Welcome to the Vintage Hot Rod Association

 

The VHRA is the national organisation for owners of traditional hot rods and customs.


We’re all about old cars that look like they may have caused havoc at a dirt track in the thirties, roared across a dry lake bed back in the forties, maybe tore up a dragstrip in the fifties, or perhaps just cruised the streets of Southern California taking their owners nowhere in particular. If your car looks like it fell out of the pages of Throttle, an early issue of Hot Rod, or the Rod & Custom little pages, you’ll know exactly the kind of car we’re talking about.


To become a member of the VHRA, you need to own a car of pre-1949 US manufacture, built in the style of a traditional hot rod or custom. We’re not just talking period perfect recreations, but also cars that evoke the true spirit of a bygone era. Old cars modified using old parts. From mild customs to race cars, they’re all welcome at the VHRA. The full criteria for membership is explained in more detail over on the join page.


The VHRA is here to support, promote and represent hot rodding throughout the UK. We are a member of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs and through them kept abreast of any legislation that may affect our future. We are recognised by the DVLA and are on their database of Vehicle Owners Clubs and able to assist with registering vehicles. We are also approved by VOSA for the purpose of engine identification for IVA tests. We have also negotiated a preferential insurance deal with Hagerty Insurance for VHRA members.


In 2013 we hosted our first solo events, GOW! at Prescott Hill and the Amateur Hot Rod Races at the legendary Pendine Sands. Both events were well acclaimed by members and the press alike and mark a new chapter in British hot rod history. We are going back to the beach for two days in 2014, as well as hosting the drag racing at the all new Atomic Festival in May. The Flathead Meltdown is making a return to Shakespeare County Raceway in September and we’re pleased to say that we’ll be supporting it all the way.


If this sounds like something you would like to be part of, then click here, have a read of the rules for joining, print off an application form and send us your details. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!