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 Fireforce Jet Car and 2 seater Dragster Rides. Off track there will be Show & Shine, Live Music, Traders, Cacklefest, Historic Car Display and much more.
You can also expect to see a classic photo wall in the bar which we welcome additions to. Please do not pin up any original photo's as we cannot guarantee their return.
Dragstalgia will Feature:
National classes racing at Dragstalgia include:
Nostalgia Fuel Altered Association
Nitro and methanol altereds.
Nostalgia Funny Cars
Nitro and methanol nostalgia funny cars.
Predominantly slingshots and altereds.
Ford Pops and Anglias.
High riding gassers.
Supercharged dragsters, altereds and door slammers.
Street legal muscle cars.
Heads up 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.
Please could all drivers planning to race at Dragstalgia let Santa Pod Raceway know by emailing email@example.com or call James on 01234 782828.
Dragstalgia Photo Entry List
View photos of the Championship Racers and RWYBers that have provisionally said they will be attending Dragstalgia on the Photo Entry List page.
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 vehicles only, Retro, Classic, Hot Rod and American cars and bikes. RWYB sessions on Saturday and Sunday but time will be limited on Sunday. (sorry, no modern, Jap or Euro cars)
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
Show & Shine (Sunday)
Put your pride and joy on display and you could be going home with a trophy, free to enter, just turn up and register on the day. We have trophies for the Best of Show plus 4 runners up completing the Top 5.
Club display areas and club camping areas are available for booking now, to book call 01234 782828 or download a Dragstalgia Club Booking Form here. 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 Mopar, NSRA, NASC, AACI and UKSM. Offer applies to gate tickets only and you must provide your membership card.
The first clubs to book for Dragstalgia 2013 are:
Essex Chapter GB
Kawasaki Triples Club
Historic Car Display
Some of the greatest cars and bikes from Drag Racing's past will be on display in a special marquee.
The historic Allard Chrysler will be at Dragstalgia on display and taking part in the cacklefest.
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 where Lady K's will be hosting a night of Live Bands, DJs and Burlesque.
You can twist and rock all night to the fabulous sounds of the Broadway
Twisters starring Adele, a band like no other, you'll be addicted. Starting the evening will be Catherine Jane who sings all sorts of styles and does a wicked Elvis.
Burlesque performers will include Talulah Blue who's style, as seen on Britains Got Talent, encapsulates old Hollywood glamour and cheesecake burlesque. Also on stage will be Luna Luminescence, Miss Bruise Violet and compare Eddie Adams.
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 F1 Stock Car Club
There will be stock car racing displays on special oval track from the Historic F1 Stock Car Club on Saturday and Sunday. These powerful cars are still racing, just as they would have done in the 1950's.
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.
Jet Dragster A Jet Dragster will be blasting down the track.
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be making a fly pasts with a Hurricane and a Spitfire on both Saturday and Sunday.
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.
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, radio controlled car track, & Fun Fair Rides.
Camping: Camping is included with weekend tickets. Gates opening at midday Friday.
Nitro FM 96.2: Santa Pod’s own radio station broadcasts from early till late with a selection of great music, interviews and chat.
1320go - Timing Data App: View live timing data on your mobile phone. Details on the 1320go page.
From £79 per person, come along and enjoy the VIP experience including lunch. 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 VIP/Hospitality pages or call 01234 782828.
Dragstalgia - Sat 13th to Sun 14th July 2013
Kids Under 16 FREE*
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").
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.
Day admission is 8am-6pm, day tickets will be sold on the gate until 4pm.
Caravan Club members get 20% discount on Santa Pod organised event admission tickets when booked in advance by phone. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Tickets will not be posted but left at the Main Gate Collection Office and Caravan Club membership card must be shown on collection of tickets at the event.
To Book Tickets please phone 01234 782828 or buy your tickets online.