Japanese Car Culture Show Hits Eikon Centre

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There was a huge turnout to the Japanese Car Culture Show today at the Eikon Centre near Lisburn, with an incredibly high standard of modern Japanese classics and performance cars on show.  This, the stiflingly hot weather, drifting, motocross bikes and a great atmosphere ranks this year’s event up with the very best car shows in the country.

If like me you grew up with Fast and Furious, Option Motorsport drift videos and the lust for a high revving honda or burbling boxer engined Subaru then this is the show of your Gran Tourismo dreams!

The event was superbly laid out with some great trade stands as well as everything from MX5s to Civic Type-Rs to Skylines, Supras and Evos.  

This mk2 Escort slips in because of course it’s a Nissan at heart.

This rare Lexus/Altezza estate looked striking lowered on a set of Rota wheels.  Speaking of estates…

This R34-fronted Nissan Stagea was just as striking.

No JDM show would be complete without the iconic 80s Hachi Roku/86 or as we like to call them, twin cams.  Chris Gray’s example above is one of the most striking imports in the show.

Nothing can pull off a loud yellow like a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo that looks ready to race.

Outside the main halls included private entries near the hall entrance, whilst out at the rear there were trials bikes demos and drifting.  With the great weather it was hard to beat sitting out in the grandstand or on one of the picnic tables with a burger and a coffee, with tyre smoke and fresh rubber filling the air.  This really was an excellent day out with the owners of these iconic Japanese cars really making an effort to turn them out in concours standards.

We can’t wait for next year’s show already.


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Andy is the founding member of RMS, and when he's not following motoring events around the UK and Ireland he can be found on the track (sideways, having competed in top level drifting for a decade), or of course he'll be on the forum.

RMS Forum Comments

Samy888 replied at 09:33, Fri 06 Jul, 2018
As far as i'm aware you can enter for the outside section on the day. As long as you are there before 12. Have a look on the JPCCNI facebook page for more details & meeting locations prior to the show. Message them if unsure. Japanese manufacturers only for the show.
Paddy_R replied at 11:38, Fri 06 Jul, 2018
@Samy888 is believe its 11am. From the email I got this morning... . 199242
chrisd1 replied at 22:27, Fri 06 Jul, 2018
Going to be a great show, drop by for a chat and see some AE86s on our stand 199323
hippyross replied at 22:45, Fri 06 Jul, 2018
The only show I look forward to and I can't make it due to and absolute balls up with my calipers. Im getting the fire lit in the garden tomorrow night and drowning my sorrow's. https://media3.giphy.com/media/1BXa2alBjrCXC/giphy.gif
PeteMoore replied at 23:08, Fri 06 Jul, 2018
I'm packed and ready, can't wait.
veedubnoodle replied at 08:01, Sat 07 Jul, 2018
Little miss isn't feeling well (bad cold shes had for near two weeks and I'm starting to get it now too) so don't think it would be fair to have her out of the house all day long. Will probably call down for a look round after lunch anyway cause it's a brilliant show and I don't wanna miss it but not entering the car.
Big Pimp replied at 08:43, Sat 07 Jul, 2018
I'm taking a stand at it! come along RMSers and I'll see you all there!
RevT replied at 08:46, Sat 07 Jul, 2018
I’d love to get down a nosey but I’m working unfortunately. : unamused:
Cooper replied at 08:52, Sat 07 Jul, 2018
Looking forward to it!
Reno_LV replied at 10:14, Sat 07 Jul, 2018
Can't wait for this!