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!

Performance Vauxhall - - PVS 2015 - WORDS Jarkle PHO­TOS Dan Sher­wood

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!

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