July 13, 2012 6:47 pm - Published by

Ok, I’ve neglected this of late, and had intended to do some coverage of Japfest 2, but, courtesy of me being an idiot and leaving my camera at home (along with my ticket and stand pass *face palm*) all looked to be lost. Fortunately, my good friend Rob said I could use his pics to provide you guys with some coverage…
Despite the week before being nothing but rain, we were blessed with – for the most part – a dry day, warm weather, and even a rare glimpse of the sun.

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The show’s not as big as it’s Southern counterpart, but there’s still a great selection of cars on display, such as this relatively subtle S2000;

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And this not so subtle Soarer;

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As always, however,  there was a selection of styles of car, from the ‘stanced’, such as this Mk2 MX5;

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Through to the out and out track cars, such as this rather clean Glanza;

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The main attraction of this show appears to be the track time, on the ever legendary, and rather brilliant Donington circuit, with a whole host of cars taking to the track, this Buddy Club DC5 particularly looks the part;

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This Tuning Developments Celica GT4 also, a stripped out, no compromise monster;

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The guys from the BDC were out on the Melbourne loop all day giving passenger rides to those who were daring enough, but also taking to the full circuit a few times through the day to give a rather spectacular demonstration which drew some big crowds…

 

Baggsy’s 1JZ Impreza creating the usual masses of smoke;

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However, car that seemed to draw masses of attention was Huxley’s SR20 powered KE70 Corolla, and rightfully so too, seemingly a rare sight at shows nowadays, never mind to see one being used in anger;

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And so concludes my write-up from Japfest 2, many thanks to Rob for offering his pictures for me to use, be sure to check out the rest of his album here.

 

 

 


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