Evening Entertainment

On Friday night we’ll be having a party in the Fuelers bar. Front and centre will be the raunch ‘n’ roll sounds of the Fuzillis live on stage. This non stop, rock and roll grind-a-go go machine will have the place jumping in no time. They will be backed up on the decks by the one and only Little Carl, playing rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, garage and surf into the late evening. Tickets will be available on the day just to attend the Friday evening entertainment.     


Booking Conditions

Racing at the Vintage Nationals is open exclusively to VHRA members and their eligible vehicles. Weekend Spectator and Friday Night and Saturday Spectator tickets are available to all. Pre-entry is advised due to limited numbers and tickets are cheaper. Pre-entry closes midday 5th April. Bookings can be made by post or online below. Postal booking must be accompanied by a cheque payable to VHRA and be sent to the address on the booking form. No form is required if you book online, there is however a small fee for doing so. No pets allowed on site as this is a motor racing venue. No refunds on any tickets. If VHRA membership is allowed to lapse before the event, racing tickets will become invalid. Full details of entry and rules & regulations are included on the booking form and also this page. To download a copy of the booking form click on the flyer above. If you have any questions please get in touch at info@vhra.co.uk.

Tickets - Gates open midday Friday

Racing ticket: £45 pre-entry (£47 online, £50 on the day) per person which includes Saturday track time, Friday camping and entertainment. Members may add one additional driver, they do not have to be a VHRA member, but must pay the full weekend ticket price. An additional driver may be added on the day, but there will be a signing on fee of £25 and they must hold a full weekend pass. Gates open from midday Friday.

Two Day Spectator ticket: £25 pre-entry (£27 online, £30 on the day) per person, includes Friday camping and entertainment. Gates open from midday Friday.

Friday Night ticket: £12 per person on the gate only. Does not include camping or Saturday entry. Valid 7.30pm to 11.30pm only.

Saturday Spectator ticket: £15 pre-entry (£16 online, £17 on the day) per person. Valid 8.30am to 6.00pm only.

Children 16 and under go free, but must be accompanied by an adult. ID may be required.

Use the drop down menu for multiple tickets and be sure to complete all sections if competing.



Competing Car Details

The strip will be open on Saturday 13th April from 9.30am till 5pm. Vehicles must be VHRA eligible and be owned by the member making the booking. If cars do not meet VHRA rules at the event, they will be excluded from racing. A safety helmet that is fit for purpose is compulsory for all competitors. Exceptions to this rule are street cars running under 110mph. Helmets are compulsory in all open top vehicles regardless of speed. Roll cages and harnesses are strongly recommended for all vehicles running quicker than 12 seconds over a quarter mile. Drivers legs and arms must be covered. Gloves are to be worn. Seat belt must be fitted and a fixed fire extinguisher carried. Arm Restraints are mandatory for all open top and windowless vehicles. Windows must be fully up when on the dragstrip. A catch can should be fitted to the radiator overflow. Vehicles cannot run if  they have  leak of any description. Full bonnet required for non-vintage appearing engines. Race cars are allowed. Battery must be secured. Race numbers must be applied and clearly visible. Cars may be subject to a safety inspection. Drivers must present a full driving licence and sign on for racing. No passengers are to be carried. Refer to race classes before completing form as race numbers are issued prior to event.

Racing Classes

A - Up to 205 cu in (3360cc)

B - 206 cu in to 360 cu in (5900cc)

C - 361 cu in to unlimited

F - Flathead - ALL valves in block, no OHV conversions.

B - Blown - Supercharger or Turbo

R - Roadster - Open top factory cars. Roof chops allowed, top must be down.

C - Closed Car - Fixed roof factory cars. Roof chops allowed.

K - Full Bodied - Factory cars post 1934. All body styles, roof chops allowed. Full fenders must be fitted.

M - Modifieds & Streamliners - Open & closed top special & shortened bodies, including any non factory bodies.

D - Dragster - Any vehicle with a slingshot or open chassis, wheelbase exceeding 130", or no radiator.

Blown vehicles will run under as outlaws in either a single flathead or single OHV class, as there are currently not enough vehicles to make up a ladder for each body style. This may also apply to any classes with too few vehicles to make a ladder. Drag racing is no fun if you’re the only one in your class.


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The Vintage Hot Rod Association are proud to announce the third running of the Vintage Nationals, which will be held once again at the home of UK drag racing since 1966, none other than Santa Pod Raceway. We’ve already got the best place in the country for flat out time trials at Pendine, we race at the best hillclimb available at GOW!, so why not take it to the top when it comes to drag racing?

This exciting event promises to be the best get-together of traditional hot rods and customs seen on these isles, and what's more, they'll be dragging the quarter mile all day Saturday, with the track open exclusively to the VHRA. After a day of blistering Run What You Brung action, we‘ll be awarding prizes to the fastest of the cars in each of the classes. Away from the race track, there will be a show & shine area for pre 1963 vehicles and traders corale. Add to that a party on Friday evening, with the Fuzillis headlining in the Fuellers bar, and you're in for a corker of a weekend.

The Vintage Nationals is open to all for spectating. Racing however, is limited to members of the VHRA. With member numbers now hitting the 500s, you can be certain that the pits, fire-up lane and quarter mile will be chock full with the best hot rods and customs from the UK and beyond.

We’re really excited to be going back at Santa Pod for 2019. After the success of our 2018 event, we certain that there will be more hot rods, more customs, and even more thrilling racing than before.

Click flyer for booking form, or book online below. Posters are available in the Store.

The Vintage Hot Rod Association presents:

The Vintage Nationals

12th & 13th April 2019