NSRA Nostalgia Nationals (Drag Racing)

Starts Fri 23 Jun 2017 10:00, Finishes Sun 25 Jun 2017 17:00

Twenty one years ago the first Nostalgia Nationals supported by the NSRA took place in early April 1993. Twenty two years later its still going stronger, bigger and better than ever before.

More than 200 show quality Street Rods and American Muscle Machines are expected to this special NSRA co-ordinated event for 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. 

The fifties was the cornerstone for drag racing and it’s events like the Nostalgia Nationals and the Original Hot Rod Drags 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? This weekend 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 Custom Car magazine supported Flathead Meltdown Challenge where side valve engines still reign supreme. And last, but certainly no means least, the full on power from the awesome Outlaw Anglia class and the Supercharged Outlaws.

Photos courtesy of Peter Donaldson

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.

There will be a full trade village selling everything from T-shirts, books, DVDs, models and stickers. Evening entertainment includes bands and a disco both nights in Kenny's Bar.

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. 

RWYB Race Series: Supercharged Outlaws, Outlaw Anglia, Wild Bunch, Gasser Circus, Flathead Meltdown Challenge.

Nostalgia Nationals Attractions: Ring of Fire Spectacular, Nostalgia Drag Bikes, Historic Race Car Display, Tot Rod Drags, Historic Stock Cars, NSRA Quick Six Awards. Further attractions to be added to the cast list.

Pricing Info

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

NSRA Nostalgia Nationals Admission Details:
Fri Gate £20 per person - Advance n/a
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. Also, don’t forget your Driving Licence! 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. Friday afternoon Street Drags from 12.00 noon to 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