Nostalgia Nationals

5-7 May 2023

Santa Pod Raceway

The year’s first major nostalgia event at Santa Pod Raceway – the annual Nostalgia Nationals.

As well as all the usual on track action from our Pre ’73 RWYB entrants, the quarter mile will echo to the massed ranks of Wild Bunch, Nostalgia Superstock, Outlaw Anglia, Supercharged Outlaws and Gasser Circus.

Don’t forget to check out the NSRA stand, where the Committee will not only be on hand to chat and sell you some official NSRA merchandise. They will also be keeping an eye on the RWYB entries, looking for candidates for the ‘Quick Six’ trophies. They don’t have to be the fastest, or the shiniest, just seen to have entered into the spirit of the event and hit the quarter mile.

Don’t forget to come and say hello at the Nostalgia Nationals merchandise stall and grab a T shirt, mug or poster or two. Just be quick, as always, demand is high and when they’re gone, they’re gone.

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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.

The 2018 Event

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!)

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The 2017 Event

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).