After being postponed in 2020 thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, Castle Combe Circuit’s dedicated Japanese car show – JDMCombe – made a spectacular return to the Wiltshire venue on 9 October. And it was certainly worth the wait!

Under a cloudless, warm autumnal sky, thousands of Japanese car fans descended onto Combe to check out the sea of activity taking place both on and off the circuit throughout the day.

On the track, impressive drifting demonstrations broke up the public track sessions, reminding the onlookers just how versatile performance Japanese cars can be.

Away from the circuit, thousands of stunning display vehicles were present in the venue’s scenic grounds – an area which also housed the popular Show & Shine competition and thriving Trade Village.

As always, our judged had their work cut out dishing out the day’s awards. The winners can be seen below:

Small Club of the Show:

Large Club of the Show: Datsun Club UK

Overall Club of the Show: SXOC


Car of the Show: John Salisbury, Mazda RX-7

Show & Shine

3rd: Karen Alexander, Nissan 370Z

2nd: Adrian Bristow, Nissan Elgrand

1st: Dean Dupplaw, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII


The popular Action Day format returns for one last time this year, in the form of Halloween Action Day on Satuday, 30 October. For tickets and more information, head over to