Dragstalgia

Fri 5th to Sun 7th July 2024

A vintage lifestyle weekend dedicated to race cars, bikes and hot rods from a bygone era. Enjoy Championship racing with the headlining Cannonball class for supercharged nitro and alcohol fuelled Altereds and Funny Cars, period correct Gasser Circus, invited historic bikes and lots more. See vehicles from Santa Pod’s illustrious history return to the strip. Plus live music*, Jet Car, Show & Shine with the NSRA, Cracklefest, beer festival and much more. Camping available onsite so come for the weekend.

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Racer Entries - Dragstalgia Entry List

What's On

Track | Music | Vintage Hub | Historic Display | Around Site

What's On - Track
Racer Entries - Dragstalgia Entry List
Drag Racing
Drag Racing Car Classes
  • Dragstalgia Cannonball
    Nitro and Methanol Nostalgia Funny Cars and Fuel Altereds and Front Engine Dragsters quicker than 7.50 are eligible to run.
  • Gasser Circus
    A drag race series formed to keep alive the spirit & traditions of the Gasser Wars.
  • Outlaw Anglia
    Spectacular Heads-up drag racing from sit-up-&-beg style Fords - Anglia, Popular, Fordson or Prefect.
  • Wild Bunch
    Nostalgia slingshots, altereds and dragsters.
  • Willys Wars
    Old school, heads up Willys-Overland racing. Heavily influenced by the Willys Americar.
Drag Racing
  • Supercharged Outlaws
    Supercharged dragsters, altereds and door slammers.
  • Nostalgia Superstock
    Shootout for pre '80 American bodied cars with stock rear suspension, carbs only no power adders, slicks allowed.
  • Old School Stockers
    Based on historic ACU pro stock rules. The class is for pre-1980 bikes with stock appearance, 7” tyres, carbs and stock main chassis.
  • NSA Bike Shootout
    Some of the most historic Drag Bikes around will be taking part in a shootout.

Race Entries:
Sportsman Race Entry is available at racers.santapodtickets.com

Dragstalgia Cannonball
Dragstalgia Cannonball

The headline class at Dragstalgia is the Dragstalgia Cannonball where Nitro and Methanol Nostalgia Funny Cars and Fuel Altereds, some capable of running low 6's at 230mph, compete in a cannonball format.

Race Entries:
Pro Race Entry for Dragstalgia Cannonball are available at racers.santapodtickets.com
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Run What Ya Brung
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-1980’s vehicles only, Retro, Classic, Hot Rod and American cars and bikes (sorry, no modern cars or bikes).

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.

RWYB sessions are on Friday ONLY from 9.30am-4.30pm with no race classes. Unlimited runs for £45 Sign-on.

Please note that at this event, helmets are required for all vehicles travelling faster than 100mph at the finish line. Neck padding and arm restraints are recommended. More info on the RWYB page.

Randy Bradford
Randy Bradford

Randy Bradford will be making a return to Santa Pod Raceway in his Fuel Altered to take on Nick Davies in 'Havoc' - who will come out on top? (Sat & Sun)

Cracklefest
Cracklefest

There will be a cracklefest on Saturday evening with cars lining up on the track in front of the grandstand. Keeping the nostalgia vibe going, suitable cars will be push started from the road in front of the grandstand before driving onto the track. (Sat)

Fireforce 2
Fireforce 2 Jet Car

Returning to the track is Fireforce 2 - The yellow one! This was the first Jet Car outside of America to make a 5 second quarter mile pass. (Sat & Sun)

Run What Ya Brung
Showmanship Trophies

Trophies will go to those racing in the spirit of the event in the following categories:

  • Best Backup Girl/Guy
  • Lowest ET
  • Wheelstand of the Weekend
  • Burnout of the Weekend
  • Driving Job of the Weekend
  • Best Appearing Team
  • Moment of the Weekend
  • Spirit of Dragstalgia
  • Best Appearing Vehicle
What's On - Live Stage

Music

Music*

Dragstalgia will host a Live Music Stage within the Vintage Hub with a vibrant mix of Live Bands and DJs throughout the day playing long into the evening on Friday & Saturday; the music then continues over in Fuelers Bar for all those up for a late night knees up!

