Ultimate Street Car

Ultimate Street Car - Fri 4th to Sun 6th August 2017

USC at Santa Pod Raceway is the Largest, Loudest, Hottest and Fastest, modified car festival in Europe featuring Run What Ya Brung public track time, Drag Racing, Music*, Club Camping, Traders, Show & Shine, Drifting, Stunts Displays, Jet Car and much more, it's the UK's most extreme Car Show.

What's On At USC 2017

RWYBRun What Ya Brung - RWYB
(Fri 9.30 - 8pm, Sat 9.40 - 8pm & Sun 9.40 - 5pm)
Get your car on the most famous quarter mile in Europe and race your mates! Prizes for fastest in class. £20 for 3 runs on the track, with full performance print-out. Track open all three days. Don't forget your driving licence if you want to join in!
Full details


FWD Drag SeriesFWD Drag Series - Round 4 (Sat & Sun)

Featuring the top tuned FWD cars from European and Japanese manufactures going head to head. Details at www.fwddragseries.com

FWD Drag Series

Show n ShineAutoglym Show & Shine (Sun)

The USC Show & Shine features the best show cars in the business. But there's room for you too! Anyone with a great car can enter, just turn up on the day.


Prizes from Autoglym and trophies for best in class. Full details here

  • Best of Show
  • Best All Rounder 
  • Best Engine Bay 
  • Best Exterior 
  • Most Extreme
  • Best Wheels
  • Best Interior
  • Best ICE
  • Best Retro
  • Judges Choice 

Saturday Show Paddock: No prizes, no judging, just somewhere cool to park your car if you want it to be seen on Saturday. If your show car is deep the campsite, then head on round on Saturday morning, and park up where your car can be seen. Please park back in your camp area overnight.

Show n ShineMusic* (Fri & Sat)

USC hosts three music zones with top-name DJs, bands, amazing light shows, hot dancers and awesome tunes, so bring your mates, get a three-day ticket and have a party!

The acts playing at USC 2017 are Bugzy Malone on stage on Friday, Pure in the Dance Tent with Sweet Female Attitude and The Wideboys, plus Beats, Rhymes & Bass v TF Live in Fuelers Bar.

On Saturday Fatman Scoop and Bass Box inc Richie Don are on the Main Stage, It's Drum & Bass in the Dance Tent with Scar, Trademark, MC Codebreaker, Kenny Ken, MC Fearless, Randell & MC GQ.

Further details on the Music page.

*As part of your Sporting Event entrance only.

DriftingDrifting (Sat & Sun)

Don't miss the opportunity to experience the sideways driving, tyre smoking art of drifting with passenger Drift Rides available. If you are interested in trying drifting for yourself then Santa Pod holds regular Drift What Ya Brung days, full details at www.DWYB.co.uk.

Drift Rides

ClubsEuropean Burnout Championship (Sun)

The European Burnout Championship has been working with the Ozzies to bring the sport they’ve developed and owned to the shores of the UK. USC will be host to a round of this unique sport.


USC Burnout Competition (Sat)

For those with FWD Cars or who don't wish to take part in the EBC then there will also be the usual Burn Out Competition.

More info on the Burn Out page.

ClubsClub Displays & Camping

If you have 10 or more cars coming then you can book a club camping pitch. Further details and booking form on the Car Clubs Page, the first clubs to book get pitch priority.

Fun FairFun Fair Rides (Fri , Sat & Sun)
All the fun of the fair with waltzers, dodgems and all manner of wild rides that will spin, twist, flip and thrill you or just grab some candyfloss and hit the arcades.

Bass HoneyDancers (Fri & Sat)

Stage Dancers: The gorgeous Bass Honey Dancers will be performing on the Main Stage Friday and Saturday evenings, pole dancing, fire breathing and much more.

Pole Dancers: Take one pole, one music track and one hot girl, and what have you got? A pole-dance show! Free entry in Fuelers Bar. Strictly OVER-18s ONLY

Lapdance Club: If you like the pole dancing, then you’ll love the lapdance club. Book yourself a private dance and sit on your hands. Strictly OVER-18s ONLY

Mr & MissMr & Miss USC Competition (Sat)

The annual Mr & Miss USC competition has created heroes and careers … and as ever, YOU can be part of the legend! If you want the chance to WIN £200 CASH, and if you want to be in all the magazines, this is the time and the place. All contestants will have their admission cost refunded.

All it takes is a lot of guts and huge sense of fun. You don’t have to have the model physique or the face of an angel… but it can of course help. We’ll be testing competitors skills with a series of mini games but it's the audience who have the final say, and winning them over is the ultimate aim.

Open to competitors over 18 years old, and may not be suitable for young spectators.

Flame OutFlame Out (Sat)

Saturday night at USC is "flame night" as the biggest flaming exhausts in Europe compete to amaze and amuse the crowd with an awesome fire show!

More info on the Flame Out page.

HandlingHandling Track (Fri)

If you've got a car that goes around corners like a go-kart, then why not have a crack at the handling circuit? It's FREE to enter and just for fun, but it's yet another way you can play with your car at USC, and you don't need mega-power to have fun. In fact, the top cars on the handling circuit are nearly always the little 'uns.

More info on the Handling page.

Maximum LockTeam Maximun Lock (Sat & Sun)

Team Maximum Lock from Malta will be performing their synchronised, close formation driving, drift show.

Flame OutFueltopia Barrel Sprint (Sat)

The Barrel Sprint is a cross between drag racing and drifting that challenges driver skill over all out horse-power.

Each lane has three barrels evenly placed along the track. Every driver must navigate a full 360 degrees around the barrel and over the finish line faster than their rival. Details at fueltopiabarrelsprint.com.

