Membership of the VHRA is governed by a few simple rules which are outlined below.


1. Ownership of a traditional style hot rod or custom is required. Traditional is defined as build styles and practices ranging from the 1910s to the early 1960s. Projects are acceptable but must fall within the rules of the association.


2. All cars must be of US manufacture prior to 1949. Replica or non-US counterparts are acceptable.


3. All cars should contain a genuine major component of pre 1949 manufacture. Recognised components are: body, chassis or engine. Ford flatheads of later manufacture are acceptable. 


4. Non-original independent front ends, modern disc brakes, coilover shocks, air bags and/or radial tyres are not acceptable. Cars must contain a good proportion of old parts in their construction.


If you’re still not sure, we’ve explained it in a little more detail below

Annual Membership* for 2022/23 is just £25 including postage in the UK, whilst outside the UK there's an additional £2 shipping. That price includes our exclusive VHRA Member's Only Sticker Pack. Once you are a member we can also offer you the following:

The opportunity to compete at the Amateur Hot Rod Races at Pendine Sands


The chance to take part in GOW!, the VHRA exclusive event at Prescott Speed Hill Climb


Discounted entry to the VHRA Swap Meet


Preferential entry to other events, sometimes even free!

Members only merchandise - including T shirts, tag toppers, kit bags and more


A pool of specialist vehicle insurers - plus free expert insurance valuations


Dating Letters for DVLA registration applications from £30


Engine Identification Certificates for IVA inspections from £30

Free Car For Sale ads on the VHRA website and social media (private sales only)

Still interested? Then complete a Membership Form and send us a few pictures of your hot rod or custom. Once we’ve confirmed your vehicles eligibility, we’ll let you know how to make payment. Please be sure your vehicle is eligible as we may not enter into correspondence for invalid applications. To renew an existing membership, hit the renewal button.