Make it an unforgettable Father’s Day at the Beaulieu Hot Rod and Custom Drive In Day on Sunday 17th June. The South’s biggest Hot Rod and Custom event features hundreds of cool, colourful custom cars, live music, hip entertainment, a Vintage Village, Best Dressed Competition, New Andy Saunders exhibition and much more!

We’re giving away some tickets, so be in with a chance to win simply email us with “Beaulieu Hot Rod and Custom Drive In Day” in the subject and tell us why you would like to win.

See more images from last year’s event here!

More info on this great show below!



We are proud to announce our brand new summer exhibition featuring incredible creations from the imagination of car customiser Andy Saunders. You can catch a first glimpse of the new exhibition at a launch on Sunday 17th June, when Andy will drive one of his stunning machines around the grounds of the attraction. The full showcase of Andy’s most famous jaw-dropping creations will be on show inside the museum.


Hot Rods, Customs, American Muscle, Chops & Bobbers will be among the hundreds of vehicles on display.

You can expect a stunning display of American motors from our local club sponsors, Solent Renegades. From classic Camaros to modern Mustangs, can you spot your dream car?

If you own a Hot Rod, Custom or American vehicle and want to display it at our Drive-In Day simply click here for more details.

Once again there will be a fantastic range of prizes up for grabs in the following categories:

  • Best Custom
  • Best American (In association with Solent Renegades)
  • Best Hot Rod
  • Best Bike/Scooter
  • Best in Show

In addition all vehicles taking part will be entered into the People’s Choice Award with the winner, selected by public vote, receiving a coveted Beaulieu trophy.


The Bows and Braces Vintage Village will be choc-a-block with a variety of high quality vintage traders celebrating decades of all things vintage. It will be an opportunity to purchase unique items from the 1920s to the 1980s for your wardrobe and decorating your home. Glamorous ladies fashion & menswear, an array of vintage jewellery, upcycled furniture, vibrant homewares and kitchenalia. Look out for Vintage luggage, maps, records and curiosities.


From Vintage hair styles to full makeovers, Paulas Vintage Parlour and Dolly’s Beauty Parlour will be there to make you feel like you have stepped back in time. Over the weekend you’ll be able to visit the pop up salon for Victory Rolls, Marcel Waves or a 60’s Beehive.

Why not take out the stress and book in advance? For pricing and bookings please email:


Get your glad rags on and enter our Best-Dressed competition to show off your style! We’ve prizes for three exciting categories:

  • Best-dressed Male
  • Best-dressed Female
  • Best-dressed Family or Group




The Shakeups are Lucy, Dave, Pat, Sara, Kev and Joe-a diverse range of talented musicians, dedicated to bringing Music’s Golden era to 21st Century audiences.

The lovely ladies of Company B UK are back by popular demand to fill the parkland with their nostalgic harmonies.

Jitterbug Jive, part of the Bournemouth Lindy Hop Club, will be back for 2018. Enjoy Swing Dance Demonstrations and pull on your dancing shoes for their free Lindy Hop dance tutorials throughout the day.

Mariachi El Mexicano will be on hand to delight visitors with rousing performances as they roam the event with their vibrant costumes and traditional music bringing a ‘fiesta’ feel to the day.

Vintage Life Team
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