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Retro Show

Sunday 19th June 2022 at Santa Pod Raceway

Car Show With Run What Ya Brung on Saturday 18th June 2022

The Retro Show is a classic car and bike show with a difference: Unlike most car shows where you park up in a field and sip tea, this is an action-packed day where you can take part in the racing and show & shine whatever type of retro machinery you have. Retro Show is open to all retro vehicles including cars, bikes, scooters and lorries from the 1950’s through the 1980’s to 2000.

Day Tickets from £19, Kids just £5 - Buy Tickets Online (All Tickets Pre-Booking Only!)

What's on at Retro Show
RWYB - Run What Ya Brung

Open to Pre-2000 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 - 2000cc & Under without power adders
  • Class B - Over 2000cc without power adders
  • Class C - 2000cc & Under with power adders
  • Class D - Over 2000cc with power adders
  • Class E - 2 Wheels 300cc & Under
  • Class F - 2 Wheels Over 300cc
  • Class K - Kit Cars
  • Class X - Non-Road legal cars & bikes

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 Retro Show, view the Full RWYB Calendar at Santa Pod Raceway.

Show n Shine
Autoglym Show & Shine

Open to Pre-2000 Vehicles Only

Restored, modified or original… if you've got a cool retro ride that you want to show off, get it out of the car park and into the Show & Shine. 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 and Autoglym prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Autoglym prizes and trophies for:

  • Best of Show
  • Best Pre-70's
  • Best 70's
  • Best 80's
  • Best 90's
  • Best Standard
  • Best Modified
  • Best Engine
  • Best 2-Wheeler
  • Judges' Choice
Club Displays
Club Displays / Camping

There will be a host of specialist and mixed clubs attending the show, with retro vehicles of all kinds filling the raceway, so make sure you don't miss out.

If your club would like to attend and you have a minimum of 10 cars, please Download a Club Booking Form.

Booking deadline 5pm Tue 7th 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.

KitFest 2022

KitFest returns alongside Retro Show!

A show for owners and enthusiasts of all makes and models of kit cars. From Tigers to Cobras, Lotus 7s to Caterhams, you’re sure to see them all this weekend. KitFest is open to all kit car owners to come and enjoy the festival vibe with the added bonus of racing each other out on the famous quarter mile. But if racing isn’t for you, don’t worry, there will be plenty going on for you and your kit car side kick to get involved with.

More details at

Drag Racing
Drag Racing

There will be Drag Racing action on track with cars from retro Drag Racing classes:

  • Supercharged Outlaws - Supercharged dragsters, altereds and door slammers.
  • Gasser Circus - High riding gassers.
  • 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.
  • Modified 100e Challenge - The little family runabout of the 1950s and 60s have been given a makeover, resulting in some of the leanest and meanest drag racing machines around.

Race Entry is available at


Open to Pre-2000 Vehicles 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.

Rules & Regulations

  1. The Autotest circuit 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 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!

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.

Retro Drifting
Retro Drift Challenge

The Retro Drift Challenge 2022 showcases some of the UK’s top retro drifters where the sideways driving, tyre smoking art of drifting promises to wow the crowd and show you how it’s really done!

Half Pipe
Cool Flo - Half Pipe

Cool Flo will be bringing their impressive BMX/Skate ramp to Retro Show. Their team of outstanding Pro riders will be putting on regular demonstration during the day. The ramp will also be open for public sessions so if you’re a competent rider and fancy a go, make sure you pay them a visit and catch a show! (Helmets must be worn.)

Battle of Britain Spitfire

The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be flying over Santa Pod Raceway with an historic WWII Spitfire.

Historic Aero Engines
Historic Aero Engines

Historic Aero Engines will be demonstrating three of their iconic engines that have seen wartime service including a Rolls-Royce Merlin.

Live Stage
Live Stage

The Live stage will host live bands during the day along with the show n shine presentations.

Grant Pinney
DJ Grant Pinney

Hosting the Live Stage on Sunday and Fuelers on Saturday Evening will be DJ Grant Pinney. Who will playing retro tunes from the decks in his T Bucket hot rod on Sunday.

Fun Fair Rides
Fun Fair Rides

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.)

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 and stickers to car parts and collectables.

If you are a trader interested in trading at Santa Pod Raceway find Exhibitor Information here.

Evening Entertainment
Weekend Camping

There is a normal RWYB Saturday, so if you fancy two whole days of track action, Evening Entertainment and want to camp over for free with your mates, then get a weekend ticket.

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.

Retro Show 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 (RWYB) £15 £15 Sat 8am
Adult Sunday (Retro Show) £19 £26 Sun 8am
Adult Weekend £34 £42 Sat 8am
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 10th June.

Retro Show Photos & Videos

Retro Show 2020: Facebook Gallery
Retro Show 2019: Facebook Gallery, Highlights Video
Retro Show 2018: Facebook Gallery, Highlights Video
Retro Show 2017: Facebook Gallery, Highlights Video
Retro Show 2016: Facebook Gallery, Highlights Video
Retro Show 2015: Facebook Gallery, Highlights Video
Retro Show 2014: Facebook Gallery, Highlights Video

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