Taking place from the 15th to the 17th June, 2012, yes, it’s Beaulieu’s eagerly anticipated Custom and Hot Rod Festival – which will be held in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.
The festival will include a Saturday Cruise-Out to a local visitor attraction within the New Forest National Park, with free entry to everyone taking part in a custom vehicle and live music from The Monuments to enjoy.
Sunday’s Drive-In will be a fantastic, colourful display of up to 600 custom and hot rod vehicles in the Beaulieu Arena and surrounding parkland. This festival promises to be a great event for all the family with a large range of entertainments on offer throughout the weekend, including live music, jitterbug and swing dancers. Bands already confirmed include Carmen Ghia and the Hot Rods, Beach Boys Smile and Mariachi El Mexicano – with more to be announced soon.
This year’s event is set to be bigger than ever, with the addition of the Custom Motorcycle Show, featuring hundreds of world-class custom motorcycles as well as a UK affiliate round of the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building, creating an exciting new dimension to the weekend. There will also be hundreds of trade stands selling a range of merchandise for both custom motorcycle and custom car enthusiasts.
For the first time ever at this popular event, camping over the weekend will be available to everyone, regardless of whether or not you own a custom or hot rod vehicle, so if you fancy making a weekend of it book your camping tickets now.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.beaulieushop.co.uk or by telephone on 01590 612888. Advance weekend tickets for those arriving in custom display vehicles are adult – £33 and child – £10, and for those arriving in non-custom vehicles, adult – £43 and child – £15. For advance Saturday and Sunday Ride and Drive-In tickets, prices are adult – £8 and child – £4, and one child gets free entry with every paying adult. All visitors not arriving in custom or hot rod vehicles should enter via Beaulieu Visitor Reception at normal admission charges.