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Hot Rod and Custom Drive In Day - Participants

Bring your Hot Rod, Custom or Classic American car and soak up the atmosphere alongside the hundreds of vehicles on display. Chops, Bobbers and other Custom motorcycles are also welcome!

Bring along your Pride-and-Joy for a Father's Day to remember with plenty of cars to see, live entertainment and the return of the fabulous Vintage Village. Enjoy tea in the vintage tea tent, get your dancing shoes on and most importantly have a fantastic day here at Beaulieu!

Participants are invited to drive in from 8am, before the main event opens at 10am.

Last year's People's Choice winner was this immaculate pick-up

Can I bring my Vehicle?

This event is open to all Hot Rods, Custom Cars, American classic vehicles and custom motorcycles.

A separate display area will also be set aside for pre-1980 classic cars, vans, motorcycles and scooters.

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

Motorcycles are also welcome such as this custom bike from 2016

Prize Giving

Prizes will be awarded for Best Custom, Best American, Best Hot Rod, Best Bike and Best in Show. Participants also have the opportunity to be chosen as the winner of the People's Choice Award, selected by public vote.

Prize giving will take place on Sunday afternoon.

You can see more photos of last year's event and the prize winners here.

Participant Camping

We are pleased to be able to offer camping on Saturday evening free of charge for participants displaying an eligible vehicle at Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day.

Camping must be booked once Hot Rod & Custom Participant tickets have been purchased.

Please complete and return a booking form.


Only 1 ticket is produced per order, this will only cover participants arriving in 1 vehicle. If you are being joined by friends in separate vehicles, please ensure they have their own tickets with them. If purchasing tickets for multiple vehicles please call 01590 614614 and tickets will be posted to you.


If you wish to park up alongside your friends, you must all arrive together with individual tickets as we are unable to reserve adjacent spaces for later arrivals.

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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