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USC - Ultimate Street Car

Car Show on Fri 2nd to Sun 4th August 2024

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.

Beat the queues on Friday with a Thursday Arrival Pass and enjoy the Thursday Music & Fun Fair! Weekend Tickets are also required.

Buy Tickets Online Today!

What's on at Ultimate Street Car

Music | Track | Live Action Arena | Show Cars | Daytime Stage | Around Site

What's on - Music
Evening Entertainment*

(Thu, Fri & Sat)
USC hosts four music zones, the Main Stage, the Dance Tent with Outdoor Screen, Fuelers Bar, and NEW FOR 2024 - Ultimate Street Bar, with top-name MC's & DJs, amazing light shows, hot dancers and awesome tunes, so bring your mates, get a three-day ticket and have a party!

Thursday - Kevin & Perry Go Large, Miss Represents, DJs (In Fuelers & Ultimate Street Bar**)
Friday - Carl Cox, Swarmz, Girls Next Door, BCM, Richie Don
Saturday - ArrDee, TeeDee, Random Concept, Jaguar Skills, Silent Disco

Music Details

Evening Music is NOT included with Day Tickets. *Free as part of your sporting event weekend ticket. **Weekend Tickets are also required.


Ultimate Street Bar
Ultimate Street Bar

(All Days)
NEW FOR 2024: You don't have to wait till the evening for the entertainment to start at USC with the Ultimate Street Bar open during the day on Friday, Saturday & Sunday! Plus Thursday evening for those with Thursday Arrival Passes.

The Ultimate Street Bar is situated near the Bankside Shop and will be the perfect place to chill out and put your feet up. There will be DJs from afternoon through to evening and a licenced bar.

DJs will include DJ Bradderz.

Daytime Stage

(Fri, Sat & Sun)
There will be DJs and MCs on stage priming you for the evening entertainment and providing the audio backdrop to Show n Shine on Sunday.

What's on - Track
Run What Ya Brung - RWYB

(Fri 9.30am - 8pm, Sat 9.45am - 8pm & Sun 9.45am - 5pm)

The drag strip will be open for you to take your own car down the track with timing data at ETSlips!

Signing on for RWYB is online but you will still need to visit the Sign On Office to show your driving licence and your race voucher e-ticket before hitting the track. (An Admission ticket is required in addition to your RWYB Race Voucher)

SW Motorsport Prizes for:

    • Best Reaction Time
    • Quickest ET (Road Legal)
    • Quickest ET (Non-Road Legal)
    • Quickest ET (Bike)
    • Commentator's Choice Award

Sign-on costs £40 for 3 runs.

The first batch of race vouchers are available to Buy Online. Subsequent batches will be released on the day of the event on a first come first served basis.

RWYB Details

Jet Dragster
Jet Dragster

(Fri, Sat & Sun)
The FireForce 5 Jet Dragster will be lighting up the quarter mile in just over 5 seconds. Powered by a Pratt & Whitney J60 engine, it develops thrust equivalent to more than 10,000hp.

Sports Compact Shootout
USC Sports Compact Shootout
(Fri, Sat & Sun)

20 of the quickest "Compact" cars in the UK will be competing in a Drag Racing Shootout at USC.

Open to FWD, RWD and 4WD cars with compact engines (4, 5 or 6 cylinders and rotaries). Entries limited to 20 cars qualifying for a 16 car elimination ladder.

Shootout Details

USC Influencer Shootout
NEW - USC Influencer Shootout

(Sat Only)
Some of the biggest "Auto" social media stars will be battling for bragging rights on quarter mile. If you spend your spare time glued to YouTube, Instagram or TikTok then expect to see some familiar faces at USC in 2024 including Adam C, Jack McNeil, Jamie (Officially Gassed), Owen Motor Addicts, Backfire Brad, Ricky Atom, Sam Hard and Grace Autos.

Drag Karts
Drag Karts

(Sat & Sun)
The Ultimate UK Drag Kart Shootout - An exciting line-up of weird and wonderful karts from across the UK will be racing each other out on the famous quarter mile this USC. These crazy, motorbike engine karts have always been a crowd favourite and just seem to get quicker and quicker!

Mini Jet Car
Mini Jet Car

(Fri, Sat & Sun)
‘Reign of Fire’ piloted by Lee Dennick, is a GBC Mini Pro Funny Car and is powered by a Rolls Royce Gnome jet engine.

What's on - Live Action Arena & Drifting
Burnout Competition
Burnout Competition

Torture your tyres for the crowd’s amusement in the gladiatorial-style burnout contest.

