The sound of big-power Redtop Corsas and screaming Astra VXRs can only mean one thing – PVS 2015 at Northamptonshire’s legendary Santa Pod drag strip!
Santa Pod has been the home of UK drag racing for almost fifty years now, a span of time that’s seen it play host to countless speed record attempts and flat out quarter-mile blasts. It even started its career as the home of the 92nd Bomber Group and their squadron fleet of B17 bombers, so it’s probably fair to say that this unprepossessing looking strip of tarmac hidden in the middle of rural Northamptonshire is no stranger to things with internal combustion engines doing speeds that border on the bonkers. That said, even die hard ‘Pod veterans were seen to raise an eyebrow and crack a grin at PVS this year, mainly because some of the times being set by the Vauxhall faithful really were astonishing. It helped that the weather decided to play ball of course, and the whole site was bathed in scorching sunshine throughout the day – perfect weather for record breaking quarter mile times, yes, but also fantastic news for those who just wanted to wander round and take in the sights, sounds and smells of the UK’s premier Vauxhall show. Sit back, chill out, and prepare to relive what was undoubtely one of the best shows of the year!