We are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Hot Rod Races to be held at Pendine Sands. With the tide playing no small role in determining dates for us, we will be running the event on the 28th and 29th of June 2014. That’s right folks, two days of hot rod racing on the historic beach in South Wales. We will be starting around 11am each day and racing for around five to six hours, with non-stop action from start to finish.

The first running of the event was a complete success and has brought the VHRA international acclaim, peaking with no lesser award than the Motoring Event of the Year at the International Historic Motoring Awards. The press coverage has been phenomenal, with Octane, Motorsport and The Automobile reporting about our time on the beach, along with the more expected magazines such as Custom Car and Classic American. In case you have missed what happened on the 7th September 2013, click here and here to get a taste of the action.

Booking forms for the event are now available to members and can be downloaded by clicking the flyer to the right. Please be aware that only postal applications containing completed booking forms will be accepted. Please read all the information before completing the form. If you do not have a chequebook we will accept a PayPal payment to pendinesands@vhra.co.uk, but it is the receipt of the booking form in the post that will determine your place in the queue. Please be sure to quote your membership number in all correspondence. Racing is open to members only.

The Vintage Hot Rod Association presents:

2nd Annual Pendine Sands Hot Rod Races

28th & 29th June 2014

Entry Conditions

Racing is open to all members of the VHRA and their VHRA eligible cars only. To compete on the sand the cost is £45. Pit crew can sign on and have full access for a further £15 a head. If you have a car that won’t be competing, then to gain access to the pit area it’s £15 for each person in the car. Pit entry on foot is £15 per person. Tickets for children over 5 and under 16 will cost £5 each, under 5’s go free. All these options will give pass holders access to the Racer’s Party. Adult passes are limited to 4 per booking, this is inclusive of the member making the booking. There is a strict cut off of pre-49 for racing, and up to and including 1954 for cars in the pit area which must be “in period”. Any non-competing cars in the pits must be available for patrol duties, times will be determined when we know how many cars we have on the list. There is a maximum of 100 competing cars and also a limit on pit and camping passes available, with places going to VHRA members first. Booking forms are available to members in the first instance and all bookings must be made by post and include a booking form and full payment. Please also note that we will not be accepting applications from non-members until 1st May 2014, so do not send in a booking form before then as they will not be counted and correspondence will not be entered into. If pit passes are available to non-members after 1st May a separate booking form will be made available on this page. Full terms and conditions are included on the booking form.

Free Spectating

Outside of the pits it’s free if you wish to come and spectate. There is a fee of £3 per car payable on the day which will allow you to park on the hallowed beach in your car. This will not permit you to enter the pit or race areas, nor will you have access to the after race parties on Saturday or Sunday night. No pre-booking is required, you do not need to be a member and there is no limit on numbers.

Racing Classes

V - Vintage - Pre 54 engines, inclusive of all Ford flathead V8’s

L - Late - 1954 and later engines

4 - 4 Cylinder

6 - 6 Cylinder

8 - 8 Cylinder

U - Unlimited Cylinders

B - Blown - Supercharger or Turbo

F - Flathead - ALL valves in block, no OHV conversions

R - Roadster - Open top factory cars. Roof chops allowed, top must be down.

C - Closed Car - Fixed roof factory cars. Roof chops allowed.

M - Modified - Open top special & shortened bodies including any non factory bodies.

S - Streamliner - Closed car special & shortened bodies, including any non factory bodies.

K - Full Body - Factory cars post 1934. All  body styles, roof chops allowed. Full fenders must be fitted.


For those wishing to stay nearby there are a number of options. If you are quick then the Parkdean Caravan Park across the road is the place to stay. Call 0844 335 3729 and be sure to quote reference HOT ROD 14 to receive a 5% discount whilst the offer still stands. Bookings are done on a short break basis and start from just £229 for a 6 berth caravan. Check out their website for details of the accommodation available. Alternatively there will be camping available on site and nearby, bookable via the VHRA, at £15 per pitch for Friday and Saturday nights and is only available to those booking race or patrol passes. There are also hotels and B&B’s in the area, just search on Google for more information!

YOU CAN STILL COME AND WATCH FOR FREE FROM OUTSIDE THE PITS.Pendine_Sands_files/Pendine%202014%20booking%20taken.pdf

Once again a roaring success. For a full report click here.