NEWS: Japfest 2014: Drift Kings Returns!

Posted by Alex Quail on 14th April, 2014 in Alex Quail.

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Japfest, Europe’s largest Japanese car show is rapidly approaching, with an announcement earlier in the year that Drift Kings will be returning for 2014! It will be held on Saturday 10th May at the legendary Castle Combe Circuit. Japfest 2013 was the Drift Kings competition debut, featuring over 30 of Europe’s top drifters. This year some of UK and Europe’s top drift teams will be doing battle for the £1,000 cash prize.

Drift Kings is an invitational drifting competition, with a ‘winner takes all’ prize of £1000, a trophy and the glory of winning Drift Kings 2014 in front of over 16,000 people.

Drivers will be looking to knock the reigning champion, Matt Samuel, off the top spot.

For more information on Drift Kings, and the massive Japfest event, you can visit the official Japfest website:, or visit them on Facebook.


What else is at Japfest?

2014 is set to be a great year for the famous Japfest event:

UK’s Biggest Japanese Club Car Displays
Over 3,000 Japanese cars on display – from pristine classics to modified show cars, track day cars and rare imports.

Power & Style Awards in Association with SFS Performance
The SFS Performance paddock will feature the top 20 cars as selected from the Japfest website.

Exclusive Japanese Car Only Track Time
All-day track action dedicated to Japaense vehicles! Pick a good spot on Camp or Quarry corner for the best views of the circuit.

Fast Car Magazine
Fast Car Magazine will be covering Japfest 2014 as well as bringing along some of their popular feature.

Rally Passenger Rides – new for 2014!
Jump in the passenger seat of one of London Rally School’s professional turbo-charged, 280 BHP group N rally cars.

Globe of Death – new for 2014!
Messham’s team of daredevils on motorcycles perform in the infamous globe of death.

Arrive & Drive Karting
Drive-Tech will be running arrive and drive karting all day.

Retail Village
Japfest’s busy Retail Village will feature Japanese car parts, accessories, clothing and more.

Kid’s Entertainment
There’s plenty keep the kids entertained, including free bouncy castles.

Japfest tickets are on sale now – with advance tickets costing £18* (a saving of £7 off the gate price).

To book tickets and find out more visit, or visit them on Facebook.

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