Santa Pod Raceway Santa Pod Raceway

VW Breakout

Fri 20th to Sun 22nd May 2022

A three-day relaxed weekend VW Festival. With all the elements of the shows we all know and love! Quarter mile track action features Doorslammer Drag Racing, alongside Show & Shine, Traders, Fun Fair and Bar meaning you can enjoy the later evenings camping with friends!

Day Tickets from £25, Kids just £5 - Buy Tickets Online (All Tickets Pre-Booking Only!)
Timetable - VW Breakout Running Order

What's on - Track Action & Show Cars
RWYB
Drag Racing

Big Money, Street Style Race! With £90k Prize Fund

The racing on track will be from The Doorslammers which ran in the 1970’s and 1980’s is back at Santa Pod in a bigger and better format, along with a huge prize fund.

There will be six heads-up classes along with one huge Bracket class.

Testing on Friday, Qualifying and Eliminations on Saturday and Sunday.

View full Doorslammers Information (Sat & Sun)

RWYB
RWYB - Run What Ya Brung

VW & Transit only RWYB. Pre-Booking Only

The drag strip will be open for you to take your own car down the track with timing data at ETSlips! (Fri Only 9.30am to 5pm)

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.

Show n Shine
Autoglym Show & Shine
Open to VW Only

Restored, modified or original… if you've got a cool VW that you want to show off, get it out of the car park and into the Show & Shine Paddock. (Sunday)

Autoglym prizes and trophies for:

  • Best of Show
  • Best Original
  • Best Custom
  • Best Interior
  • Best Exterior
  • Best Engine
  • Best Beetle
  • Top 3 Split, Bay & T25
  • Top 3 T4/5/6/7
  • Top 3 Water-cooled Cars
  • Best Other Air-Cooled
  • Judges Choice
  • Promoters Choice

How to Take Part:

  • Get your vehicle over to the Show Car Paddock on Sunday morning from 8am, where you will be parked up.
  • Fill in your entry form, available from the Show & Shine unit.
  • Make sure you're back in the Show & Shine area for the presentations to see if you've won.
Rust & Rat
Rust & Rat
Open to VW Only

If you lust for rust or are partial to patina, then get your car, van or bus into the Rat line-up in the Show Car Paddock from 9am and we’ll be awarding trophies for the coolest cars out there. (Saturday)

Autoglym prizes and trophies for:

  • Best of Show
  • Best Beetle
  • Best Van
  • Best Other Air-Cooled
  • Best Water-Cooled
  • Best Interior
  • Best Custom
  • Judges Choice

How to Take Part:

  • Get your vehicle over to the Show Car Paddock on Saturday morning (from 9am… please no earlier!), where you will be parked up.
  • Fill in your entry form, available from the Show & Shine unit.
  • Make sure you're back in the Rust & Rat area for the presentations to see if you've won.
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! (Sat & Sun)

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. (Sat & Sun)

What's on - Entertainment Village
Evening Entertainment
Evening Entertainment*

A full line-up of brilliant party tunes and serious live music across 2 arenas. Whatever floats your boat, there’s bound to be something to make you boogie at VW Breakout, including live bands playing and DJs spinning the very best club dance anthems. (Fri & Sat)

Friday Stage: Mark Archer - Altern 8, Kev Allen
Friday Fuelers Bar: Hitsville Soul Stirrers
Saturday Stage: Foo Fighters GB
Saturday Fuelers Bar: Krafty Kuts, Kenny Ken & MC Moose, Dan Green, Mat Format, Trademark

Full details on the Music page

*Free as part of your sporting event ticket.

Live Stage
Daytime Live Stage

The Live stage will host live entertainment during the day before bands and DJs in the evenings. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Acts will include The Black Eagles Acrobats, Sid Bowfin and Magician - Matthew Garret.

The Black Eagles
The Black Eagles

The Black eagles are a troupe of totally stunning acrobats from Tanzania, now based in the UK. They perform an amazing acrobatic show all set to lively African music, the show progresses through a series of powerful and graceful acrobatic and dance routines. A high impact, joyful show that will have you gasping in amazement. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Sid Bowfin
Sid Bowfin

Our virtuoso violinist combines madcap comedy with superb musicianship. Watch Sid and his audience compete, argue, ridicule and seduce their way through the most popular works from across centuries, turning classical performance on its head with Sid's hilarious spontaneous comedic antics. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Magician
Magician - Matthew Garret

The impossible becomes possible on the Daytime Stage – you won’t believe your eyes! Get ready to ooooh and aaaah as professional close-up magician Matthew Garret brings all the fun and frolics. Matthew offers quality magic, he’s not a clown nor does he wear a top hat and bow tie….! What he does offer is up-to date magic for all ages – perfect for our Bug Jam festivities. “Absolutely Amazing!” – Derren Brown

. (Fri & Sun)

SBX
SBX

SBX are the global leader in urban & sports entertainment, developed around the best urban sports stars from the world of Basketball, Football, BMX, Skateboard, Beat Boxing, YoYo, Scooter, DJ-Ing, Graffiti, Pogo, Free Running, Street Dance and Break Dancing. SBX is a truly unique urban sports entertainment experience that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. This weekend get ready for BMX, Beatboxing and Breakdance. (Sat Only)

Caribbean Melody Steel Band
Caribbean Melody Steel Band

This five piece Caribbean Melody Steel Band have been entertaining the public with the mellow tones from their steel pans for many years. Playing a wide style of music, calypso, reggae, classical, modern, jazz and pop they are suited to any occasion. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

What's on - Cool Flo Arena
Slippers The Split DJ Bus
Slippers The Split DJ Bus

The Cool Flo Arena will feature ‘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.

