The Vauxhall Show

The Vauxhall Show - SUSPENDED

Sunday 31st May 2020 at Santa Pod Raceway

With Run What Ya Brung on Saturday 30th May 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Unfortunately The Vauxhall Show has been suspended. Therefore Ticket Holders will receive a full credit to your Santa Pod Ticket Shop account equal to exactly what you’ve already paid, which can be redeemed against any Santa Pod Raceway event within the next 24 months. Contrary to our standard terms and conditions, this credit will be available for 24 months instead of the standard 12 AND include any booking and postage fees that you’ve paid.

We are operating with a reduced workforce like so many other businesses causing a significant delay in our normal administration processes but we will be in touch with all our visitors as soon as we have more information to share. We are also trying hard to instigate a few more bells and whistles on our ticketing platform to make some of the admin quicker and more efficient for us all. Bear with us, while we work through all the communications, enquiries and requests from our customers – we’re dealing with everything as quickly as possible but it’s not easy.

Rest assured that we will get around to you!

At Santa Pod Raceway the safety and welfare of racegoers and participants is paramount. Please view the latest information regarding how the situation is affecting events at Santa Pod Raceway on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.


Vauxhalls take over Santa Pod with Vauxhall only RWYB, club displays, Show & Shine, Jet Car and more!

The famous Griffin comes to Santa Pod in the form of The Vauxhall Show welcoming everything from performance Vauxhall Astras to custom Viva’s to the drag strip and show ground alike. As well as being renowned for reliability, affordability and even modify-ability(!?), Vauxhalls have become a popular choice for everyone from new drivers to the current crop of everyday day petrol heads. The drag strip will be ready and waiting for abuse so VXR owners should need no encouragement to make the most of an opportunity to drop the clutch and test their vehicles performance in a safe and legal environment.

What's On At The Vauxhall Show

RWYBVauxhall RWYB (Run What Ya Brung)
Open to Vauxhalls Only

No matter what type of Vauxhall you have, you can put it to the test down the world famous Santa Pod strip!

Sign-on costs £25 for unlimited runs. Make sure to bring along your driving licence. Trophies for quickest in class. Classes and more info on the RWYB page.

If you want maximum track time then come for the weekend as there is a RWYB on the Saturday with free camping for weekend ticket holders.

If you can't wait until The Vauxhall Show, visit for a full calendar of RWYB dates at Santa Pod Raceway.


Show n ShineAutoglym Show 'n' Shine
Open to Vauxhalls Only

If you've got a cool Vauxhall that you want to show off, get it out of the car park and into the Show 'n' Shine. It's FREE TO ENTER and open from 8am to register. Space is limited and the paddock fills up quickly so be sure to arrive early.

Trophies and Autoglym prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Autoglym prizes and trophies for:

  • Best of Show
  • Top 5
  • Best Classic (Pre-1990)
  • Judges Choice


Club DisplaysClub Displays / Camping

There will be a host of Vauxhall clubs attending the show, with Vauxhalls of all kinds filling the raceway, so make sure you don't miss out.

To book a club stand you will need at least ten vehicles, further details on the Clubs page.

Jet DargsterJet Dragster

The Jet Dragster otherwise known as Fireforce 5 will be lighting up the quarter mile at speeds in excess of 300mph.

Handling Circuit

Sports Compact Shootout

A new, experimental class giving those with “Compact” engine combinations an opportunity to race heads up. The class welcomes RWD, 4WD & FWD cars with 4, 5 or 6 cylinder engines and rotaries.

  • Entry Fee - £50 (2 tickets inc)
  • Prize Fund - £400 winner, £200 Runner Up*, Trophies
  • Max 20 entries for 16 car ladder

Enter online at

*Prize fund requires minimum of 8 cars qualified

Handling Circuit

Open to Vauxhalls Only

Do you reckon you've got the skills and precision to get yourself round our handling circuit? Its not just about speed, it's about driving ability and keeping a cool head! Put your skills to the test and see how you and your car get on.

Details on the Autotest page.

Jason SmythJason Smyth
Ex world championship motocross rider Jason Smyth brings an awesome Quad and Motorcycle Stunt show

Car Football

Car Football
Who doesn’t love mindless carnage? We certainly do and car football is one of our favourite games! It is exactly as it sounds, 6 disposable cars, 1 giant football, a goal at each end of the “pitch” and 6 disposable drivers. Only 1 team can win, sit back on the bank or in the stands and watch the chaos unfold.

Live Stage

Sunday Live Stage

The Live stage will be entertaining the crowds all day on Sunday.

Show n Shine

Saturday Evening Entertainment

Weekend ticket holders not only get to make the most of the Run What You Brung but can also enjoy evening entertainment in Fuelers bar on Saturday Night along with free camping and licenced bar and caterers.

Trade VillageTraders

There will be a wide variety of traders at the show, selling everything from car parts and stickers to polish and clothing.

Fun Fair RidesFun Fair Rides

All the fun of the fair with Dodgems, Waltzers, Arcades, Candy Floss and Sideshows.

New for 2020, get more fun for less with the new Token Bundles available from the Dodgems counter, tokens to be redeemed between the hours of 10am-4pm on Sunday only.

Get 30 funfair tokens for £25 OR 65 tokens for £50 and really keep the kids busy for hours! Each token counts as £1 when redeemed. (tokens are non-refundable)

Ride prices: Dodgems - £4, Waltzer - £3, Sizzler - £3, Trampolines - £3, Kiddies Rides - £3

Bars & CaterersBars & Caterers

There are licensed bars and caterers on site selling food and drink to suit all tastes and there are cash machines in the Shops. View details.

Vauxhall Show 2019 Gallery

View more photos from Vauxhall Show 2019 on the Facebook Photo Gallery.

Live Action
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Police Presence

Please be aware that on the routes leading to Santa Pod Raceway, local Police will be carrying out Speed Enforcement Operations during the event and they will also be targeting other traffic offences in relation to Seat Belts, use of Mobile Phones and Illegal Number Plates etc.

If reports of antisocial driving reach the venue from local residents, drivers responsible run the risk of being refused admission without refund.



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