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May 21 2011

Deva Dubs ‘N’ Rods Show, 10th – 12th June

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10th – 12th June 2011
West Midlands County Showground,
Shrewsbury, SY1 2PF
07738 165073
or [email protected]


It’s that time of year again and in a couple of weeks’ time, lots of you lovely VZi’ers will be heading to Deva Dubs ‘N’ Rods for one of the most chilled out, laid back, warm and sunny car shows in the UK, a firm favourite and well established show in the VW calendar!

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Deva Dubs attracts a fantastic range of Volkswagen (air and water) and Hot Rod / American custom show cars. The venue at Shrewsbury Showground is an 80 acre greenfield site which over that weekend comes alive with a programme packed full of family and car related activities! The show ground is located just 10 mins walk from the lovely market town of Shrewsbury.

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May 16 2011

Tommy Johnson Junior to Race at the FIA ‘Main Event’ 2011. Overpowered and Over Here!

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27th – 30th May 2011
Santa Pod Raceway,
NN29 7XA
01234 782828 or [email protected]


Santa Pod Raceway may be the home of European Drag racing, but it has also played host to some of America’s finest driving talent over the years. Adding to the list of greats that includes Don Garlitts and Melanie Troxel is Iowa-born quarter mile legend and NHRA superstar Tommy Johnson Jr., who has confirmed his attendance at this year’s FIA Main Event, between Friday the 27th to Monday 30th May, 2011. With this latest signing, no less than TWELVE Top Fuel cars will be running at the event, making it one of the most impressive line-ups ever to appear in Europe.

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Apr 7 2011

Big Bang Camper & Bus Advance Tickets Now On Sale

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6th – 8th May 2011
Santa Pod Raceway,
NN29 7XA
01234 782828 or [email protected]

Big Bang Camper and Bus marks the start to the Vee Dub season at Santa Pod Raceway, and it’s just about the best excuse needed to get your beloved machine out of hibernation and take it on an early summer holiday for a weekend of camping, racing, show cars, music, comedy and much, much, more besides.


Starting on track, the famous Santa Pod drag strip is open to the general public for Run What Ya Brung, with the competition classes staying due to popular demand. You will also be able to watch several hot Bugs that have made the trip from mainland Europe to compete against our home-grown RWYB’ers.

The track will also host racing from the VWDRC Pro and Sportsman classes, along with guest classes Super Modified, Outlaw Anglia, 8.50 Bike, 9.50 Bike, Sportsman ET, Junior Dragster and new-for-2011 Junior Drag Bike. The track is also the place to spot the now legendary Fireforce Jet Car.


The drag strip also features Human Powered Racing on Saturday lunchtime, so please make sure you remember to bring a bike, skateboard, kite-board etc. whatever you think can win an engine-less half-mile race!


The massive and ever-popular Sunday Show and Shine is once again supported by a Rust and Rat show on the Saturday. The Rust and Rat Show proved so popular last year, extra trophies have been added in recognition of the excellent cars on display.

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Apr 5 2011

Easter Thunderball at Santa Pod Raceway

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22nd – 25th April 2011
Santa Pod Raceway,
NN29 7XA
01234 782828 or [email protected]

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Santa Pod Raceway Presents The Auto Trader Easter Thunderball 2011. Eggsellent Fun!

Santa Pod Raceway, the home of European Drag Racing has provided the perfect
solution to entertaining yourself – and the whole family – for the entire
Easter weekend; The Easter Thunderball! The 2011 Event looks set to be the
best one yet, with the largest Pro Fuel shoot-out ever assembled for this
popular show.

From the 22nd to the 25th of April 2011, Santa Pod will rock the surrounding
Northamptonshire countryside with an unashamed spectacle of incredible
racing, stunt shows, the best of Europe’s automotive entertainers and Top UK


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Oct 23 2010

Shelley Pearson to race (Top Fuel) at Flame & Thunder 2010

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Saturday 30th October 2010
Santa Pod Raceway – NN29 7XA
01234 782828



Santa Pod’s local ‘golden girl’ Shelley Pearson has confirmed today that she will race at the ‘Flame & Thunder’ event at the FIA venue on Saturday the 30th of October, 2010. The 27 year-old Northamptonshire racer recently joined the ranks of the Top Fuel elite, securing her licence with a show-stopping 4.98 second pass, instantly catapulting her into the record books as the fastest female driver in the UK and the second ever fastest licence run in Europe.


Clearly elated with her time, Shelley was quick to praise her supporting cast and thank them all for their efforts. ‘I’m delighted for everyone in the team that we got such a great final run,’ she said. ‘Obviously drag racing is in the family DNA, so I’m really pleased to return all the hard work that my Dad and our team have put in to get us here. I’ll try and back that performance up at Flame and Thunder – and if it’s at all possible, I’ll try and run even quicker!’

Shelley’s 8,000 horsepower Top Fuel dragster will also be joined by a Nitro-fuelled Funny Car, and they will both be firing off exhibition passes throughout the day, as well as the World’s fastest Jet-powered race cars. These brave souls strap themselves to over 10,000 horsepower of afterburning jet engine to cover the quarter mile in just over 5 seconds, at a shade under 300mph. Not for the faint hearted!

It’s not all drag racing however. An incredibly diverse range of acts and attractions means that throughout the day, a non-stop mix of action and amusement showcases some of the most prodigious talent and potent machinery ever to be gathered in one place.

Equally impressive and almost as loud is the Live Action Arena where the car-crushing talents of Santa Pod’s resident Monster Truck, Podzilla vies for attention alongside multiple Guinness World Record holder Terry Grant and his incredible stunt show. Mix in UKFMX, Britain’s best Freestyle Motocross team and leading quad bike showman Jason Smythe – and you’ve got the ingredients for a superb show.

Music fans will delight at the headline signing of ‘Here Comes The Girls!’. This superb tribute act tips its hat at acts like Lady Gaga, Cheryl Cole and The Saturdays. As easy on the eye as they are on the ear, this is one superb show that ticks all the boxes for fans of all ages. One for the ladies, James Sutton, better known as Ryan from Emmerdale, will also be at the show, meeting his fans and signing autographs.

From the sublime – to the ridiculous, ace car builder Perry Watkins will also be showcasing ‘The Flatmobile’ the World’s lowest car – and ‘Wind Up’ the World’s smallest vehicle. His 130 mph table and chairs, better known as ‘Fast Food’ will also be gracing the strip. Titan, the amazing 8 foot tall interactive robot will be walking amongst the crowd, delighting and terrifying in equal measure. The Black Knights Parachute Display Team will also be quite literally ‘dropping in’ later in the day with their unique display of skill and control, and if that wasn’t enough, Mark Jefferies will be putting on a stunning aerobatic display.

But there’s still more!, Drifting demos, Kids Entertainers and even a full funfair. Or why not take a pleasure flight in a helicopter and see the whole lot from the air? Or strap yourself into a genuine 2 seater dragster and blast up the quarter mile in a shade over 7 seconds!

But of course, it wouldn’t be Flame & Thunder without a spectacular firework display and huge bonfire – and this year, the Santa Pod team has really pulled out the stops to create a memorable evening. As the light dims, a fully sequenced firework display will delight the crowd.

With under 16s getting in for free, advance tickets starting at just £17 and more acts and attractions in one day than most show goers see in a whole year, it’s the essential family day out of 2010! Just don’t forget your hat and coat!

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