Santa Pod Raceway Santa Pod Raceway

NSRA Nostalgia Nationals

Fri 3rd to Sun 5th June 2022

The 27th annual Nostalgia Nationals, supported by the NSRA. Pre-’73 RWYB for Hot Rods, Kustoms and Street Machines alongside traditional front-engine Dragsters, Competition Altereds and early Doorslammer race cars. Live entertainment, trade stands and ‘power parking’ show area.

Day Tickets from £21, Kids just £5 - Buy Tickets Online (All Tickets Pre-Booking Only!)
Racer Entries - Nostalgia Nationals Entry List
Livestream - Watch Live on Santapod.TV

What's on at NSRA Nostalgia Nationals
Drag Racing
Nostalgia Drag Racing
  • Outlaw Anglia
    Spectacular Heads-up drag racing from sit-up-&-beg style Fords - Anglia, Popular, Fordson or Prefect.
  • Gasser Circus
    A drag race series formed to keep alive the spirit & traditions of the Gasser Wars.
  • Supercharged Outlaws
    Supercharged dragsters, altereds and door slammers.
  • Nostalgia Superstock
    Shootout for pre 72 American bodied cars with stock rear suspension, carbs only no power adders, slicks are allowed.

Race Entries:
Race Entry is available at

Take your car out on the famous quarter-mile dragstrip and test its performance limits in a safe and legal environment. Open to pre-1973’s vehicles only, Retro, Classic, Hot Rod and American cars (sorry, no rear engined 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.

Please note that at this event, helmets are compulsory for all participants. Neck padding and arm restraints are recommended. Unlimited runs for £45 per day Sign-on, Fri, Sat & Sun. More info on the RWYB page.

Live Music
Live Music*

As well as all the track action there will also be Live Bands on Friday and Saturday nights in Fuelers Bar.

Friday – Big Jim and the Alabama Boogie Boys

Saturday – Vincent Flatts Final Drive

DJ Grant Pinney will be on the decks playing vintage tunes in-between bands.

*Free as part of your sporting event weekend ticket.

Show Car Parking
Show Car Parking

There are no trophies or judging but if you want to park your car up for like minded people to admire then head on over to the Show Car Parking area.

Quick 6
Quick 6

These are trophies awarded by the NSRA committee. The cars don’t have to be the shiniest or prettiest, they certainly don’t have to be the quickest but they are judged to have been representative of the ‘Spirit of the Event’. The only criteria is that they must have been put through their paces on the quarter mile at some point over the weekend.

Trade Village
Nostalgia Trade Village

There will be a wide range of traders. (All Days)

Fireforce 2
Jet Car

Fireforce 2 - The yellow one! Was the first Jet Car outside of America to make a 5 second quarter mile pass. The jet engine develops thrust equivalent to more than 10,000hp and can run the quarter-mile with a terminal speed of 270mph!  (Sat & Sun)

Jet Mini
Modified 100e Challenge

The little family runabout of the 50's & 60's have been given a makeover, resulting in some of the leanest and meanest drag racing machines around.

Battle of Britain

The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be flying over Santa Pod Raceway with historic WWII aircraft. There will be a Spitfire and Hurricane Friday at 12pm, a Spitfire on Saturday at 15.40pm and a Lancaster on Sunday at 15.13pm. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Queen's Jubilee Big Screen
Queen's Jubilee Big Screen

Across the weekend, enjoy coverage of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee along with racing coverage on the big screen bus. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Fun Fair Rides
Fun Fair Rides

All the fun of the fair with Dodgems, 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, Trampolines - £3, Kiddies Rides - £3. (No cash will be accepted on rides – tokens only.)”

Rushden Lakes
Shop & Eat at Rushden Lakes

As part of your Nostalgia weekend we’re pleased to be offering a courtesy bus to and from Rushden Lakes on Saturday for those who’d like to visit for a few hours. The bus will be running from the NSRA information tent on the hour from 10am-6.30pm (Last bus leaving the track at 6pm, and Rushden Lakes at 6:30pm). Return journeys will be from the drop off point at half past the hour from 10.30am-6.30pm. Please see for details on the lakes. (Sat)


On site camping is included with all multi-day admission tickets to Santa Pod Raceway. View details on the Camping Page.

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.

NSRA Nostalgia Nationals Tickets

Buy Tickets Online (All Tickets Pre-Booking Only!) or by phone on 01234 782828

No tickets will be available on the gate.

Ticket Type Early
Standard Gates Open
Adult Saturday £21 £28 Sat 8am
Adult Sunday £21 £28 Sun 8am
Adult Weekend £52 £67 Fri 8am
Adult Early Arrival* £5 £5 Thu 12 to 7pm
Kids (5-15) £5 £5 N/A
Kids (under 5) Free Free N/A
Grandstand (per day) Free Free N/A
Early Tickets end 5pm 27th May, *Weekend Ticket required.

NSRA members will receive a £5 discount on the standard single day ticket price and £7 on the standard weekend ticket price in the week leading up to the event. This offer is valid for a maximum of two adult admission tickets, and only with a current NSRA membership number.

Nostalgia Nationals Photos & Videos

Nostalgia Nationals 2019: Facebook Photo Gallery, Highlights Video
Nostalgia Nationals 2018: Facebook Photo Gallery, Highlights Video

Nostalgia Nationals
Nostalgia Nationals
Nostalgia Nationals
Nostalgia Nationals

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