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, Handling Track and more!
What's on at JapShow 2015
Run What Ya Brung: Get your car or bike on the famous track and see what it can do!
£25 for unlimited runs on Saturday and £20 for 4 runs on Sunday, with a full performance print-out available.
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.
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.
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.
Autoglym 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 trophies and prizes from Autoglym.
Best in Show, Top 5, Best Bike, Best Retro & Judges Choice.
There's no need to pre-enter, simply turn up, park up, sign up and shine up! Space is limited and the paddock fills up quickly so be sure to arrive early.
Arrepiado Stunt Show: A professional Stunt Rider who performs all over the world with a show including bikes, a quad and a Smart car.
Handling Track: 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?
Entry is free, simply walk up to the arena and sign on at the booth before bringing your car round.
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.
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.
The first clubs to book for JapShow 2016 are:
Celica – Club UK
Essex & Kent Scooby Crew
JDM Project Midlands
Micra Sports Club
Outlaw Jap Club
S12 OC (UK)
South Performance Car Club
Turbo Colt UK
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.
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.
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.
Live Stage: The Live Stage will be running throughout the day on Sunday with DJs, dancers, competitions, the Show n Shine winners presentations and more!
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.
Fun Fair Rides: All the fun of the fair with rides, dodgems, arcades and sideshows.
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.
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.
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.
JapShow 2015 - 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 2015, on the JapShow 2015 report page, view photos on the official FaceBook Gallery and watch the Highlights Video.
JapShow 2015 Highlights Video
JapShow Finale 2016 - Sunday 2nd October With RWYB on Saturday 1st 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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