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What makes a day trip to the beach even more fun? Cruising on down to the south coast in a 50s classic car for a day of automobiles, rock ‘n’ roll, and cool vibes is how! Hastings Hot Rod & Roll welcomed in the summer months on Saturday 1st June 2024, and our roving reporter went along to check it out.

Pompadours were on point, peepers were packed, and Rag Top cars dropped their tops to make the most of the seaside sunshine.

Based in the Stade, near the historic Hastings Old Town, the outdoor car show was coordinated by the good folk at Past & Curious, a south-east of England based car group welcoming members with all marques and models or classic cars, American cars, custom cars, and of course, hot rods.

50-60 cars filled the area, drawing in the seaside-visiting crowds. Inside the adjoining yacht club, DJs span the decks and live bands played late into the evening.

A trophy was awarded to the Best in Show, a traditional 1930 Ford Model A. A great choice and a very delighted owner!

Hastings Hot Rod & Roll will be back on the 14th June 2025. If you are in the area, it’s well worth a visit.

The ClassicLine team will be back out and on the road for Coleshill Auto Breakfast Meets’ BIG DAY OUT on the 30th June 2024. As a group sponsor, we’re really looking forward to this classic car show. Hope to see you there!