Das GTI Show

Sunday 29th September 2024 at Santa Pod Raceway

Car Show With Run What Ya Brung on Saturday 28th September 2024

A German car show at Santa Pod for Audi, BMW, Mercedes, VW, Porsche and more. With German or VAG only RWYB plus Show & Shine Competition, Das Autotest and more.

German engineering takes over for “Das GTI 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. Camping available onsite so come for the weekend.

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What's On
RWYB - Run What Ya Brung

Open to German & VAG 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. 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.

Prizes of RWYB Vouchers (competition details) for:

  • Best Reaction Time
  • Quickest ET (Road Legal)
  • Quickest ET (Non-Road Legal)
  • Quickest ET (Bike)
  • Commentator's Choice Award

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.

Show n Shine
Autoglym Show & Shine Competition

Open to German & VAG 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.

Trophies & Autoglym Prizes for:

  • Best in Show
  • Best Audi
  • Best Mercedes
  • Best VW
  • Best BMW
  • Best Porsche
  • Best Skoda
  • Best SEAT
  • Best Retro (pre-2000)
  • Judge's Choice
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!

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.

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 Das GTI 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!

If your club would like to attend and you have a minimum of 10 cars, please Download a Club Booking Form. Booking deadline 5pm 13th September.

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.

Das Autotest

Open to German and VAG 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.

View the Sign On Procedure and Rules & Regulations.

Terry Grant Stunt Display
Terry Grant Stunt Display

Multiple world record holder and professional stunt driver Terry Grant will be putting on an action packed, precision driving stunt show.

Lee Bowers Stunt Biker
Stunt Rider - Lee Bowers

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

Drif Rides
Drift Passenger Rides

If you want the ultimate sideways fix, why not hop in with one of our experienced drifters, who will give you the ride of your life!

Feel the g-force of these high-powered cars and get the best seat in the house for a smoky trip around the drift track with drift rides available.

Das GTI Show Shootout

Some of the quickest "Compact" cars in the UK will be competing in a Drag Racing Shootout.

Open to FWD, RWD and 4WD cars with compact engines (4, 5 or 6 cylinders and rotaries).

Entries limited to 20 cars qualifying for a 16 car elimination ladder.

Full details on the Santa Pod Sports Compact Shootouts page.

Mobile Dyno
Mobile Dyno

The 4Tune Performance team will be on site to provide Dyno / Rolling Road runs to test your car's performance.

Slippers The Split DJ Bus
Slippers The Split DJ Bus

The soundtrack to the event will be supplied by ‘Slippers the Split DJ Bus’! This impressive VW is kitted out with a brand new DAS audio sound system for all to enjoy….all 32KW of it! With over 35 years combined industry experience this smokin’ VW has been designed by DJ’s who simply wanted to make the ultimate fantasy sound stage.

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 to stickers 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. 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

Fun Fair Rides
Fun Fair Rides

All the fun of the fair with Dodgems, 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), Trampolines - 3, Kids Rides - 3. (Only Tokens, No cash will be accepted on rides)

Das GTI Show Tickets
Ticket Type Price Bands
Adult Sunday (Das GTI Show)
Gates open Sun 8am
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Early £22 (inc £3 booking fee)
Standard £27 (inc £3 booking fee)
Kids Sunday (5-15)
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All Price Bands £6 (inc £1 booking fee)
Kids Sunday (under 5) All Price Bands Free
  • Early Tickets end 5pm 13th September.
Ticket Type Price Bands
Adult Weekend
Gates open Sat 8am
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Early £32 (inc £3 booking fee)
Standard £37 (inc £3 booking fee)
Kids Weekend (5-15)
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All Price Bands £11 (inc £1 booking fee)
Kids Weekend (under 5) All Price Bands Free
  • Early Tickets end 5pm 13th September.
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All Price Bands Free
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Track Sign-On*
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All Price Bands £45
  • *Admission Ticket also required.

Das GTI Show Photos & Videos

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Das Auto Show 2019: Facebook Gallery, Highlights Video
GTI Festival 2020: Facebook Photo Gallery

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