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Show & Shine Competition

Japfest wouldn’t be the same without the Show and Shine competition!

The competition gives those of you with a car that’s spotless the chance of a trophy, crowning you Show and Shine winner for Japfest Donington 2020. If you have a build that you’re wanting to showcase or a car that you’ve recently bought that you are super proud of then all you need to do is fill in the form to enter!

If you’re successful, we’ll be in touch and you’ll be one of just 20 cars sat proudly in our Show and Shine paddock, where one lucky owner will be crowned the Japfest Donington 2020 Show and Shine overall winner.

To enter, click here – Deadline for entry is Friday June 26th

Handling Challenge

Our Handling Challenge is back for 2020!

Masses of power and boost won’t help here – it’s all about control, accuracy and skill as you’ll navigate a series of challenges without hitting the penalty cones, all against the clock. You’ll need to show ultra-precise throttle and brake control, and perfect handling set-up, to set the fastest time on our fiendishly tricky course.

Bring out the stunt driver in you for just £10 for three runs, or if you want to keep trying your luck you can go for unlimited runs for only £20.

Banzai Magazine Display

Following the awesome display at our sister event, Japfest Silverstone, we have invited back the Banzai Editor to bring the fire with the feature magazine display at this year’s Japfest Donington.

Bringing together the cars that have been featured in the magazine over the past year and also some added extra’s that he thinks are top notch. The Banzai display truly is the heart of the show.

Fast Car Magazine Display

Fast Car Magazine is back at Japfest Donington!

The display will again be bringing together some quality rides that the editor has hand picked over the past few months.

With a whole array of Japanese beauties, time and money has not be spared when it comes to these cars so it is worth checking them out!

Retail Village

Do you need a part for your Japanese car? Chances are you will find it within the Japfest Retail Village!

Situated slap bang in the middle of the rip-roaring track action and thousands of club cars, the Retail Village is packed with everything and anything you could need for your car, from throttle bodies to wheels and camshafts to coil overs and everything in between!

In our Retail Village you’ll also find some of the leading names from the automotive industry showcasing their latest products and offering advice on your project, as well as exclusive discounts that are simply too good to miss!

Public Tracktime

Once again for Japfest, we are giving you the opportunity to drive around the Donington Circuit. You can take your car out on track in our 20 minute ‘Jap Only’ sessions for only £30.

We have Novice, Intermediate and Advanced level sessions to suit all abilities, so anyone can get out on the tarmac.

Passenger Tickets: Why not take a friend out on track with you in your car? Passenger tickets will be available to purchase in advance or on the day for just £10.

Please note all track sessions are for Japanese cars only. We will exercise the right to refuse entry to any other vehicles. You will also need a valid entry ticket for the show and to bring the paper section which accompanies your driving licence. This can be downloaded from the DVLA website and brought with you . No refunds will be given if you do not provide the correct documentation. Minimum age for passengers wanting to go on track is 18 years.

Celebrating 35 years of the RX-7 FC

It’s a special year for Mazda as it’s been 35 years since the FC RX-7 was created and we want to join in on the celebrations by creating it’s very own display at the event.

The RX-7 truly is an iconic Japanese car and to ensure that we bring together that Mazda community spirit we will be asking the public on social media to send us a picture of their FC RX-7 and who knows, maybe you’ll be accepted to be a part of the display?

We have a maximum of 20 places available, more details will be announced on our Facebook page on how to apply soon!

Entrance Photography

If you’re displaying your car at the event, you will be able to purchase a professional image of you driving your pride and joy into the venue!

You can purchase this picture from Photography UK within the Retail Village on the day or you can purchase it after the event via their website which can be found here.

This is a perfect souvenir to remember your day at Japfest Donington 2020 or even to buy it as a gift for a loved one.

Retro Fast Car Paddock

We want to make sure we celebrate the old with the new at Japfest Donington this year, and what better way to do this than bring together the very best Classic Japanese Motors from 30 years and older.

The cars have been invited to showcase the very best of ‘old school Japanese’ by the editor of Fast Car Magazine and we can’t wait for you to see them!

Club Displays and Awards

As always, the club displays are the biggest part of our events.

We welcome all Japanese car clubs to display at the event from GTR’s and 350z’s, and Celica’s to Subaru’s you can guarantee that we will have an variety of Japanese cars provided by our dedicated club displays which combined put on some truly epic displays.

If you’re a club and you’re looking to attend the event please head to our club tickets page for more information!

As before, we are offering the following awards to those clubs that really stand out. All awards will be announced throughout the day and your club will be contacted if you’re the lucky winners!

Best Club Stand
Best Regional Club Stand
Best One-Make Club Stand

We wish you luck!

Win This Car - Honda CRX

After the success of the giveaway competition last year and our Subaru Impreza gone to it’s new home, we’re stepping up our game for 2020.

When was the last time you saw a Honda CRX? We’ve bagged a survivor and it could be yours!
You can enter at the show for just £5 per entry, the winner will be picked at TRAX Silverstone at the end of the year.

Special Display

Not part of a club but would still love to display your car? Well panic not!

We offer drivers who aren’t part of a club the opportunity to display their car within the Special Display area at the event which will be located within the circuit. As long as your car is Japanese, you will be guaranteed a spot within the Special Display area.

To purchase the display pass, click here and select the option to display your car for just £3.

As well as getting to show off your car to the thousands of visitors, you also get early access to beat the queues and get settled in for the show.

Magazine Paddocks

If you’ve always wanted to show your car alongside your favourite Magazine Display, this one is for you!

Our friends over at Fast Car Magazine and Banzai Magazine are putting together a paddock of the freshest, coolest and most aspiring builds for this year’s display. and if you want to be a part of it, just book in your car for just £3!