Santa Pod Raceway

Dragstalgia 2019

Fri 12th to Sun 14th July 2019

Santa Pod goes back to the way we were with Dragstalgia, a weekend dedicated to drag racing, hot rods and bikes from a bygone era with classic dragsters and funny cars, altereds, hot rods, American muscle and more.

There will be Championship Drag Racing and Run What Ya Brung sessions on the track along with a Jet Dragster and 2 seater Dragster Rides. Off track there will be Show & Shine, Live Music, Traders, Cracklefest, Historic Car Display and more.

TICKETS: Adult Tickets from £22 - Kids Under 16 FREE* Buy Tickets

Entry List: View the current Dragstalgia 2019 Entry List.

What's on:

Drag Racing
National classes racing at Dragstalgia include:

Drag Racing

  • Nostalgia Cannonball
    Nitro and methanol nostalgia funny cars and Fuel Altereds including the NFAA and Nostalgia Funny Car, running a cannonball format.
  • Slingshot Showdown
    Shootout for quick Front Engined Dragsters only. Entrants must have ran quicker than 8.5 to be eligible.
  • Gasser Circus
    High riding gassers.
  • Nostalgia Pro Stock Bike
    Based on historic ACU pro stock rules. The class is for pre-1980 bikes with stock appearance, 7” tyres, carbs and stock main chassis.
  • Outlaw Anglia
    Ford Pops and Anglias.
  • Wild Bunch
    Predominantly slingshots and altereds.

Drag Racing

  • Willys Wars
    Willys match racing.
  • Supercharged Outlaws
    Supercharged dragsters, altereds and door slammers.
  • Nostalgia Superstock
    Shootout for pre 72 American bodied cars with stock rear suspension, carbs only no power adders, slicks are allowed.
  • NSA Bike Shootout
    Some of the most historic Drag Bikes around will be taking part in a shootout.

Entry Forms:

Download Cannonball & Slingshot Showdown Entry Form

Download Sportsman Racer Entry Form

Dragstalgia Invitational

Custom Car Invitational
As a staunch supporter of Dragstalgia since its inception in 2011, Custom Car magazine is excited to again be taking an active role in the event. Previously known as the RWYB on the Saturday and Sunday, the Custom Car Invitational will showcase some of the best vehicles from the UK and beyond to join the invited race classes in making some passes throughout the weekend.

Entries are now closed.

Custom Car

Run What Ya Brung

Run What Ya Brung
Take your car or motorcycle out on the famous quarter-mile dragstrip and test it's performance limits in a safe and legal environment. Open to pre-1980’s vehicles only, Retro, Classic, Hot Rod and American cars and bikes (sorry, no modern cars or bikes).

RWYB sessions are on Friday ONLY from 10am-4.30pm with no race classes. Unlimited runs for £25 Sign-on.

Please note that at this event, helmets are required for all vehicles travelling faster than 100mph at the finish line. Neck padding and arm restraints are recommended. Full RWYB details at


NEW for 2019, Dragstalgia will host a Live Music Stage within the Vintage Village with a vibrant mix of Live Bands and DJs throughout the day playing long into the evening. Evening entertainment (Fri & Sat) then continues over in Fuelers Bar for all those up for a late night knees up!

View full Line-up on the Music page.

As part of your Sporting Event entrance only.

Show & Shine

Autoglym Show & Shine
In association with the NSRA (Sunday)
Put your pride and joy on display and you could be going home with a trophy. It's free to enter, just turn up and register on the day. Space is limited and the paddock fills up quickly so be sure to arrive early.

We have prizes from Autoglym and trophies judged by the NSRA for the Best of Show plus 4 runners up completing the Top 5. Open to pre 1980 vehicles only, Retro, Classic, Hot Rod and American cars and bikes.

Run What Ya Brung

Showmanship Trophies
Trophies will go to those racing in the spirit of the event in the following categories:

  • Best Backup Girl/Guy
  • Lowest ET
  • Wheelstand of the Weekend
  • Burnout of the Weekend
  • Driving Job of the Weekend
  • Best Appearing Team
  • Moment of the Weekend
  • Spirit of Dragstalgia
  • Best Appearing Vehicle

Nostalgia Display

Swedish Nostalgia Drag Racing Display
Janne Johansson from Sweden will be returning to Dragstalgia with some of his stunning Nostalgia Drag Racing collection. Janne has a whole workshop full of cars, parts and historic drag racing memorabilia from all over the world and we’re delighted to welcome Janne and some of his display back to Santa Pod this year.

Janne will be filling his show worthy, Peterbilt towed, transporter with as many goodies as he can squeeze in there. If you saw the display last year, you’ll appreciate the line-up is a sight to behold. Watch this space to find out exactly what he’ll be bringing – all we can say now is the display won’t be the same as last year!

