JapShow JapShow


Sunday 12th May 2024 at Santa Pod Raceway

With RWYB on Saturday 11th May 2024

A car show where it doesn’t matter whether you drive a modified Nissan Micra or a performance race-spec Evo, ride a GSXR or a Yamaha R1, all Japanese cars and bikes are welcome at JapShow. Whether you like the relaxed pace of the Show Paddock, car displays and trade area, or prefer the faster side of life with public Run What Ya Brung open to all Japanese cars and bikes. Whatever you like about the scene, there is something for everyone.

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What's on at JapShow

RWYBRun What Ya Brung - RWYB
Japanese Cars & Bikes ONLY, Pre-Booking Only

The drag strip will be open for you to take your own car down the track with timing data at ETSlips!

Signing on for RWYB is now online. You will still need to visit the Sign On Office to show your driving licence and your race voucher e-ticket before hitting the track. Please note an Admission ticket is required in addition to your RWYB Race Voucher.

Sign-on costs £45 for the day with unlimited runs. More info on the RWYB page.

  • Best Reaction Time
  • Quickest ET (Road Legal)
  • Quickest ET (Non-Road Legal)
  • Quickest ET (Bike)
  • Commentator's Choice Award

If you want maximum track time then come for the weekend as there is a RWYB on the Saturday with free camping for weekend ticket holders.

Show n Shine

Autoglym Show & Shine
Japanese Cars & Bikes ONLY

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!

Show & Shine is FREE to enter and there are trophies and Autoglym prizes up for grabs for:

  • Best of Show
  • Best Retro
  • Best Modified
  • Best Bike
  • Judge's Choice
  • Best Interior
  • Best Exterior
  • Best Engine

Spaces are limited and therefore pre-entry is compulsory and essential to secure your spot and save disappointment. The cut off closing date for entries is Friday 12th April. 

Show & Shine Entry is now CLOSED!

Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry. The organisers decisions are final and no disputes will be entered in to.

Club DisplaysClub Displays

Club display and camping areas are available on a first-come-first-served basis. View further info and how to book on the Clubs page.

NEW for 2024: Best Club Stand Trophy! Have you got a club full of great looking cars? Can you park with perfect precision? Do you want a shiny trophy? Book a Club Stand today!

Jet Dragster

Jet Dragster

The FireForce 5 Jet Dragster will be lighting up the quarter mile in just over 5 seconds. Powered by a Pratt & Whitney J60 engine, it develops thrust equivalent to more than 10,000hp.

Terry Grant

Terry Grant Stunt Display

Multiple world record holder and professional stunt driver Terry Grant will be putting on an action packed, precision driving stunt show.

Grizzle Squad

Grizzle Squad

Expect big air and big tricks from this awesome UK freestyle motocross team making their debut at JapShow.


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 £20.

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.

Handling Track

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, view the Sign On Procedure and Rules & Regulations.

Live Stage

Live Stage

Supplying the soundtrack to the day time activities we have Live DJ Sets with a whole host of incredible talent.

Kings of the scene Richie Don, Trokey, DTM, DJ Lies, and MC Sel on the Mic will all be providing punchy beats - rolling basslines and lyrical wizardry. Expect great music, games, giveaways, and more.


Bloxed Beats

Bloxed Beats
Taking to the Live Stage will be the UK's Number 1 Beatbox Group! Three guys three mics... #noinstruments

Evening Entertainment

Evening Entertainment*

DJ Bradderz will be bringing his classic Club/Dance mixes to Fuelers Bar on Saturday night. Grab a beer, listen to some tunes and get your weekend started.

*Free as part of your sporting event weekend ticket.


Mobile Dyno

Mobile Dyno

The 4Tune Performance team will be on site to provide Dyno / Rolling Road runs to test your car's performance.

AE RacingAE Racing

Experience the thrill of a race track in this virtual reality racing simulator! With each seat offering three-dimensional movements, pitch, roll and yaw, the drivers are completely in control of the car and are in for a thrilling time!


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 RidesFun Fair Rides

All the fun of the fair with Dodgems, Waltzers, Arcades, Candy Floss and Sideshows! (All days)

Tokens available indivually or in bundles: Get 27 funfair tokens for £25 or 55 tokens for £50 and really keep the kids busy for hours! Each token counts as £1 when redeemed. (Tokens can be purchased via cash or card from the token counter in the middle of the fun fair and are non-refundable.)

Ride Prices (tokens): Dodgems - 5 (1 or 2 in a car), Extreme - 4, Waltzer - 4, Sizzler - 4, Trampolines - 3, Kids Rides - 3. (Only Tokens, No cash will be accepted on rides)


Drag Karts

An exciting line-up of weird and wonderful karts from across the UK will be racing each other out on the famous quarter mile. These crazy, motorbike engine karts have always been a crowd favourite and just seem to get quicker and quicker!

Trade VillageTraders

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

Weekend CampingWeekend Camping

If you want to enjoy the Evening Entertainment and camp over for free with your mates, then get a weekend ticket; tents, caravans and motorhomes are all welcome.

Bars & CaterersBars & Caterers

There is a licensed bar and caterers on site selling food and drink. You can pay for items on site from our catering units and Pod Shop with contactless card payment or cash. There are cash machines in the catering area and Pod Shop. View details.

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Santa Pod Raceway
Santa Pod Raceway is the UK's premier Drag Strip in the middle of England on the border of Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. For full venue details please visit www.santapod.com.

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