Classic hot rods to roar into London Concours 2020

| 16 Apr 2020
Classic & Sports Car – Classic hot rods to roar into London Concours 2020

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The world of pre-1949 American hot rods will come to life at this year’s London Concours – and it should be quite a sight.

Rescheduled to 19-20 August, the automotive garden party is coming to the Honourable Artillery Company in the UK’s capital.

Its ‘Speed of Sand’ class, presented by the Ace Café and the Vintage Hot Rod Association, will celebrate the speed events at Pendine Sands, once known as ‘the fastest place on Earth’.

And one of the stars at the London Concours will be Rebecca Dunn, one of just two women to have broken the 100mph barrier in their own cars, and she’s bringing her 1930 Ford Model A Coupe, pictured above.

It’s powered by a DeSoto Hemi 330cu in engine, has Lincoln brakes and Buick finned drums, plus bits from other cars, too.

Classic & Sports Car – Classic hot rods to roar into London Concours 2020

Another star of the sand, Matt Farrant, pictured above, will be in attendance.

The three-time King of the Beach is bringing his 1929 Ford Model A Roadster pick-up that’s also undergone a transformation, despite being standard for a long time.

Engine failure brought about changes for a ’50s California-style hot rod, complete with a Chevy V8, before he settled on an early 1960s-esque street roadster – and as well as being campaigned on the sand, this is still used regularly on the road, too.

“More than anything, the London Concours is a celebration of automotive passion, in all its forms,” said Andrew Evans, London Concours Director. “The hot rod scene is one of the most spectacular motoring sub-cultures”.

“We’re honoured that so many of these incredibly detailed and passionately engineered creations will be joining our collection of the world’s finest cars”.


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