*Free as part of your sporting event ticket. Evening music requires a weekend ticket.

Ultimate Classic Rockshow
Ultimate Classic Rockshow

Dust off your air guitars for an evening of the very best classic rock anthems from legends past and present. Let The Ultimate Classic Rock Show take you on a roller coaster journey of classic rock nostalgia, performing hit after hit live with stunning accuracy and high energy. They’re guaranteed to have you on your feet all night. (Fri Stage)

What's On - Vintage Hub
Show & Shine
Autoglym Show & Shine

In association with the NSRA

Put your pride and joy on display and you could be going home with a trophy. It's free to enter, just turn up and register on the day. Space is limited and the paddock fills up quickly so be sure to arrive early.

We have Trophies & Autoglym Prizes for the Best of Show plus 4 runners up completing the Top 5, judged by the NSRA. Open to pre 1980 vehicles only, Retro, Classic, Hot Rod and American cars and bikes. (Sun)

The Show n Shine Paddock will be open for show car parking on Saturday. There won't be any prizes just the opportunity to appreciate automotive beauty! (Sat)

Dragstalgia Beer Festival
Dragstalgia Beer & Cider Festival

Running alongside Dragstalgia will be the return of the Beer & Cider Festival with more ales and ciders from local breweries. So if you’re a real ale or cider fan then head over to the Marquee in the Vintage Hub which will be open from Friday. (All days)

What's On - Historic Display Marquee
Mooneyes Dragster
Mooneyes Dragster

Mooneyes and their original Dragster were one of the first teams to give the UK a taste of Drag Racing at the Brighton Speed Trials in 1963. Now, we are delighted to welcome the Official Mooneyes team and their replica dragster to Dragstalgia 2024. The chassis is built by Dode Martin of Dragmaster, who built the Original Mooneyes Dragster, with a 350ci Chevy run on Methanol. Get up close and personal to this iconic machine in the pits and see it burning out on track – don’t miss it!

Dos Palmas
Dos Palmas

The beautiful 'Dos Palmas' dragster will be on display at Dragstalgia. This car made it's first appearance in the UK in 1964 and the following year became the first American Dragster to be imported into the UK, setting various records before returning to the US.

Cackle Car
Crackle Car

Bill Sherratt will be displaying his stunning slingshot dragster and will be rolling out of the marquee across the weekend to do static crackles outside. The car will also be taking part in the on-track Cracklefest on Saturday. (Sat & Sun)

Motovation
Motovation

The Herridge & Beadle Brother's original Junior Fueler, Motovation, will be on display at Santa Pod for the first time in nearly 60 years. 

This iconic piece of British Drag Racing history is an insight into the craftsmanship, development process, thought processes and foundation of the sport we all love today.
Hogslayer
Hogslayer

The mighty ‘Hogslayer’ to roar again! The Norton twin-engined machine that dominated motorcycle drag racing back in the 1970's is to feature at this year’s Dragstalgia.

Having been on static display at the National Motorcycle Museum for some 20 years since coming from the USA in 2004, plans are currently in place to relocate the machine to a secure location, where recommissioning will be carried out.

Tudor Rose
Tudor Rose™

Tudor Rose™ will be on display throughout the weekend - Built by Rex Sluggett and Dennis Priddle, driven by Rex, match raced Commuter, driven by Tony Densham in 1968. Throughout that year, Tudor Rose ran quicker and quicker, ending up with a best time of 8.28 at 182.82mph.

Allard
The Allard Dragsters

All 3 known surviving Allard Dragsters will be on display in the Historic Display Marquee at this year's Dragstalgia. This rare display will feature Sydney Allard's original 1961 Chrysler Allard from the National Motor Museum, a 1964 mk1 Allard Dragon now owned by Alan Smith and a 1965 mk2 Allard Dragon now owned by Roger Hayes. Alan Allard himself, son of Sydney Allard, will also be making a guest appearance.

Commuter
Commuter

In 1968 Tony ran the first eight second pass and later ran a fantastic 8.459 to become the quickest racer in Europe. The dragster was then set up with bigger tyres and gear ratio to set the wheel driven flying kilometre record with an average speed of 207.60 mph breaking the record previously set by Sir Malcolm Campbell.

Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame

It’s a Dragstalgia tradition for the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame to reveal the identities of its latest Members selected for induction. Listen out on Saturday for the announcement of the new honorees.

The Hall of Fame will host its annual auction and sale of artefacts and memorabilia donated for the cause from around the drag racing world, alongside a display of retro cars and motorcycles, within the Historic Display Marquee.

What's On - Around Site
Wall of Death
Ken Fox Wall of Death

Prepare for the original thrill show, The Ken Fox Wall of Death! The Fox family have been touring and entertaining since the 1920's. With their vintage Indian Scouts and 20ft high vertical wall it is a show that needs to be seen to be believed! The noise, the speed, the smell, the proximity of the bikes ridden to the top of the wall, barely 6 inches from the audience - an experience never to be forgotten! (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Club Displays
Club Displays / Camping

Club display areas and club camping areas are available for booking now. If your club would like to attend and you have a minimum of 10 cars, please Download a Club Booking Form. Booking deadline 5pm 23rd June.

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.

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 from the token counter in the middle of the fun fair and are non-refundable.)

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

2 Seater Thrill Ride
2Seater Thrill Ride

Watch as the brave and the lucky get to ride down the strip in the 7 second Santa Pod 2Seater dragster. See the 2Seater page for how to book a ride.

Event Facilities
Hospitality
VIP/Hospitality

Come along and enjoy the VIP experience including lunch and balcony viewing. Don't worry if you've already booked your tickets, you can still upgrade for a great day out or a gift.

More information on the Hospitality pages.

Traders
Traders

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.

Club Displays
Camping

On site camping is included with all weekend admission tickets to Santa Pod Raceway.

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. (8am-7pm Fri & Sat, 8am-4pm 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

Dragstalgia 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 Friday
Gates open Fri 8am
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Early £28 (inc £3 booking fee)
Standard £39 (inc £3 booking fee)
Adult Saturday
Gates open Sat 8am
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Early £38 (inc £3 booking fee)
Standard £49 (inc £3 booking fee)
Adult Sunday
Gates open Sun 8am
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Early £38 (inc £3 booking fee)
Standard £49 (inc £3 booking fee)
Adult Flexi-Day Ticket*
Gates open 8am Chosen Day
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Early £45 (inc £3 booking fee)
Standard £56 (inc £3 booking fee)
Kids Single Day (5-15)
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All Price Bands £6 (inc £1 booking fee)
Kids Flexi-Day (5-15)*
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All Price Bands £7 (inc £1 booking fee)
Kids Single Day (under 5) All Price Bands Free
  • *A Flexi-Day Ticket will admit you to any one of the three days of this event which you can choose on the day. Not interchangeable between events.
  • Early Tickets end 5pm 21st June.
Ticket Type Price Bands
Adult Fri/Sat/Sun
Gates open Fri 8am
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Early £98 (inc £3 booking fee)
Standard £118 (inc £3 booking fee)
Kids Fri/Sat/Sun (5-15)
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All Price Bands £16 (inc £1 booking fee)
Kids Fri/Sat/Sun (under 5) All Price Bands Free
Adult Fri/Sat/Sun + Thu Arrival
Gates open Thu Midday
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Early £108 (inc £3 booking fee)
Standard £128 (inc £3 booking fee)
Kids Fri/Sat/Sun + Thu Arrival (5-15)
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All Price Bands £21 (inc £1 booking fee)
Kids Fri/Sat/Sun + Thu Arrival (under 5) All Price Bands Free
  • Early Tickets end 5pm 21st June.
Ticket Type Price Bands
Grandstand Fri
All Price Bands Free
Grandstand Sat or Sun
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All Price Bands £5
Ticket Type Price Bands
Electric Hook-up**
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All Price Bands £120
  • **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.
Ticket Type Price Bands
Track Sign-On*
Per Day
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All Price Bands £45
  • *Admission Ticket also required.

Dragstalgia Merchandise

View the full range of Dragstalgia merchandise at santapodshop.com

Event Sweatshirt
T-Shirt
T-Shirt
T-Shirt

Dragstalgia Photos & Videos

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