Santa Pod Raceway

NSRA Nostalgia Nationals

Fri 10th to Sun 12th May 2019

Organised by the NSRA and Santa Pod Raceway, a hot rod meet rolled up into a weekend of nostalgia style drag racing. Run what ya brung for pre-1973 cars. Hot rods, customs, Outlaw Anglias, dragsters, altereds, Wild Bunch and the Gasser Circus.

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

What's On:

Drag Racing

Nostalgia Drag Racing
  • Outlaw Anglia
    Ford Pops and Anglias.
  • Gasser Circus
    High riding gassers.
  • 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.

Entry Form: Racer Entry Form here

Run What Ya Brung

Pre '73 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-1973’s vehicles only, Retro, Classic, Hot Rod and American cars (sorry, no modern cars or bikes).

Please note that at this event, helmets are compulsory for all participants. Neck padding and arm restraints are recommended. Full RWYB details at Unlimited runs for £25 per day Sign-on, Fri, Sat & Sun.

Live Music
As well as all the track action there will also be Live Bands on Friday and Saturday nights in Fuelers Bar.


Live Band - I-Party (Friday Night)
With a great mix of Pop, Rock, Soul and much much more I-Party play music that will get you up dancing the night away.

Chicago Bytes

Live Band - Chicago Bytes (Saturday Night)

The Chicago Bytes Rhythm and Blues band will soon get you in the groove playing music from the likes of Rory Gallagher, Dr Feelgood, the Rolling Stones, Canned Heat, Bruce Springsteen, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Steve Earle and many more.

Show & Shine

Quick Six
These are trophies awarded by the NSRA committee. The cars don’t have to be the shiniest or prettiest, they certainly don’t have to be the quickest but they are judged to have been representative of the ‘Spirit of the Event’. The only criteria is that they must have been put through their paces on the quarter mile at some point over the weekend.


Show Car Parking
There are no trophies or judging but if you want to park your car up for like minded people to admire then head on over to the Show Car Parking area.

Roger Goring's state of the art Ford Mustang bodied Jet car is one of only 3 centre drive Jet Funny Cars in the world and the only one outside of the USA.

Trade VillageNostalgia Trade Village
There will be a wide range of traders.

Rushden LakesShop, Eat and Explore at Rushden Lakes
As part of your Nostalgia weekend we’re pleased to be offering a courtesy bus to and from Rushden Lakes on Saturday for those who’d like to visit for a few hours. The bus will be running from the NSRA information tent on the hour from 10am-4pm. Return journeys will be from the drop off point at half past the hour from 10.30am-4.30pm. Please see for details on the lakes. (Sat)

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

2018 Photo Gallery

View photos from Nostalgia Nationals 2018 on the Facebook Photo Gallery.

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NSRA Nostalgia Nationals 2019 Tickets

Fri 10th to Sun 12th May 2019 - Kids Under 16 FREE*

Ticket Type Advance Standard Gates Open Grandstand
Friday NO Friday Day Tickets N/A FREE
Saturday £16 £20 Sat 8am FREE
Sunday £16 £20 Sun 8am FREE
Thursday Arrival Pass £5 N/A Thu 12 to 7pm N/A
Sat / Sun £25 £30 Sat 8am per day
Fri / Sat / Sun £30 £35 Fri 8am per day

NSRA Members get £5 off Weekend Tickets (max 2 per member) on the gate on production of their membership card.

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


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