Evening Entertainment

On Saturday night we’ll be having a party in the Fuelers bar. We’ll have a band playing live on stage, backed up behind the decks by the one and only Little Carl, playing rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, garage and surf into the late evening. Stay tuned to this website for more info.         


Booking Conditions

Racing at the Vintage Nationals is open exclusively to VHRA members and their eligible vehicles. Weekend Spectator and Sunday Spectator tickets are available to all. Pre-entry is advised due to limited numbers and tickets are cheaper. Pre-entry closes midday 27th 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, this is a motor racing venue. No refunds on any tickets. If VHRA membership is allowed to lapse before the event, all 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 Saturday

Racing ticket: £45 pre-entry (£47 online, £50 on the day) per person which includes Sunday track time, Saturday camping and entertainment. Only one car per member. Members may add one additional driver, they do not have to be a VHRA member, but must pay the full price of £40. 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 Saturday.


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


Sunday 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.


RACE TICKETS CAN ONLY BE PURCHASED BY A MEMBER OF THE VINTAGE HOT ROD ASSOCIATION

SPECTATOR TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE TO ALL
























Competing Car Details

The strip will be open on Sunday 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 second 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 Sunday. In amongst the Run What You Brung action, we‘ll be running a series of race ladders, with class divisions for flatheads, dragsters, and many more. Away from the race track, there will be a show & shine area for vehicles

manufactured up until 1963. Add to that a party on Saturday evening, with the best music we can stir up from the middle of last century, 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 high 500’s, 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 back at Santa Pod for 2018. After the success of our 2017 event, we certain that there will be more hot rods, more customs, and even more thrilling racing than before.

The Vintage Hot Rod Association presents:

The Vintage Nationals

5th & 6th May 2018

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