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Japfest 17-05-08: Part 2

Sit back, relax and enjoy round two of this weekends action:

Evo converted to 3-door.


Yes, I am obsessed with the ‘rolla

Killer EG’s. The red one was K20 powered and got booted off the track for breaking the noise limit when hitting it’s limiter at 9400rpm!!!!

Honda People

J’s racing Stook again.

Massive Carbon air intake looked awesome.

R34 was rocking carbon everywhere.

Dori Chaser

VIP Corner

Honda Corner; DC2 on Wed Sports. The CRX was running a B16 on Throttle Bodies.

Aggressive DC5

EK9-R’s and lots of them.

Sweet EG was wearing all the right bits.

Work. Hard.

This Supra is being built to dip into the 6’s when it is finished; talk is cheap though.

So that was Japfest for another year. Feels like the summer is here now and the show season is fully on. If this was anything to go by I am really looking forward to JAE and JTS.

Great show, great cars and great people.

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Japfest 17-05-08: Part 1

Despite oversleeping by a full 2 hours I made it the whole 125 miles in the KP to a dry Castle Combe. There was plenty of cool stuff to check out on and off the track, with the show now expanding into some of the areas that were used as car parks last year to fit in the 75 club stands and 2500 cars on display. I think it is fairly safe to say the UK Jap scene is alive, well and still growing!

Thanks to I was able to get a stand pass which is always great, especially when you are among such cool cars!

N2 Trueno from Garage Shapple. Spec includes a Carb fed 4-AGE, deep dish meshies and an owner dying to take it to the track in anger.

More 4-AGE power, this time in the shape of a KE70. Killer stance and OEM Brown rule. You have to love the JDM grille, chin spoiler and twin headlights.

10j Street fins.

In other Corolla news this awsome F20C 86 looked how but unfortunately didn’t make it out on track for long due to a miss-fire

All business inside

This Datsun 240Z has been a race car from the factory

Currently packing 3.1L of Throttle bodied 6-pot L series motor.

This 240 was looking box-fresh and running a 1JZ GTE motor.

The install looked factory.

I loved this NA6CE; Slammed, arched, SSR MK1’s and a carb fed motor.

EP on Rays running Stop tech brakes and some sweet Buddy Club buckets.

S15 Spec R showing how wheels should be fitted.

DC5 looked good on decent offset Rotas.

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Stay tuned for the next exciting instalment…………..


Japfest 2008

It’s that time of the year again! One of the biggest Jap shows in the UK calender always delivers with a quality mix of hard-parking and track action. I will be on the stand in a hard-parking capacity.

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Performance Car Show 19-04-08

Yesterday I headed down to a very wet Castle Combe circuit for the Performance Car Show. I was lucky enough to blag a show pass so I could have my Roadster on a stand. This made life a lot easier, especially playing with my camera and surviving the rain!

There were a few interesting cars on display and the track action was entertaining with plenty of cars spinning and taking to the grass run-off. There was not a huge selection of Japanese metal though there was a rather nice S2K with some tasty J’s Racing bits as well a a couple of nice S bodies that took part in the drifting later in the day.

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