Croft gears up for Petrol & Pistons – a celebration of everything automotive

10 Aug 15

Petrol & Pistons is a brand new event set to take over Croft race circuit on Saturday 22nd August. This latest addition to car show calendar promises to deliver a spectacular combination of on-track action, automotive entertainment and family fun, with the event expecting to attract enthusiasts from across the North East.

At the very heart of Petrol & Pistons is the ethos that anything with an internal combustion engine is worthy of admiration in its own way, and this will be reflected in the sheer variety of machinery set to attend. The paddock will showcase the eclectic mix of vehicles that this event represents, with as series of unique and interesting cars specially invited to attend.

Then there’s the car club displays, encompassing a wide range of marques, models and modifications, together with trade stands, stunt shows, individual displays and children’s entertainment. There’s also the Kleers show and shine competition, where owners not only have the opportunity to show-off their pride and joy, but also get the chance to win prizes too.

The headline attraction of the day takes place on the track, with the fifth (and penultimate) round of the UK Time Attack Championship. Now into its tenth season, Time Attack continues to be massively popular with spectators and competitors, always drawing huge crowds wherever it goes.

The front-running competitors in the Pro classes will be driving highly modified machines, some of them developing in excess of 1000hp! Whilst in the Club classes, there are road specification cars that are tuned for the track, and then driven to their absolute limits and beyond.

And as if all this automotive endorphin-charging activity isn’t enough, Petrol & Pistons has even more to offer the enthusiast. On the track, there are demonstrations by a series of ‘intriguing’ cars, plus the opportunity for the public to drive the circuit too. Public track time sessions are still available, which can be purchased on the day or in advance on the show’s website.

And for those who have something lurking in the garage they feel they would like to put on display – whatever it is – then there’s still time to be a part of the spectacle. Just head to the website and follow the instructions to become one of the events’ guest exhibitors.

The gates open at 9.00am, with non-stop track action and entertainment in the paddock throughout the day. Tickets are £8.00 in advance and £10.00 on the gate, with free admission for children under 13.