Sports Cars and Drift
Japfest is the biggest japanese car show in Europe. If you are car enthusiast especially sports car (like me), then you probably know what I am talking about. The event is a great opportunity to see latest tendencies, drifting, all generations of the particular model, clubs and have fun.
Me with hubby are going there for three years now, and never been disappointed so far. As soon as the show is finished, I am looking forward for the next year’s one.
This year, the show was really bigger than ever before. First of all, from Castle Combe Circuit they moved to famous Silverstone (which is huuuge area), that means: better drifting space (it was much better indeed) we enjoyed much more than in previous shows. Second, there were sitting spaces available (loads of them), that meant we didn’t need to bring our camping chairs. Yay!! Honestly, we even didn’t need to sit down (unless we were eating), but the area was so big that you were running between drift and show cars as well as retail village. Third, there were normal looked after toilets!! Can you imagine, they were clean comparing with the event’s size and available on every corner. I know it is silly reason to write but trust me this one is very important when you are out for a whole day.
Overall, the event in my opinion improved a lot. Of course, there were some issues the organisers need to improve but come on, it was the first time they hosted Japfest at Silverstone so I think they learned their lessons, but the comfort, good vibes, happy people make it fun and enjoyable.
Few Tips if you are thinking to go to Japfest 2 or next year’s Japfest or any other similar event:
*it it is allowed take some food, snack and drink with you. As you might already know everything is very expensive on the events (I paid for small cup of tea £2.5. I know right?)
*buy the tickets upfront. Firstly, because it will be cheaper (we paid £20 instead of £25) the only thing is you need to print it out. But the queues on the event by the ticket kiosk will be soooo long that you can wait there for an hour or so. It is up to you. We went straight away to the event, no waiting, no queues, no worries that you will miss something 🙂
* check the weather before you go. This year it was sooo freaking cold and windy day, that we even didn’t wait until the end of show and left before the rain came.
*always wear comfy outfit and shoes, there’s a lot of walking included, as well as jumping (yes jumping from the barriers if you take shortcuts), climbing and so on. So be prepared
*at last, enjoy and try to see everything in the show it is worth it
So, is there anyone who were at Japfest this year or planning to go to the next ones? Share your experience and any event you going to 😉
P.S That’s the link of the event if someone is interested in this year’s upcoming Japfest events:
Enjoy your time