It’s the show that will leave you Griffin from ear-to-ear…

Britain’s premier event for fans of performance and modified Vauxhalls is gearing up to be one of the busiest yet, with club stand space selling out back in May and individual tickets selling like hot cakes.

The Performance Vauxhall Show (PVS) takes place at the famous Santa Pod drag strip This Sunday, June 12, and includes a number of features that are guaranteed to capture the attention of over 10,000 expected visitors.

With on-strip action, including the chance for owners to enter their own Vauxhalls in a VX-only ‘Run What Ya Brung’, Santa Pod will be spilling over with Griffin greats, be them retro Novas, Chevettes, Cavaliers and Astras, or more modern VX220s, Monaros and VXRs.

When classic and modern Vauxhalls aren’t going head-to-head on the iconic strip, the famous Santa Pod Jet Car will be in action. The record breaking Fireforce 3 develops more than 10,000bhp from its helicopter engine, and can reach a terminal velocity of over 300mph on the ¼-mile strip. But be warned – bring your ear plugs!

For those wanting to run something a bit tamer, drag strip tickets cost £20 per car on the day, or £10 on the Saturday for those who arrive early.

As well as the drag strip action, PVS promises a host of other features including a lively retail village for the latest parts, mods and memorabilia, a show and shine, and some of the best and busiest club displays going. Fast Car magazine will be there, along with Performance Vauxhall, with a special show subscription offer of £15 for six issues.

Keep ‘em peeled for the 460bhp Corsa D VXRs of brothers Reece and Lee Hibbard, Darren Bryce’s 454bhp Cavalier Turbo 4×4, Simon Murphy’s mental 748bhp supercharged VXR8 and the JDM-arched Astra of Mk5 Owners Club top dog, Nicola Reed. We’ll also be proudly displaying the superb Vectra VXR of serial feature car owner, Dave Hughes, and the now-famous twin-engined Corsa B built by Adam Beard.

Further fun features include drift trikes, a firing range and a ‘Best Wheels’ award, sponsored by Wheel Whores.

Although the show itself takes place on the Sunday, part of PVS is the party atmosphere, and camping at the show on the Saturday evening is where the fun really begins. A late night bar, DJ and Santa Pod’s funfair will all be in action for the evening.



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