Journal: The Pendine Sands Are Where Drivers Go To Challenge Hot Rod History

The Pendine Sands Are Where Drivers Go To Challenge Hot Rod History

By Isaac Wingold
June 28, 2016
5 comments

For members of the Vintage Hot Rod Association, Pendine Sands is a proving grounds of sorts. It’s where hot rodders of all ages go to take in the intoxicating smell of, “salt, gasoline, and adrenaline”. And, naturally, to feel the rush of reaching thrillingly high speeds.

Since the early 1900s, this 7-mile stretch of the Welsh beach has served as the natural venue of choice for those wishing to join the hot rod elite at the 100 mph mark, in addition to hosting many attempts on the world land speed record.

Earlier this month, the Vintage Hot Rod Association held one of its two-day races at the Pendine Sands, and luckily for us, acclaimed German photographer Johannes Huwe was on location with a Leica MP full of Tri-X, to capture the high speed nostalgia in all its glory. The result of Huwe’s terrific photographic work is a beautiful collection of black and white images that genuinely capture the spirit of the hot rod community, while evoking memories of hot rodding’s early days.

Better: he’s written up the entire experience as a photo essay. If you love seeing and reading about these beasts in action as much as we do, you don’t want to miss his story, “Pendine Sands Hot Rod Races”.

H/T to Johannes Huwe and in color

You can follow Johanne’s work at Twitter, Facebook, and on his website, and you can buy his prints from Pendine at Society6.

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Mark Spencer
1 year ago

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Mark Spencer
Mark Spencer
1 year ago

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Jeff Thorsen
Jeff Thorsen
1 year ago

A wonderful location for such a competition. I was given the task to write an essay on this topic. I think that now I’ll write my paper since I learned a lot about such places. This is the perfect place on earth to accelerate. I had a dream to visit there and take a lot of photos.

Gary Stokley
Gary Stokley
1 year ago

The Pendine Sand is an incredible place. It has its history and special atmosphere. It’ll be especially liked by lovers of adrenaline and adventure. And I would also like to visit it. I recently wrote a written work about a place I would like to visit. Here is a review of the service that helped me with this https://www.topwritersreview.com/reviews/essaylab/ I learned even more interesting things about this and that his story is much more than I thought.

Gary Stokley
Gary Stokley
1 year ago

Great article, thanks!