Kylie with 40s Plymouth
A Hotrod Hayride first-timer, Kylie got up at 4am to travel from Nottingham. Photographed on the Oval Dirt Track she told i-D Online her favourite car at the event was a 32 Roadster.
Laura with 32 Ford Model B Roadster Hotrod
Another Hotrod Hayride first-timer, Laura travelled with her friend Kylie from Nottingham and told i-D Online she’d never seen so many hotrods in one place. She plays double bass in a band called ‘The San Diegos’ and her favourite car at the event was a 32 Ford Model B coupe. Her highlight was watching Californian-based band ‘Luis & the Wildfires’ perform. She’s planning to attend Brighton Rumble in August and Hemsby Rock N Roll Weekender in October.
Anton with BSA classic motorcycle, 41 Willy’s Gasser, 59 Dodge (L to R)
Ben spotted Anton dressed in a leather vest, trousers, biker boots with genuine 40s Ray Bans drinking coffee from a plastic cup and thought he was the epitome of cool. Anton is an accountant and travelled from Rotterdam, Holland for his first Hotrod Hayride. He thought the event was relaxed and had a real 30s atmosphere. He loved the old shooting lodges and enjoyed watching Sunday’s Soapbox Derby. He will be attending the Brighton Rockers Reunion on 12 September. His all-time favourite car is a Daimler Dart.
Melanie with 55 Ford Customline
Mother of two Melanie is from a village in Cambridgeshire call Tydd St. Mary. It was her second time at the Hotrod Hayride and she said it will certainly not be her last. She says the brilliant cars, great people, friendly atmosphere, good bands and fantastic vintage clothing stalls make it the best event of the year. Melanie says her highlight was watching the ’49 Specials’ perform on Saturday night, meeting people and having her picture taken by i-D Online. She’s looking forward to Hemsby Rock N Roll Weekender in October and her monthly jive club in Cambridge, starting in March. She travelled in a green 32 Ford five-window coupe.
Dave with 40s Harley-Davidson motorcycles
Spotted queuing for a burger, Ben thought Dave was the most authentic looking attendee, looking like he was straight out of the Midwest farmstead on a pickup truck. Dave is from Colchester and plays double bass in 40s swing, rhythm and blues band ‘Sugarfoot Stomp’ and rock and roll band ‘Mike and the Rhythm Stars’. It was his third time at the event and he says it’s definitely the best hotrod weekend – his highlight was watching the race at the Oval Dirt Track on Saturday afternoon. His favourite car of the weekend was a 41 Ford pickup. Dave will be attending 40s weekend Twinwood in August and will be playing with Sugarfoot Stomp at the Rhythm Riot in Camber Sands in November.