Apr 5 2011

Easter Thunderball at Santa Pod Raceway

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EASTER THUNDERBALL (VWDRC ROUND)
22nd – 25th April 2011
Santa Pod Raceway,
Wellingborough,
Northants.
NN29 7XA
01234 782828 or [email protected]

www.santapod.com

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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
celebrities.

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Jun 25 2010

Latest News From Bug Jam

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LATEST UPDATE FOR BUG JAM 24

BUG JAM 24
Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th July
Santa Pod Raceway,
Wellingborough,
Northants.
NN29 7XA
01234 782828
www.bugjam.com

Every week that goes by takes a little bit closer to the “Big One”. Bug Jam kicks off on Friday 23rd of July, and we’ve got more news from the show:

New for this year is the Bug Jam Comedy Challenge, where budding comedians can take a priceless lesson with top comedian Sully, and even have a crack at performing in front of a live crowd. Unbelieveably, this is completely free and guaranteed to be a great laugh, that’s worthy of the entry fee alone if you think you’re a bit of a funnyman/woman. Take a look on the website for some more info, and don’t forget, the popular comedy shows on Friday and Saturday are here to stay too. Please check the GUIDE for details.

Also new for 2010 is the Bug Jam Car Share Deal. Arrive 3 or more in a car, and have a drink on the house! The Bug Jam crew will be handing out a £15 bar voucher for each vehicle that arrives with three or more paying adults on board. Save petrol, save the planet (one crate of beer at a time), save a few quid for booze, soft drinks and water! Please see the Bug Jam homepage for a few more details: www.BugJam.com

Also, new for Bug Jam is the addition of an off-road course for Baja, Buggy and military vehicle fans. Free to use for anyone with a suitable vehicle, it will also be great fun to watch!


Apr 14 2010

15 reasons to attend Big Bang

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BIG BANG inc. VW CAMPER & BUS SHOW
The Fun & Friendly Family VW Festival
23rd -25th April 2010
Santa Pod Raceway, Wellingborough, Northants. NN29 7XA
01234 782828

www.big-bang.co.uk

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1. Drive your VW on the strip, whether it’s a Beetle, Bus or Golf, all shapes and sizes of VW are welcome for a mere £25 per day of unlimited runs. Just bring your driving licence and sign-on fee to the signing on office where you’re then set to run on the FIA approved track. You will also be able to collect free performance print-outs of each run showing a breakdown of speeds and times!

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2. Kids Entertainment. Big Bang is the family VW show and with a great selection of kid’s activities all weekend, it’s no wonder. There are kids parties, face painting, circus whizz (kind of like a workshop for circus tricks where you come and go as you please) and of course, they get to enjoy the rest of the show along with the adults and big kids!

3. Live Action, There are a whole host attractions as well as the track including a Monster Truck display, 260mph Jet Funny Car, UKFMX, the UK’s best Motocross display team, a classic VW Beetle powered by with a mahoosive jet engine, BMX displays and much more!

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4. Championship Racing. The VWDRC will be here to show you how it’s done with their specially prepped Drag Racing VWs. There are also a few other invitational classes including Super Modified and Street Eliminator so you can expect to see 7 second runs at over 170mph! There will even be a couple of sub-10-second bike classes to add even more variety to the track.

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5. Live Music. As always at Big Bang, there will be the Big Top Marquee as well as the bar, both hosting Live Music for you to choose from, as well as Funky House and Anthems from DJandyB, LeeDagger and a tribute night with tributes to Duffy, Lady Ga Ga and Scissor Sisters plus loads more live bands. It’s all part of your ticket price. So no excuses for not getting them in!

6. Live Magic/Comedy. Magician Alistair Cook will be performing a live magic show with a twist as he provides even more entertainment for your viewing pleasure. But no, as good as he is, he can’t make your hangover disappear. Only bacon rolls can do that.

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7. Traders. Owning a VW, the chances of you needing a part of some description will be quite high and with such a large number of traders together in one place, whatever you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find it here! Everything from sunglasses to branded surfwear is on site and don’t forget the Pod Shop for all of your camping needs, supplies and official show merchandise.

