Europe’s biggest and best Japanese car show – Japfest – returns to Silverstone on 6th May. Here’s 10 reasons you NEED TO BE THERE!
1. UK’S BIGGEST JAPANESE CLUB CAR DISPLAY
As the UK’s largest gathering of Japanese club cars we have come to expect to see some pristine examples from every make and model and 2018 will be no exception! With a massive variety in Japanese cars you will not be disappointed to see the enthusiast clubs in all their glory at Silverstone Circuit.
2. DRIFT KINGS
Now in its sixth year, Drift Kings arrive for another tyre screeching competition on Silverstone’s National circuit. We have whittled the competition to pick the best British Drift Championship drivers battling head to head with some serious sideways action and one will be crowned the 2018 Champion winning a prize of £1000.
3. SHOW AND SHINE
Show and shine is one of our most popular competitions and it’s returning for 2018. We have selected the top 20 cars that will display their cars in all their glory at the show.
4. RETRO JAPANESE DISPLAY
The editor of Retro Japanese magazine is bringing together the best Japanese classics from around the country. There will be classics from the 60’s to the 90’s on display from the little to the large; you cannot miss this unique part of the show.
5. RETAIL VILLAGE
As always, the Retail Village is somewhere to stock up on everything to fulfil your car passion with a huge range of different stands for you to visit. From suspension to cleaning products you are certain to find something there that you will need.
6. MERCHANDISE AND SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS
Make sure you visit the official Japfest retail stand where they’ll be some magazine deals, special show only subscription offers and a whole host of Japfest merchandise including backpacks, keyrings, baseballs caps, mugs and t-shirts to name just a few!
7. THE SPRINT TEST
Brand New for 2018 we are delighted to bring the Sprint Test to Japfest Silverstone! The Sprint Test is a simple test of flat line speed, car control and nerve against fellow enthusiasts for the chance of walking away with the title of ‘fastest sprint of the day’ in the three categories. Whether watching or competing this is going to be fun!
8. SILVERSTONE TRACK TIME
This is your chance to take to the newly resurfaced asphalt of Silverstone National Circuit, the home of British Motorsport and take your own car out on track in our 20 minute ‘Jap Only’ sessions. We have sessions to suit all abilities, so anyone can get out on the tarmac (subject to availability). The 2018 Track Time has been kindly sponsored by Nankang.
9. FAST CAR MAGAZINE DISPLAY
Fast Car magazine (that’s us!) has been defining car culture since 1987 and they’re promising to bring along an eclectic mix of past, present and future feature cars that embodies their love of the Japanese car scene.
10. ANNIVERSARY DISPLAYS
There’s some big celebrations planned for this year’s Japfest as Toyota’s legendary AE86 Corolla turns 35, while both the Mazda RX-7 and Toyota Supra celebrate the big four zero. Make sure you check out the three anniversary displays that will showcase the best examples of these Japanese icons!
Want to go? Don’t delay, book today! See Japfest Silverstone