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JapShow Finale

Sunday 6th October 2024 - Santa Pod Raceway

With RWYB on Saturday 5th October 2024

As the car show season comes to a close, JapShow Finale is your last chance to get your car out there before winter draws in. We have something for everyone with Show & Shine Competition, Japanese Run What Ya Brung public track time open to cars & bikes, Drift Rides, Club Stands, Stunt Shows, Jet Dragster, Trade area and more! So leave those winter wheels off for the weekend and hit the strip at Santa Pod.

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What's on at JapShow Finale


Run What Ya Brung - RWYB
Japanese Cars & Bikes 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.

Prizes for:

  • 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 open to everyone and free camping for weekend ticket holders. Japanese Cars and Bikes ONLY on Sunday.

Show n Shine

Autoglym Show & Shine Competition
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!

It's FREE to enter and open from 8am to register. Space is limited and the paddock fills up quickly so be sure to arrive early.

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

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

Jet CarJet Car

Returning to the track is Fireforce 2 - The yellow one! This was the first Jet Car outside of America to make a 5 second quarter mile pass.

Club Displays

Club 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

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!

Team Maximum LockTeam Maximum Lock

All the way from Malta, Team Maximum Lock will be performing their synchronised, close formation driving and drift show using Nissan Skylines and Nissan 350zs.

Two Brothers Racing Stunt TeamTwo Brothers Racing Stunt Team

The team consist of "Vandal", "Toddy" and "Trina". Vandal and Toddy have been riding together for ten years, pushing each other to the limit to learn new tricks every time they ride, resulting in the highly skilled, adrenaline filled show you see today. Vandal has been the UK street bike freestyle champion three times and Toddy was the 2016 UK Champion.


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 £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

The 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.

View the Sign On Procedure and Rules & Regulations.

Live Stage

Live Stage

The Live Stage will be supplying the soundtrack to the daytime activities with live DJ Sets, microphone magic, games & giveaways!

Your host will be Missrepresent who stormed onto the DnB scene in 2001 and is now a national and international DJ and Producer, who's played accross the world.

OK WorldwideOK Worldwide

Performing on the Live Stage will be OK Worldwide, a collective force of unparalleled performance artists. Armed with exceptional acrobatics, free running and breakdancing, they create heart-stopping energetic performances.

Propper DroppersPropper Droppers

Attending the show will be the World's 1st and original, multiple frequency SPL competition format for finding out just how loud your car audio sound systems can truly play Ultra Low Frequency bass. Propper Droppers test hundreds of different systems a year, with their scoreboards holding over 1000 contestants.

Mobile Dyno

Mobile Dyno

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

Fun Fair Rides

Fun Fair Rides

All the fun of the fair with Dodgems, 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), Trampolines - 3, Kids Rides - 3. (Only Tokens, No cash will be accepted on rides)

Evening Entertainment

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.


Japanese Bikes

JapShow Finale 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 Village


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

Bars & Caterers

Bars & 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
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