Formula G (Sun)

On Sunday the racing will be against the clock.

Jet CarJet Car (Fri, Sat & Sun)

It wouldn’t be The Fast Show without something really bloomin’ fast, and they don’t get much faster than a 270mph Jet Car. Witness the power and feel the noise of the Fireforce 3 Jet Funny Car.


Lee BowersLee Bowers (Sat & Sun)

Professional freestyle motorbike stunt rider Lee Bowers will be showing off his jaw-dropping skills on a variety of Kawasaki bikes including his custom Ninja.

Lee Bowers

Show n GoShow n Go (Go - Fri & Sat, Show - Sun)

If your car looks great and has some serious power then Show & Go is the competition for you. Points are scored both on the track and in the show paddock. Full details on the Show & Go page.

StrongmanUSC Strong Man (Fri)

England's Most Powerful Man 2017 and also Santa Pod's Strongest Novice with five events in each class.

1 - Log Press
2 - Vehicle Deadlift Reps
3 - Vehicle Pull
4 - Farmers walk or Super Yoke
5 - Loading Medley

EmmaSound Off (Sat & Sun)

EMMA-UK, The UK's No1 car audio competition will be back at Ultimate Street Car.

We have all aspects of car audio covered, with some of the loudest and best sounding cars the UK has to offer. With a range of classes to suit all, from beginner to expert.

XXX ShowsXXX Show (Fri & Sat)
The strictly adults only XXX show will be back with adult entertainment stars
Stacey Lacey and Brooklyn Blue taking to the stage. You can never be sure what to expect at the XXX shows so make sure not to miss one. Guys can get pics with the girls after each show. Strictly OVER-18s ONLY

Man v FoodMan v Food (Sat)

So you fancy yourself as a big eater? Why not take on some colossal food challenges with sick buckets at the ready and the opportunity of winning a prize and trophy. Open to men and women.

Car FootballCar Football (Sun)

Watch as the mayhem unfolds with live car football, two teams of three cars each and a great big ball.

StageDaytime Stage (Sun)

There will be DJs, MCs and Beatboxers on stage from 10am on Sunday, providing the audio backdrop to Show n Shine. Hosted by MC Stallion & MC SEL.

10am – 11: DJ Brett Grey
11 – 12: DJ Panda
12 – 12.15: Mic B & Subsonic Beatboxers
12.15 - 1.15: DJ Richie Don
1.15 – 2.15: DJ DTM
2.15 – 3.15: Wreckdown
3.15 – 4pm: Show and shine presentations

Drift DisplayDrift Display (Sat & Sun)

Michelle Westby will be performing drift demos in the Santa Pod Nissan Skyline GTS drift. A special thanks to AB Styling, Owen Developments, Corbeau Seats, Garage-D, Dyno Dynamics International.

Michelle Westby

Trade VillageTrade Village (Fri, Sat & Sun)
There will be a huge variety of traders selling everything from car parts to clothing.

Cars 4 Sale Paddock
If you've got a car you want to sell, park it up, stick your phone number on the dashboard, and wait for the calls to come flooding in. FREE for both buyers and sellers!

Bars & CaterersFood & Drink (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Caterers and bars will be open around site all weekend. There will be a wide range of food and drink to suit all tastes from burgers and pizzas to Chinese, Mexican and Indian. Licensed bars plus Coffee and Milkshakes.

Zorb FootballZorb Football (Sat & Sun)

This hilarious activity is fast becoming one of the UK's most popular Zorb games. Get ten mates together for a 5-a -side game of football like nothing you've ever played.

Bounce n BoxBounce n Box (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Find a mate, get inside the 15ft x 15ft inflatable boxing ring, don the giant foam gloves and headguard and wait for the bell.

Look out for many other sideshows around site.

Drag KartsUK Drag Karts (Sat & Sun)

Look out for the popular UK Drag Karts as they run up the track in their own shootout this weekend. These crazy, motorbike engine karts have always been a crowd favourite and just seem to get quicker and quicker!

Trade VillageDrift Triking (Fri, Sat & Sun)

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!

Ultimate Street Car 2016
View photos from Ultimate Street Car 2016 on the Facebook Photo Gallery page.

Car Clubs
Terry Grant
Show n Shine

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 all weekend 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.

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.

Police Presence

Please be aware that on the routes leading to Santa Pod Raceway, local Police will be carrying out Speed Enforcement Operations during the event and they will also be targeting other traffic offences in relation to Seat Belts, use of Mobile Phones and Illegal Number Plates etc.

If reports of antisocial driving reach the venue from local residents, drivers responsible run the risk of being refused admission without refund.

Important Notices

1) EXIT & RE-ENTRY GUIDE: USC is one of Santa Pod’s busiest and most popular events in the calendar and we have a large number of visitors using rural routes through our neighbouring villages. To relieve our local communities of unnecessary traffic during the event, USC operates a strict re-entry policy to minimise disruption: visitors choosing to leave the venue anytime during the weekend will need to pay to re-enter the venue even if they have already purchased a ticket. So, please bring all of the camping supplies that you will need for the weekend including enough petrol/diesel! Your continued cooperation in this matter is always appreciated and keeps the USC vibe alive.

2) NO GLASS: No glass bottles, jars etc allowed on site. This is for you and your car's safety and especially for those in the camping areas. Cars will be searched on arrival.

3) NO CHINESE LANTERNS: Chinese Lanterns are banned at Santa Pod Raceway as they pose a real fire hazard to the crops and thatched roofs surrounding the track.

4) When you arrive and leave site, please keep your speed down, don't litter and respect local residents.

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