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Sep 11 2011

GTI Festival – Santa Pod – Sunday 16th October – The Season Finale

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GTI FESTIVAL – THE SEASON FINALE
Sunday 16th October 2011
Santa Pod Raceway,
Wellingborough,
Northants.
NN29 7XA
01279 72 52 52 or [email protected]

www.vwaction.com/gtifestival

ONLY £15 FOR A FULL DAY – FULL SHOW
(Accompanied under-13s FREE)

Traders
Autojumble
RWYB/Sprints*
Show & Shine
Dizzy Rascals
Girlz N Dubz

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 water cooled VW events of the year. Now, we have a busy ‘calendar’. The 2011 GTI Festival is moving its date to the end of that busy calendar, to establish a ‘Final Fling’ season finale, before the time comes to put cars away for the close season, or pull them apart for mods or winter rebuilds.

The GTI Festival – ‘Season Finale’ is for enthusiasts of all VAG marques, SEAT, Skoda, Audi and of course Volkswagen. Now the Volkswagen Group includes Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti too, but the closest we will probably come to seeing any of those will be Bentley rims shoehorned under late Golf arches!

The GTI 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 in 2010, the clubs area is now easily able to accommodate 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 get in early! To book club displays call 01279 725252 or email: [email protected].
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Apr 7 2011

Big Bang Camper & Bus Advance Tickets Now On Sale

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BIG BANG CAMPER & BUS (VWDRC ROUND)
6th – 8th May 2011
Santa Pod Raceway,
Wellingborough,
Northants.
NN29 7XA
01234 782828 or [email protected]

www.big-bang.co.uk

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.

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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.

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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!

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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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Mar 3 2011

Euro Racers at Big Bang/VW Camper & Bus Show

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BIG BANG inc.CAMPER & BUS SHOW (VWDRC ROUND)
6th – 8th MAY 2011
Santa Pod Raceway
Wellingborough
Northants. NN29 7XA
01234 782828 or [email protected]

www.big-bang.co.uk

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Santa Pod Raceway and Brian Burrows are pleased to announce that they are STILL adding new and exciting attractions to the Big Bang/Camper & Bus Show on the 6th- 8th May 2011. Courtesy of the Kaag Kevers VW Club they have not one, but SEVEN of Belgium and Holland’s quickest VWs coming along to spice up the RWYB competition. These cars include 1303s, Ovals and the Paranoia Beetle race car which was last seen pulling huge wheelies and charging up the track at VW Action 2010.

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Jun 30 2010

Retro Drifting comes to the Retro Show at Santa Pod

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RETRO SHOW
Saturday 17th July (RWYB) & Sunday 18th July
Santa Pod Raceway,
Wellingborough,
Northants.
NN29 7XA
01234 782828

www.retroshow.co.uk

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The fourth annual Retro Show is just around the corner and with only two weeks to go everything is now a place with the confirmation of Drift Team Morleysport, the only all retro car team competing in the 2010 British Drift Championship.  They will be displaying their sideways skills in a series of demonstrations at the event using top retro classics like Mk2 Escorts and Toyota Starlets.

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The displays will be expertly driven by Ben Morley, Declan Munnelly, Steve “Stiggy” Evans, Tong Fong, Mark Carter and Malcolm Foskett.  They’ll be solo tyre smoking sideways action as well as twin-drifting where two cars race around the twisty course trying to get a close as possible whist producing as much smoke as possible.

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This, together with much more, will make the Retro Show one event not to be missed.  So what are you waiting for?  Buy your tickets before Friday 9 July at the advance price of £20 for the weekend or just £12 for the Sunday.

Further event and ticket information can be found at www.retroshow.co.uk or by calling 01234 782828.


Feb 13 2010

Santa Pod’s ‘Saturday Night Special’ 20th February 2010

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Santa Pod Raceway, the home of European drag racing has announced its first ‘Saturday Night Special’ (SNS) date for 2010. The 20th of February… and every kind of car and motorbike is invited!

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As if drag racing your very own pride and joy wasn’t fun enough, Santa Pod’s SNS events let you race throughout the day, with the track firing up at 9am, and then on into the night, under the high output track lights in the most evocative atmosphere in motorsport. Think night racing is the exclusive reserve of professional Top-Fuellers, Le Mans stars and F1 legends? Think again!

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For the usual fee of £10 admission plus your choice of sign-on fee, you’ll get the usual mix of ‘Run What You Brung’ goodness, with the freedom to exploit the ‘Pod’s ultra-grippy quarter-mile and FIA approved timing gear all day long. With the added advantage of passengers over the age of 17 now allowed to ride under race conditions, it’s the perfect day out for car clubs and enthusiasts.

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As the light dims however, the action ramps up a gear, with Fireforce, the Pod’s own Jet Funny Car laying down some 270mph display runs and hard-charging racing continuing into the night. Then of course, it’s time to hit the on-site bar, enjoy an evening of free musical entertainment and sink a few beers. With free weekend camping for anyone purchasing a weekend admission ticket (£20 on the gate or just £15 in advance) you can really relax and enjoy yourself – and blow the froth of a couple in the process.

The gates open on Saturday at 8am. Signing on costs £30 per driver for unlimited runs from 9am to 9pm, £25 per driver for unlimited runs from 9am to 4pm, and £10 per driver for unlimited runs from 4pm to 9pm (weather and track conditions permitting). You’ll get full computerised timing slips on each run, measuring your reactions, terminal speed and total quarter mile time. Driving Licences required to run on the strip, but cars running under 110mph on the quarter mile don’t even require the driver to wear a helmet!

As one of life’s ‘must do’ automotive experiences, Drag racing at night rates right up there!. It’s cheap, it’s fun and it’s safe! And best of all you can swap heroic tales in the bar afterwards without worrying about your licence! See you there!

For more information, please visit www.santapod.com or call the team on 01234 782828.


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