What’s On

Time Attack Championship Free

Prepare yourself for the spectacle that can only be Time Attack. Watch drivers push the limits to set the fastest lap around championship’s acknowledged home circuit, Brands Hatch, in cars that range from tuned and recognisable road-going examples, to some of the most serious machinery on the planet.

Now in its 16th year, Time Attack has evolved to become one of the most significant and engaging motorsport phenomena of our time. It defines the art of focused car modification by providing aftermarket tuners – both amateur and professional – with a platform on which to prove themselves in the most convincing way possible. Go Japan! hosts the sixth of the season’s seven rounds as competitors battle to become 2021 champion. Not only will you get the chance to see these cars and drivers in action, but you can also get up close and personal in the pits and paddock. Don’t miss the pit lane walkabout at lunchtime! Want to know more about Time Attack and details about the championship. CHECK TIME ATTACK

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Japanese Drifting Cars Free

There’s no doubt that Drifting puts spectacle and style into motorsport. But its a completely different experience to have real Japanese Drift cars and drivers doing what they do best in the UK.

There will be two full-on demonstrations, with initiation starting on the approach to the left-hander at Surtees, following through the right-handers of McLaren, Clearways and Clark Curve – a series of bends not for the faint hearted and, with an exit speed of well over 100mph, it’s one of the fastest Drift courses in the world. You can also get up close and personal with the Drift cars and drivers at Go Japan, with teams more than happy to chat about their sport and show you round their cars from their display area in the paddock. Make no mistake, Drifting on the sacred asphalt at Brands is a special occasion – and with professional cars and drivers from the MSUK Drift Pro Championship, the whole thing notches up to a whole new level! Because of our experience of running events and, with the much appreciated co-operation of MSV, Go Japan! has permission to showcase this spectacular form of motorsport. So, grab your cameras, kids and friends and come and witness a smoke-fest of sideways action!

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

JDM Legends Free

We are excited to present an array of famous, iconic, unique and ouststanding Japanese cars from the past and present. Get up close and intimate with hero cars from the race track, stars of the show and magazine icons.

You’ll see some of the most famous and iconic Japanese cars in one place and celebrate their presence en-mass. Cars will be split between static display and live demonstrations on track. So if you have a car which you think we should be inviting, please get in touch with details of what you have the the history behind it. Invitations are open for race, tuning and street cars of notable fame. We look forward to hearing from you!

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Celebrating Civics Free

Each year at Go Japan! we aim to celebrate, commemorate and acknowledge a significant moment in Japanese car culture and the country’s automotive history. Last year, it was the 20th anniversary of the Honda NSX. So, with 2021 seeing the Honda Civic enter its 50th year of manufacturer and following the closure of the company’s Swindon plant this summer, show organisers believe it is right that this year, we celebrate this most British of Japanese cars.

To Celebrate the Civic, this year’s go Japan will see a collection of Honda’s much-loved compact saloons and hatchbacks through the ages on display in a prominent part of the show. Then, to endorse the car’s tuning capability and its popularity in motorsport, the event hosts four races by rounds of two championships: the Tegiwa Type R Trophy and Milltek Sport Civic Cup.

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Cosplay Characters & Workshop Free

See Cosplay characters during the event, showcasing popular Japanese characters. Photo opportunities with characters and catch up with them and ask how to get involved in this marvelous hobby. See the Cosplay stall and get involved!

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Milltek Sport Civic Cup Race Championship Free

Adding to our Civic celebrations, Go Japan! hosts rounds 12 & 13 of this year’s fiercely fought Milltek Sport Civic Cup Championship.

You’ll see even more racing at Go Japan! with the ever popular Milltek Sport Civic Cup. With a full grid of cars, door-to-door lights-to-flag action is guaranteed.

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Show & Shine Competition Free

Show and Shine at Go Japan! is like no other competition of its kind. It offers a range of prizes for best overall and the top cars in each category and gives owners the opportunity to showcase their pride and joy in front of 1000s of car enthusiasts. And of course, it has to be Japanese!

We bring you the most competitive and highly rewarded competition in the car-show calendar. Always boasting an impressive array of cars – and even bikes – it’s a key part of the the Show & Shine concept, where owners can display their creations and cherished positions – and in doing so, be rewarded for their efforts. If you have a vehicle you would like to enter, then to find out more about the competition and book in, visit our SHOW AND SHINE PAGE

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Japanese Food & Drink Experience See Restuarant/Bar

If you love Japanese style cuisine and street food, we have a treat for you, with a special menu availbale from the Kentagon restaurant. As they say, you should try everything once…

Experience a little slice of Japan for your lunch or maybe introduce a range of new flavours and textures to your children – and even yourself – during the day. As well as food why not try some Japanese beer or Sake!?