8. Autojumble. Not bothered about fitting all of the shiny parts to your VW as long as it does the job? The Big Bang Autojumble could be the answer! There are some great bargains to be had in this second-hand area and you might even find something rare and valuable! On the other hand, if you have a veritable scrapyard of second hand parts at home or just a handful of spares – the Autojumble is the ideal place for you to get it shifted.

9. Cars For Sale. Whether you’re looking for your dream ride or next project, be sure to check out the Cars For Sale area, as there’s bound to be something for you. For sellers, this is the perfect place to advertise your car as there’s nowhere else in the UK that you will find such a large number of VW enthusiasts in one weekend!

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10. Show & Shine. Got an awesome custom car, rare original or restored stunner? Whatever species of VW it is, if it looks cool, get it into the Show & Shine on Sunday. It’s free to enter and you’ll be sure to have a crowd to appreciate your efforts. New for 2010 there will be a “Get Yer Rat Out” competition taking place on the Saturday. Due to the Show & Shine’s ever growing popularity they have even separated the rats from the shiners to ensure that no one gets turned away!

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11. Handling Track. Straight lines not really for you? Well this is a great opportunity to show your skills with Big Bang’s handling track. Put your car through its paces in this track designed especially for those lighter, more nimble vehicles – and there’s even a trophy for the quickest time of the day!

12. Wired For Sound. Big Bang has its own radio station, Nitro FM on 96.2FM, tune in, either in your car or bus – or listen out to the on-site PA for some great tunes, useful information and reminders about what’s on and where. Also text in and get your message read out on the air! There was even a marriage proposal via this method once. No idea if she accepted though.

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13. Designated camping areas. with Santa Pod’s huge grounds, The BB team has separated the camping areas to make the whole experience better for you. There is club camping, for those that want to display your cars in a prime area and reserve space for fellow club members, Family camping for those of you with ankle-biters, quiet camping for those that might just want a peaceful early night, but don’t have kids with you and finally general camping. Wherever you go, please respect your neighbours! A weekend away is no excuse to forget good manners.

14. Alternative Energy Racing. Turn up on the Friday and you will see an entirely different show altogether as Big Bang will be running alongside Alternative Energy Racing. Understanding the effects of the pollution and current world, (Pah!..allegedly.. BB!) Santa Pod Raceway is hosting this event to encourage environmentally friendly race cars and bikes. So, who knows? You could see the future of drag racing at this very event! Peace! Friday will also seethe buses from BWA and USB and the Cal-Look Bugs from Green Heart and SAS re-balancing the ‘carbon footprint’ on the track.

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15. The final – and probably the best reason to go to Big Bang – is the price! For a mere £35 on the gate you get access to see everything listed above. Your camping and parking is included, grandstand seats are free, entrance to the music and magic shows are free, you can even enter your own vehicle into the Show & Shine and have a go at the Handling Track, Baja Course, Art Bug and Human Powered Racing for no extra cost! There are many more reasons to attend, but these 15 should give you some idea – miss it – miss out!

FULL DETAILS HERE: Big Bang Website

Don’t forget to put your name down for VZi Camping – HERE


Mar 24 2010

Santa Pod Raceway present The Easter Thunderball. Cracking Good Fun!

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EASTER THUNDERBALL (VWDRC ROUND)
2nd – 5th APRIL 2010
Santa Pod Raceway, Wellingborough, Northants. NN29 7XA.
01234 782828
http://www.santapod.co.uk/e_easter.php


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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!

From the 2nd to the 5th of April 2010, Santa Pod will rock the surrounding Northamptonshire countryside with an unashamed spectacle of incredible racing, stunt shows and the best of Europe’s entertainers – including none other than Peter Andre!

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This is the only ‘Nitro Shoot-out’ in Europe! So, if your idea of fun is watching an 8,000 horsepower car hitting 300mph in just 5 seconds, then this is the place for you. The entire weekend is packed with top-level racing including the multi-thousand horsepower Top Fuel cars, MSA pro mods and Drag bikes. If that doesn’t make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, then witnessing the sight of two jet cars travelling at Mach 1 or Podzilla, Santa Pod’s very own Monster Truck, might just do it for you!

