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Bug Jam at Santa Pod 17th-19th July

Fri, 15 May 2009
Bug Jam is a huge party at Santa Pod Raceway for VW Beetle and Type 2 lovers. Around 30,000 come and have fun in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Now in its 23rd year, this remarkable show, now the biggest VW Beetle festival in Europe, looks set to pack even more entertainment, fun, action and racing into 3 hectic days than ever before. Often dubbed ‘Glastonbury On Wheels’, Bug Jam offers an eclectic mix of all things VW, wrapped in an intoxicating mix of music, comedy, nightlife and lifestyle. A true festival in every sense of the word, with a vibrant and fun atmosphere, bringing to life the very essence of VW culture. This year, all of the action is also being captured for a lifestyledocumentary programme on Motors TV and Men and Motors.

Naturally, Europe’s greatest, shiniest and fastest VWs will be taking centre stage, but even if that’s not your thing, there’s an incredibly diverse list of attractions to choose from, making Bug Jam a superb event for all sorts of enthusiasts.

As well as non-stop drag racing from the pros, there are numerous chances for you to have a go yourself in the many ‘Run What You Brung’ sessions held over the weekend. Running on the strip throughout the show will be Fireforce, Santa Pod’s own 270mph Jet Car, the insane ‘High Risk’ Wheelie Car and of course, the 7-second quarter mile turning 2 seat dragster, for the very brave to ride in. Polishing buffs will also love the Autoglym ‘Show and Shine’ area, where Europe’s most beautifully finished creations compete for top honours.

Bring a full wallet, because not only will you find one of the biggest collections of VW traders in one place, but also the Autojumble is often known to throw up some real rarities. If you have been looking for that obscure part for months - you might just find it here.

Adrenaline junkies have plenty to keep them entertained. Not only is multiple Guinness World Record holding Stunt Driver Terry Grant providing 3 days of incredible driving entertainment, but he’ll be ably assisted by Podzilla, Santa Pod’s very own car-crushing Monster Truck. The live action arena will also be showcasing the inimitable talents of trials rider Chris Doney, defying the laws of physics on pedal cycles and motor bikes.

Music fans will hit overload thanks to a packed itinerary of live bands across four music arenas, including chart-topers ‘Dodgy’ headlining on the Saturday night. Mix in live DJs and comedy tents to provide something for everyone - and you’ll begin to understand why the event has such a broad appeal. Frustrated performers can even have a go themselves on the ‘Bug Jam’s Got Talent’ main stage. Who knows? If you’re any good - they might even book you next year!

For the exceptionally talented, Bug Jam are even offering the incredible chance for one lucky show-goer to actually co-present the official TV show of the whole event! Simply by typing in ‘Bug Jam Presenter’ on Youtube, or by visiting the site and clicking ‘Find A Presenter’, would-be Clarksons can upload their 30 second audition tape for the very real opportunity to showcase their talents to the viewing masses.

But that’s STILL not all! There’s free camping on-site all weekend and better still, the under 16s get in for absolutely nothing! There’s a huge funfair and festival traders on site for all to enjoy and to kick things off in style, the Black Knights parachute display team will be literally dropping in on the Friday to entertain the crowds.

With a capacity crowd expected, show goers are advised to book their tickets early, you DO NOT want to miss this one!

For more details please visit or call the team on 01234 782828.


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