Vintage Fair

Vintage Fair with Hotties Vintage Village
We have teamed up with true purveyors of Nostalgia, Hotties Vintage Village; expect an eclectic and vibrant mix of stalls with vintage and retro clothing, homewares, jewelry, crafts and collectables. Make sure you pop into the Vintage Fair marquee this Dragstalgia to have a good browse and a rummage! We have a couple of surprises up our sleeve too; stay tuned for updates about our Vintage Hair Stylist & Barber, Rock ‘n’ Roll Jive Dance Classes and Best Dressed Competitions!

If you are interested in exhibiting at The ‘Dragstalgia’ Vintage Fair, email for further information. Prices start at just £60 for the weekend.

Download the Vintage Fair Trader Booking Form.

Club Displays

Club Displays / Camping
Club display areas and club camping areas are available for booking now, to book call 01234 782828 or Download a Dragstalgia Club Booking Form. You must have a minimum of 10 cars to book a club stand or camping area.

20% discount for members of American, Classic, Retro and Hot Rod car clubs including MMA, NSRA, NASC, AACI and UKSM. Offer applies to gate tickets only and you must provide your membership card.

Camping is included with weekend tickets. Gates opening at 8am Friday. Separate Hot Rod only camping field.


There will be a cracklefest on Saturday evening with cars lining up on the track in front of the grandstand. Keeping the nostalgia vibe going, suitable cars will be push started from the road in front of the grandstand before driving onto the track.

Fire Burnouts

Fire Burnouts
Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the event (and year) is the annual fire burnout display. Watch in amazement as man and machine strap in, set themselves on fire and then light up the tyres. Saturday Evening


The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be flying over on Sunday with a Hurricane.

Fireforce 5Fireforce 5
Martin Hill's Jet Dragster otherwise known as Fireforce 5 will be lighting up the quarter mile.

Dragstalgia Beer FestivalDragstalgia Beer Festival
Running along side Dragstalgia will be the return of the Beer Festival with more ales from local breweries. So if you’re a real ale fan then head over to the Marquee in the Vintage Village which will be open from Friday.

Hall of Fame

British Drag Racing Hall of Fame
The BDRHF will be bringing along some of the biggest names from the past 40 years of drag racing. Don’t forget your autograph book for this fantastic opportunity to catch some of your childhood hero’s.

Fun Fair RidesFun Fair Rides
There's fun for all the family off track with side shows and Fun Fair Rides.

NefariousNefarious – Pinstriping (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Pinstriping guru, Simon ‘Nefarious’ Pollock will be joining us for the weekend demonstrating his advanced pinstriping skills. Bring along your crash helmets, body panels, travelmugs, smart phones or even complete cars and bikes to be pinstriped by one of Europe’s premier pinstripe artists. Acquire a cool new skill and have a go at pinstriping yourself with instruction from the team; if you want to bring your own glovebox, valve covers, or iPhone, or whatever you wish, you can be guided in how to stripe the item yourself.

Event Facilities:

There will be a range of traders selling everything from clothing to collectables. (All Days)

Bars & CaterersBars & Caterers
There are multiple bars and a range of caterers to suit all tastes on site at Santa Pod Raceway. (All Days)


On site camping is included with all multi-day admission tickets to Santa Pod Raceway. View details on the Camping Page where you can also find links to Santa Pod's partners Camplify - Caravan Hire and RV-sharing, and American Motorhomes - Large High Spec Motorhomes Hire.


For just £129 + VAT per person come along and enjoy the VIP experience including lunch and balcony viewing. Don't worry if you've already booked your tickets, you can still upgrade for a great day out or a gift.

More information on the Hospitality pages.

Dragstalgia Photo Gallery

View photos from Dragstalgia 2018 on the Facebook Photo Gallery.


Dragstalgia 2019 Tickets

Fri 12th to Sun 14th July 2019 - Kids Under 16 FREE*

Ticket Type Advance Standard Gates Open Grandstand
Friday NO Friday Day Tickets N/A FREE
Saturday £22 £30 Sat 8am FREE
Sunday £22 £30 Sun 8am FREE
All 3 Days £45 £55 Fri 8am per day

To Book Tickets please phone 01234 782828 or buy your tickets online.


Euro Finals

Hot Rod Drags

Dragstalgia Videos & Galleries

Dragstalgia 2019 Preview, Entry List, Music
Dragstalgia 2018 Report, Highlight Video, Entry List, Facebook Photo Gallery
Dragstalgia 2017 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Dragstalgia 2016 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Dragstalgia 2015 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Dragstalgia 2014 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery

Drag Racing

View the full Results Data here and descriptions of the various Drag Racing classes on the Classes page.


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