Thursday, 7 June 2012

Enjoy a special treat for Father’s Day at Beaulieu - Sunday 17th June 2012

For a great Father’s Day out why not come along to Beaulieu and join in the Sunday Drive-In at Beaulieu’s Custom & Hot Rod Festival. Hundreds of custom cars and bikes from all over the country attended last year’s Drive-In Day, held in the grounds of the National Motor Museum, and this year’s event, on 17th June, is set to be just as popular.

Hundreds of stunning Hot Rods and Customs, Classic Americans, Chops and Bobbers will be sunning themselves in the picturesque grounds of the Beaulieu attraction so, if you own a custom car or bike, bring it along and join the display. There will be prizes for the best custom vehicle in a number of categories including Best in Show and the People’s Choice Award.
During the day, rock to live music on the two stages with Carmen Ghia & the Hot Rods and Beach Boys Smile, plus strolling players, Mariachi El Mexicano.  As well as free Dodgem rides, Wow Toys will have a range of toys for children to play with.

New for 2012 - The Custom Motorcycle Show is joining the festival, There will be hundreds of bikes to see including customs and choppers, streetfighters and cafe racers, and plenty of stands to wander around.  Confirmed exhibitors include Southampton Harley Davidson, Motorcycle Storehouse and Custom Chrome.  In addition, the Custom Motorcycle Show will also be hosting a UK affiliate round of the AMD World Championship, with a fantastic display of these amazing bikes in the Grand Marquee.

Drive-In Day entry, in a Hot-Rod, Custom or American vehicle, is £10 per adult, with free entry for an accompanying child and £5 for any additional children, less if purchased in advance online at or by telephone to 01590 612888.  All other visitors to the Sunday show will be charged the standard Beaulieu admission charges.

Alternatively, why not make a weekend of it with camping available for everyone, whether arriving in a custom vehicle or not.   There is entertainment taking place throughout the weekend and entrance to all the Beaulieu attractions.  For further information and to download a camping booking form, visit

Admission to the event includes entry to the whole Beaulieu attraction including the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear and the new BOND IN MOTION exhibition. The largest of its kind staged anywhere in the world, it showcases 50 of the best loved and most iconic Bond vehicles – some never before seen in public -  in celebration of the 50th year of James Bond films.

The Custom & Hot Rod Festival is supported by Custom Car Magazine.

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