VW Breakout

Fri 17th to Sun 19th May 2024

Family Friendly VW Weekender! A three-day relaxed VW Festival with all the elements of the shows we all know and love! Quarter mile track action features Doorslammer Drag Racing, alongside Live Music, Show & Shine, Traders, Fun Fair and Bar meaning you can enjoy the later evenings camping with friends!

What's on - Track Action & Show Cars
Drag Racing - Doorslammers

Big Money, Street Style Race!

The Doorslammers which ran in the 1970’s and 1980’s is back at Santa Pod in a bigger and better format, along with a huge prize fund.

There will be six heads-up classes along with one huge Bracket class.

Testing on Friday, Qualifying and Eliminations on Saturday and Sunday.

View full Doorslammers Information (Sat & Sun)

RWYB - Run What Ya Brung

VW & Doorslammer Racers Only RWYB

The drag strip will be open for you to take your own car down the track with timing data at ETSlips! (Fri Only 9.30am to 5pm)

Race Vouchers available online only, in advance and throughout the day. You will still need to visit the Sign On Office to show your driving licence and your race voucher e-ticket before hitting the track. Please note an Admission ticket is required in addition to your RWYB Race Voucher.

Sign-on costs £45 for the day with unlimited runs. More info on the RWYB page.

Show n Shine
Autoglym Show & Shine - Sunday

Open to VWs Only. Including Rust & Rat

Restored, modified or original… if you've got a cool VW that you want to show off, get it out of the car park and into the Show & Shine Paddock. (Sunday)

Trophies & Autoglym Prizes for:

  • Best of Show
  • Best Custom
  • Best Exterior
  • Best Beetle
  • Best Original
  • Best Interior
  • Best Engine
  • Best T4/5/6/7
  • Best Split, Bay & T25
  • Rust & Rat - Best Beetle
  • Rust & Rat - Best Bus
  • Rust & Rat - Best Other

How to Take Part:

  • Get your vehicle over to the Show Car Paddock on Sunday morning from 8am, where you will be parked up.
  • Fill in your entry form, available from the Show & Shine unit.
  • Make sure you're back in the Show & Shine area for the presentations to see if you've won.
Show Car Parking
Show Car Parking - Saturday
Open to VWs Only

No prizes, no judging. Just somewhere cool to park your VW if you want it to be seen on Saturday. (Saturday)

Fireforce 3
Fireforce 3

The awesome Fireforce 3 Jet Car will be thundering down the strip. The Pratt & Whitney J60 jet engine develops thrust equivalent to more than 10,000hp and can run the quarter-mile in 5 seconds with a terminal speed of 270mph! (Sat & Sun)

Jet Bus
Oklahoma Willy - The Jet Bus

This 1958 VW pick up spent most of her life on a farm in Oklahoma and has undergone a total nut and bolt restoration. The Rolls Royce Viper 535 jet engine is from a fighter jet with an afterburner added to produce a maximum power output of 5000 lbs of thrust. (Sat & Sun)

What's on - Night Life
Evening Entertainment
Live Music*

A full line-up of brilliant party tunes and serious live music across 2 arenas. Whatever floats your boat, there’s bound to be something to make you boogie at VW Breakout, including live bands and DJs. (Fri & Sat)

Friday Stage: Miami Vibe (80s)
Friday Fuelers Bar: House Anthems
Saturday Stage: Women In Rock
Saturday Fuelers Bar: Coming Soon

*Free as part of your sporting event ticket.

Miami Vibe
Miami Vibe

Far more than just a band. They’re a full-on 80s Party Experience! In fact, with recent shows including sold-out theatres, and a packed crowd at The London O2 supporting The Fizz (Bucks Fizz) in concert for their 40th anniversary concert, they’ve become one of the most sought after 80s bands in the UK! The musicians are all full time professionals, having been in the resident bands for The Voice, the X-Factor Live shows and bands! Get ready to party! (Stage - Fri)

Women In Rock
Women In Rock

Since 2016, Women In Rock have been wowing audiences across the UK & Europe with their high energy performances. Featuring soaring vocals, choreography, audience interaction, striking costumes and backed by a band of world class musicians, Women In Rock has built a reputation as the leading rock show around. Having performed to audiences of up to 120,000, these women are ready to take you on a spectacular journey through five decades of female rock leaving you cheering for more. (Stage - Sat)

House Anthems
House Anthems

The best DJs in the scene will be bringing you, Classic House, House, Rave House, Oldskool Rave and not to forget some Drum & Bass classics. These guys play across the board so there really will be something for everybody throughout the night. (Fuelers Bar - Fri)

Trademark & MC Flex - No introductions required with these two. If you have attended a VW event over the last few years it’s likely that you have danced away to one of there ‘trademark’ sets.  True to form expect a high octane finish to the end of the night. (12am)

Philgood & Ram - (10.30pm)

Mr Black - A DJ and producer for over 34 years, Mr Black has pretty much done it all, residencies across the country, hosted nights at some of the biggest clubs in London, several tours of Ibiza, founded record labels. He has played various styles of music but has been more recently involved in the Breaks scene. (9.30pm)

Craig Scott - No stranger on the VW scene. After getting a taste for the VW lifestyle from his first festival in 2001. It has been VWs ever since! From his first Mk1 golf at 18, through to a 1957 Split Screen which he travelled all through Europe in. Join Craig for a journey through House Classics, Old Skool and Rave Classics! (8pm)

Fun Fair Rides
Fun Fair Rides

All the fun of the fair with Dodgems, Waltzers, Arcades, Candy Floss and Sideshows! (All days)

Tokens available indivually or in bundles: Get 27 funfair tokens for £25 or 55 tokens for £50 and really keep the kids busy for hours! Each token counts as £1 when redeemed. (Tokens can be purchased via cash or card at the Central Token Box and are non-refundable.)

