The Fast Show

Big Bang Camper & Bus Show - VW Festival

Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April 2017

Big Bang VW festival is the first and friendliest VW show on the calendar. Despite high-octane racing and two music arenas, the festival remains as laid-back and family friendly as ever. All Vee Dubs welcome!

Three days of VW fun with great racing, music and entertainment at the home of European Drag Racing! All Beetles and buses, campers and Caddies, Golfs and Ghias are welcome at the show to enjoy the Run What Ya Brung (RWYB), show & shine, Drag Racing, or simply filling the camp sites with VWs and chilling out. Weekend entry is from 9am Friday.

What's On At Big Bang 2017

RWYBRun What Ya Brung - RWYB
Take your own car down the strip! Learn the basics of Drag Racing, beat your mates and test your car in a safe and legal environment. All drivers must bring a valid driving licence to sign on. Fri (Peak Performance) 9.30am-7pm - £50 (£40 adv) for unlimited runs, Sat (VAG only) 9.30am-2.30pm - £15 for unlimited runs. Full details

RWYB

Drag RacingDrag Racing

Things get serious on the dragstrip on Sunday with championship drag racing from VWDRC Pro and VWDRC SportsmanOutlaw AngliaFWD Drag SeriesNostalgia Superstock, 8.50 Bike9.50 Bike, ET Bike, Supertwins Top Gas, Sportsman ET and Junior Dragster.  Sun 9am-4pm + Sat qualifying 4pm-8pm. Details on the Drag Racing page.

VWDRC FWD Drag Series

Show n ShineAutoglym Show & Shine Competition
Got an awesome custom car, rare original or restored stunner? Whatever species of VW it is, if it looks cool, get it into the Show & Shine on Sunday. It's free to enter with trophies and Autoglym prizes for the winners. (VWs only – NO VAG!). Sunday

  • Trophies:
  • Best of Show
  • Best Original
  • Best Custom
  • Best Interior
  • Best Exterior
  • Best Engine
  • Best Beetle
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  • Best Other Air-cooled
  • Best Water-cooled
  • Best Split
  • Best Bay
  • Best T25/T4/T5/LT
  • Judges Choice
  • Promoters Choice
Autoglym

How to Take Part:

  • Get your vehicle over to the Show Car Paddock on Sunday morning (from 9am… please no earlier!), where you will be parked up.
  • Fill in your entry form, available from the Show & Shine unit.
  • Make sure you're back in the Show & Shine area for the presentations to see if you've won.
Rust & RatRust & Rat

If you lust for rust or are partial to patina, then get your car, van or bus into the Rat line-up in Show Car Paddock from 9am and we’ll be awarding trophies for the coolest cars out there. Saturday.

  • Trophies:
  • Best of Show
  • Best Beetle
  • Best Van
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  • Best Other Air-cooled
  • Best Water-cooled
  • Best Interior
  • Judge's Choice

How to Take Part:

  • Get your vehicle over to the Show Car Paddock on Saturday morning (from 9am… please no earlier!), where you will be parked up.
  • Fill in your entry form, available from the Show & Shine unit.
  • Make sure you're back in the Show & Shine area for the presentations to see if you've won.

Live MusicFree Live Music*
A full line-up of brilliant party tunes and serious live music across 2 arenas. Whatever floats your boat, there’s bound to be something to make you boogie at Big Bang, including live bands playing modern rock and pop, and DJs spinning club classics and dance anthems. The Marquee will be open from 8pm until 12am and Fuelers Bar until 1am.

Friday Marquee: Funky Essex (DJs)
Friday Fuelers Bar:The Black Market Band (Indie Rock Cover Band)
Saturday Marquee: UK Beach Boys (Beach Boys tribute act) & Blues Brothers Tribute Band
Saturday Fuelers Bar: Undivided (Boy Band experience) & Karaoke with ‘Manilow Murphy’



Details on the Music page.

*As part of your Sporting Event entrance only.

CircusCircus

The Pinders Circus will be bringing a dazzling family circus show to Big Bang with performers ready to astound young and old alike.

Pinders

CampingCamping & Clubs
Separate campsites for General Camping, Family Camping, Club Camping, Quiet Camping and a Camper Van Only Field.

Club camping areas are available to book with discounts available on large group bookings. View full details and download a booking form on the Clubs page.

Kids EntertainmentKids Entertainment

There will be plenty going on for youngsters, including a kids area with Arts & Crafts, Face Painting and Ceramic Workshops, Kids Entertainers roaming around site and an evening Kids Disco at 6pm on Saturday.

Jet CarFireforce Jet Car
This is the fastest jet car in the world but driver, Martin Hill, makes 6-second quarter-mile runs look easy. With the motor generating the equivalent of 10,000bhp, just being able to see straight under this kind of acceleration is a major task!

FireForce

Monster TruckMonster Truck

The Monster Truck Podzilla will delight adults and kids with it’s awesome car-crushing show of strength on Saturday and Sunday.

