NSRA Original Hot Rod Drags (Drag)

Starts Fri 15 Sep 2017 08:00, Finishes Sun 17 Sep 2017 17:00

Is it really more than a quarter of a century since four youthful and exuberant Birmingham based hot rodding enthusiasts first approached the owner of a British drag strip with the crazy idea for an event simply called the Hot Rod Drags? Well I guess it must be as 2013 saw the 25th anniversary of one of Europe’s most popular street and strip events this side of the Atlantic!

Every year the show quality content of Street Rods, American Muscle Machines and out-and-out race car nostalgia expected is second to done in this special NSRA co-ordinated event in 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. 

Photo courtesy of Jeni Long

The roaring forties and niffy fifties were the cornerstone for drag racing in the land of the free, and it’s events like the Original Hot Rod Drags and the Nostalgia Nationals 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 Hot Rod Drags of course!

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 Challenge where side valve engines still reign supreme. And last, but certainly no means least, will be the full on horsepower from the awesome Outlaw Anglia class and the Supercharged Outlaws complimenting a wide variety of strip action.

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.

Photo courtesy of Jeni Long

Saturday evening's entertainment focuses on the drag strip for the start line Cacklefest, Fire Burnouts - a truly awesome visual and audible spectacle before the bands spark up in the main marquee and the disco begins at Kenny's Bar. There will be a full trade village selling everything from T-shirts, books, DVDs, models and stickers. 

If you haven't been to this event before and like the idea of seeing what your hot rod will do on the strip then take our advise - you won't get a better opportunity.

Photo courtesy of Jeni Long

RWYB Race Series:
Supercharged Outlaws, Outlaw Anglia, Wild Bunch, Gasser Circus, Flathead Meltdown Challenge & Super Stock Eliminator

Hot Rod Drags Attractions:
Dusk Rolling Cacklefest, Fireworks, Nostalgia Drag Bikes, Historic Race Car Display, Tot Rod Drags, Historic Stock Cars, NSRA Dirty Dozen Awards. Further attractions to be added to the cast list. See Shakespeare County Raceway Facebook page for up todate info.

Pricing Info

Organiser: Shakespeare County Raceway & NSRA
Website: www.shakespearecountyraceway.co.uk & www.nsra.org.uk
Phone Number: 01789 720180 or 01789 414119
Email: enquiries@shakespearecountyraceway.co.uk

NSRA Hot Rod Drags Admission Details:
Fri Gate £20 per person - Advance £18
Sat Gate £20 per person - Advance £18
Sun Gate £20 per person - Advance £18
Full weekend Gate £30 per person - Advance £25
NSRA Members £25 on the production of a valid NSRA membership card

*All admission prices are correct at this time.

RWYB Time Trial Drags Track Fee: One day: £18 per person (Unlimited Runs) £30 per person two days or £40 per person for a weekend of Unlimited Fun (helmets required). 

PLEASE NOTE: All RWYB drivers regardless of cars, times and speeds are required to wear a crash helmet in order to compete on the track. Helmet hire is available at the track on the day for a nominal fee. Contact us for further details or take a look at our Essential Guide on the Run What Ya Brung information page. Also, don’t forget your Driving Licence (Full Licence required, No Provisional Licence accepted)! Remember No Licence No Race!

*All ticket prices are per person.
*All tickets are non-refundable.
*Please see Ticket Information on the Events page for Refund Entry System.
*All major Credit Cards accepted.
*Children under 16 free when accompanied by an adult.
*Free overnight camping with the purchase of a Weekend Ticket.
*All Day Catering & Bar Facilities.
*Evening Entertainment & Bar.
*Free Grandstands & Pit Entry.
*On site Showers & Toilets.

Gates open at 8.00 am Friday. Track opens from 10.00 am both days until 5.00 pm subject to track and weather conditions permitting. 

All information and admission details are correct at this time. Please drive carefully. See you at the strip!


Long Marston Airfield
CV37 8LL