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JapShow 2014 - Sunday 6th July
With RWYB on Saturday 5th July

It doesn’t matter whether you drive a Nissan Micra or a race spec Evo, ride a GSXR or a Yamaha R1. All Japanese cars and bikes are welcome at Jap show. No matter what you like about the scene there is something for everyone with the relaxed pace of the Show Paddock, club displays and trade area. For those that like the louder side of life we have a variety of attractions that will not disappoint with the country's quickest Japanese cars competing in the Jap & FWD Drag Series, public Run What Ya Brung open to everyone including bikes, Show & Shine, Drifting, Jet Car, Stunt Displays, Podkhana and more!!!

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What's on at JapShow 2014

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Run What Ya Brung Competition: Get your car or bike on the famous track and see what it can do!

£25 for unlimited runs on Saturday and Sunday, with a full performance print-out available for each run.
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You will need to bring your driving licence to sign-on. Trophies for class winners. Visit the RWYB page for more info. RWYB is open to everyone on Saturday but Japanese Cars and bikes ONLY on Sunday.


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Jap Drag Series: Championship drag racing from Europe's fastest Japanese cars. Witness 8 second cars battling it out in heads up races. Full Details and list of competitors at www.japdragseries.co.uk. spacer Jap Drag Series

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FWD Drag Series: A championship for all front wheel drive cars including Japanese with the top cars running 8 and 9 second quarters. Full Details and list of competitors at www.fwddragseries.co.uk.

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Show Car Paddock: Whether you've got a classic or modified Jap show car, if it's something special, make sure you enter it into the Show Car Paddock. Don't leave it in the main carpark where no-one will see it, get into the show and get noticed!

The Show Car Paddock is FREE to enter and there are eight trophies up for grabs.

Best in Show, 2nd, 3rd, Best Bike, Best Retro & Judges Choice.

There's no need to pre-enter, simply turn up, park up, sign up and shine up!


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Podkhana:Think 2 cars completing an identical handling track side by side going head to head to find out who’s got the edge. spacer Podkhana

Podkhana will consist of a qualifying session followed by head to head knock-out eliminations until only 1 winner remains. Competition is open to Japanese vehicles only and all vehicles will be in one class together regardless of whether you’re FWD, RWD or AWD but which one will come out on top?

All competitors must qualify in the morning session to get them in the field for the afternoons eliminations.

Entry is free, simply walk up to the arena and sign on at the booth before bringing your car round for the first qualifier.


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Drift Rides: If you don’t fancy thrashing your own car then don’t worry because we have someone else here willing to take you for a ride in theirs. This is your opportunity to experience some real exhilarating sideways action with a pro drifter for just £10. spacer Drift Rides

If you are interested in trying drifting for yourself then Santa Pod holds regular Drift What Ya Brung days, full details are at www.DWYB.co.uk.


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Jet Car: Don’t miss the 270mph, 5 second, FireForce Jet Funny Car, you’ll know its coming when you hear the air being torn apart by the massive turbine engine. spacer FireForce

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Club Displays/Camping: Club display and camping areas are available on a first-come-first-served basis. For booking enquires call 01234 782828, the first clubs to book get pitch priority. View further info on the Clubs page.

NEW for 2014!!! Performance Direct are awarding a ‘Best Club Stand’ trophy plus £250 to the winner.

The first clubs to book for JapShow 2014 are:

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  • 300zx & Automodz
  • Hampshire Jap Cars
  • Hond-R
  • JDMFresh
  • Miss Banzai
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Register
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  • Modified Honda’s UK
  • MR2 Owners Club
  • Outlaw Jap Club
  • Proton Owners Club
  • PureJDM
  • Total - Jap

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Evening Entertainment: Weekend ticket holders not only get to make the most of two days of Run What Ya Brung but can also enjoy evening entertainment in Fuelers bar on Saturday night along with free camping, licenced bar and caterers.

Siderwinder will be hosting the night in Fuelers Bar from 8pm till 1am.

8 till 9 USF (commercial hits)
9 till 10 Dj ripper (old school classics)
10 till 11 DjTrudos (house and garage)
11 till 12 Twista and Dappa (club classics)
12 till 1 DJ RV (drum and base/ dubstep)

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JapShow spacer spacer spacer Japanese Bikes: JapShow also welcomes two wheeled Japanese machinery with a RWYB Bike class and a Show & Shine Bike trophy being awarded. Also look out for some drag bike demos on the track.

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Maximum Lock: Team Maximum Lock from Malta will be performing their synchronised, close formation driving, drift show. spacer Maximum Lock

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Monster Truck: Podzilla the Santa Pod resident Monster Truck will be putting on two car crushing, big air shows in the Live Action Arena.


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Mobile Dyno: The Rapid GB Dyno will be at JapShow, allowing anyone to get a full power and torque readout and some tuning advice from the experts using some of the latest and most accurate mobile dyno kit available. spacer Dyno Dynamics

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Fun Fair Rides: All the fun of the fair with rides, dodgems, arcades and sideshows.


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Traders: The JapShow trade village will have traders selling everything from ICE to performance parts.

Cars For Sale: If you've got a car you want to sell, park it up in the Cars For Sale Paddock, stick your phone number on the dashboard, and wait for the calls to come flooding in. It's FREE for both buyers and sellers!

Bars & Caterers: There are licenced bars and caterers on site selling food and drink to suit all tastes and there is a cash machine in the Pod Shop.


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Santa Pod Raceway: JapShow and JapShow Finale are held at Santa Pod Raceway, the UK's premier Drag Strip in the middle of England on the border of Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. spacer Santa Pod Raceway

For full venue details please visit www.santapod.com.


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Police Presence: Please be aware that on the routes leading to Santa Pod Raceway, local Police will be carrying out Speed Enforcement Operations during the event and they will also be targeting other traffic offences in relation to Seat Belts, use of Mobile Phones and Illegal Number Plates etc.


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JapShow 2013 - Report & Gallery

Read about all the winners in the RWYB, Jap & FWD Drag Series, Show Car Paddock, Podkhana and all the other action from around site at JapShow 2013, on the JapShow 2013 report page, and view photos on the JapShow 2013 Gallery page.

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JapShow Finale 2014 - Sunday 12th October
With RWYB on Saturday 11th October

The last major event of the year for Japanese car fans at Santa Pod Raceway is JapShow Finale. Featuring Run What Ya Brung, Jap Drag Series, FWD Drag Series, club displays, drifting, drag demos, Show n Shine and more. Details at www.JapShowFinale.com.

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