23RD-25th June 2017
Organised by the NSRA and Shakespeare County 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, altereds, the Gasser Circus, and the flathead meltdown!
In 1993 the first Nostalgia Nationals, supported by the NSRA took place in early April. Over twenty years later it’s still going strong, and bigger and better than the first.
Please be advised that if you are planning to run on the track, you will need a helmet, seat belt, radiator overflow catch can, and will be required to produce a full driving licence.
Shakespeare County Raceway
Long Marston Airfield
The fifties was the cornerstone for drag racing and it’s events like the Nostalgia Nationals and the Original Hot Rod Drags which help to recreate the golden days of hot rodding on disused airfield’s and the dry lake beds. Where else can you expect to see period Flathead roadsters and coupes, 200 mph blown methanol injected hot rods, ground thumping dragsters, big blocked Fiats and classic blown Willys Coupes? At the Nostalgia Nationals of course!
More than 200 show quality Street Rods and American Muscle Machines are expected to this special NSRA co-ordinated event for three action packed days of ‘street legal drag racing’ for pre ’73 high dollar hot rods and big block custom cars that were special before the land went decimal.
Adding spice to the mix will be the high rolling Gasser Circus commonly known as the ‘nose high marauders’ featuring ‘door cars’ from the 40s, 50s and 60s. Along for the ride will be the Flathead Meltdown where side valve engines still reign supreme. And last, but certainly no means least, the full on power from the awesome Outlaw Anglia class and the Supercharged Outlaws will be here to excite and entertain.
Within the ranks of the nostalgia world expect to see a big contingent from the Wild Bunch nostalgia class; a class where front engined ‘slingshot’ dragster and altereds rule and straight six Jaguars rub shoulders with Buick ‘nailheads’ Fords, Chryslers and of course Chevrolet V8’s.
There will be a full trade village selling everything from T-shirts, books, DVDs, models and stickers. Evening entertainment includes bands and a disco both nights in Kenny’s Bar.
For more details visit www.shakespearecountyraceway.com
Some photos from previous Nostalgia Nationals.
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