Posted in Media | Post Date: 25/05/2013 | Article No:39
In 2012, Jap Performance Parts were comissioned by Universal Studios and Fast productions to supply parts for the latest in the Fast and Furious franchise, Fast and Furious 6.
The parts we were supplying were going to be used on set as props. Suspension, Wheels, Brakes, Exhausts, Front Cuts and even half of an Impreza hatchback were among some of the items we supplied.
After the filming, some of the JPP team headed to London to collect and repack the remaining set items.
Below are some official behind the scenes photos featuring some of our parts.
Posted in Event | Post Date: 18/05/2013 | Article No:38
The 11th of May saw Jap Performance Parts return to Castle Coombe for Japfest 2013.
This year we had a range of cars on display including the TA27 Celica, Subaru drift car and Wug Uttings Group N Impreza.
Throughout the morning Walton was pulling some great runs in the drift competiton, however in the afternoon session disaster struck as the custom prop shaft gaveway and with no spare saw us out of the competition.
The TA27 seemed to steal the show with crowds of people admirring the hard work that went into getting it to the point it is today.
The day ended with the guys from Future Publishing asking if they could use the Subaru for next years promotoional materl, which saw us pushing the car onto the track to create the following photo.
Posted in Event | Post Date: 09/05/2013 | Article No:37
Well, what can we say. Yet again an action packed show from start to finish!
The Celica and Subaru were on-hand, drawing the crowds in...
Some minor technical issues plagued the Subaru for it's first 2 runs, but once fixed was back on full form with a set of tyres only lasting 3-4 laps!
Our next show is Japfest at Castle Coombe on the 11th May. On display will be the TA27 Celica, Impreza Drift Car and Wug Uttings Group N Impreza rally car.
Thank you to Jay Dennison and his team for another show well done and Rich Sams Photography for the photos.
Posted in BTCC | Post Date: 02/04/2013 | Article No:36
Sunday the 31st March saw the opening round of the 2013 BTCC calender at Brands Hatch, Kent.
Jap Performance Parts were invited down for the day to be trackside in the paddock alongside the AMD / Kleers team.
Returning to the paddock after tech checks
1st place trophy sitting proudly on the bonnet
Huge thanks go to everyone at Kleers and AMD for their hospitality throughout the day.
Keep up to date with the latest news from the AMD/Kleers team on facebook here: www.facebook.com/kleerscarcare
Full details on future rounds of the BTCC can be found here: www.BTCC.net
Posted in BTCC | Post Date: 28/03/2013 | Article No:35
Jap Performance Parts is proud to annouce the returned partnership with James Kaye, backing the AMD Kleers Super 2000 BTCC VW Golf.
Jap Performance Parts was last involved in the BTCC in 2010 with James at the wheel of the Integra DC5 finishing 9th at Donnington.
James has a vast racing career driving with Honda and Mitsubishi in many championships across the world including BTCC, FIA World GT and Belgian Pro Car.
'Fantastic news that we can work together on this new venture into Touring cars – after a successful partnership in 2010 with the Honda Integra, I was amazed with the following generated through JPP worldwide – here’s to a successful partnership in 2013' - James Kaye
'I am really excited to be involved in BTCC again and working alongside James. We had a lot of fun in 2010, but this year James has a very competitive car with AMD/Kleers. It will make a great team with like minded people, albiet the car is not Japanese, we may have surprises install later in the year' - Sajid Moghal
James Kaye and Sajid Moghal with the JPP BTCC Honda Integra DC5 in 2010.
We will be attending Brands Hatch on the 31st March for the opening round of the 2013 season. Follow us on Facebook for more updates with this new and exciting venture.
Posted in Event | Post Date: 15/01/2013 | Article No:34
On the 16th March 2013 we will be traveling down to the annual Subaru Trackday at Spa Francorchamps, Belgium.
This is your chance to drive the infamous circuit, at a preferential rate of only 235 Euros for the day!
If you are interested in this joint adventure then let us know via email or simply contact the organisers to make a booking www.subarutrackday.com
Follow the link to the video from last years event:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdxqVl6dSQo
Posted in Company | Post Date: 13/12/2012 | Article No:33
We built the Celica for one reason, just to be cool.
Here is a link to the Speedhunters feature
High power and spot on handling were not what we wanted. The following video from Togethia highlights how cool this car really is.
Here at JPP we love working on rare and interesting JDM cars. There aren't many cooler cars than a 1975 Celica GT. This car was sourced in Japan as a non running 1600 GT.
After almost a year in the back of the workshop and the odd weekends working its, its been trasmformed to a new car powered by the 3SGE beams engine and 6 speed gearbox froma Toyota Altezza.
More photos can be found on our Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/japperformanceparts
Posted in Company | Post Date: 28/09/2012 | Article No:31
Mike Brewer and his team from Wheeler Dealer came down to Jap Performance Parts to film an episode for the new series featuring a R33 Skyline GTST.
Mike and Edd were buying the car to build into a budget drifter, and even had a go themselves.
The JPP RB26 powered Subaru features when Mike and Edd get some pointers from Walton Smith.
(Edd China, Walton Smith, Sajid Moghal, Mike Brewer)
The new series of Wheeler Dealer airs from the 9th October 2012 on the Discovery channel.
Posted in Company | Post Date: 28/09/2012 | Article No:32
Nat Geo are launching a new show in October featuring two teams who compete to make a profit from selling car parts. Jap Performance Parts was chosen to supply cars for the 'Fast and Furious' episode which is due to be on TV on 15th October. Also in the film Walton takes presenter Frankie out for a spin in the Suabru drift car at Brands Hatch.