Burn Out Details

Flame Out
Flame Out

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

Flame Out Details

Terry Grant Stunt Show
Terry Grant Stunt Shows

(Sat & Sun)
Car show legend Terry Grant will be here performing stunts and drifting his way around the arena throughout the weekend. Terry makes donuts, J turns and 2 wheel driving look easy which allows him to do things that have to be seen to be believed.

Stunt Biker
Lee Bowers - Stunt Biker

(Sat & Sun)
Top freestyle motorcycle stunt rider Lee Bowers will be wowing the crowds with his jaw-dropping motorbike stunts.

Grizzle Squad
Grizzle Squad

(Sat & Sun)
Expect big air and big tricks from this awesome UK freestyle motocross team making their debut at USC.

Drift Rides
Drift Rides

(Fri, Sat & Sun)
If you want the ultimate sideways fix but wince at the thought of taking your own car, why not jump in with one of our pros who will give you the ride of your life for £20! Take a smokey trip around the Drift Ride Arena for some adrenaline filled fun!

If you are interested in trying drifting for yourself then Santa Pod holds regular Drift What Ya Brung days, full details at

Handling Track
Handling Track

(Fri only)
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.

Handling Details

What's on - Show Cars
Show n Shine
Autoglym Show & Shine

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. Trophies and Autoglym Prizes for:

  • Best of Show
  • Best Engine Bay
  • Most Extreme
  • Best Interior
  • Best Paint
  • Best Wrap
  • Best ICE
  • Best Retro
  • Best Stance
  • Best Hatchback
  • Best Estate/SUV
  • Judges Choice

Show n Shine Details

Show n Shine
Saturday Show Paddock

No prizes, no judging. Just somewhere cool to park your car if you want it to be seen on Saturday. Please remove your car and park back in your camp area by 3pm.

What's on - Daytime Stage Entertainment
Bass Honeys

(Fri & Sat)
Stage Dancers: The gorgeous Bass Honeys will be will be performing on the Main Stage Friday and Saturday evenings, including 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 & Miss
Mr & Miss USC Competition

(Sat only)
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, then the time and the place is 3pm at the Dance Tent. All contestants will have their admission cost refunded too!

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. Register at the Dance Tent at 3pm if you want to take part.

Man v Food
Man vs Food

(Fri only)
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 £100 and trophy. The Main Stage. Open to men and women.

What's on - Around Site
Propper Droppers
Propper Droppers

Attending the show will be the World's 1st and original, multiple frequency SPL competition format for finding out just how loud your car audio sound systems can truly play Ultra Low Frequency bass. Propper Droppers test hundreds of different systems a year, with their scoreboards holding over 1000 contestants.

Club Camping
Camping / Clubs

Camping is included with all weekend tickets but if you have 10 or more cars coming then you can book an Allocated Club Camping Pitch.

Further details and booking form on the Car Clubs Page, the first clubs to book get pitch priority. Buy 10 Tickets Get 1 Free!

This year, camp for longer and beat the queues on Friday with FREE Thursday Arrival! for Club Campers. (Weekend Tickets are also required. Full Ticket Info)

Camping Information

Fun Fair
Fun Fair Rides

(Fri, Sat & Sun)
All the fun of the fair with Dodgems, Waltzers, Arcades, Candy Floss and Sideshows! Please bring cash to minimizing queuing times.

Trade Village
Trade 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 & Caterers
Food & Drink

(Thu, 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. In Licensed Bars under 18s must be accompanied by an adult, no under 18s after 11pm.

There are cash machines in the catering area and Pod Shop.

Caterer Details

Mobile Dyno
Mobile Dyno

(Fri, Sat & Sun)
The 4Tune Performance team will be on site to provide Dyno / Rolling Road runs to test your car's performance.

Tint & Wrap
Tint & Wrap

(Fri, Sat & Sun)
As experts in vehicle styling & modification, the DH Styling store is a one-stop shop for all of your tint, wrap and general styling needs! Drop by the stand for live mods on the day.


(All days)
NEW FOR 2024: There will be a real beach located next to the Ultimate Street Bar. So bring along buckets & spades for the kids and deckchairs to relax in.

Rodeo Bull
Rodeo Bull

(Fri, Sat & Sun)
Climb aboard the bull and try your hand at the oldest game in the Wild West... fun, frills and falls!

Pamper Pod
Pamper Pod

(7-11am & 4-8pm Fri & Sat, 7-11am Sun)
The Pamper Pod is equipped with mirrors, electric points, dressing tables and chairs, you can freshen up in the morning or get dolled up for the evening. So whether you want to straighten that frizz, create some curls or apply that lippy, come along to the Pamper Pod and make yourself festival ready.

Ultimate Street Car 2023 Photos

View photos from USC 2023 on the Facebook Gallery and watch the Highlights Video!

Dance Tent
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.

Santapod Details

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