IF you will be in the UK this Father’s Day, Sunday June 21, you can treat Dad to a fun-filled day out at Beaulieu’s Hot Rod and Custom Drive-In Day.
They promise that there will be “hundreds of incredible cars and motorcycles on display, along with live music and dancing, vintage memorabilia on sale and all of the Beaulieu attractions” so there will be something for all the family to enjoy.
Owners of Hot Rods, Classic American and Custom cars and motorcycles are invited to park in the picturesque Beaulieu grounds to join the vibrant and colourful display, held with the assistance of classic American car club Solent Renegades. With the style and individuality that the custom scene is famous for, the dedicated pre-1980 displays are the place to see an eclectic mix of vehicles on show.
Prizes will be awarded for the best Hot Rod, American, Custom car and scooter or motorcycle, along with the best vehicle in show, while visitors will have the chance to vote for their favourite with the Beaulieu People’s Choice Award.
Brand new for 2015, is the chance to take a stroll through the Vintage Village, created by vintage fair organisers Bows and Braces, where visitors can browse stands selling ‘the very best in retro items’.
From glamorous ladies-wear and dapper men’s outfits, to vintage jewellery, quirky homeware and unusual accessories, there will be a wide range of items on sale ranging from the 1930s to the 1980s.
Visitors who go dressed in the clothing of their favourite custom era will have the chance to win a prize for the best-dressed.
There will be live music throughout the day, from 1940s swing music to rock-n-roll.
The show opens at 10am for visitors and there will be free camping for participants arriving in a custom vehicle, which can be pre-booked by calling the Beaulieu Events team.
Earlybird tickets are available until May 24, costing £12.00 adult, £7.00 child and £35.00 for a family ticket. Admission includes access to all of the Beaulieu attractions, including the National Motor Museum, On Screen Cars, World of Top Gear, Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey, plus unlimited rides on the Monorail.