Drift Talk: MDS event at JAE

Drift Talk

Drift Talk: MDS event at JAE

Yokomuki along with the rest of the MDS crew and Asbo-RC will be putting on a 3 day drift event at this year’s Japanese Auto Extravaganza (JAE), our part of the show will run from the 1st till the 3rd of September. This is a great chance for us to show off the hobby to a new audience and also a great chance for the drift community to hang out and have fun at the end of the summer.

We have two types of tickets available for the weekend, single day and full weekend you can find out about pricing on the MDS page buying tickets through us will be discounted compared to buying at the show. All tickets will give you access to our track and the usual MDS style event as well as full access to the show itself.

The full weekend tickets include camping for the duration and unlimited access to our track we can drift till we drop. We can fire up the BBQ’s, have a few beers and show off drifting to the masses, we will also be running raffles and giveaways all weekend as we do at our usual events. We may even run a few fun comps but nothing serious the goal of the weekend is to show off how fun the hobby is. Weather depending we will be running a separate track for members of the public to try their hand at drifting so you won’t have to worry about your cars getting battered by noobs.

As this is a Japanese car show only Japanese bodyshells will be permitted at the request of the organisers, these can be street, stance, race or missile as long as its Japanese.

We are hosting the event along with Kettering Model Car Club who will be running a full race meet in the RC arena on a separate track of course. Adam Burgess from Kettering Model Car Club posted this about the event to give you a little more info!

“Well I thought I’d take a minute just to cover a little more of what goes on at JAE, as after all, all of you who have ordered tickets through me or through MDS have access to it all – not just the RC Arena. Those of you who attending the event for multiple days will have plenty of time to explore while your cars take a break. And even the day visitors will have ample opportunity to experience some of what JAE is all about.

So first up what is JAE? Well JAE is the largest all Japanese car show in Europe, and probably even the biggest outside of Japan now. Well over 3000 Japanese vehicles are expected to be on display, brought along by individuals and car club’s from all round the UK and further afield. Have you ever been a forum or FB group member of a Jap car club? I have, both GT4OC and IMOC actually. There is a very good chance you will see these club’s you have engaged with over the years live and in the flesh at JAE, not just on a computer on phone screen – imagine that!

For these club’s JAE is an end of season celebration, a time to just chill out with their mates and enjoy a fun weekend. There’s no mad track action like you would find at events at the likes of Santa Pod or Silverstone, just enthusiasts parking up the pride and joy, giving it a polish and then breaking out the beer and fire up a BBQ.

In addition to all the car club’s you will also find a large trade area with all kinds of companies, not purely automotive, demonstrating and selling their products. There are food and drink vendors too so if you’ve had enough BBQ food then you have some other options.

Other attractions include a 4×4 display area, drift taxis, a race car paddock, show and shine display and on Saturday night there is a cosplay competition, firework display and live bands. Also the HKS IKO (its a knockout) interclub challenge see’s members of lots of the attending club’s take part in challenges to score points, events including Japanese Food Eating, Tug of War, Car Pull and more take place throughout the Saturday.

So in short, if you thought you were just booking into a race meeting or drift event then you are mistaken. Of course for the majority here the RC part is the major attraction but if you are able to then I’d strongly advise attending for as much of the weekend as you can and enjoying everything that is on offer at JAE. Remember, the chance to camp for up to 3 nights with wash and toilet facilities next to the track, plus use if the mains power supply is all included in your weekend ticket. Speak to the MDS chaps or me about ticket prices and how to order, and for anyone who has booked a 1 day ticket but fancies upgrading to a weekend ticket instead there is still time to change.”

The whole event will be covered in the ONE/TEN Drift E-zine as well as other media platforms so it is a great chance to promote your club, team or brand if you would like to send banners to be displayed round the track please get in touch. Cut off for booking in is the 19th of August but be aware numbers are limited so get in early to avoid disappointment

Thanks for reading

Matt