Podzilla

Human Powered RacingHuman Powered Racing
Saturday lunchtime fun on the dragstrip: Strictly no engines allowed, but this is still going to be a competitive and hard-fought race with prizes for the first competitor Over 13 years old, the first Under 13 and Wackiest Racer. Use your ingenuity to cover half a mile as quickly as possible. Run it, skate it or cycle it. Just turn up at the start line 5 minutes before the race and use your brains or brawn to take the prize!

Jet BusOklahoma Willy - The Jet Bus

This 1958 VW pick up spent most of her life on a farm in Oklahoma. Over the last 4 years the truck has undergone a total nut and bolt restoration and has been re-engineered to introduce modern components. The Rolls Royce Viper 535 jet engine is from a fighter jet with an afterburner added to produce a maximum power output of 5000 lbs of thrust which can be roughly translated to 5000 BHP.

Fair Fun RidesFun Fair Rides
All the fun of the fair with dodgems, arcades, waltzers, sideshows and more.

BMX RampCool Flo BMX Ramp

Cool Flo will be bringing their skate ramp to Big Bang along with their team of Pro riders who will be putting on regular demonstration shows over the weekend. The ramp will also be open for public sessions.

Cool Flo

Baja CourseBaja and Buggy Course
Take your off-road dub for some mild fun in the dirt. A short grass and dirt track will include fun corners and gentle bumps to let you get your kicks and show off your ride. Free entry for all suitable vehicles.

Spot The IntroJensen D Groover's Spot the Intro

Spot The Intro music quiz hosted by Jensen D Groover. You might be the team to beat in your local boozer but here at Big Bang you’ll be taking on teams from all over the Country so make sure you bring your A game. There’s a trophy up for grabs for the winning team.

Pin StripingLive Pin Striping Demo
Pinstriping as an art-form is as old as the hills, more commonly associated with coachlining, barge painting and Romany wagons. But it's also a big part of the hotrod and VW scene, so watch a master at work at Big Bang: Nefarious will be doing LIVE pin-striping demos at the show. www.pinstriping.co.uk

Trade VillageTrade Village

As always there will be a huge variety of traders selling; VW parts, new and vintage clothes, festival supplies, jewellery and more! Also, check out the Pod Shops for daily essentials and Big Bang merchandise.

AutojumbleAutojumble & Cars 4 Sale
Buyers: Autojumble is your chance to find rare & vintage parts for your classic Vee-Dub.

Sellers: If you have a veritable scrapyard of second hand parts at home or just a handful of spares, autojumble is the place to sell. Please phone 01234 782828 to book your 6m x 6m spot in advance for £40 or it's first come first served on the day for £50.

Cars For Sale Paddock: Just like the small ads, but instead of a little picture, you get to look at the whole car! Free for buyers and sellers. Just turn up on the day.

Truck RidesMonster Truck Rides

Rides in the back of the monster truck Red Dragon will be available each day. (Passengers must be over 3ft tall)

Red Dragon

2 seater ride2 Seater Dragster
For the ultimate thrill ride, the 7 second Santa Pod 2 Seater Dragster will be running with passenger rides available. Details at www.santapod.com.

AuctionBig Bang Bring & Buy Auction

Buy and sell stuff: car parts, BMXs, VW memorabilia. Keep your winnings or donate a percentage to charity, it’s your choice. Bring your lots to Fuelers Bar 15mins before the auction. All proceeds will be donated to Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity.

Sands

Action WheelsAction Wheels
A safe, friendly and exciting “Have-A-Go” two wheeled feature aimed at children aged 2 and upwards and of all abilities on two wheels. A child friendly Adventure Zone which includes balance beams, sea saws and rumble strips is created for the children to navigate their way around. Action Wheels supply a selection of bikes and safety gear that’s free to use for all ages and abilities.

Drift TrikingDrift Triking
Drift Triking is a new and up and coming sport to the UK. They’re tricycles with a difference. A mixture between Go-Karts and Trikes with a 50cc motor getting them to speeds of up to 30mph! We have a fleet of them coming for any one who dares to have extreme sideways fun!

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Kiddie KartsKiddie Karts
A go kart driving experience for young children aged between 3-11. Lots of fun in a safe environment. Kids will find them very easy to drive with light, accurate steering and smooth controls. Electric operated so noise free.

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Big Bang 2016
View photos from Big Bang 2016 on the Facebook Photo Gallery page.

Show n Shine
Bands
Show
Drag Strip

Santa Pod Raceway
Santa Pod Raceway is the UK's premier Drag Strip in the middle of England on the border of Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. For full venue details please visit www.santapod.com.

Nitro FM
Nitro FM on 96.2 will be broadcasting from start to finish of Fast Show with live track commentary, a selection of great music, interviews and chat to keep you informed and entertained throughout the day.

Mobile Phone App
Enhance your visit to Santa Pod with the 1320go App which lets you view live timing data on your mobile phone. Details on the App page.

Food & Drink
There will be licensed bars and a range of caterers on site including the indoor Pitstop Cafe.

Mailing List
Fill out your e-mail address on the Newsletter page to receive the Santa Pod Email News Letter and you will also be entered into a monthly prize draw to win a £50 Santa Pod Raceway gift voucher.

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