Cost: See Restuarant/Bar (gate ticket not included)

Japanese Car Club Displays Free

Go Japan! has set out on a mission to present an amazing collection of clubs that represent Japan-manufactured cars in the UK. So, if you have a Japanese car that you’re proud of and would like to display it to the 1000s of enthusiastic fans at the show – well, now you can!

Go Japan is looking for single and multi-marque car clubs that truly represent what having an interest in Japanese cars is all about. From brand new to classics, from manufacturer-tuned to home-built specials – all are welcome. We’re expecting 100s of club cars to attend, so if you wish to have your club represented we urge you to complete the club booking form ASAP, as we operate on a first-come first-served basis. Brands Hatch, no matter the event, always fills up, so we expect to introduce a waiting list system. Get your club coordinator to start the process by registered via our automated system HERE

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Japanese Beer & Sake Bar See Bar @ Kentagon Restuarant

Try Japanese Beer and Sake and expand your taste buds!

Visit the Kentagon bar and restuarant where you’ll find a selection of Japanese brand beer and Sake behind the counter. If you haven’t experienced these beverages before and you’re old enough to do so, why not grab one with your lunch and see what the hype is all about. The Beer and Sake drinks, as well as a normal stocked drinks, will be on sale in the Kentagon bar and sold by MSV, located at the top of the outer-paddock along Colin Chapman way.

Cost: See Bar @ Kentagon Restuarant (gate ticket not included)

Automotive Trader Village Free

A huge trade area for car related businesses will be a significant feature of the event. Featuring an exhibition comprising some of the leading brands in the tuning industry, they’ll be a range of products and services on display and up for sale together with the opportunity to speak to the experts who will be on-hand to answer your questions.

From styling and interior upgrades, engine parts, wheels, accessories and exhausts to complete cars, our traders are all geared up to showcase the best Japanese stuff on the market. In fact, we predict they’ll be something for everyone in the trade village. Be warned, we’re confident you’ll see something you want to buy – so be prepared – there’s a cash machine located at the top of Paddock Hill Bend! If you’re a trader, retailer or manufacturer and have products and services you would like to showcase or sell, visit our TRADE PAGE.

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Japanese Eating Competition Free

Can you eat just about anything…and quickly?

In association with tuning giants, HKS we will host a Japanese-themed eating competition, from the weird to the wonderful, how much and how quick can you eat? Sign up on the day and be the 2021 Go Japan Eating Competition Champion! 10 places are available.

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Japanese Arts & Crafts Stall Free

Want to embrace your creative side?

We are inviting various arts and crafts groups and companies to be on hand to share various Japanese-themed creative crafts. Demos and the chance to try your hand at origami etc as well as buy some things to take home and try.

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Event Trophies & Awards Free

We have various awards and trophies on offer throughout the event for all the zones and activities that take place during the show.

Trophies and awards will be presented in the afternoon for Car Clubs, Show & Shine, Cosplay, the eating competition and many more surprises including the best trade stands and individual exhibits. Timings will be confirmed in the event programme.

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Live Stream Broadcast & Media Info Free

The event will be broadcast by Live Stream throughout the day over the internet by our professional TV broadcast company.

Viewers from around the world will be able to tune in and catch all the action both on and off track as it happens. The live broadcasts will appear in the online locations listed here. If you are a member of the media, please click here for accreditation information

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Kids Play Area Free

Bringing small poeple to the event?  Great!

Brands Hatch is a family venue, it has great facilities for children, for sitting down having a picnic, eating at the restuarant, playing on the outdoor play centre, various clean toilets and more. Please bring your family, especiallu as under 12’s are free to get in. Bring ear noise defenders as the show and race cars can be LOUD

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Official Event Partners

Event Supported By

Venue information

Brands Hatch Circuit
Kent DA3 8NG

Tel: 01474 872331
Email: [email protected]

Car Clubs & Traders

If you are a car club or a trader, we would be delighted to welcome you to Go Japan! at Brand Hatch

Please see the clubs / trader pages to use our automated booking system.