Flavour of the East wows petrolheads

May 31 2016

Castle Combe’s first showcasing of Japanese cars has been hailed a great success. The ‘Jap Day’ attracted a big turnout of Japanese car fans.

The Drift Outlaws entertain the crowds with their drifting displays

Castle Combe’s first showcasing of Japanese cars has been hailed a great success.  The ‘Jap Day’ attracted a big turnout of Japanese car fans.
The circuit was taken over by Japanese cars from across the UK and with over 1500 club cars attending, the day featured a wide range of makes and models, from rally-inspired cars such as Evos and Imprezas, to high-revving heroes in the form of Civic Type Rs and Integra DC5s, plus Skylines, 200SXs, RX-8s, MX-5s and 350Zs.
As well as the track action, there was a a hotly contested Show and Shine competition, a Top 30 Parade, and some bumper-to-bumper drift car demos.
The Best Club Award went to Club Evolution, who brought a display of Evos, from early cars right up to the latest big-power models.
Event Manager, Tom Davis said; “We were confident Jap Day would be busy but we were blown away by the support from Jap car fans. Everyone I saw had smiles on their faces and the place was packed with fantastic cars. For a first event it really couldn’t have gone better.”