Europe’s biggest and best Japanese car show – Japfest – returns to Silverstone this weekend. 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 2017 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 it’s fifth 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 2017 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 2017. We have selected the top 20 cars that will display their cars in all their glory at the show.

4. RETRO PADDOCK
The editor of Retro Japanese magazine is bringing together the best Japanese classic’s from around the country, alongside this is our 25th anniversary display for the Honda Type R. We will have classics from the 60’s to the 90’s, 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 fulfill 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. FAST CAR MAGAZINE
As always Fast Car Magazine will be there covering all the best bits at the event. As the magazine is in it’s 30th year, you are sure to see the best of what they have featured. Visit the stand which will be offering exclusive magazine deals and merchandise.

7. EVO VS IMPREZA
Go and watch the Evo’s and Impreza’s battle it out to settle once and for all the winner between the two iconic cars. The competition will be set within the handling course in the middle of the event.

8. TRACK TIME
This is your chance to take to the famous 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, head up to the Brooklands Building to purchase your session for just £35.

9. GT-R ANNIVERSARY PADDOCK
The GT-R has conquered in all aspects of motorsport. In honour of this GT-R, we’ll be putting together a devoted zone at the show to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its launch. Hallelujah!

10. WIN A HONDA S2000 GT
Head over to the Fast Car Magazine stand where you will find our Honda 2000 GT project car that we are giving away for just £2 per entry, of which 50p of that money will go to the charity MIND. You can enter as many times as you like so don’t miss out!