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Jun 17 2010

The Retro Show at Santa Pod – a fast blast from the past!

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Saturday 17th July (RWYB) & Sunday 18th July

Santa Pod Raceway,



NN29 7XA

01234 782828

Ford Escort

Fans of retro and classic cars and bikes will love The Retro Show at Santa Pod on Sunday the 18th July. This is an event with a difference; rather than just having rows upon rows of lovingly cherished classics, owners and show-goers get the opportunity to see them running and racing in anger!

If you’re the kind of enthusiast that despairs at the current crop of ‘Euroboxes’ or simply prefer machines from a gentler age when carbs ruled the roost and a radio was considered a heady option, then you’ll love this show.  All retro vehicles including cars, motorbikes, scooters and lorries from the 1950’s to the 1980’s are welcome, as well as classics from both sides of the Atlantic.  Even the current crop of ‘neo-retro’ incarnations like the new Mini, Beetle and Fiat 500 are also encouraged along.

Retro Drag 2

During the show we will have many attractions to keep you entertained, including:

Run What Ya Brung (RWYB)
– run your car on the track and get the chance to flex its automotive muscles on a proper racing track (£25 sign on fee payable).

Autoglym Show & Shine Competition – great for the car buffing and polishing fraternity.  A chance to display your pride and joy and perhaps even win a prize.

Fireforce – Martin Hill’s amazing jet-powered funny car.  This will shock and amaze in equal measure, as it hits 270mph in a shade over 5 seconds!

Jet Car

Handling Track – you can drive your own car against the clock around our tight challenging course.  It’s free to enter and there’s a prize for the quickest run of the day.

Retro Drift Cars – sideways action from a better era, Mk2 Escorts and other many other marque’s will be demonstrating how it used to be done.

Arcade Alley – all time great video games Pacman and Space Invaders will be here for you to re-live your youth on, plus many more.  Will you be able to beat that high score you set 25 years ago?

Podzilla Monster Truck – 1500bhp of car-crushing monster truck madness!

Retro Drag Demonstrations – there are many beautiful retro drag cars out there and a few will be bringing them out of the museum and firing them up for the Retro Show.  Keep your eyes peeled as they’re still pretty fast!

Historic Karting Display – celebrating over 50 years of the sport that brought us most of our all-time F1 greats, this is one not to miss.

Movie Car Display – your chance to see those TV and film classics; General Lee, Back to the Future Delorean, Scooby Doo Van and many more movie greats.


We also have the Autotrader cars for sale area, autojumble, funfair and a selection of traders keep you amused all weekend long.  Not to forget the Saturday night evening entertainment, we have live London band Nexus.  Playing neo-soul, funk and all time favourites their repertoire is sure to impress.

Are you a member of a club?  If so then great, we have free in field parking so you and your mates can park together and show off the club.  A prize is up for grabs for the “Best Club Display”.

Get it in the diary now!  Advanced tickets are available (up to 9th July) for only £12 for the Sunday and £20 for full weekend camping and entertainment.  For club parking pre-registration is needed. Kids under 13 go free, so why not pile the whole clan into your classic and cruise on down?

For more information visit or call 01234 782828.


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