An electric mix of global top list DJ’s will be playing all weekend at The Cool Flo Arena; expect the atmosphere to be off the scale. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Half Pipe
Cool Flo Half Pipe

The Cool Flo Arena will also be home to their impressive BMX/Skate ramp. Their team of outstanding Pro riders will be putting on regular demonstration shows over the weekend. 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.) (Sat & Sun)

What's on - Live Action Arena
Monster Trucks
Monster Truck - Podzilla

This mighty 10,000lbs, 1350hp monster truck driven by Garry Anderson will be crushing everything in its path. (Sat & Sun)

Broke FMX
Broke FMX

The thrill of seeing athletes jumping 35 feet in the air pulling acrobatic stunts over gaps approaching 100 feet is a truly a sight to behold. The show features the UK’s top ranked freestyle motocross riders, incorporating the latest heart stopping tricks usually only seen on TV. (Sat & Sun)

What's on - Around Site
Clubs
Clubs

There’s no better way to experience VW Breakout than having an allocated club camping area.

Club Booking is now closed. View the VW Breakout 2022 Club Map

Club Perks!

  • Discounted booking fee when bulk booking tickets over the phone.
  • An allocated club area for your members.
  • Car Club vehicle pass to gain entry to your club area.

Full terms & conditions can be found on the booking form and no disputes will be entered into.

The clubs to book for VW Breakout are:

  • Lo 'E' Nuf
  • NoMadz Dubs
  • UFP VW Club
  • Dubs On Point
  • ATVWC
  • Always Broken Dubbers
  • Meatball Motorsports
  • Northants T4 T5
  • Transporter Forum
  • Old School Classix
  • Paint Scrapers
  • Only Fools And Motors
  • Back Yard Dub Worx
  • Dub Automotive
  • Lowlife Vee Dub Club
  • Zombie Dubs Rejects
  • OCD UK
  • No Name Dub Club
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.)

Battle of Britain
BBMF

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 on Saturday at 3.59pm and a Lancaster at 11.38am on Sunday. (Sat & Sun)

Monster Truck Rides
Monster Truck Rides

Experience true Pandamonium at Santa Pod! If you dare….take a passenger ride or two in the newest Monster Ride Truck to hit the UK shores! Direct from the USA to the UK! (Fri, Sat & Sun)

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.

Retrojumble
Retrojumble & Cars 4 Sale

Buyers: Retrojumble is your chance to find rare & vintage parts for your classic Vee-Dub.

Sellers: If you have a veritable scrapyard of second hand parts at home or just a handful of spares, autojumble is the place to sell. Book your 6m x 6m spot in advance online for £40 or it's first come first served on the day for £50. NO CLOTHING ALLOWED

Cars For Sale Paddock: Just like the small ads, but instead of a little picture, you get to look at the whole car! Free for buyers and sellers. Just turn up on the day.

Camping
Camping

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.

What's on - Kids Entertainment
Kids Entertainment
Kids Entertainment

There will be plenty going on for youngsters, including a kids area with Face Painting, Arts & Crafts Workshops and Kids Entertainers roaming around site.

Kids Disco
Kids Disco

There will be a kids disco in Fuelers Bar from 5pm to 7pm on Friday evening. For kids aged 4 to 11.

Action Wheels
Action Wheels

A safe, friendly and exciting “Have-A-Go” two wheeled feature aimed at children aged 2 and upwards and of all abilities. Includes balance beams, sea saws and rumble strips for children to navigate their way around. Action Wheels supply a selection of bikes and safety gear that’s FREE to use.

Circus Whiz
Circus Whiz

An interactive circus skills workshop for all the family. Learn how to juggle, use diablos and devil sticks, spin a rope or plate, walk on pedal-gos, cups and fun stilts or just come and play. (Sat & Sun)

Sideshows
Sideshows

There will be extra fun for youngsters with Inflatables, a Climbing Wall and Go Karts.

Mini Monster Trucks
Mini Monster Trucks
Straight from the USA to the UK are Mini Monster truck rides for kids where you get to drive a real Miniature Version of Podzilla.
VW Breakout 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 £25 £33 Sat 8am
Adult Sunday £25 £33 Sun 8am
Adult Weekend £62 £76 Fri 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 13th May.

Also on at VW Breakout

Doorslammers

Transitmania

VW Breakout Timetable

The start line times are for guidance only and may vary with track, weather or racing conditions. The organiser deems the right to alter these times without further notifications.

