Das Auto Show
Sunday 14th August 2022 at Santa Pod Raceway
Car Show With Run What Ya Brung on Saturday 13th August 2022
The German car show comes to Santa Pod for Audi, BMW, Mercedes, VW, Porsche and more. With German only RWYB plus, Show & Shine, and more.
German engineering takes over for “Das Auto Show”. German car manufacturers are extremely popular on the roads in the UK; whether you’re looking for an efficient hatchback, high performance monster or touch of class, the chances are you’ve at least thought about buying a German machine before. The modern line of performance vehicles makes them popular on the drag strip too with the likes of the BMW M series, Audi RS series, VW R and GTI series or even Mercedes AMG series all capable of recording some mightily impressive ¼ mile times. Then we have Porsche whose name speaks for itself in the automotive world! We can’t wait to see which one of these marque heavy weights ends up on top of the pile at the end of the weekend.
Day Tickets from £19, Kids just £5 - Buy Tickets Online (All Tickets Pre-Booking Only!)
What's On When - Das Auto Show 2022 - Timetable
Open to German Vehicles Only, Pre-Booking Only
The drag strip will be open for you to take your own car or bike 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 - Audi
- Class B - BMW
- Class C - Mercedes
- Class D - Porsche
- Class E - VW
- Class F - Best of the Rest
- Class G - Bikes
- 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 Das Auto Show, view the full calendar of RWYB dates at Santa Pod Raceway.
Open to German Cars 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:
The Fireforce 5 Jet Dragster will be lighting up the quarter mile. It's 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!
Formula G comes home to Santa Pod! The UK’s best Gymkhana drivers will be battling head to head for the top spot on both days. Drivers compete on mirror image courses to set the fastest times and progress through the knock outs to the final - no One Hit Wonders here, this is all about consistency as well as speed and precision.
All the way from Malta, Team Maximum Lock will be performing their synchronised, close formation driving and drift show using Nissan Skylines and Nissan 350z.
Display the best cars that your club has to offer and book a club space today! There’s no better way to experience Das Auto Show 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!
Club Booking has now closed for 2022
NEW FOR 2022 - Please only send through the booking form when your vehicle numbers are final. Payment required at the time of sending the booking form.
The majority of your cars should be German. Booking deadline 5pm Tue 2nd Aug.
- Buy 10 Get 1 Free Offer – For every 10 tickets you buy in one transaction, you will get one free. The free ticket will be whatever the majority of your order is (Not applicable with Winter Saver offer).
- Discounted booking fee of £6 per order when bulk booking tickets over the phone (usually £2 per ticket)
- Free delivery (usually £3 postage)
- An allocated club area for your members.
- Car Club vehicle hanger to gain entry to your club area. Sent at least two weeks before the event.
Full terms & conditions can be found on the booking form. Please read these carefully before sending the booking form through. No disputes will be entered into.
The first clubs to book for Das Auto Show 2022 are:
Open to German 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
- Das Autotest circuit is ONLY for road legal cars. No slick tyres etc.
- Seatbelt is mandatory
- No Passengers allowed.
- A 5 second penalty will be added if you hit ANY part of the circuit. 3 penalties and the run is VOID
- Any reckless driving or failure to comply with the instructions of marshals will result in your immediate removal from site.
Some of the quickest VAG Group cars will be competing in fierce heads-up competition in a new class organised by the VWDRC. You’ll see a wide variety of VAG cars from aircooled Beetles to the latest Golfs, and everything in-between. All cars must run 11.99 or quicker to qualify for eliminations, which promises an exciting day of heads-up racing!
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.)
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.
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
Buy Tickets Online (All Tickets Pre-Booking Only!) or by phone on 01234 782828
No tickets will be available on the gate.
|Adult Saturday (RWYB)||£15||£15||Sat 8am|
|Adult Sunday (Das Auto Show)||£19||£26||Sun 8am|
|Adult Weekend||£34||£42||Sat 8am|
|Kids (under 5)||Free||Free||N/A|
|Grandstand (per day)||Free||Free||N/A|
|Early Tickets end 5pm 5th August.|
- All tickets and sign-on procedures are Pre-Booking Only – No tickets will be available on the gate.
- Postage option for tickets ends ONE week before the event starts. After this time only "print at home tickets" will be available.
- Kids Tickets (5-15) are £5 for Day and Weekend tickets. All kids pay full price for Grandstand tickets.
- All 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").
- All tickets are non-refundable. All tickets are subject to availability and sold on a first come first served basis.
- The option of Ticket Insurance via TicketPlan is available when you purchase your tickets.
- Ticket prices are per person.
- Kids tickets - Photo ID is required if kids look older than they are. Kids under 5 are free.
- Day admission is 8am till racing finishes.
- Camping is included within multi-day admission tickets. Camping is not included when purchasing two or more separate single day tickets (e.g. a Saturday single day ticket and Sunday single day ticket combined does not include camping on Saturday night).
- Any ticket upgrades made on the day will be charged the difference to full gate price.
- Parking is free.
- Certain activities including Drag Racing are subject to weather and track conditions.
- No Glass! No Pets! No Fireworks! No Chinese Lanterns! No Drones! view full Essential Info.
- Please see Essential Info page for Adverse Weather Ticket Policy and other Terms and Conditions.
- Santa Pod Raceway offer various promotions and group discounts for 10 or more adult admission tickets to selected events. Details here.
- When you arrive and leave site, please keep your speed down, don't litter and respect local residents.
The start line times are for guidance only and may vary with track, weather or racing conditions. The organiser deems the right to alter these times without further notifications.
|0800||Autoglym Show & Shine Opens||Show Paddock|
|0830||Merchandise Outlets Open||Pod Shop|
|0930||Formula G Starts||Pits|
|0945||Track Opens for RWYB||Track|
|1045||Fireforce 5 Jet Dragster||Track|
|1100||Fuelers Bar Opens||Fuelers Bar|
|1100||Team Maximum Lock||Live Action Arena|
|1130||Podzilla Monster Truck||Live Action Arena|
|1200||Das Auto Test Opens||Live Action Arena|
|1200||Show & Shine Judging Begins||Show Paddock|
|1300||Lunch Break on Track||Track|
|1300||Das Auto Test Closes||Live Action Arena|
|1330||Team Maximum Lock||Live Action Arena|
|1400||Podzilla Monster Truck||Live Action Arena|
|1330||VWDRC Eliminatons 1||Track|
|1430||Show & Shine Winners Announced||Show Paddock|
|1430||VWDRC Quarter Finals||Track|
|1500||Fireforce 5 Jet Dragster||Track|
|1530||VWDRC Semi Finals||Track|
|1600||RWYB Competition Ends||Track|
|1700||Formula G Finishes||Pits|
|1700||RWYB Winners Presentation||Track|
|1700||Das Auto Show Ends!||Site|
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