My story with Dave, the kids, Cooper, VW's & rugby

Viking Volks Fest at York Raceway

Today we headed over to the York Raceway to spend the day at the Viking Volks Fest. We were going to be camping for the weekend, but with Miles injuring his knee last week it kind of changed our plans, and now its dark and cold outside tonight I’m kind of glad I’m not in a tent at the moment.

I’ve never been to a drag race before and it was brilliant. The noise of the engines and the smell of the burning rubber, it was really exciting. There were VW vs American Muscle car races, as well as the turn up and test your own entrants which ranges from amazingly fast motorbikes to what looked like family cars. It was all to get the fastest time down the strip and to clock the top speed.

As part of the Viking Volks Fest weekend there were monster truck displays… they are massive

as well as the super cool rocket beetle

Here are some more pictures from the day.

What you can’t appreciate with the photos is the noise at the drag strip which just rattles through you. Here are a couple of videos from today… enjoy!


  • Elaine

    That looks like fun, I’m sure Dave and Ollie would have loved it. Just found out there’s a classic car and bike thingy at our local museum – Kirkleatham. There does seem to be an awful lot of these in the NE – might have to buy Dave a classic car – Cortina MK1

  • Judith Hunt

    What a wonderful day out for you and the 3 boys and the weather perfect