Santa Pod Raceway
Drag Racing

Dragstalgia 2016
Fri 15th to Sun 17th July 2016

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.

Dragstalgia 2015 Highlights Video
  View photos from Dragstagia 2015 in the Facebook Photo Gallery.
What's On At Dragstalgia 2016
Drag Racing

Drag Racing

National classes racing at Dragstalgia include:

  • Nostalgia Cannonball
    Nitro and methanol nostalgia funny cars and Fuel Altereds including the NFAA 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.
  • Wild Bunch
    Predominantly slingshots and altereds.
  • Outlaw Anglia
    Ford Pops and Anglias.
  • Supercharged Outlaws
    Supercharged dragsters, altereds and door slammers.
  • 3rd Annual Willys Wars
    Willys match racing.
  • Superstock
    Shootout for pre 72 American bodied cars with stock rear suspension, carbs only no power adders, slicks are allowed.
  • Outlaw Flat Four
    Heads up drag racing from flat four engined cars.
  • NSA Bike Shootout
    Some of the most historic Drag Bikes around will be taking part in a shootout.
  • Outlaw Street
    Street legal muscle cars (pre 1980’s only).

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.
NFAA Gasser Circus Supercharged Outlaws NSA Superstock NASC Outlaw Flat Four
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 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

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

USA Fuel Altereds

US Fuel Altereds
Ron Hope’s Rat Trap and Randy Bradford’s topolino will be coming all the way from the US for a weekend of wild entertainment.

The pair will be joined by Nick Davies in the Havoc altered from the UK and following on from 2014 – Nick has a score to settle!

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.


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.

Show n 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.

Autoglym   NSRA

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
Club Displays

Club Displays
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.

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Fuelers Bar

Fuelers Bar

Live Evening Entertainment
After the track closes head to Fuelers Bar on Friday and Saturday for DJs and Live Bands.

Jack Rabbit Slim   Jack Rabbit Slim - Friday Night
4 Greasy cats playin from the loins since 2004, they've graced the stage at many a top festival including Glastonbury, created earthquakes all across the Europe & The USA and received regular Radio 2 airplay from Bob Harris.

Jack Rabbit Slim

The Corsairs  
The Corsairs - Saturday Night
Playing Psychobilly, Punk, Ska and Retro.
Front man Mark on bass is joined by Nigel on drums and Dave on guitar, the corsairs are popular at scooter and bike rallies as well as many other festivals and are one off the UK's hardest working Punkabilly bands on the circuit.

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.


  • D.B. Dark 4.4% ABV
  • Praetorian Porter 5% ABV
  • Bonum Mild 3.5% ABV
  • Centurian 4% ABV
  • Acris 3.8% ABV
  • Fosse Ale 4.8% ABV
  • Gladiator 4.5% ABV
  • Legion 4.1% ABV
  • Onslaught 5.2% ABV
  • Rayae'd 4.3% ABV


  • Rosie's Pig Flat Tyre 4% ABV
  • Rosie's Pig Handbrake 4% ABV
  • Rosie's Pig Old Banger 4% ABV
  • Weston’s Old Rosie 7.3% ABV
  • Moles Black Rat 6% ABV
  • Rosie Pig 4.8% ABV
Wheelie Car

Wheelie Car
The historic "High Risk" wheelie car is a Corvette stingray that runs the quarter mile quicker on two wheels than most production cars can on four. "High Risk" is a real piece of Santa Pod's history as it has been wheeling down the drag strip since the '60s.

Car Display

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.

Jet Dragster

Jet Dragster
The Split Second Jet Dragster driven by Julian Webb will be thundering down the strip.

Swap Meet

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.


WWII Flypast
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be making a fly past with a Spitfire or a Hurricane at 3pm on Sunday.


2015 winner of the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame journalism award; Rodger Attaway will be attending Dragstalgia selling and signing his winning book “Street Rod & Custom Showtime”. Street Rod & Custom Showtime is the complete history of those exhilarating times when drag racing, hot rods and custom cars and bikes came of age in the UK.

Fun Fair Rides

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

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

2 Seater Rides

2Seater Dragster
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. (2Seater Dragster rides are now SOLD OUT for Dragstalgia.)


Catering & Traders
Full catering & bar facilities are available all weekend along with a range of traders.

Nitro FM

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.
  • Camping included for multiple day ticket holders.

From just £99 + 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. Full information on the Hospitality page.

Dragstalgia - Fri 15th to Sun 17th July 2016 - Kids Under 16 FREE*
Ticket Type Standard Adv Grandstand Gates Open Track Fee
Friday N/A N/A Free Fri 8am £25 unlimited
Pre entry only
Saturday £20 £14 Free Sat 8am N/A
Sunday £20 £14 Free Sun 8am N/A
Weekend £40 £30 Free Fri 8am N/A

Buy Tickets Online   To Book Tickets please phone 01234 782828 or buy your tickets online.
  • Advance ticket orders are subject to a booking fee of £2 per ticket and postage fee of £3 per order (£6 recorded, 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.
  • 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.
  • Parking is free.
  • Please see Essential Info page for Rain Off Policy and other terms and conditions.
  • For RWYB don't forget your driving Licence.
  • Caravan Club members get 20% discount on selected Santa Pod tickets. View details and exclusions here.
Dragstalgia Menu

Dragstalgia 2016 Preview / Entry List
Dragstalgia 2015 Report / Entry List
Dragstalgia 2014 Report / Entry List / Facebook Photo Gallery
Dragstalgia 2013 Report & Gallery / Entry List
Dragstalgia 2012 Report & Gallery / Entry List
Dragstalgia 2011 Report & Gallery / Entry List

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