Retro Show Lite
Sunday 20th June 2021 at
Santa Pod Raceway
Car Show With Run What Ya Brung on Saturday 19th June 2021
The Retro Show is a classic car and bike show with a difference: Unlike most car shows where you park up in a field and sip tea, this is an action-packed day where you can take part in the racing and show & shine whatever type of retro machinery you have. Retro Show is open to all retro vehicles including cars, bikes, scooters and lorries from the 1950’s through the 1980’s to 1995.
Buy Tickets Online at www.santapodtickets.com or phone Box Office on 01234 782828
COVID-19: We are pleased to announce this 2021 date. The exact line-up for this event will be announced in due course as we understand more about the COVID-19 restrictions that may be in place nearer the time. In 2020, Santa Pod Raceway was proud to have become a COVID secure venue and operated several events successfully throughout the changes in Government guidelines. Santa Pod was able to accommodate full drag racing track action together with a range of exhibition vehicles on and around the drag strip as well as the popular camping element to our shows. Grandstand viewing, show car displays, catering and trade stands, were all executed in an approved COVID secure manner so you can expect all those kind of activities again at the very least but we’re hoping to expand our offering of course!
At Santa Pod Raceway the safety and welfare of racegoers, participants and our staff is our highest priority. To ensure our site is Covid secure, visitors will find hygiene, social distancing and safety measures around site in line with Government guidance. View the latest information regarding how the situation is affecting events at Santa Pod Raceway on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.
What's On at Retro Show Lite
No matter what type of retro ride you have, you can put it to the test down the world famous Santa Pod strip!
New COVID-19 Signing On Procedure!
Please note there will be No Signing On, on the day. The sign on procedure is now built into the online ticket purchasing process BUT you will still need to present your driving licence at the signing on office. No Tickets or Race Vouchers will be available on the day
Sign-on costs £35 for the day and you can put in as many runs as you want. More info on the RWYB page.
If you want maximum track time then come for the weekend as there is a RWYB on the Saturday with free camping for weekend ticket holders.
Restored, modified or original… if you've got a cool retro ride that you want to show off, get it out of the car park and into the Show 'n' Shine Paddock.
New COVID-19 Signing On Procedure!
Please note there will be No Signing On, on the day. The sign on procedure is now built into the online ticket purchasing process and remains Free to Enter. Your reg number/number plate will be your Show ‘n’ Shine entry number.
Please ensure you have your Show & Shine Vehicle Pass clearly visible on arrival. Show Paddock parking may be available on the day subject to availability, however you will not be able to sign on to compete - Priority goes to those who have signed on in advance.
Autoglym prizes and trophies for:
KitFest returns! A scaled back version of the 2019 show for owners and enthusiasts of all makes and models of kit cars. From Tigers to Cobras, Lotus 7s to Caterhams, you’re sure to see them all this weekend. Take part in Run What Ya Brung and hit the famous quarter mile or book yourself a Kit Car Parking Pass and show off your pride and joy over in the pits!
Kit Car Pitside Parking Pass
This replaces Club Stands/Displays and guarantees hardstanding parking. Any clubs are advised to arrive together so as to be able to park in close proximity.
For Kit Car Pitside Parking, please select the Kit Car Only Parking Pass ticket option when booking online which includes admission. The deadline for Kit Car Parking is Monday 14th June at 5pm. Your Pit Pass Hanger will be posted out to you prior to the event and must be displayed on arrival. After this time, parking will be allocated on a first come first serve basis on the day subject to availability and is not guaranteed.
There will be Retro Parking for retro cars and bikes on hardstanding. This replaces Club Stands/Displays in accordance with government guidance but still guarantees hardstanding parking. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that any groups will be parked in close proximity.
For Retro Parking, please select the Retro Pre ’95 Only Parking Pass ticket option when booking online which includes admission. The deadline for Retro Parking is Monday 14th June at 5pm. Your Pit Pass Hanger will be posted out to you prior to the event and must be displayed on arrival.
After this time, Retro Parking will be allocated on a first come first serve basis on the day subject to availability and is not guaranteed.
There will be Drag Racing action on track with retro classes.
- Gasser Circus
High riding gassers.
- Supercharged Outlaws
Supercharged dragsters, altereds and door slammers.
- Nostalgia Pro Stock Bike
Based on historic ACU pro stock rules. The class is for pre-1980 bikes with stock appearance, 7” tyres, carbs and stock main chassis.
All the fun of the fair with Dodgems, Waltzers, Arcades, Candy Floss and Sideshows.
Token Bundles available from the Dodgems counter. Get 27 funfair tokens for £25 OR 55 tokens for £50 and really keep the kids busy for hours! Each token counts as £1 when redeemed. (tokens are non-refundable)
Ride prices: Dodgems - £4, Waltzer - £3, Sizzler - £3, Trampolines - £3, Kiddies Rides - £3. (All Days)
Euro 2021 Games
All Euro 2020 matches will be shown live in Fuelers Bar and in the main catering area if they are held whilst Santa Pod Raceway is open.
There will be traders at the show selling anything from car parts and stickers to polish and magazines.
There are licensed bars and caterers on site selling food and drink. Cash machines are in the Shops but please be ready to pay for items on site from our catering units and Pod Shop with contactless card payment rather than cash. View Caterer details.
There is a RWYB the day before, so of you fancy two whole days of track action and want to camp over for free with your mates, then get a weekend ticket!
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