- Written by Carole Nash Editor
- Created: 23 June 2016
Saturday 21st May - Sunday 22nd May 2016
Whether you ride a Harley, café racer, sport bike or scrambler, then Santa Pod Raceway was the place to be on 21-22 May for the first-ever Race, Rock and Ride show.
Race, Rock and Ride 2016 wasn’t just a chance to admire the skills of the riders on show – thousands of bike fans got the chance to show off their own abilities, too, with the drag racing championship and the wheelie competition pushing everyone to the max!
Feel the burn
Anyone still looking for excitement didn’t have far to search. Fireforce 3, the world-record breaking jet car, simply blew everyone away. A huge crowd jostled to see what it could do – and were left open-mouthed in astonishment. This beast tore up the quarter-mile strip in five seconds, reaching more 300mph as it went. The noise and the speed were simply incredible.
Elsewhere, a stunt show from Steve ‘Mr Showtime’ Colley had the crowds gasping in amazement. ‘Show and Shine’ gave visitors the chance to look at a collection of some of the best bikes in the country. And the Podzilla Monster Truck displays demonstrated a thrilling combination of size and power.
With so much going on, it meant even a cold first day reached scorching temperatures for all involved. By day two, when the sun came out, there wasn’t a better place to be anywhere in the UK.
Partying into the night
As an action-packed first day drew to a close, the excitement was just getting started. Live/Wire, the AC/DC tribute band, blasted out their collection of hard rock with trademark cannons and a wall of Marshall speakers. So whether it was the noise of engines or the chorus of some of rock’s biggest hits, the soundtrack to Saturday was biker heaven.
The Carole Nash tent at Race, Rock and Ride 2016
Our tent welcomed hundreds of visitors over the two days of Race, Rock and Ride 2016. The Carole Nash crew even sneaked on the rack track for a picture, while hundreds of bike fans grabbed their own memento of a fantastic weekend by securing their own selfies with the Carole Nash Crew.
One lucky visitor to the Carole Nash tent walked away with a GoPro package after winning our prize draw. And for those who missed out, our insidebikes app was on hand to take visitors even closer to biking action through a breath-taking augmented reality 360O experience.
Download the app now and find out for yourself what it’s like to scream around Donington GP Circuit in the saddle of Rocket Ron Haslam’s Honda superbike!
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