The Custom Cup at Lydden Hill is back for 2022 and it’s back with a bang!
The Custom Cup is a celebration of everything custom, whether it be classic American cars, custom bikes, rare classics or anything in between, join us for this summer festival for automotive expression at the historic Lydden Hill Race Circuit!
Saturday – Race Day
On Saturday the 23rd of July, the first day of the Custom Cup, you can expect a packed programme of circuit racing from the Classic & Modern Motorsport Club (CMMC) as well as the Pickup Racing championship.
CMMC will be treating us to three classes including the wide arched, high power Super Saloons, the custom built, all-grip Intermarque Silhouettes and the highly competitive Tin Tops. Each class provides exhilarating door-to-door racing and a true spectacle for the spectator.
We’ll also be joined by the Pickup Racing Championship, with 20 teams running purpose-built 230hp racing pickups, at only 900kg these 2 litre spaceframe pickups put all the emphasis on driver skill, racing within an inch of one another with no room to spare.
Sunday – No Prep Competition & Public Tracktime
With the circuit racing complete on Saturday, we’ll now move the fan favourite No Prep event, a sprint race similar to a drag race going in a straight line, starting from Paddock Bend with the finish line 3/4 of the way up the hill with plenty of stopping room before the circuit begins to curve.
The No Prep will see cars of all ages, power trains and drivers take on the course. From highly modified Japanese imports, to classic American muscle, to the latest and greatest in speed technology from the likes of Audi and BMW.
The whole weekend!
You can expect unique displays of anything and everything custom and/or interesting, we have had military tanks, custom mopeds, Group-B rally legends, British classics and everything in between.
There will be an excellent selection of food and drink, with bar onsite and Lydden catering which uses only locally sourced, fresh meat and bread from our local butcher and baker!
You can also expect plenty for the kids with entertainment around the circuit for the whole event, including a full funfair, photo opportunities with your favourite characters and more!
Custom Cup ’22 FAQs
If you are planning to display your custom car, bike, truck, or anything else then you will be able to get a significant discount on your entry ticket, starting at 50% off.
, call 01304 830557 or DM the Lydden Hill Facebook page
with some basic details of your display and we'll send you over a discount code!
Group/club bookings can get a further discount so make sure to get in touch.
We're looking for anything and everything automotive and unique. Classic American muscle, one-off custom bikes/cars, classics, hot rods, trucks, big-rigs to name just a few.
The Custom Cup is a celebration of the petrol head (Petrol alternatives also welcome) so if you've got something to show, the weirder, the better, get in touch and we'll get you here!
Saturday will be an action packed day of racing from a multitude of formulas.
We'll be seeing the return of the Classic & Modern Motorsport Club after their successful raceday in 2021 bringing the Super Saloons, Tin Tops, and Intermarques for door-to-door circuit racing.
After a long hiatus, the Pickup Truck Racing Club are back at Lydden Hill with a packed grid of 200+ horsepower tail-happy pickups all fighting for points in this national championship.
More races to be announced soon!
The main attraction on Sunday will be the no-prep sprint.
The No Prep Sprint is a form of drag racing, usually undertaken by modified street cars. The course starts from paddock bend running wrong direction up Hairy Hill with the finish line 3/4 of the way into the accent.
This course provides a unique challenge for our drivers and quite a spectacle for fans.
We will be joined on Sunday by the No Prep Drag Racing Club using their purpose-built drag racers head-to-head to determine the winner of the rather substantial prize pool. See V8 Escorts, classic Fiats and American muscle catapult up the hill to be the last one standing.
Running along side the No Prep Drag Racing Club we will be running public No Prep competition, with prize money and trophies on the line. The rules are simple, get from A to B as fast as possible.
In between No Prep sessions we will be including some public car track sessions, gwt your car out on circuit in front of a crowd of car lovers. Get a taster for track days with bookings for single sessions available!
There is fun and enjoyment to be had for petrol heads all shapes and sizes over the weekend, with static Custom displays lining the circuit over the weekend. Live band & bar on Saturday night, quality street food available all weekend and much more.
Bring the kids too with bouncy castles, fun fair and your favourite superheroes all at Lydden Hill Race Circuit!