About Us

The UK’s premier hot rod association for pre-1972 hot rods, street rods and customs

Originally formed in 1972, the NSRA is the club of choice for UK rodding enthusiasts. As well as being the National organisation for hotrodders, each year the NSRA organises two of the UK’s largest hot rod show weekends, plus two major auto parts swapmeets, and two nostalgia drag racing event weekends.

The NSRA also supports European rodding events as a member of the European Street Rod Association.

Our type of car and ‘the spirit of rodding’

Our type of car has its roots in a particular American style of modifying and customising. A style that goes back to the original hot rods, built and raced on the street, the drag strip, and the salt flats, since before World War II.

Many of the things that define the look of a hot rod – removal of fenders, taller rubber on the back, roof chops, louvres – are not merely styling exercises; they all stemmed from the original rodders’ desire for less weight, lower frontal area, less drag, and better gearing.

Hot rodding has since developed in many different directions, from the simple hot rod of the forties, through the customs and wild show cars of the sixties, to the high-tech street rods, pro-street cars and top fuel dragsters of today.

NSRA Membership

NSRA membership is open to anyone with an interest in Rods & Customs, whether or not you currently own one. Although the club’s name includes the words ‘Street Rod’ the UK NSRA is different from most other Street Rod Associations; membership and participation is not restricted to pre ’49 vehicles.

NSRA Members enjoy discounted entry to NSRA events, specialised insurance, supplier discounts, full access to the NSRA’s on-line Forum, and of course the members’ bi-monthly ‘Gasser’ magazine.

The NSRA is a member of FBHVC

The FBHVC is a grouping of almost 500 Clubs and Museums together with some 1500 Trade and Individual Supporters. The aim of the Federation is to uphold the freedom to use old vehicles on the roads without any undue restriction and to support its member organisations in whatever way it can.