What's On at JAE

Over 50 Car Club stands, displaying the finest Japanese Cars from around the UK and Europe.
We think every Japanese car manufacturer is represented at JAE! You will see this most amongst the car clubs that travel from all over the UK and Europe to present their vehicles and take part in the JAE weekend activities. With over 50 car club plots around the East of England Showground, look out for the rare JDM examples and chat with the owners themselves. 
The legendary JAE 'It's a Knockout' competition, where car clubs battle it out to win incredible prizes from our sponsor, HKS Europe!
The IKO competitions are one of the biggest attractions at JAE with many of the car clubs battling it out in a wide variety of wacky and crazy games. The mission? Get as many points as possible across the variety of games in order to win incredible prizes from our fabulous sponsor, HKS Europe. 
Spectacular Firework Display on Saturday Night
Our fireworks display starts at 9pm on Saturday night, and it is an incredible display, supported by an atmosphere of about 3k Japanese cars with their hazard lights flashing for a big finale. A brilliant show highlight at the end of an action-packed day. 

Live Music on stage on Saturday afternoon
This year, we are pleased to welcome THE FABULATORS to the stage as our live band, playing the musical accompaniment to the outrageous Cosplay Disco on the Saturday evening. Not to be missed!

The Fabulators

Incredible deals and offers in the trade area
We have a broad range of traders that provide an awesome shopping experience, whether it is car parts, tuning services or Japanese cultural items. 

Fairground rides and attractions
This year, we have some fantastic fairground rides attending the show, so brace yourself and your mates for some exhilarating fun!


The hugely popular Show-and-Shine competition, sponsored by Dodo Juice*
One of the best Show-and-Shine competitions in the UK, we have a wide variety of classes, judged by PJ from Dodo Juice. For more info on entering the competition, please click HERE.

Dyno Driven will be bringing their rolling road and state-of-the-art vehicle testing tools to JAE, providing engine tuning advice so that you know the brake horsepower of your vehicle and are able to identify any possible issues that could be causing a reduction in power.  In addition to the Dyno Runs, the team will be offering Engine re-mapping, adjusting the software that controls your engine so that you get the best out of your car. To book your session on the dyno, click here.
Dyno Driven

Remote Control Drifting display from Midlands Drift Society
If you have never watched live RC drifting, then this is a MUST, because it is totally mesmerising! The precision and skill that goes into developing the perfect drift in miniature is astounding! Check out this videoPlus, you can hire a car and try your hand at RC drifting for yourself too!


Camping available for individuals and car clubs over the whole weekend!
A great opportunity to spend a weekend camping with friends at JAE and enjoy everything the show has to offer, as well catching up with friends from afar. 


Saturday Night Cosplay Competition
One of the most fiercely fought rounds of the IKO is the Cosplay competition! Every year, the car clubs put us in fits of laughter with costumes that are hilarious, as well as brilliantly executed! Goodness knows what we'll see this year... Ninjas, Dinosaurs, Magic Trees Air Fresheners, Nintendo characters? 


Friday night Japanese-themed quiz, hosted by Masaya Yumeda from HKS*
It's the calm before the storm, and a great chance to show everyone just how smart you are about, well, everything really. Maz has promised us a fantastic quiz this year that combines both general knowledge and Japanese facts. 

JAE 2018 - it's not to be missed. Buy your tickets NOW!

*Some elements of the show are only available to weekend ticket holders as they are held on the Friday or Sunday. Entries to the Show & Shine are for weekend ticket holders only. Please visit THE SHOW AND SHINE PAGE for further information. 

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