Japanese Car Show

JapShow Finale

Sunday 4th October 2020 - Santa Pod Raceway

With Saturday Night Special RWYB on Saturday 3rd October 2020

As the car show season closer Jap Show Finale is your last chance to get your car out there before winter draws in. We have something for everyone with Show Paddock, public Run What Ya Brung open to everyone including bikes, Trade area, Show & Shine, Club displays, Drifting, Jet Dragster, Stunts and more!

So leave those winter wheels off for the weekend and hit the strip at Santa Pod.

TICKETS: Adult Tickets from £12 - Kids Under 13 FREE* Buy Tickets

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

At Santa Pod Raceway the safety and welfare of racegoers and participants is paramount. Please view the latest information regarding how the situation is affecting events at Santa Pod Raceway on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.


Run What Ya Brung - RWYB
Japanese Cars & Bikes ONLY

Get your car or bike on the famous track and see what it can do! £20 for 4 runs on Sunday, with a full performance print-out available for each run.

You will need to bring your driving licence to sign-on. Trophies for class winners. Visit the RWYB page for more info.

RWYB is open to everyone on Saturday but Japanese Cars and bikes ONLY on Sunday.


Show n Shine

Autoglym 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 in Show, Top 5, Best Bike, Best Retro & 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 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.

Team Maximum LockTeam Maximum Lock

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

Team Maximum Luck

Jet CarJet Car

It wouldn’t be The Fast Show without something really bloomin’ fast, and they don’t get much faster than a 270mph Jet Car. Witness the power and feel the noise of the Fireforce 3 Jet Funny Car.

Sports Compact

Sports Compact Shootout

A new, experimental class giving those with “Compact” engine combinations an opportunity to race heads up. The class welcomes RWD, 4WD & FWD cars with 4, 5 or 6 cylinder engines and rotaries.

  • Entry Fee - £50 (2 tickets inc)
  • Prize Fund - £400 winner, £200 Runner Up*, Trophies
  • Max 20 entries for 16 car ladder

Enter online at racers.santapodtickets.com

*Prize fund requires minimum of 8 cars qualified


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

Jason SmythJason Smyth
Ex world championship motocross rider Jason Smyth brings an awesome Quad and Motorcycle Stunt show

Live Stage

Live Stage

Enjoy the JapShow Finale soundtrack on the Live Stage, with DJs all day.

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.

Trade Village


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


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.

Fun Fair Rides

Fun Fair Rides

All the fun of the fair with rides, dodgems, arcades and sideshows.

Bars & Caterers

Bars & 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 Finale 2019 Gallery

View photos from JapShow Finale 2019 on the Facebook Photo Gallery page.

JapShow Finale
JapShow Finale
JapShow Finale
JapShow Finale

The RWYB competition saw some exhilarating competition throughout the classes; we witnessed full throttle action as an array of Japanese cars flew down the track at some impressive speeds. The winners of the RWYB classes are as follows:

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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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