JapShow JapShow


Sunday 15th May 2022 at Santa Pod Raceway

With Saturday Night Special RWYB on Saturday 14th May 2022

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.

Day Tickets from £17.10, Kids just £5 - Buy Tickets Online

What's on at JapShow

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!

Signing on for RWYB is now online via your smart phone or the PC in the Sign On Office. 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.

Trophies for quickest in class:

  • Class A - Nissan/Datsun/Infiniti
  • Class B - Toyota/Lexus
  • Class C - Honda/Acura
  • Class D - Mitsubishi/Proton
  • Class E - Subaru
  • Class F - Mazda
  • Class G - Suzuki/Daihatsu/Isuzu
  • Class I - Jap Bikes
  • Class X - Non-Road Legal (inc. Cars on Slicks)

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

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!

The Show Car Paddock is FREE to enter and there are trophies and prizes from Autoglym.

  • Best of Show
  • Top 5
  • Best Retro
  • Best Bike
  • Best Modified
  • Judges' Choice


There's no need to pre-enter, simply turn up from 8am, park up, sign up and shine up! Space is limited and the paddock fills up quickly so be sure to arrive early.

Club DisplaysClub Displays/Camping

Club display and camping areas are available on a first-come-first-served basis. For booking enquires call 01234 782828, the first clubs to book get pitch priority. View further info on the Clubs page.

FWD Drag Series

Drag Demos

There will be demonstration passes from Japanese cars that compete in National Drag Racing, FWD and JDS.

Jet Car

Jet Car

Witness the awesome power of a Jet Car thundering down the strip. A jet engine can develop thrust equivalent to more than 10,000hp and a Jet Car can run the quarter-mile in 5 seconds with a terminal speed of 270mph!

Maximum Lock

Maximum Lock

Team Maximum Lock from Malta will be performing their synchronised, close formation driving, drift show.

Broke FMX

Broke FMX

The thrill of seeing athletes jumping 35 feet in the air pulling acrobatic stunts over gaps approaching 100 feet is a sight to behold and challenges the very senses. The show features the UK’s top ranked freestyle motocross riders, incorporating the latest heart stopping tricks usually only seen on TV.


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 £10.

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.

Drift Rides

Live Stage

Live Stage

The Live stage on Sunday exhibits award winning DJ's, Microphone Magic, Dynamic Dancers, Jap Show fun, games and giveaways galore - all day long.

Fly Past

Evening Entertainment*

Weekend ticket holders not only get to make the most of two days of Run What Ya Brung but can also enjoy evening entertainment in Fuelers bar on Saturday night along with free camping, licensed bar and caterers.

*Free as part of your sporting event ticket.

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, simply walk up to the arena and sign on at the booth before bringing your car round.


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.

Trade VillageTraders

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

Fun Fair RidesFun Fair Rides

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

Token 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 at the Central Token Box and are non-refundable.)

Ride prices: Dodgems - £5, Waltzer - £4, Sizzler - £4, Trampolines - £3, Kiddies Rides - £3. (No cash will be accepted on rides – tokens only.)

Bars & CaterersBars & Caterers

There are licensed bars and caterers on site selling food and drink to suit all tastes and there are cash machines in the Shops. View details.

JapShow 2019 Gallery

View more photos from JapShow on the Facebook Gallery.

Santa Pod Raceway

Public Track Days

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.

Mailing List
Fill out your e-mail address on the Newsletter page to receive the Santa Pod Email News Letter.

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.