Retro ShowSunday 17th June 2018 at Santa Pod Raceway
With Run What Ya Brung on Saturday 16th June 2018
The Retro Show is a classic car and bike show with a difference: Unlike most 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 1995. Featuring: RWYB, Drag Demos, Show & Shine, Traders, Club Stands, Weekend Camping, Vehicles 4 Sale Paddock, Evening Entertainment, Fun Fair Rides and more.
What's On At Retro Show
No matter what type of retro ride you have, you can put it to the test down the world famous Santa Pod strip!
Sign-on costs £25 for the day and you can put in as many runs as you want. Make sure to bring along your driving licence. Trophies for quickest in class. Classes and more info on the RWYB page.
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, visit www.RWYB.com for a full calendar of RWYB dates at Santa Pod Raceway.
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 'n' Shine. It's FREE TO ENTER and open from 9am 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:
There will be Drag Racing action on track with cars and bikes from various retro Drag Racing classes in action including:
VW Aircooled Street Car Shootout
Street legal aircooled cars, inc a 25mile cruise on Sat and then race Sun. Class 1: Full street trim, tread tyres, pump fuel and no open exhausts. Class 2: Race fuel, slicks and open exhausts allowed during racing at track.
Nostalgia Pro Stock Bike
Based on historic ACU pro stock rules. Pre-1980 bikes with stock appearance, 7” tyres, carbs and stock main chassis.
Nostalgia slingshots, altereds and dragsters.
Supercharged dragsters, altereds and door slammers.
Street legal muscle cars (pre 1980’s only).
Old School Ford
Fords that pre-date the era of front wheel drive cars.
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.
To book a club stand you will need at least ten vehicles, further details on the Clubs page.
Open to Pre-1995 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.
Details on the Autotest page.
Saturday Evening Entertainment
Fuelers Bar will be open all weekend with evening entertainment on Saturday night.*
The Rock-Ola Rockets, formed in 2015, are a 50’s/Rockabilly/Rock ‘n’ Roll band. This 4 piece (including a double bass!) play the greatest of hits from Elvis to Chuck Berry, Little Richard to Buddy Holly; you will be rockin’ and a rollin’ all night long this Retro Show!
*As part of your Sporting Event entrance only.
Sunday Live Stage
There will be retro themed music and entertainment on the Live Stage on Sunday DJ and Live Band.
The John Burrows Band
Bringing you classic 50’s, 60’s & 70’s rock n roll, The John Burrows band play the best songs from this golden era of music. Playing all your favourties from Jerry Lee Lewis to The Drifters, Roy Orbison to Tom Jones, we have your Retro Show soundtrack sorted! With Retro DJ – Disco’s Revenge.
This 1958 VW pick up spent most of her life on a farm in Oklahoma. Over the last 4 years the truck has undergone a total nut and bolt restoration and has been re-engineered to introduce modern components. 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 which can be roughly translated to 5000 BHP.
There will be a wide variety of traders at the show, selling everthing from car parts and stickers to polish and magazines.
Cars for Sale Paddock
If you've got a car you want to sell, park it up in the Cars For Sale Paddock, stick your phone number on the dashboard, and wait for the calls to come flooding in. Whether you're buying, selling or browsing, this is the best way to shift cars at the show. And the best bit.? It's FREE for both buyers and sellers!
There are licensed bars and caterers on site selling food and drink to suit all tastes and there are cash machines in the Shops. View details.
View photos from last year's Retro Show on the Facebook Gallery.
All retro cars welcome at Retro Show
So expect to see:
Retro trucks and tractors are also welcome as well as modern retro cars, retro style cars and bikes inc:
Big Power isn't essential, the drag strip and handling track are suitable for all types of vehicle. If you don't have a retro vehicle then get in the retro spirit with Space Hoppers, Pogo Sticks, Skateboards, Raleigh Choppers, or Roller Skates.
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Santa Pod Raceway
Santa Pod Raceway is the UK's premier Drag Strip in the middle of England on the border of Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. For full venue details please visit www.santapod.com.
Fill out your e-mail address on the Newsletter page to receive the Santa Pod Email News Letter and you will also be entered into a monthly prize draw to win a £50 Santa Pod Raceway gift voucher.