Retro excitement builds for Beaulieu’s Hot Rod & Custom Show

Retro excitement builds for Beaulieu’s Hot Rod & Custom Show

Sunday 19th June


Make it a Father’s Day to remember at Beaulieu’s Hot Rod & Custom Show on Sunday 19th June, with a family-friendly show packed with impressive motors in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.


Celebrating the truly individual creations of the motoring world, a colourful line-up of customised cars and hot rods, American motors, awesome motorbikes and trikes and pre-1980 classics will fill the showground, while live entertainment and dancing will make it an unforgettable summer day out. Held in association with the Solent Renegades club, the Hot Rod & Custom Show is too good to be missed.


Last year’s show brought together a varied selection of machines, from Mercurys, Chevrolets, Plymouths, Dodges, Edsels and Pontiacs, to slammed trucks, rat-look roadsters, stripped-down rods and even modified British classics such as a pro-street Humber Super Snipe and a 1934 Sunbeam Dawn hot rod. Also taking pride of place was an incredible hand-built 1931 Auburn special, a selection of high-powered bikes and trikes and a vibrant line-up of colourful customs.


This year promises to be equally impressive, so get set to have your imagination fired up by the wide variety of cool vehicles on show. Prizes will be awarded for top machines, with trophies for Best Custom, Best American, Best Hot Rod, Best Bike and Best in Show.


Legendary custom car builder and Hot Rod & Custom Show ambassador Andy Saunders will be at the show, meeting custom fans and talking about his latest projects. While Classic American magazine will be returning to the show to hold the heats for its Car of the Year competition, with unmodified American cars of any era invited to compete.


Get your feet tapping to brilliant music throughout the day, with Company B performing rousing retro tunes on stage, then get dancing with how-to demonstrations from Jitterbug Jive. With face painting for youngsters too, there’s plenty for the whole family to get involved with.


Don’t miss the Chevrolet Bel Air inside the National Motor Museum, on show as part of the packed exhibition Bond in Motion – No Time To Die. Featured in the latest Bond film, you can see this fascinating American classic up close, alongside several of the film’s other automotive stars.


Participants are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance at www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/hot-rod-and-custom, which also include entrance to the rest of the Beaulieu attraction. Entry to the showground for participants, driving in with their qualifying vehicle, is from 8.30am, with the main event opening at 10am.


All other visitors should purchase normal visitor admission tickets, which are available to book at www.beaulieu.co.uk.

The Hot Rod & Custom Show is just one of the exciting motoring events planned at Beaulieu for 2022. Volkswagen fans will love Simply VW the day before on 18th June, while for more high-octane excitement Beaulieu Supercar Weekend on 6th – 7th August is a must-see show. Then find your dream classic car for sale at International Autojumble on 10th – 11th September. For Beaulieu’s full 2022 event calendar, visit www.beaulieu.co.uk/events.


Visitor and participant tickets include entrance to all that Beaulieu has to offer, including Bond in Motion – No Time To Die in the National Motor Museum, Little Beaulieu, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, the ancestral Montagu home Palace House, Secret Army Exhibition, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey and the stunning grounds and gardens.


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