NSRA Nostalgia Nationals

8th-10th May 2020, SANTA POD RACEWAY

Organised by the NSRA in conjunction with 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, altereds, and the Gasser Circus!

Wild Bunch – slingshots and altereds
Outlaw Anglia – Ford Pops and Anglias
Gasser Circus – High riding gassers
Supercharged Outlaws – Supercharged dragsters, altereds and door slammers.
Additional trophies for the quickest ET in the above classes plus Quickest Flathead.

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.

The 2019 Event:

The NSRA Quick Six for 2019 were::

Luke Hersey, 1954 Chevy 3100

Steve Gotz & Mark Bull, Frogeye Sprite

Lizanne Doyle, Popular 100E

Lee Denham, Ford Capri

John Byng, 1956 Morris Minor

Kirsten Van Croonenborgh, ’Suzy Q’ Supercharged Outlaw

Other awards for 2019:

Quickest Wild Bunch: Mark Coulsell, Ballbreaker 8.143 seconds

Quickest Flathead: Bradley Cooper, Back to the past slingshot.

Gasser Circus, Fastest Reaction time: Brian Gibson, 0.01 seconds

Quickest Supercharged Outlaw: Andy Hadfield, 7.56 seconds @ 180.6mph.

Quickest Outlaw Anglia: Simon Barlow. 7.334 seconds @ 190.600 mph

Quickest Friday ET: Robin Reed. Daimler Dragster 6.8492seconds @ 192.93 mph

Most Friday Runs: Adam Kryczynski. Chevy pickup – 8 runs.


Put your pride and joy on display! It’s free to enter, just turn up and register on the day. Space is limited and the paddock fills up quickly so be sure to arrive early.

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).

Following a comprehensive risk assessment and, mindful of Santa Pod’s experience of young drivers piloting Junior Dragsters, it will be possible to run Tot Rods at the NSRA Hot Rod Drags and the NSRA Nostalgia Nationals events, as long as a basic set of build standards and driver details are adhered to.
Important: please click here to view the Tot Rod Regulations.


Nostalgia Nationals

The 2018 event

2018 Awards

Most Friday Runs: Scott Collin, 1928 Model A pickup, 24 runs.

Quickest Friday ET: Joel Kerr, Pontiac Starchief, 8.1663 seconds @ 171.08 mph.

Quickest Flathead: Ken and Bradley Cooper, Flathead Slingshot, 11.39 seconds @ 116 mph.

Quickest Wild Bunch: Bob Hawkins, ‘Time Traveller ll’ slingshot, 7.861 seconds @ 211mph.

Quickest Outlaw Anglia: Jedd Guy, 8.01 seconds @ 166mph

Quickest Supercharged Outlaw: Joel Kerr, Buick Sedan, 7.866 seconds @ 177 mph.

Gasser Circus ‘Quickest Reaction Time’ trophy: Martyn Hallam in his Whiplash 33 Willys – .0192 seconds

The 2018 NSRA ‘Quick Six’ – pictured below

Joel Kerr, Stiff Shifter Pontiac Starchief Sedan
Jim Tucker, 32 Coupe
Hayley Curl, Mk 1 Consul
Ricky Stapleton, 32 Roadster
Aidy Pennicott, 105E Anglia Estate
Hexatech Team, Ford Escort (all the way from Malta!)

Read ‘A New Era’ .. the move to Santa Pod explained.

Visit Santa Pod Raceway

Santa Pod Raceway
Airfield Road
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23rd – 25th June 2017 saw the 24th and final NSRA Nostalgia Nationals to be held at Shakespeare County Raceway in Warwickshire.

The ever popular Outlaw Anglia racers celebrated their twenty fifth anniversary over the weekend, including a ’street shoot out’ on Friday, open to all sit up and beg Anglias, Populars, Prefects and Fordsons.

Along with the usual array of Wild Bunch and Supercharged Outlaw competition cars and Gasser Circus competitors, the event hosted the Tri-Chevy shoot out featuring Chevrolet’s finest from 1955, 1956 and 1957. Two further action packed days of run what you brung racing, live entertainment on both Friday and Saturday nights and a free courtesy bus available for all visitors, between the track and Stratford Upon Avon (Saturday only).