Pendine Sands Hot Rod Races

The Vintage Hot Rod Association is pleased to announce that the ninth running of the Hot Rod Races will be happening on Pendine Sands over the weekend of 14th and 15th May 2022. Once again there will be two days of non-stop racing action on the historic beach in Carmarthenshire, South Wales.

Pendine Sands 2022 Poster

The Event will be starting around 10am each day and racing for around five to six hours, with non-stop action from start to finish. Everything is determined by the tide so times can’t be set in stone.

This incredible, award winning event has fast become the most important date on the UK hot rod calendar, with participants coming from all over the globe to take part in the world’s fastest and most exciting beach racing competition available to traditional hot rods and customs.

Racing is only open to members of the Vintage Hot Rod Association and their pre-1949 hot rods and customs, so it’s guaranteed old time action all the way. Whilst pit passes are only for VHRA members, spectating is free from outside the pits, you’ll find more details on that further down the page.

There are classes for all types of vehicles and engines, with cars being built just to break class records. Our King of the Beach for 2021 was Stephen Hill, a long time campaigner whose efforts finally paid off. He’s keen to take the top spot again in 2022, but there’s plenty of competition to keep him on his toes. So, be sure to come along and see if he can be toppled from his throne. Our 2021 report, previous race results and records are here.


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