Friday
Time What Location
9.00 Gates Open Site
9.00 Sign On Office Opens Track
9.00 Merchandise Outlets & Cash Machines Open Pod Shop, Bankside Shop & Catering Area
9.00 Pandamonium Monster Truck Rides Begin (until late) Live Action Arena
9.00 Mini Monster Truck Mania Opens (until late) Entertainment Village
9.30 Track Opens for Run What Ya Brung Track
11.00 Cool Flo BMX Display  Cool Flo Arena
11.00 Cool Flo Arena Opens with Slippers the Split DJ Bus Cool Flo Arena
12.00 Bar Opens Fuelers Bar
12.00 Live Stage Opens Entertainment Village
13.00 Cool Flo BMX Display  Cool Flo Arena
15.00 Cool Flo BMX Display  Cool Flo Arena
17.00 Cool Kids Disco Party (until 7pm) Fuelers Bar
17.00 Track Closes Track
18.00 Cool Flo BMX Display  Cool Flo Arena
18.00 Entertainment Village Bar Opens Entertainment Village
20.00 Hitville Soul Stirrers Fuelers Bar
20.00 Live Stage - Kev Allen DJ Set Entertainment Village
20.00 Merchandise Outlets Close Pod Shop & Bankside Shop
21.30 Live Stage - Mark Archer - Altern 8 DJ Set Entertainment Village
23.00 Live Stage Closes Entertainment Village
1.00 Fuelers Bar Closes Fuelers Bar
Saturday
Time What Location
8.30 Merchandise Outlets & Cash Machines Open Pod Shop, Bankside Shop & Catering Area
9.00 Rust & Rat Registration Begins Show Paddock
9.00 Action Wheels Opens Entertainement Village
9.00 Pandamonium Monster Truck Rides Begin (until late) Live Action Arena
9.00 Mini Monster Truck Mania Opens (until late) Entertainment Village
11.00 Cool Flo Arena Opens with Slippers the Split DJ Bus Cool Flo Arena
11.00 Cool Flo BMX Display Cool Flo Arena
11.00 Bars Open Fuelers Bar & Entertainment Village
11.00 Broke FMX & Podzilla Monster Truck Show Live Action Arena
12.00 Live Stage Opens Entertainment Village
12.00 Oklahoma Willy Jet Bus Track
12.00 Rust & Rat Judging Begins Show Paddock
12.55 FireForce 3 Jet Funny Car Track
14.00 Cool Flo BMX Display Cool Flo Arena
14.30 Rust & Rat Presentations Show Paddock
15.30 Broke FMX & Podzilla Monster Truck Show Live Action Arena
15.59 BoBMF Flypast - Spitfire Eyes to the Sky!
16.00 Cool Flo BMX Display Cool Flo Arena
16.20 Oklahoma Willy Jet Bus Track
16.25 FireForce 3 Jet Funny Car Track
17.00 Action Wheels Closes Entertainment Village
19.00 Cool Flo BMX Display Cool Flo Arena
20.00 Live Stage -  Entertainment Village
20.00 DJ Dan Green Fuelers Bar
20.00 Merchandise Outlets Close Pod Shop, Bankside Shop & Catering Area
21.00 DJ Mat Format Fuelers Bar
21.00 Live Stage - Foo Fighters GB Entertainment Village
22.00 DJ Trademark Fuelers Bar
23.00 DJ Krafty Kuts Fuelers Bar
23.00 Stage and Bar Closes Entertainment Village
0.00 DJ Kenny Ken & MC Moose Fuelers Bar
1.00 Fuelers Bar closes Fuelers Bar
Sunday
Time What Location
8.30 Merchandise Outlets Open Pod Shop, Bankside Shop & Catering Area
9.00 Show & Shine Registration Begins Show Paddock
9.00 Action Wheels Opens Entertainment Village
9.00 Pandamonium Monster Truck Rides Begin (until late) Live Action Arena
9.00 Mini Monster Truck Mania Opens (until late) Entertainment Village
10.30 Cool Flo Arena Opens with Slippers the Split DJ Bus Cool Flo Arena
10.30 Cool Flo BMX Display Cool Flo Arena
10.30 Live Stage Opens Entertainment Village
10.30 Broke FMX & Podzilla Monster Truck Show Live Action Arena
11.00 Bars Open Fuelers Bar & Entertainment Village
11.35 FireForce 3 Jet Funny Car Track
11.38 BoBMF Flypast - Lancaster Eyes to the Sky!
12.00 Show & Shine Judging Begins Show Paddock
12.00 Cool Flo BMX Display Cool Flo Arena
12.25 Oklahoma Willy Jet Bus Track
13.30 Cool Flo BMX Display Cool Flo Arena
14.00 Show & Shine Presentations Show Paddock
14.40 Broke FMX & Podzilla Monster Truck Show Live Action Arena
14.45 Oklahoma Willy Jet Bus Track
15.00 Cool Flo BMX Display Cool Flo Arena
15.10 FireForce 3 Jet Funny Car Track
16.30 Live Stage Closes Entertainment Village
17.00 Track Closes Track
17.00 Merchandise Outlets Close Pod Shop, Bankside Shop & Catering Area

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