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Best of British

Saturday 23rd April 2022

The time to celebrate Britain is now and what better way to celebrate the pinnacle of British engineering than with a cavalcade of British cars at Santa Pod Raceway, Santa Pod will host the best the British motor industry has to offer. From the finest models to leave the UK’s production lines to the quirky additions from the cottage industries that gave us the home made oddities from across the nation. Whether you’re an enthusiast of the classics or the contemporary they’ll be plenty for you to see.

Day Tickets from £17.10, Kids just £5 - Buy Tickets Online at

What's on at Best of British
RWYB - Run What Ya Brung

Open to British Vehicles Only, Pre-Booking Only

The drag strip will be open for you to take your own car down the track with performance print outs!

Signing on for RWYB is now online via your smart phone or the PC in the Sign On Office. 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.

Trophies for quickest in class:

  • Class A – Quickest Vintage (pre-1950)
  • Class B – Quickest Classic (1950-1970)
  • Class C – Quickest Retro (1970-2000)
  • Class D – Quickest Modern (2000 onwards)
  • Class E – Quickest Bike
  • Class X – Non-Road Legal

If you want maximum track time then come for the weekend as there is a RWYB on the Saturday with free camping for weekend ticket holders.

If you can't wait until Best of British, view the full calendar of RWYB dates at Santa Pod Raceway.

Show n Shine
Autoglym Show 'n' Shine

Open to British Vehicles Only

If you’ve got a great looking show car, why not bring it round to the heart of the show and park in the Show Car Paddock?

It's FREE to enter and open from 8am to register. Space is limited and the paddock fills up quickly so be sure to arrive early.

Autoglym prizes and trophies for:

  • Best of Show
  • Best Mini
  • Best Vauxhall
  • Best Ford
  • Best Vintage (pre-1950)
  • Best Classic (1950-1970)
  • Best Retro (1970-2000)
  • Best Modern (2000 onwards)
  • Best Sports Car
  • Bikes
  • Judges' Choice


Club Displays
Club Displays / Camping

Display the best cars that your club has to offer and book a club space today! There’s no better way to experience Best of British than having an allocated club area in the heart of the show! Club camping on grass is also available for those wishing to make a weekend of it!

If your club would like to attend and you have a minimum of 10 cars, please Download a Club Booking Form.

Booking deadline 5pm Tue 12th April.

Club Perks!

  • Buy 10 Get 1 Free Offer – For every 10 tickets you buy in one transaction, you will get one free (Not applicable with Winter Saver offer).
  • Discounted booking fee when bulk booking tickets over the phone.
  • An allocated club area for your members.

Full terms & conditions can be found on the booking form and no disputes will be entered into.

Handling Track
Handling Track

Open to British Cars Only

Do you reckon you've got the skills and precision to get yourself round our handling circuit? Its not just about speed, it's about driving ability and keeping a cool head! Put your skills to the test and see how you and your car get on.

Completely FREE to enter, all you need to do is show your driving licence and fill in the sign-on form. There is a trophy up for grabs, which will be presented to the day's quickest runner.

Rules & Regulations

  1. The Autotest circuit is ONLY for road legal cars. No slick tyres etc.
  2. Seatbelt is mandatory
  3. No Passengers allowed.
  4. A 5 second penalty will be added if you hit ANY part of the circuit. 3 penalties and the run is VOID
  5. Any reckless driving or failure to comply with the instructions of marshals will result in your immediate removal from site.
Fireforce 5
Fireforce 5 Jet Car

The Jet Dragster otherwise known as Fireforce 5 with it's George & The Dragon paint scheme will be lighting up the quarter mile. The jet engine can develop thrust equivalent to more than 10,000hp and Fireforce 5 can run the quarter-mile with a terminal speed of over 300mph!

Drag Demos
Drag Demos

There will be a variety of car from the world of Drag Racing making demonstration passes on the famous quarter mile.

Lee Bowers Stunt Biker
Stunt Rider - Lee Bowers

Top freestyle motorcycle stunt rider Lee Bowers will be wowing the crowds with jaw-dropping motorbike stunts on on his new British Royal Enfields.

Jet Mini
Jet Mini

Warming up the arena will be a British car with a British jet engine, a Mini City 1000 with a Rolls Royce Nimbus modified for thrust engine producing around 800lb of thrust.

Jet Mini
Modified 100e Challenge

The best of British engineering taken to the extreme! You may remember your grandad doing the bread run in these, but these are not your everyday 100e cars as they have been built and tuned for maximum straight-line performance. Sub-10 second runs are the norm so make sure to catch these pocket rockets for the first round of the Modified 100e Challenge.

RC Drag Racing
RC Drag Racing

Racing at Santa Pod isn’t just on the famed quarter mile, as the UK R/C Drag Racing Association bring their RC Drag Racing championship to the Pod. With everything from miniature to ¼ scale cars, they are certain to pack the same punch as their real-life counterparts.

Fun Fair Rides
Fun Fair Rides

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

Token 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: Dodgems - £5, Waltzer - £4, Sizzler - £4, Trampolines - £3, Kiddies Rides - £3. (No cash will be accepted on rides – tokens only.)

Evening Entertainment
Saturday Evening Entertainment

Fuelers Bar will be open all weekend with evening entertainment on Saturday night.


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

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

Bars & Caterers
Bars & Caterers

There are licensed bars and caterers on site selling food and drink. Cash machines are in the Shops but please be ready to pay for items on site from our catering units and Pod Shop with contactless card payment rather than cash. View Caterer details.

Best of British Tickets

Buy Tickets Online at

No tickets will be available on the gate, Pre-Booking Only

Ticket Type Winter Saver Early
Standard Gates Open
Adult Saturday (Best of British) £17.10 £19 £26 Sat 8am
Adult Sunday (RWYB) £15 £15 £15 Sun 8am
Adult Weekend £30.60 £34 £42 Sat 8am
Kids (5-15) £5 £5 £5 N/A
Kids (under 5) Free Free Free N/A
Grandstand (per day) Free Free Free N/A
Winter Saver Tickets end 31st January, Early Tickets end 15th April.

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