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 Car and 2 seater Dragster Rides. Off track there will be Show & Shine, Live Music, Traders, Cacklefest, Historic Car Display and more.
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 running a cannonball format.
High riding gassers.
Predominantly slingshots and altereds.
Ford Pops and Anglias.
Supercharged dragsters, altereds and door slammers.
1st Annual Willys Wars
New for 2014.
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).
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.
Rat Trap & Pure Hell Match Racing in association with USAutomotive
Ron Hope and Rich Guasco are bringing 2 of the baddest fuel altereds of all time to Dragstalgia all the way from the USA. This could be a once in a lifetime opportunity not to be missed for any true drag racing fan.
Based at Duxford airfield and operated by the B17 Preservation, “Sally B” is the last remaining flying fortress in Europe and we’re pleased to announce that 70 years after B17’s were being flown out of Podington on a regular basis, Sally B is coming to Podington Airfield for a flypast. Planned for Sunday lunchtime, this is set to be a real historic, once in a lifetime moment – do not miss it. (photo: Tom Hill)
Drive In Cinema showing Snake & Mongoose
Bring your Hot Rod, Classic or American and drive in to our authentic drive in movie. Tune into Nitro FM on 96.2fm on your stereo or bring a wireless and pick up the audio that way. Don’t worry if you don’t have a car suitable to drive in, you’ll still be able to view the film from the bank behind the cars (with a PA system providing the audio). Snake & Mongoose will be showing at 8.30pm on Saturday night after racing but other titles such as American Graffiti, Two-Lane Black top and more will be showing throughout the weekend with Shirley Muldowneys Heart like a Wheel playing on Friday night.
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. (sorry, no modern, Jap or Euro cars)
RWYB sessions are on Friday from 12pm-7pm with no race classes, and at intervals throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. Pre-entry is compulsory. Pre-enter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call James on 01234 782828.
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 & ShineIn association with the NSRA (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. 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.
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 on Friday and Saturday for DJ Kike Louie, Live Bands and Burlesque from Lady K's on Saturday.
Saturday Night - The Copykatz
Darren H Presley is a renowned premier multi tribute artiste and is the driving force behind this fantastic rock & roll band and happens to be the front man / lead vocalist. The band covers a plethora of rock & roll greats from the 50's & 60's such as Elvis, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis, Del Shannon & much more!
DJ Kike Louie
Playing a medley of old songs combined with the newest artists in the scene, Rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly, western swing, modern swing, ska, Rythm ‘n’ blues, Blues, 60’s, Surf and other genres and…well, enough talking, come and dance if you dare!!
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.
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 Car A Jet Car will be blasting down the track.
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.
Live Pin Striping Demos - Pinstriping as an art-form is as old as the hills, commonly associated with coachlining, barge painting and Romany wagons, it's also a big part of the hotrod scene. Watch a master at work at Dragstalgia: Nefarious will be doing LIVE pin-striping demos. www.pinstriping.co.uk
Mobile Phone Apps Enhance your visit to Santa Pod with two apps available on iPhone and Android. The Santa Pod Raceway app is FREE and has information about events including Entry Lists and Timetables. The 1320go App lets you view live timing data on your mobile phone. Details on both are on the App page.
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 - Fri 11th to Sun 13th July 2014
Kids Under 16 FREE*
£25 unlimited Adv booking only
£25 unlimited Adv booking only
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 till track closes, 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.
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.