Japanese Car Show

JapShow Lite

Sunday 6th June 2021 at Santa Pod Raceway

With RWYB on Saturday 5th June 2021

A car show where 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, car displays and trade area, and for those that like the faster side of life there is public Run What Ya Brung open to everyone including bikes.

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What's On At JapShow Lite

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

Get your Jap car or bike on the famous Santa Pod track and see what it can do with a full performance printout available for each run!

COVID-19 Signing On Procedure!

Please note there will be No Signing On, on the day. The sign on procedure is now built into the online ticket purchasing process BUT you will still need to present your driving licence at the signing on office. No Tickets or Race Vouchers will be available on the gate

Sign-on costs £35 for the day and you can put in as many runs as you want. More info at www.rwyb.com

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 ShineAutoglym Show Car Paddock
Japanese Cars & Bikes ONLY, Pre-Booking Only

Whether you’ve got a classic or modified Jap show car or bike, if its something special, make sure you enter it into the Show Paddock and get noticed!

COVID-19 Signing On Procedure!

Please note there will be No Signing On, on the day. The sign on procedure is now built into the online ticket purchasing process and remains Free to Enter. Your reg number/number plate will be your Show ‘n’ Shine entry number.

Please ensure you have your Show & Shine Vehicle Pass clearly visible on arrival. Show Paddock parking may be available on the day subject to availability, however you will not be able to sign on to compete - Priority goes to those who have signed on in advance.

Trophies and Autoglym prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Best in Show
  • Top 5
  • Best Bike
  • Best Retro
  • Judges Choice

Jap ParkingJapanese Parking

There will be Japanese Parking for Japanese Cars and Bikes on hardstanding. This replaces Club Stands/Displays in accordance with government guidance but still guarantees hardstanding parking. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that any groups will be parked in close proximity.

For Japanese Parking, please select the Japanese Only Parking Pass ticket option when booking online which includes admission. The deadline for Japanese Parking is Monday 31st May. Your Pit Pass Hanger will be posted out to you prior to the event and must be displayed on arrival.

After this time, Japanese Parking will be allocated on a first come first serve basis on the day subject to availability and is not guaranteed.

ShootoutJapShow Shootout

Some of the quickest "Compact" cars in the UK will be competing in a new style Shootout at JapShow.

Open to FWD, RWD and 4WD cars with 4, 5 or 6 cylinder engines and rotaries.

Entries limited to 20 cars qualifying for a 16 car elimination ladder.

JapShow Shootout Details

Fun Fair RidesFun Fair Rides

All the fun of the fair with Dodgems, Waltzers, Arcades, Candy Floss and Sideshows.

Token Bundles available from the Dodgems counter. 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 are non-refundable)

Ride prices: Dodgems - £4, Waltzer - £3, Sizzler - £3, Trampolines - £3, Kiddies Rides - £3.


Japanese Bikes

JapShow ‘Lite’ also welcomes two wheeled Japanese machinery with a Show & Shine Bike trophy being awarded.

Trade VillageTraders

There will be traders at the show selling anything from car parts and stickers to polish and magazines.

Bars & CaterersBars & Caterers

There are licensed bars and caterers on site selling food and drink. Cash machines are in the Shops but please be ready to pay for items on site from our catering units and Pod Shop with contactless card payment rather than cash. View details.

JapShow 2019 Gallery

View more photos from JapShow on the Facebook Gallery.


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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.

Mailing List
Fill out your e-mail address on the Newsletter page to receive the Santa Pod Email News Letter and you will also be entered into a monthly prize draw to win a £50 Santa Pod Raceway gift voucher.

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.

If reports of antisocial driving reach the venue from local residents, drivers responsible run the risk of being refused admission without refund.



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