BMW SHOW 2018
Sunday 8th July 2018 at Santa Pod Raceway
with Saturday Night Special RWYB Saturday 7th July 2018
The BMW Show at Santa Pod Raceway welcomes all BMWs - race cars, show cars, modern, retros, classics, new minis and BMW bikes.
BMWs have all the right elements to make great drag and drift cars. Powerful engines, rear-wheel drive and stable handling all add up to unbeatable straight-line and sideways fun. It's no wonder so many BMW owners are hooked on Run What Ya Brung and Drift What Ya Brung events at Santa Pod Raceway. It's for this reason that Santa Pod introduced an event exclusively for BMW owners, where the track is open only to Bavaria's finest. Camping is available to all those that wish to stay for an extra day of fun at the Pod with RWYB on Saturday and music in Fuelers bar on Saturday night plus fun fair rides.
2018 Highlights Video
2018 Photo Gallery
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The BMW Show 2018 was a great success; the glorious British summer didn’t let us down with a scorcher of a day, blue skies and brilliant sunshine – we hope there aren’t too many burnt bimmer enthusiasts out there today! Showcasing some of the finest German machinery in the UK and with an action-packed line-up full of exhilarating entertainment both on and off the track, we hope you enjoyed your weekend celebrating all things BMW!
The Show Paddock hosted the Autoglym Show & Shine competition. With a jam-packed paddock of immaculate BMWs, it was a very tough decision process for the judges with some very high-spec vehicles on display. However, after many turns around the paddock, I’m sure you’ll agree, the winners were as follows:
Best of Show:
Ashley Scott – Inka Orange 1972 T11 – DTM wide arch kit, 17” alloys, E63 interior – simply stunning!
Colin Baker – Purple Pearl 1985 E28 Turbo M535i – 24 Carat gold turbo engine!!! Air lift, Full purple pearl respray.
Chris Stewart – 2013 HP4 Carbon- Full Austin racing exhaust, HP4 motografix gel sticker kit, Forged aluminium wheels.
Elizabeth de Latour – Purple 1998 E39 540i – Full respray, Full custom re-trim in white leather, Custom 3-piece wheels in brushed rose gold, Air ride with custom boot build.
RWYB took centre stage seeing a flock of Bavarian beauties hit the track with some very impressive ET’s. The results of the RWYB competition were as follows:
Class B – 2 Series –Dean Cardy– BMW M235i – 12.5248 @ 111.43mph
Class H - M Series (Naturally Aspirated) - James O’Connor – BMW M5 – 12.3146 @ 115.38mph
We hope you all managed to catch the monstrous Nitro Funny Car runs!? Jason Phelps drove for Team Hawk Racing as they tested this nitro breathing beast out on the quarter mile; their last run saw an incredible 4.72 @ 225.76mph at the 1000’! Well done to all the team!
We hope you all had your cameras at the ready - tearing down the strip in 5.86 seconds at a mind-blowing 278.04mph, Martin Hill’s weapon of choice for the day was FireForce 3, The Jet Funny Car!
Over on the Live Stage, car show legend, DJ Richie Don, provided us with the perfect soundtrack for the BMW Show, keeping us entertained over in the Show Paddock all day long. We were given one hell of a show over in Live Action as the arena played host to a stunt masterclass in the form of Terry Grant, whilst over in the Drift Arenas we got our fix of sideways, rubber burning action as we witnessed these masters of precision and power at their best. We hope you all grabbed a drift ride or two!
As one of the biggest BMW car club displays in the UK, we would like to say a big thank you to all the clubs for their continued support each year - we marveled at the pristine machinery on display – see you soon!
We would like to thank everyone who attended BMW Show 2018 and from all the Santa Pod team, we hope you had a great day! See you next year!
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