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Bug Jam 26

BUG JAM 29

FRIDAY 17th / SUNDAY 19th JULY 2015 AT SANTA POD RACEWAY

The original and best VW festival will be back for another year. Keep checking this site for all the latest event news as it's announced including 5 Music Arenas, Drag Racing, Run What Ya Brung Public Track Time, Show & Shine, Comedy, Traders, Stunt Displays, Jet Car, Autojumble, Funfair and much, much more!

2015 details coming soon.

 

Big Bang Camper & Bus Show 2015

If you can't wait until Bug Jam 29 for your VW Festival fix then don't miss Big Bang on 24th to 26th April 2015 at Santa Pod Raceway. Full details at www.big-bang.co.uk.

Big Bang

 

WHAT'S ON AT BUG JAM:

Drag Racing
 
Funny Car
  DRAG RACING
With qualifying starting on Saturday and eliminations on Sunday, you're sure to see plenty of the fastest, maddest VWs in Europe! Wheelies and close racing are guaranteed!

The VWDRC will be joined by the nitro burning European Funny Car Series, the road legal hot rods of Street Eliminator, the vintage Fords of Outlaw Anglia, and Sportsman ET for championships drag racing.

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More info on the Drag Racing page.


RWYB  
VW RUN WHAT YA BRUNG
Get your own VW on the track on Friday and Saturday, unlimited runs and a full performance print out for each run. Don't forget to bring your driving licence if you want to use the track.
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Friday 2pm-8pm (£15) & Saturday 9.30am-3pm (£15).

Everyone signing on for RWYB will be put into the following classes with trophies for the quickest.

Class A - Aircooled Cars
Class B - Aircooled Vans
Class C - Watercooled Cars (Inc Caddies)
Class D - Watercooled Vans
Class X - Non Road Legal & All Non VW

There will be a hard-standing RWYB paddock in the pits for people bringing vehicles on trailers, just ask for a RWYB Paddock pass at the gate when you arrive.

See the RWYB page for more info on RWYB and competition classes.

If you can't wait until Bug Jam, visit www.RWYB.com for a full calendar of RWYB dates at Santa Pod Raceway.


Rust & Rat  

VW Rust & Rat!
Saturday is the show day where rusty cars shine! If you’ve got a cool rat-ride, rusty original, mean military or battered baja, get along to the Rust & Rat Show. It's open to entries from 9am, and free to enter. Just rock up, register, and chill out until the presentations take place. Strictly VWs ONLY.

We’ll be awarding trophies for the following:

  • Best Beetle
  • Best Van
  • Best Other Air-Cooled VW
  • Best Water-Cooled
  • Best Interior
  • Best Off Road
  • Judges' Choice
  • Best of Show


Show & Shine  

VW SHOW & SHINE

Sunday is the show day for the real head-turners. If you’ve got perfect paintwork, a cool custom ride or a rare vintage VW, make sure you bring your car along to the Autoglym Show & Shine competition.

Strictly VWs ONLY.

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Show n Shine
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Autoglym

All you need to do is turn up, register and wait around impatiently until the presentations. Free entry and prizes from Autoglym. Enter on the day from 9am.

We’ll be awarding trophies for the following:

  • Best Beetle
  • Best Splitty
  • Best Bay-Window
  • Best Late Bus/Van
    (T25, T4, T5)
  • Best Off Road
    (Buggy, Trekker etc)
  • Best Other Air-cooled
    (T3, KG, Frid, Kits etc)
  • Best Water-cooled
  • Best Original
  • Best Paint
  • Best Interior
  • Best Custom
  • Best Resto Cal
  • Best Cal Look
  • Judges' Choice
  • Best of Show
  • Back to 89

Music  

MUSIC
Bug Jam hosts FIVE music arenas including the Main Stage, Dance Tent, Retro Tent, BugWam and Fuelers Bar, on both Friday and Saturday evenings, catering for all tastes from indie and dance djs through to live bands and tribute acts.


Live Stage  

DAYTIME - LIVE STAGE
You don't have to wait till the evening for the entertainment to start at Bug Jam with the Live Stage busy during the day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!


Bugwam  

BUGWAM
The Bugwam is the perfect place to chill out, relax and put your feet up. There will be live acoustic music and DJs from afternoon through to evening and a licenced bar.


Comedy  

COMEDY
There will be a line up of top comedians on Friday & Saturday this year, including up and coming new acts and established pros to tickle your ribs.



Camping  

CAMPING AT BUG JAM
Camping is included with all weekend tickets bought in advance or on the gate. As well as General Camping there is Club Camping, Family Camping and Quiet Camping. Please ask for a pass at the gate if you wish to go into Family Camping, you will need kids with you. Quiet Camping will be signposted and noise curfews will be strictly enforced.


Club Camping  

VW CLUB CAMPING
To book Club Camping for Bug Jam phone 01234 782828. Full details on the Clubs page.

 


Circus Whiz  

KIDS ENTERTAINMENT
The Circus Whiz interactive circus skills workshop for all the family, set in a fun packed inflatable circus ring with two entertainers. Learn how to juggle, use diablos and devil sticks, spin a rope or plate, walk on pedal-gos, cups and fun stilts or just come and play.

There will also be Face Painting and Ceramic Workshops to keep the kids busy.


Got Talent  

BUG JAM’S GOT TALENT
We’re giving contestants 3 minutes each to show off their talent on the Bug Jam main stage. The great thing is, YOU pick what your talent is!

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Details on the Bug Jam's Got Talent page.


jet car  

JET FUNNY CAR
Get ready to experience a Jet Funny Car when Martin Hill and the world record breaking Fireforce 3 light up the track.

