For owners of modified and Japanese cars, finding people in your daily life who appreciate your pride and joy can be hard. Going to car meets allows you to meet other likeminded car owners, discuss mods and take inspiration. Whether it’s a small regional meet or a nationwide event, there’s something for everyone.
As we see the end of restrictions and a more open UK, car shows are back in full force. Below are our top shows of the year. As well-known providers of specialist modified insurance, and fellow enthusiasts ourselves, you may spot our team at meets yourselves.
Top JDM and Modified Car Shows of 2022
Spring Action Day, Castle Combe Circuit, Chippenham
Date: Saturday April 2nd, 2022
Admission Cost: £18 in advance, £25 on the door. U17s go free but must be accompanied by an adult.
Type of car: Any modified, classic, rare or performance car.
Starting off the show season is the Spring Action Day at Castle Combe Circuit. With 100s of owner’s clubs penned to attend, drifting demos, track action, a trade village and individual car displays, it’s a jam-packed day of all kinds of cars.
The Fast Show, Santa Pod Raceway, Northamptonshire
Date: Sunday 3rd April 2022 for the main event, plus weekend camping option available.
Admission cost: From £22.50 plus booking fee for an adult for one day, weekend admission starts at £40.50 plus booking fee.
Type of car: Any modified, classic, rare or performance car. A show for everyone.
Santa Pod Raceway kicks off their season with the aptly named Fast Show, and whether your car is more of a show or a go, there’s something for you. Those who just want to look around will have plenty on offer, from stunt displays, shootouts, jet cars, handling tests, sound system testing and more. It’s an action-packed day (or weekend if you choose).
Japfest Silverstone 2022, Northamptonshire
Date: Sunday 10th April 2022
Admission cost: Adult (14+) advanced tickets are £14 and camping per person costs an additional £14.
Type of car: Japanese only (no bikes).
Japfest is all about JDM cars in every shape and size. From the fast to the furious, Japfest Silverstone is held at the iconic racetrack and looks to bring over 4000 Japanese cars to the event. It’s got everything a JDM lover wants, fast cars, spectacular drifting and jaw-dropping car displays.
InCarNation by Ace Café London, Madeira Drive, Brighton
Date: Saturday 23rd April 2022
Admission cost: Free
Type of car: Anything goes, but it is a drive in and display.
Now for the 10th year, the InCarNation Brighton is hosted by the iconic Ace Café London, who hold monthly meets. Madeira Drive in Brighton spans the beach – from the pier to the marina – and will host some of the most popular cars in the country for a car lover’s show and tell. Head down, check out some cars, listen to the roar of engines and enjoy the British seaside, all at the same time.
JapShow, Santa Pod Raceway, Northamptonshire
Date: Sunday 15th May 2022
Admission cost: Adults start at £17.10
Type of car: Anything JDM, including bikes.
Designed for the Japanese motor lover in every form, JapShow at Santa Pod Raceway offers a huge variety of JDM cars and bikes. Whether you want to go fast, drift, look at other owners’ modifications or connect with like-minded people, JapShow offers it all.
Modified Nationals, East of England Showground, Peterborough
Date: 27th-29th May 2022
Admission cost: Weekend general admission starts at £52, one day admission is from £20.
Type of car: Modified, from the minor to the major.
Modified Nationals, held in Peterborough, offer one of the biggest purely modified shows in the UK. With weekend camping in a well-stocked campsite, show and shine competitions and a wide range of trade displays, it’s an event for every modified car lover.
JapShow Finale 2022, Santa Pod Raceway, Northamptonshire
Date: Sunday 9th October 2022
Admission cost: Day tickets start from £15.30
Type of car: Everything JDM, including bikes
The final event of the season before the bad weather kicks in, the Jap Show Finale allows you to show off your year’s work and have one final hurrah before winter. With everything you’d expect from a JapShow, it’s a great one to finish off the year on.
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