The Kustom Culture is very much alive and well in Europe, and the recent European Hot Rod & Custom Show in Belgium offered old-school rod enthusiasts the opportunity to drag race, show off, or just hang-out. Held at the historic Chimay International Raceway, Chimay is Belgium’s oldest, still-existing road racing course, which was founded in 1926.
For three days (June 24-26) Kustom rod fans, bikers, and muscle car enthusiasts gathered to enjoy the “smells of burning rubber and high octane gas” that made the Chimay venue’s atmosphere one like none other that the Euro rod and custom scene has witnessed in quite some time.
Drag racing was one of the Euro Hot Rod & Custom Show’s main events, and preregistration was open to all cars and bikes made before 1975. The drag races were categorized and timed professionally, and the festivities took place at the Chimay International straight located in front of the track tower.
Our featured video onboard a ’57 Chevy gives us a beautiful overview of the Belgium motoring event, and what better way than to actually cruise the Chimay grounds and take a peek at the people and events first-hand? Shot with a GoPro HD Hero 2 camera, a ride in a ’57 shoebox is the only way to roll.
Along with drag racing at the straight and a 1,000 meter speed trial, the Euro Rod Show took participants back to the late-’50s and early-’60s with a “Show and Shine” car show presented by Meguiar’s.
All show participants were offered the opportunity to win one of several trophies, along with the chance to have their car displayed at the venue’s “Kustomrama” big top tent.
Showing-off some super cool cars and engaging in all-out speed were the name of the game at Chimay International Raceway’s recent Euro Hot Rod & Custom Show, and it was a trip back to the golden era of hot-rodding that Belgium will not soon forget!