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July 24, 2007

Ireland's 1st Japanese Performance Car Show

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Irelands first ever Japanese Performance Car and Motorsport show, Jap-Fest, will take place in Mondello Park on September 9th 2007. The show will be a joint promotion between Irelands premier Motorsport venue Mondello Park and the country's most successful Modified Car Show organisers Xtreme Promotions.

Jap-Fest will feature the best of Japanese motorsport with Irelands top Jap car tuners competing for supremacy not only in the Mondello Park Drag Sprint, but also over a full lap in the first ever Mondello Park organised 'Time Attack'. The 'Drag' and 'Time Attack' competitions will be joined on the bill by a challenge event for Irelands top sixteen drift competitors which will be the highlight of the day for the growing band of Irish drifting fans.

There will be a lot more to Jap-Fest than the on-track competitions, as the usual blend of show cars, motor clubs and trade stands will fill the Mondello Park paddock, but this time with a twist as the event will highlight the growing interest in Japanese performance cars and tuning.

All of the Japanese specialist car clubs are expected to display their cars, attracted by their first opportunity to take their cars on-track as part of an Irish car show. Track sessions for individual makes and clubs are being organised at the circuit on the morning of the event prior to the competitive track action getting underway and these will be a great opportunity for followers of each of the Japanese makes to either drive their cars on track or watch a track full of their favourite models in action.

Despite only being formally announced this week Jap-Fest is already causing a stir among modified car enthusiasts who have previously had to travel to the Uk for a show of this kind. The limited slots on the entry list for the track competitions and road car sessions are already starting to fill up and with trade interest running high Jap-Fest is expected to easily outstrip the success of previous modified shows at Mondello Park.

Jap-Fest has its own mini web site where all of the latest news and information on the show is available. This site can be accessed through the home page of the Mondello park web site at