Japanese sport cars drive into Norfolk as part of longest running car show


Japanese Auto Extravaganza (JAE) has been bringing petrol heads together in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium and Ireland for the past 28 years, with one thing in common – the love of Japanese cars.

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Japanese Auto Extravaganza (JAE) was hosted at Norfolk Showground from Thursday, August 8 to Sunday, August 11. Picture: JAE

Now, the show has found a home at Norfolk Showground which saw hundreds of machines fill the fields as part of the four day festival.

One of the organisers and former drift racing driver Alison Smith said: “The Norfolk Showground is an outstanding venue. As well as being beautifully maintained, the venue has clear road networks and excellent facilities in the immediate vicinity.

“The format of JAE has always been centric to the car clubs. We hosted a very competitive Show and Shine competition with some outstanding examples of Japanese vehicles, plus a selection of inter-club It’s-A-Knockout games.”

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Author: Marc Betts
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Quite a lot has been going on:

25 Things That Happened At FantomWorks (On The Show And In The Shop)

FantomWorks is one of the top restoration garages in all of the United States. The talented mechanics at the garage have restored hundreds of classic cars since the shop opened, so that would make for some very exciting TV right? Velocity sure seemed to think so, and that’s why the network gave Dan Short and his team their very own reality TV show.

The show proved to be one of the most popular on the network, and it lasted an incredible eight seasons. The show just ended its historic run, but the show will live on in reruns. The shop isn’t going anywhere either. Fans of the show can still tour the shop and bring in their classic cars for restoration.


Publisher: HotCars
Date: 2019-02-23T13:02:29Z
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Six cars ready to fight the new Toyota Supra

Now we’ve seen what the new Toyota Supra looks like beneath the technicolour wrapping paper, and played spot-the-BMW-switches with its interior, we can look at what Toyota’s benchmarked its reborn sports coupe against ‘ and what you’ll be choosing between if you’re buying’one.

Here’s what the Supra will have to beat. And before we get there, a quick refresher of the Japanese car’s vital’stats:

Engine: 3.0-litre straight six, turbochargedTransmission: 8spd auto, RWDPower: 340bhpTorque: 369lb ft0-62mph: 4.3secTop speed: 155mphWeight:’1495kg

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Here’s the German elephant in the room. Does Germany have elephants? Hang on, we’re getting off track’here.

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Japanese Sports Cars From 1995

Today we decide which of three legendary and sporty Japanese coupe gets the flamethrower. Will it be the Toyota, the Mazda, or the Nissan? All of these vehicles are the last in their line, so this one might be a bit difficult.

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Rear-drive, serious performance, twin-turbo motors, and sweet styling are the hallmarks of today’s trio ‘ the short-lived pinnacle of the ’90s Japanese sports car.

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All Supras had the same 2ZJ inline-six engine, either with or without a turbocharger. Naturally aspirated versions had 220 horsepower, while turbo versions upped that figure to an impressive 320. Today’s selection is a turbo with six-speed manual ‘ the best one. A four-speed automatic was also available, and was forced upon consumers starting with the ’96 model because of OBD-II requirements. 0-60 mph is yours in 4.6 seconds. Declining sports coupe sales would see Supra exit Canada after 1996, and the U.S. after 1998, with all ’98 models being of the naturally aspirated persuasion.

Publisher: The Truth About Cars
Date: 2018-08-07T09:07:04-04:00
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