Japfest Has New Home

Britain’s biggest celebration of Japanese car culture is moving to an iconic new home.


Japfest, which takes place on April 24th, 2016, is moving to Silverstone, the home of British Motor Sport, after reaching capacity at its previous venue with over 16,000 attendees and 3,500 cars on display or on the circuit.

“Japfest keeps growing,” said event manager Kat Chappell. “We knew that if we wanted to make Japfest bigger and better than ever, then we needed to move it to a larger location with more facilities, and where better could it go than to the UK’s most iconic race circuit, Silverstone?”


The new, more central, venue is a significant part of Japfest’s broader expansion, as the most firmly established series of Japanese car events in the UK. In 2016, Japfest Rock (the new name for Japfest 2) returns to Rockingham Motor Speedway on June 26th, while a brand new, third Japfest event will also be added to the calendar.

Motorsport Heroes

Taking place at the Hop Farm near Paddock Wood, Kent, on September 11th, Japfest Motorsport Heroes will be a special event celebrating some of the most iconic and significant Japanese cars from the world of motor sport, along with their roadgoing equivalents.

Early Bird

For club members wishing to visit all three of the events, Japfest has put together a Club Early Bird package, with access to them all for just £48 per person, including free camping at Japfest Rock and Motorsport Heroes,  plus a discount on track time at Japfest. Tickets for Japfest are on sale now via the official website at www.japfest.co.uk


Meanwhile, Japfest promises to be the biggest and best of its kind, a thrilling live event featuring scores of the best Japanese cars in the UK and from across Europe. Thousands of display cars representing the UK’s major Japanese car clubs will fill the vast Silverstone site and the largest trade and exhibition area of its type will take over the paddock, while there will be a series of all-day track action, including the much anticipated return of the Drift Kings epic winner takes all showdown.