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Add into the mix bike trials displays, wheelie cars and full bar and catering facilities and you’re talking a serious weekend of fun. Also new this year is a full-sized wrestling ring running full-on display bouts over all three days.

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It’s not all high-octane madness however, with much of the content of the Easter Thunderball being squarely aimed at families. Not only do kids under 16 get in free (great in these credit crunched times) but the weekend line up includes a magnificent Firework display and even Titan, the 8 foot robot who walks amongst the crowd, amazing (and scaring) kids in equal measure. Stop by the static display of famous cars from “the movies” and see the new Land Speed Record “Bloodhound” car. Plus there’s a funfair, traders, kids entertainments and mini quad rides, meaning whatever the weather does, there’s plenty for the whole family to do.

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But the headline stealer without doubt, is Peter Andre – stopping by on the very last day of his tour (the 5th) to perform hits from his latest album, ‘Revelation’. With tickets for his stadium dates all but sold out, this could be the perfect last chance to see him sing live this year.

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Advance tickets start at just £10 for the Friday, £29 for the Saturday and Sunday – or only £39 for the whole four days. So, once you’ve factored in the free parking, free camping, free under 16s and free pit walkabouts, it just goes to show that amusing your clan this Easter needn’t leave you penniless!

For more information, or to book tickets, click to www.santapod.com or call 01234 782828.


Sep 11 2009

RUSS FELLOWS RUNS 9.34 AT 150MPH! IN A FLOORPAN’D BUG

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VETERAN VWDRC RACER KEEPS RAISING THE BAR

On 10th September 2009, longtime VWDRC Racer, Russ Fellows ran the Santa Pod quarter mile in 9.34 seconds at a crazy 150mph in his ‘street legal’, floorpan’d Bug at the Euro Finals.

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RUSS FELLOWS' 9-SECOND 'STREET LEGAL' BUG

Russ had just ran the quarter in 9.36 seconds the weekend before at the very popular VW Action event, also at Santa Pod. This undoubtedly makes him the quickest man in the UK in a full-bodied, floorpan’d VW.

Russ started Drag Racing his Bug back in the the early nineties in the old VWDRC ‘Street’ class and steadily progressed through ‘Super Street’ to ‘Modified’ winning many class championships along the way. When the VWDRC classes were re-structured Russ moved into VW Pro, where he still regularly competes.

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RUSS FELLOWS COLLECTS HIS VW ACTION HALL OF FAME 'OSCAR'

VW Action also saw Russ inducted into both the VW Action 9-second Speed Club and the VW Action Hall Of Fame – where ‘movers and shakers’ from within the VW Scene are rewarded for their efforts with a VW Action ‘Oscar’. Never was there a more deserving case, Russ’s long term to commitment to ‘going quicker’ sets a wonderful example to all would-be racers.

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VW Action also saw the last ever run up the dragstrip from another veteran VWDRC Racer, Brian Burrows. Brian has retired from drag racing and decided to bow out in style, whilst realising one of his all time ambitions – a launch in a Fuel Funny Car. The car in question belongs to the Shockwave team, who allowed Brian to rent a ride in the car during the night racing session at the VW Action event on Saturday 5th September. Both Santa Pod race directors, Darren Prentice and Ian Marshall were very complimentary about Brian’s burnout, stage and launch which certainly didn’t look like it was his first ever (and only) drive of a Fuel Flopper.

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BRIAN BURROWS PILOTS THE 'SHOCKWAVE' FUEL FUNNY CAR IN THE DUSK AT VW ACTION 2009

Brian has campaigned many different VWs in the VWDRC Race Series over the years – including winning a championship in the UK’s first ever New Beetle and more recently racing a gorgeous 1957 Oval Bug. His Outrage II VW Funny car still holds the world record for VW AF/C – set way back in 1993.

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We at Volkszone would like to wish Brian a long and happy retirement and congratulate Russ on his amazing achievement(s). Way to go fellahs!


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