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 the a Jet Dragster and 2 seater Dragster Rides. Off track there will be Show & Shine, Live Music, Traders, Cacklefest, Historic Car Display and more.
National classes racing at Dragstalgia include:
Nitro and methanol nostalgia funny cars and Fuel Altereds including the NFAA running a cannonball format.
High riding gassers.
Predominantly slingshots and altereds.
Ford Pops and Anglias.
Supercharged dragsters, altereds and door slammers.
2nd Annual Willys Wars
Willys match racing.
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.
Street legal muscle cars (pre 1980’s only).
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, RWYB takes place on Friday from 12pm-7pm with no race classes.
The RWYB sessions on the Saturday and Sunday are now sold out. Places are still available on Friday to pre-book or purchase on arrival.
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.
Trophies will go to those racing in the spirit of the event in the following categories:
Best Backup Girl/Guy
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
Autoglym Show & ShineIn 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.
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.
There will be a cacklefest 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.
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.
Live Evening Entertainment
After the track closes head to Fuelers Bar on Friday and Saturday for DJs and Live Bands.
Dragstalgia 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 Fuelers Bar which will be open from Friday.
Historic Car Display
Some of the greatest cars and bikes from Drag Racing's past will be on display in a special marquee.
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.
Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale
If you're looking to buy or sell vintage cars, bike or parts then head over to the Swap Meet and Cars 4 Sale areas. Both are free.
Vintage Hair Styling
Vintage hair styling and make up will be available for the ladies and haircuts for the men for a small fee on both Saturday and Sunday. To pre book appointments please contact Sarah, email@example.com.
Jet Dragster An awesome Jet Dragster will be thundering down the strip.
Watch as the brave and the lucky get to ride down the strip in the 7 second Santa Pod 2Seater dragster. See the 2Seater page for how to book a ride.
Catering & Traders: Full catering & bar facilities are available all weekend along with a range of traders.
Family Fun: There's fun for all the family off track with side shows and Fun Fair Rides.
Camping: Camping is included with weekend tickets. Gates opening at 8am Friday. Separate Hot Rod only camping field.
NITRO FM - 96.2: The Santa Pod radio station, Nitro FM will be broadcasting daily from early till late on 96.2FM with a selection of great music, interviews and chat to keep you informed and entertained.
Dragstalgia 2016 Tickets:
FREE parking for all ticket holders.
FREE access to the pits! Get up close to the racers, crew and of course the Dragsters.
Advance ticket orders are subject to a booking fee of £2 per ticket and postage fee of £3 per order (no postage fee on "print at home tickets").
Maximum single online order of 9 admission tickets. To bulk book tickets for clubs or groups you will need to phone the Box Office to place your order.
Advanced ticket prices end on the Friday a week before the event weekend at 5pm. After this time only "print at home tickets" will be available at standard rate.
All tickets are non-refundable.
Ticket prices are per person.
* Three FREE kids per paying Adult, photo ID is required if kids look older than they are.
**Early Bird discounts of 20% are available until 31st January (year of the event) on admission tickets for Santa Pod organised events excluding third party events, Stunt Fest, RWYBs, DWYBs and grandstand seats. These cannot to be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.
Day admission is 8am till racing finishes, day tickets will be sold on the gate until 4pm.
Camping is included within multi-day admission tickets, NOT single day tickets. e.g. Sat/Sun ticket = camping Sat night.