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Le French Fest

Sunday 27th March 2022

Le French Fest is a celebration of automobiles originating from just across the channel. The French manufacturers offer something for everyone from your first car up to complete family wagon and as the event’s at Santa Pod, it would be remiss of us to ignore power and performance. Peugeot have good pedigree in the rallying world; as well as the various 2CV championships, Citroen have entries in both rally and circuit racing and of course who can forget that the multi-championship winning Renault F1 Team. Whether you’re looking to put pedal to the metal on track or park and pose in the show paddock, if French cars take your fancy, there’s guaranteed to be something for you!

2022 Photos & Video - Le French Fest Facebook Gallery, Highlights Video

Le French Fest
French Stunt Display
French RWYB
French Jet Car
What's on at Le French Fest 2022
RWYB
RWYB - Run What Ya Brung

Open to French Vehicles Only, Pre-Booking Only

The drag strip will be open for you to take your own car down the track with timing data at ETSlips!

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.

Trophies for quickest in class:

  • Class A - Quickest Citroen
  • Class B - Quickest Renault
  • Class C - Quickest Peugeot
  • Class D - Best of Le Rest
  • Class X - Non-Road Legal (inc. Cars on Slicks)

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 Le French Fest, view the full calendar of RWYB dates at Santa Pod Raceway.

Show n Shine
Autoglym Show & Shine

Open to French 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 Citroen
  • Best Peugeot
  • Best Renault
  • Best of Le Rest
  • Best Hot Hatch
  • Best Retro (pre-2000)
  • 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 Le French Fest 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 Bookings have now closed. View the Club Map

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.

The first clubs to book for Le French Fest 2022 are:

  • RCZ UK
  • RSquad
  • We Love Peugeot GTi’s
  • Baguette Bashers
Handling Track
Handling Track

Open to French Cars Only

Do you reckon you've got the skills and precision to get yourself round our Handling Track? 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 Handling Track 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 3
Fireforce 3 Jet Car

The awesome Fireforce 3 Jet Car will be thundering down the strip. The 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!

Terry Grant Stunt Display
Stunt Display - Terry Grant

Multiple world record holder and professional stunt driver Terry Grant will be putting on an action packed, precision driving stunt show featuring a Peugeot 206 amongst his fleet of cars.

Peugeot Jet Car
Peugeot Jet Car

Herve Franquin's will be bringing his Peugeot 205 Jet Car all the way from France to warm up the crowds at the Live Action Arena.

Drag Demos
Drag Demos

Some of the quickest French cars will be shaking off the winter cobwebs by putting on demonstration runs, including some of the best FWD hatches in the country.

 

Evening Entertainment
Saturday Evening Entertainment

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

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.

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

Le French Fest Tickets

The 2023 date will be announced and tickets will go on sale in Autumn 2022.

Le French Fest Photos & Videos

Le French Fest 2022: Facebook Photo Gallery, Highlights Video

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