Retro Show

Retro Show

Sunday 16th June 2019 at Santa Pod Raceway
With Run What Ya Brung on Saturday 15th June 2019

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

RWYBRetro RWYB (Run What Ya Brung)
Open to Pre-1995 Vehicles Only

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 for a full calendar of RWYB dates at Santa Pod Raceway.


Show n ShineAutoglym Show 'n' Shine
Open to Pre-1995 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 'n' 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 to 95
  • Best Standard
  • Best Modified
  • Best Engine
  • Best 2-Wheeler
  • Judges Choice


Club DisplaysClub 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.

To book a club stand you will need at least ten vehicles, further details on the Clubs page.

Kit Fest

KitFest - NEW for 2019!

North West Kit Car Owners Club and Santa Pod Raceway have joined forces to host the eagerly anticipated KitFest; 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 as part of your Retro Show admission.

For more information please visit KitFest.

Drift What Ya BrungDrag 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.

Racer Entry Form here

Retro Drifting

Retro Drifting

There will be displays of the sideways driving, tyre smoking art of drifting courtesy of top retro drifters from The Retro Drift Challenge.

Jet BusOklahoma Willy - The Jet Bus

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.

Jet DragsterJet Dragster

The 300mph Fireforce 5 Jet Dragster driven by Martin Hill will be lighting up the quarter mile.

BMX RampCool Flo BMX Ramp

Cool Flo will be bringing their skate ramp to Retro Show along with their team of Pro riders who will be putting on demonstration shows. The ramp will also be open for public sessions.

Cool Flo

SlippersSlippers the Split DJ Bus

Cool Flo will be joined by ‘Slippers the Split DJ Bus’ debuting their 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.

Handling Circuit

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.

EnginesHistoric Aero Engines

Historic Aero Engines will demonstrate their iconic engines which saw wartime service, a Rolls-Royce Merlin Mk500 and Leonides.

Show n Shine

Saturday Evening Entertainment

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

*As part of your Sporting Event entrance only.

Trade VillageTraders

There will be a wide variety of traders at the show, selling everthing from car parts and stickers to polish and magazines.

Fun Fair RidesFun Fair Rides

All the fun of the fair with dodgems, waltzers, arcades, candy floss and sideshows.

Bars & CaterersBars & Caterers

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.

Facebook Gallery

View more photos on the Facebook Gallery.

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Follow Retro Show & Santa Pod on Facebook

Keep up to date with Retro Show 2019 via our Facebook Event Page.

Posted by Santa Pod Raceway on Thursday, 8 November 2018

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Police Presence

Please be aware that on the routes leading to Santa Pod Raceway, local Police will be carrying out Speed Enforcement Operations during the event and they will also be targeting other traffic offences in relation to Seat Belts, use of Mobile Phones and Illegal Number Plates etc.



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