The UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese car culture is moving to the home of British motorsport.
Japfest, scheduled for April 24 next year, is making the switch to Silverstone after reaching capacity at Castle Combe, where over 16,000 spectators and 3,500 cars were on site.
Event manager Kat Chappell said: “Japfest keeps growing. We knew that if we wanted to make it bigger and better than ever, then we needed to move to a larger location with more facilities.
“Where better could it go than to the UK’s most iconic race circuit, Silverstone?”
And a third event, Japfest Motorsport Heroes, will also be added to the calendar at the Hop Farm near Paddock Wood, Kent, on September 11.
It is a special event celebrating some of the most iconic and significant Japanese cars from the world of motor sport, along with their road-going equivalents.
For club members wishing to visit all three, there’s a Club Early Bird package, with access to them all for £48 per person, including free camping at Japfest Rock and Motorsport Heroes, plus a discount on track time at Japfest.
Tickets are on sale now via the official website at www.japfest.co.uk
The organisers say thousands of display cars representing the UK’s major Japanese car clubs will fill the Silverstone site and the largest trade and exhibition area of its type will take over the paddock.
There will also be a series of all-day track action, including the return of the Drift Kings winner takes all showdown.
Full details of all the activities will be announced nearer the date.