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BMX Ramp  

BMX RAMP
Pro riders will be putting on regular demonstration shows over the weekend.


Human Powered  

HUMAN POWERED RACING
Human Powered Racing has been a big hit at Big Bang, so now it comes to Bug Jam… but with a twist! There are now four trophies: One for the fastest bicycle, one for the fastest skate (boots and boards), one for the fastest runner, and one for the most imaginative entry. It’s a simple race from the start-line to the finish-line and back, but no engines are permitted!


monster truck  

MONSTER TRUCKS
The Monster Trucks Podzilla and Swamp Thing will be putting on high flying displays of car crushing mayhem on. Get ready to cheer as Novas and Saxos get what's coming.

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Podzilla
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Swamp Thing

Stunt Rider  

STUNT RIDER
Top freestyle motorcycle stunt rider Lee Bower will be wowing the crowds with his jaw-dropping motorbike stunts.

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Baja Course  

BAJA & BUGGY COURSE
Take your off-road dub for some fun in the dirt. A short grass and dirt track will include fun corners and gentle bumps to let you get your kicks and show off your ride. Free entry for all suitable vehicles. Hosted by the Bajaclub.co.uk.


Traders  

TRADERS
If you're looking for car parts, want a cool t-shirt or fancy a lowrider bicycle to get round site, you'll find it all in the Bug Jam trade areas. Visit the Pod Shops for camping supplies and Bug Jam clothing.

Phone Charging & Lockers: If you're coming for the weekend, a phone charging and locker service will be available on site. Pre-book by visiting www.rechargedmyphone.co.uk.


Autojumble  

VW AUTOJUMBLE
Rare and vintage VW parts at bargain prices. Need a decklid for your oval or a period radio for that finishing touch? Have a look here.

Sellers: If you have a veritable scrapyard of second hand parts at home or just a handful of spares, autojumble is the place to sell. Details on Autojumble page.


Cars 4 Sale  

CARS FOR SALE PADDOCK
If you've got a car you want to sell, park it up in the Cars For Sale Paddock, stick your phone number on the dashboard, and wait for the calls to come flooding in. Whether you're buying, selling or browsing, this is the best way to shift cars at the show.

And the best bit? It's FREE for both buyers and sellers!

Funfair  

FUNFAIR
All the fun of the fair with dodgems, arcades, candy floss, sideshows and all the stomach churning rides you'll need.


Funfair  

ROLLA DISCO
For one weekend only the Pod Racer Dodgems will become the Pod Racer Rolla Disco Rink with music, lights and smoke machines. Skates will be available for hire for £5 or bring your own and have a go for £2.


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CONSOLE COMPETITIONS
If you like your video games then come along to Fuelers Bar and battle it out on the big screen, trophies for the winners.

This year's games TBC.

 


Monster rides   MONSTER TRUCK RIDES
Red Dragon will be at Bug Jam giving monster truck passenger rides in between shows in the Live Action Arena. (Passengers must be over 3ft tall)

low riders  

LOW RIDERS
Low Rider displays and action demos from some of the UK’s best cars with hydraulic and pneumatic suspension. Unique style and gravity-defying three-wheelin’.


low riders  

RADIO CONTROLLED CARS
A variety of 1/10th scale electric radio controlled cars including drift cars will be racing on a special track where the public will be able to test their skills along with the experts.

 


Climbing Wall  

CLIMBING WALL
If you're an experienced climber or a complete novice, there will be a mobile Climbing Wall with qualified staff on hand to show you what to do. £5 per person for up to 4 climbs.


2 Seater  

2 SEATER DRAGSTER
For the ultimate thrill ride, the 7 second Santa Pod 2 Seater Dragster will be running with passenger rides available. Details at www.santapod.com.


Nitro FM  

NITRO FM - 96.2
The Santa Pod radio station, Nitro FM will be broadcasting from early till late every day with a selection of great music, interviews and chat to keep you informed and entertained throughout Bug Jam.


Bug Jam 27   BARS & CATERERS
There are multiple bars and a range of caterers to suit all tastes on site at Santa Pod Raceway.

Santa Pod Apps  

MOBLIE APPS AT BUG JAM
There is a FREE Santa Pod Raceway app that lets you know what events are on at Santa Pod, information about the raceway and event information including (once ready) the Bug Jam Timetable, Racer Entry list and Site Map. Search for Santa Pod in Apple App Store and Google Play.

Another App is “1320go” that gives you access to live timing data on your phone.

View further details on the Apps page.


Santa Pod  

SANTA POD RACEWAY
Bug Jam is held at Santa Pod Raceway, the UK's premier Drag Strip in the middle of England on the border of Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire.

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For full venue details please visit www.santapod.com.


 

BUG JAM 28 REPORT & GALLERY

Check out the Bug Jam 28 Report and FaceBook Gallery for info and photos of last years event or watch the Highlights Video below.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICES
1) Chinese lanterns are banned at Santa Pod Raceway as they pose a real fire hazard to the crops and thatched roofs surrounding the track.

2) 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) EXIT & RE-ENTRY GUIDE: Bug Jam 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, Bug Jam 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 Bug Jam vibe alive.

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

5) The number of tickets going on sale will be strictly limited. That means first-come-first-served, and those who book in advance will have priority over anyone trying to buy tickets on the gate. If tickets sell out before the event, NO tickets will be available to buy on the gate, so Santa Pod can be certain that we can accommodate everyone.

6) Santa Pod will no longer permit entry to anyone arriving in large vans or lorries, as these take away precious space from other campers. Don’t worry, legitimate campervans and all VWs will still be permitted entry!

7) Campers will not be able to save space for friends arriving at a later time. Large groups should book club camping pitches, and small groups should aim to arrive together.

 

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