Ride Prices (tokens): Dodgems - 5 (1 or 2 in a car), Extreme - 4, Waltzer - 4, Sizzler - 4, Trampolines - 3, Kids Rides - 3. (Only Tokens, No cash will be accepted on rides)

What's on - Live Action Arena & Air Display
Monster Trucks
Monster Truck - Podzilla

This mighty 10,000lbs, 1350hp monster truck driven by Garry Anderson and supported by Lucas Oil, will be crushing everything in its path. (Sat & Sun)

Arrepiado Stunt Show
Arrepiado Stunt Show

The Arrepiado Stunt Show will be coming to VW Breakout. A stunt team of international renown, who perform extraordinary stunts on motorcycles and cars. (Sat & Sun)

Battle of Britain

The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be flying over Santa Pod Raceway with an historic WWII Hurricane & Spitfire on Saturday. (Sat only)

What's on - Kids Entertainment
Pacific Bounce Inflatables

Let the kids bounce and play all day with a selection of exciting inflatables, a climbing wall and Go Karts. Pay per session or get unlimited goes on the inflatables with a wristband for £15. (All days)

Action Wheels
Action Wheels

A safe, friendly and exciting “Have-A-Go” two wheeled feature aimed at children aged 2 and upwards and of all abilities. Includes balance beams, sea saws and rumble strips for children to navigate their way around. Action Wheels supply a selection of bikes and safety gear that’s FREE to use.

What's on - Around Site

There’s no better way to experience VW Breakout than having an allocated club camping area.

If your club would like to attend and you have a minimum of 10 cars, please Download a Club Booking Form. The majority of your cars should be VWs. Booking deadline 5pm 3rd May.

Club Perks:

  • Buy 10 Get 1 Free
  • Discounted booking fee
  • Free delivery
  • An allocated club area
  • Car Club vehicle hanger

View full Car Club Information.

Retrojumble & Cars 4 Sale

Buyers: Retrojumble is your chance to find rare & vintage parts for your classic Vee-Dub.

Sellers: If you have a veritable scrapyard of second hand parts at home or just a handful of spares, autojumble is the place to sell. Book your 6m x 6m spot in advance online for £40 or it's first come first served on the day for £50. NO CLOTHING ALLOWED

Cars For Sale Paddock: Just like the small ads, but instead of a little picture, you get to look at the whole car! Free for buyers and sellers. Just turn up on the day.


There will be traders at the show selling anything from clothing to stickers and collectables.

If you are a trader interested in trading at Santa Pod Raceway find Exhibitor Information here.


On site camping is included with all multi-day admission tickets to Santa Pod Raceway; tents, caravans and motorhomes are all welcome. View details on the Camping Page.

Pamper Pod
Pamper Pod

The Pamper Pod is equipped with mirrors, electric points, dressing tables and chairs, you can freshen up in the morning or get dolled up for the evening. So whether you want to straighten that frizz, create some curls or apply that lippy, come along to the Pamper Pod and make yourself ready. (4-8pm Fri, 7-11am & 4-8pm Sat, 7-11am Sun)

Bars & Caterers
Bars & Caterers

There are licensed bars and caterers on site selling food and drink. You can pay for items on site from our catering units and Pod Shop with contactless card payment or cash. There are cash machines in the catering area and Pod Shop. View Caterer details

VW Breakout Tickets
Electric Hook-ups!

Something that will make the life of any good “caravanner” or “motorhomer” that bit easier is electric hook-up for the duration of your stay. It’ll allow you to keep the beers and barbecue food chilled without the hassle of lugging around the old generator keeping it fueled up for the weekend! Full details on the Camping page.

Ticket Type Price Bands
Adult Saturday
Gates open Sat 8am
Buy Now >>
Early £32 (inc £3 booking fee)
Standard £44 (inc £3 booking fee)
Adult Sunday
Gates open Sun 8am
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Early £32 (inc £3 booking fee)
Standard £41 (inc £3 booking fee)
Kids Single Day (5-15)
Buy Now >>
All Price Bands £6 (inc £1 booking fee)
Kids Single Day (under 5) All Price Bands Free
  • Early Tickets end 5pm 3rd May.
Ticket Type Price Bands
Adult Weekend
Gates open Fri 8am
Buy Now >>
Early £74 (inc £3 booking fee)
Standard £89 (inc £3 booking fee)
Kids Weekend (5-15)
Buy Now >>
All Price Bands £16 (inc £1 booking fee)
Kids Weekend (under 5) All Price Bands Free
  • Early Tickets end 5pm 3rd May.
Ticket Type Price Bands
Grandstand All Price Bands Free
Ticket Type Price Bands
Electric Hook-up*
Buy Now >>
All Price Bands £105
  • *You’ll be allocated a 9 x 9m camping pitch where the power supply will be live from gate opening until racing finishes on the last day of the event.

Staycation Ticket - Also attending The FIA Main Event? Stay on site with our 4-night ‘Staycation’ ticket for £63 (inc £3 booking fee). Available from the Box Office only, please call 01234 782828. You must have purchased Doorslammer / VW Breakout and Main Event Weekend tickets to buy a Staycation Ticket (20th to 23rd May).


VW Breakout Photos

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