50’s.

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.

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


Hot Rods, Customs, Classic Americans and Chops & Bobbers will be among the hundreds of vehicles on display.  For more information about displaying your vehicle at the event, please click here.


The vintage village is set to return for 2016, keep your eyes peeled for details to be announced!


Swing dance demonstrations and tutorials from Jitterbug Jive

Live rock and roll from Joey & The Jivers

Further entertainment TBC.

Trade stands

Browse stands selling Americana, memorabilia, merchandise, accessories and more...


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.  We would also like to hear from traders who would like to appear in the Vintage Village.  


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, Place House, Beaulieu Abbey and more.


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Watch the Video


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

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