Vintage Hot Rods at Pendine Sands Carmarthenshire

01. Photographing Vintage Hotrods

Vintage Hot Rod Associations, an annual event at Pendine Sands located in Carmarthenshire West Wales. Where they turn up in the most amazing vehicles and blast down the beach over a timed distance reaching speeds up to 120mph!

Thes Hot Rods aren’t the fastest things out the gate, but once they are cranked up I love  going for the panning shot everything this year I walked up to where they are nearly doing 100mph allowing for me to change the shutter speed to 1/60th which gave me much better-hit rate than previous years I was down at 1/30th!

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Nikon D7500 and Sigma lens 

02. What Makes VHRA event so special 

With its long beach and its land speed record-breaking history, where the likes of the legendary Malcolm Campbell and Bluebird ran here, John Godfrey Parry Thomas came with his car Babs with its 27 litre Liberty aeroplane engine, which returned to run down the beach again just a few years ago.

So, having the sound of raw V8’s blaring out is truly music to my ears. The whole event takes us back to a different time and is well supported by entrants from the UK and around the world.  A date in my dairy that I will not miss!

To find out more about the VHRA click here


VHRA pendine sands vintage hot rods beach race

VHRA( Vintage Hot Rod Association) Zoom In Collection 2022

Images have been taken zoomed in or have been cropped to get you Up Close and Personal to the action

VHRA (Vintage Hot Rod Association) Full Size images 2022

This collection is as shot on the day, with no cropping