Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day At Beaulieu June 2016

March 23, 2016 By Mike Lee
Last updated on March 23, 2016

Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day At Beaulieu
For a treat on Father’s Day, get fired up at Beaulieu’s Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day on Sunday 19th June.

Celebrating the stylish and vibrant world of customised cars and bikes, this event will bring together hundreds of incredible, unique machines and showcase the live music and fashions of the custom scene.

More than 500 custom, hot rod and American cars and bikes are expected to drive into the Beaulieu grounds to take part in the colourful display, in association with classic American car club the Solent Renegades. See immaculate custom cruisers parked alongside stripped-down hot rods, ‘slammed’ Stateside classics and many more imaginative creations.

With a multitude of two and three-wheeled machines taking part, there will be plenty for bike and trike fans too, from mega-powered machines to astonishing pedal-powered models. The popular custom bicycle club Crank Jesters will return to the show with a mind-blowing display of custom bikes.

For the first time this year, Daltons Transport will bring a collection of its lorries with amazing airbrush artwork.

Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day appeals to varied motoring tastes and is a great day out for all the family. In tune with the era, Bows & Braces will create a Vintage Village for the show with authentic clothes from the 1920s to the 1980s and nostalgic home decoration including upcycled furniture, jewellery, kitchenware, luggage, records and maps.

There will be prizes for the best dressed man and woman, family or group. For those who need a little help, Vintage Victory Rollers will offer inspired make-overs in its event salon, with updos and cat eye flicks to make the boys whistle! To book your place at the salon email Raye at

Get rocking and rolling to live music throughout the show. On the Entertainment Stage, Joey and the Jivers will get your toes tapping, while throughout the day Mariachi El Mexicano will delight show-goers. Bring dancing shoes for Jitterbug Jive and see demonstrations by the Bournemouth Lindy Hop Club.

For those attending the show in a pre-1980 classic, the classic paddock parking zone is your opportunity to join the show, while Volkswagen enthusiasts will love the area dedicated to these characterful classics.

In the afternoon, prizes will be awarded to the best custom car, best American car, best hot rod, best bike and best in show, while show-goers will be able to vote for their favourite vehicle in the People’s Choice Award.

Special event admission tickets are available at discounted prices. Advance tickets, available until 3rd June, cost £15 an adult, £8 a child and a family ticket at £42.50.

If you own a relevant vehicle and would like to join the show, email details of your car or bike to the Beaulieu Events team at for consideration, or phone 01590 614614. Please note that vehicle entry is at the discretion of the event organisers.

Participant tickets, for those attending the event in a qualifying vehicle, cost £8 adult and £4 child in advance, or £10 an adult and £5 a child on the day. With both advance and on-the-day participant tickets, one child goes free when accompanied by a paying adult. Participants attending in a qualifying vehicle can camp for free on the Saturday night but must book in advance.