Kicking off on Saturday 11th May, Street Nationals proved once again its working combination of grass-root participation motorsport and real drag racing competition from top modified car racing classes- with no speed limit!!
Plenty of makes and models were on show and there was something for everyone this year, whether you were there to take part or just enjoy the displays.
The infamous Run What Ya Brung competition started as usual with the rain on Saturday but finished on Sunday in high sunshine. A large number of people hit the notorious Santa Pod Dragstrip to see what their cars were capable of racing, one on one to the finish line – a fantastic opportunity at only £20.00 for the whole day for unlimited races!
All things Italian hit Brooklands once again this year at the Auto Italia event – Italian Car Day on May 4th 2013 and our friends over at Performance Direct were there to soak up the action!
Admirers were keen to walk the stands and displays especially with the new Ferrari F12 showing it’s wheels.
Gates opened at 8.30am and the day was jam packed with demos, track drivers, museum displays and much more! With family tickets priced at £32, there was something for everyone over the weekend.
The infamous hill climb once again proved its testing power with some drivers misjudging the climb including one unfortunate Ferrari 360!
Scouts to Drive Routemaster to Japan After Winning the 2013 Non Standard Awards – Hope They’re Prepared!
Performance Direct are delighted to announce that the team members of the Japan or Bust project are the lucky winners of the 2013 Non Standard Awards. The brave and enthusiastic group of young Scouts first come up with the ludicrous idea to drive a 1964 Route master bus from the UK to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan, in early 2011 and from then the project grew. Performance Direct will be helping them on their way with funding throughout the build up and execution of the project as well as providing moral support.
Due to depart in May 2015, 8 Scouts plan on traveling 40,000 miles through 23 Countries to their final destination – the Scouting Jamboree in Yamaguchi, Japan. This unique and adventurous idea immediately caught the eye of the Non Standard Award judges, and the team lead by Matthew Hart were called in for a preliminary interview.
In late April, Matthew Collett and the Non Standard Awards team made their way to Gilwell Park, the house, and former grounds, of Robert Baden-Powell the founder of the Scouting movement. Gilwell Park, at the edge of Epping Forest in Essex, was the perfect environment for The Performance Direct team to hand over the oversize cheque and seal the deal.
Representatives from Shelter Box, the charity that will be working alongside the team to provide essential equipment and guidance, were also there as support and to celebrate the joining of Performance Direct and the Japan or Bust team.
Performance Direct will be supporting the Japan or Bust adventure all the way through the journey; we will keep you updated with their progression and whereabouts!
For your chance of Performance Direct Non Standard Awards sponsoring you up to £10K to fulfill your motoring dreams please visit The Performance Direct website
Please click here to find out more and to support the Japan or Bust team.
We’re back at the famous Santa Pod drag strip and show ground again – where Performance Direct sponsors the left-hand drag racing lane – and this time we’ve got a nice ‘n’ juicy Motor-Vision show report for all you bus fans out there. And we don’t mean those over-stuffed red things chugging around London! The Big Bang Camper & Bus Show is all about everything VW van, bus and pick up that you can think of. Tons of VW trucks then, but also plenty of VW cars, some of the loudest drag racing cars I’ve seen this year so far, and seriously impressive show ‘n’ shine and car club areas.
With signs of sunshine peeping through and the Summer time creeping closer, this weekend’s Big Bang Camper and Bus Show is set to be a jam packed show. To kick-start the Summer, Performance Direct and Santa Pod Raceway have teamed up to offer 20% off both weekend and day tickets to this much anticipated event.
Our friends at Performance Direct are also offering the chance to win 2 family weekend passes * to our lucky competition winners by simply guessing the model of the classic VW below.
To be in with a chance to win this fantastic prize all you have to do is like our Facebook page and comment on the picture, telling us what classic car it could be. The lucky winners will be drawn and notified on Thursday 25th April just in time for this weekend’s show!
Performance Direct will be exhibiting at this weekend’s Big Bang Show and will be located behind the Grand Stand in the trade area, please feel free to visit us for a quote or for more information about The Performance Direct Car Club Scheme.
* 2 adults 2 children
To find out more about the Car Club Scheme please visit http://www.performancedirect.co.uk/CarClub/CarClubRecommendationScheme.aspx
For your 20% off ticket prices please simply quote the online code PD13 on checkout at http://www.big-bang.co.uk/index.htm
Looking forward to seeing you there!!!