NSRA Nostalgia Nationals

Fri 11th to Sun 13th May 2018

Organised by the NSRA and Santa Pod Raceway, a hot rod meet rolled up into a weekend of nostalgia style drag racing. Run what ya brung for pre-1973 cars. Hot rods, customs, Outlaw Anglias, dragsters, altered and the Gasser Circus.

What’s on:

Drag Racing

Nostalgia Drag Racing

  • Wild Bunch
    Predominantly slingshots and altereds.
  • Outlaw Anglia
    Ford Pops and Anglias.
  • Gasser Circus
    High riding gassers.
  • Supercharged Outlaws
    Supercharged dragsters, altereds and door slammers.
  • Nostalgia Superstock 
    Shootout for pre 72 American bodied cars with stock rear suspension, carbs only no power adders, slicks are allowed.

Additional trophies for the quickest ET in the following classes plus Quickest Flathead.

Run What Ya Brung

Run What Ya Brung
Take your car or motorcycle out on the famous quarter-mile dragstrip and test it’s performance limits in a safe and legal environment. Open to pre-1973’s vehicles only, Retro, Classic, Hot Rod and American cars (sorry, no modern cars or bikes).

Please note that at this event, helmets are compulsory for all participants. Neck padding and arm restraints are recommended. Full RWYB details at www.RWYB.com. Unlimited runs for £25 per day Sign-on, Fri, Sat & Sun.

Show & Shine

Quick Six
These are trophies awarded by the NSRA committee. The cars don’t have to be the shiniest or prettiest, they certainly don’t have to be the quickest but they are judged to have been representative of the ‘Spirit of the Event’. The only criteria is that they must have been put through their paces on the quarter mile at some point over the weekend.

Chicago Bytes

Live Music
As well as all the track action there will also be Live Bands on Friday and Saturday nights in Fuelers Bar.

Chicago Bytes (Friday)
A covers band playing foot stomping music by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rory Gallagher, Canned Heat, Muddy Waters and also some of the blues classics.

Cracker’s Rockin’ 88’s (Saturday)
A barrel full of Boogie Woogie & Rock ‘n’ Roll guaranteed to get your heart pumpin’ and the whole room jumpin’.

Split SecondFirestorm
Roger Goring’s state of the art Ford Mustang bodied Jet car is one of only 3 centre drive Jet Funny Cars in the world and the only one outside of the USA.

Trade VillageNostalgia Trade Village
There will be a wide range of traders. (All Days)

Rushden LakesShop, Eat and Explore at Rushden Lakes
As part of your Nostalgia weekend we’re pleased to be offering a courtesy bus to and from Rushden Lakes on Saturday for those who’d like to visit for a few hours. The bus will be running from the NSRA information tent on the hour from 10am-4pm. Return journeys will be from the drop off point at half past the hour from 10.30am-4.30pm. Please see www.rushdenlakes.com for details on the lakes. (Sat)

Bars & CaterersBars & Caterers
There are multiple bars and a range of caterers to suit all tastes on site at Santa Pod Raceway. (All Days)

Nostalgia Nationals 2018 Tickets

Fri 11th to Sun 13th May 2018 – Kids Under 16 FREE*

Nostalgia Nationals 2018 Tickets

Fri 11th to Sun 13th May 2018 – Kids Under 16 FREE*

Ticket Type Advance Standard Gates Open Grandstand
Friday NO Friday Day Tickets N/A FREE
Saturday £16 £20 Sat 8am FREE
Sunday £16 £20 Sun 8am FREE
Thursday Arrival Pass £5 £5 Thu 12pm N/A
Weekend £25 £30 Fri 8am per day


To Book Tickets please phone 01234 782828 or buy your tickets online.
NSRA Members get £5 off Weekend Tickets (max 2 per member) on the gate on production of their membership card.

Advance ticket orders are subject to a booking fee of £2 per ticket and postage fee of £3 per order (£6 recorded, no postage fee on “print at home tickets”).

  • Maximum single online order of 9 admission tickets. To bulk book tickets for clubs or groups you will need to phone the Box Office to place your order.
  • Advanced ticket prices end on the Friday a week before the event weekend at 5pm. After this time only “print at home tickets” will be available at standard rate.
  • All tickets are non-refundable.
  • Ticket prices are per person.
  • * Three FREE kids per paying Adult, photo ID is required if kids look older than they are.
  • Day admission is 8am till racing finishes, day tickets will be sold on the gate until 4pm.
  • Camping is included within multi-day admission tickets, NOT single day tickets. e.g. Sat/Sun ticket = camping Sat night.
  • Any ticket upgrades made on the day will be charged the difference to full gate price.
  • Parking is free.
  • Please see Essential Info page for Rain Off Policy and other terms and conditions.
  • For RWYB don’t forget your driving Licence.
  • Caravan and Motorhome Club members get 20% discount on selected Santa Pod tickets. Details here.
  • Santa Pod Raceway offer group discounts for 10 or more adult admission tickets to selected events. Details here.