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Mar 22 2012

GTI Springfest – Santa Pod Raceway – Sunday 22nd April

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GTI SPRING FESTIVAL
Sunday 22nd April
Santa Pod Raceway
Wellingborough
Northants.
NN29 7XA
www.vwaction.com/gtispring/

 

Over the years, from the very first GTI Festival events in the late 1980s, the shows have attracted hordes of Volkswagen enthusiasts to several different venues around the UK. The GTI Festival and ‘Inters’ were for a decade or more, just about the only specialist watercooled VW events of the year. Now, we have a busy show calendar.

The GTI Spring Festival is now established as the real ‘season opener’, and THE one day show for all enthusiasts of all VAG marques, SEAT, Skoda, Audi and of course Volkswagen. And now the Volkswagen Group includes Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti too! The GTI Spring Festival, is a show where all VAG vehicles are welcome with open arms. All clubs are invited to display during the day, and after a very well received revamp of the show layout, the clubs area is now able to accommodate in excess of the 40 clubs who regularly attend the event. If you want your club to be part of the show, you need to act fast. The earliest club bookings get pride of place, and we expect to see a huge number of clubs and registers represented, so please get in early! To book club displays please call 01279 725252 or email: nasevents@orange.fr

Show & Shine
The GTI Spring Festival Show & Shine has a massive number of awards including Best Audi, Best Skoda, Best SEAT, and Best VW, Best Engineering, Best Paint, Best Engine, Best Van and many more. There are also ‘top twenty’ trophies covering all the marques, and full details are available via the SPRINGfest ‘Show & Shine’ link on the website.

 

The Santa Pod Quarter Mile
Only VAG vehicles are permitted on the hallowed Santa Pod quarter-mile at GTI Spring Festival, and as pioneered by NAS Events, your signing on fee is for the entire day, not just for one or two runs. Awards on the track include quickest VW, Audi, SEAT and Skoda, as well as a number of awards based on engine sizes. At Santa Pod, you are driving on a superb purpose built surface, and using world record standard calibrated timing. The Santa Pod marshalls and safety teams are the most practised and efficient staff in Europe. Basically, you are getting the absolute best available when you sprint at GTI Spring Festival.

 

DIZZY RASCALS
Racing with a difference… and it’s free!
And they said drag racers don’t do bends. Introduced in 2010, and free to take part, is the totally insane ‘Dizzy Rascals’ course. A course which is a combination of ‘double roundabouts, straights and chicanes, and which was such a runaway success last July. It was all a bit bonkers, a bit ‘anarchic’, but lots of fun for contestants and spectators alike. The course is very suited to short wheelbase front wheel cars, but 2011 saw everything from Lupos to Transporters having a go at driving the day’s fastest lap, for which a trophy was awarded. There was a constant line of participants, the squeal of tyres, and the crowded spectator area. One car on the track at a time, against the clock, with awards for the fastest boyz and girlz! It’s a completely untried combination of sprint and autotest, it’s free, and you just have to give it a go!

 

GIRLZ N DUBZ
Girlz N Dubz features the coolest cars and the hottest owners! Girlz N Dubs kicked off at GTI Festival (VAGfest) in July 2010 and was an immediate success – 2011 saw even more ladies entering into the spirit of the show. It’s worth noting straight away that all cars entered into the Girlz N Dubz competition are automatically included in the main Show & Shine, and will be judged alongside the regular Show & Shine in addition to being considered for the many Girlz N Dubz trophies. We expect the Girlz N Dubz display to grow and grow, and after a good start last year, we are confident that the competition will be strong and the number of contestants will grow each year. Entry is free, and open to all female owners of VAG cars. Ladies we won’t be checking V5s or anything, but you DO need a car to enter.

GTI Spring Festival also features a special Girlz N Dubs ‘Wildest Ride’ award to the quickest female on the dragstrip during the event. The Girlz N Dubs ‘Wildest Ride’ trophy will be contested between all girlz, (whether or not they also have a show car in the Girlz N Dubz contest.) Normal signing on fees apply.

For more information on GTI SPRINGFEST, please check the official website.

 

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