Posted in Drift | Post Date: 21/06/2012 | Article No:30
The Drift Allstars series is coming to London on June 24th 2012. Being held at the infamous Wimbledon Arena, this looks to be another nail biting round.
Come down and give us your support.
Head over to DriftAllstars.com for more infomation.
Posted in Drift | Post Date: 20/06/2012 | Article No:29
A very damp track greeted us on arrival at Birmingham City Speedway, although within a coupe hours of tyre abuse warmed up.
Consistant runs in qualifying meant Walton brought home a 5th place position for the Top 16 battles.
A very tight fight between Walton and Luke Fink in the Top 4, with the judges putting Fink through to the finals. We move on to battle Juha Rintanen and his S14 in the 3rd/4th play offs.
Juha's car from the start pulls ahead with its near on 200 horsepower advantage, and takes the win.
We would like to thank everyone who helped and supported us at the event. We look forward to seeing more of you at Round 2 in Wimbledon.
Photos Courtesy of LB Photography www.lbphotography.biz
Posted in Carbon | Post Date: 20/02/2012 | Article No:28
Posted in Event | Post Date: 30/01/2012 | Article No:27
Jap Performance Parts will be heading to Belgium for the 2012 Subaru Trackday at Spa-Francorchamps on the 18th March. Displaying our world renowned RB26 powered Subaru Drift Car alongside our new STI Forester Demo Car, as well as a wide selection of Subaru parts from our shop.
We can offer visitors to Subaru Trackday Free Delivery on parts to the event when you preorder, up until the 17th March.
'On Sunday March 18th the legendary circuit of Spa-Francorchamps will welcome, for the fifth time, the world famous Japanese rally cars during the Subaru Trackday. Some of Europe’s most beautiful and fast Subaru’s will experience the ultimate track sensation and take on the infamous ‘fastest corner’: the Raidillon.
Subaru Trackday supports the Make-A-Wish foundation in 2012. Not only will we donate as much euro’s as possible by donating the fees of the copilots, but in collaboration with Make-A-Wish foundation, we will try to give a child an unforgettable day at the most beautiful circuit of the world. So do not hesitate to show your heart!
Jap Performance Parts is a proud partner of the Subaru Trackday and we invite you to become a fan on Facebook. Special rates and discounts can be offered by the organisation for UK-participants, please contact them if interested on firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Subaru Village some historical Subaru’s will be on display in the rally-showroom and you’ll find the best upgrades for your beloved Scooby’s. Several European Subaru clubs will attend the world’s most beautiful circuit on March 18th 2011. More information can be found on www.subarutrackday.com
The Subaru Trackday Team'
Posted in Drift | Post Date: 03/10/2011 | Article No:26
The Jap Performance Parts Subaru features in the Motors TV coverage from Round 2 Sunderland and our 2nd place victory from Round 3 Malta.
JDM ALLSTARS Round 2 - Sunderland
JDM ALLSTARS Round 3 - Malta
Posted in Drift | Post Date: 03/09/2011 | Article No:25
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Posted in Drift | Post Date: 18/07/2011 | Article No:24
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Posted in Drift | Post Date: 13/06/2011 | Article No:23
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WIN A FREE CHANCE TO GO WITH THE TEAM TO THIS EVENT !!
Posted in Drift | Post Date: 19/05/2011 | Article No:21
A great result for our first outing of 2011,Walton won the team drifting against some of the best teams in the UK and Ireland. The first session saw the Subaru break a drive shaft, after we replaced that, it went from strength to strength. It was a great turnout, great to see so many of our customers and friends.
As if that was not enough, we drove stright on to Sunderland for Round 2 of JDM Allstars at the Nissan Factory. After not much sleep and another early start, the Subaru performed faultlessly. There was great media interest in the car and we were asked to take Gemma Hunt (BBC) and Ian Black, Nissan Production Director for a passenger ride at the end of the event.
A very big thanks to Car Travel and driver Chris for all their support this weekend.
Look out for the coverage on Motors TV.
Posted in Company | Post Date: 06/05/2011 | Article No:19
Posted in Drift | Post Date: 06/05/2011 | Article No:20
Posted in Drift | Post Date: 02/04/2011 | Article No:18
JPP are proud to release the 2011 Subaru DRIFT Team T shirts. These are available in S, M, L , XL and XXL. All profits from these shirts will be donated to the earthquake/Tsunami victims in Japan.
Shirts are £25 inc postage UK or £30 for Europe.
Posted in Drift | Post Date: 03/02/2011 | Article No:17
The 2010 off season Suabru Drift Team report by Dan Joyce.
This video gives some background to the team, driver and car. Its the first in a series of reports on the teams progress through the 2011 series.
Posted in Drift | Post Date: 30/11/2010 | Article No:16
The Jap Performance Parts Drift Subaru has arrived in Dubai ready for the JDM All Stars UAE Drift Challange 9th-11th December 2010.
Posted in Events | Post Date: 12/11/2010 | Article No:15
Posted in Carbon | Post Date: 11/11/2010 | Article No:14
Jap Performance Parts is now able to offer a range of Evo 10 parts through its new division Jap Performance Carbon
To showcase the products we have fitted out an Mitsubishi Evo X with a range of our new products. More pictures to come:
Jap Performance Carbon Mitsubishi Evo X (Pic1)
Jap Performance Carbon Mitsubishi Evo X (Pic2)
Jap Performance Carbon Mitsubishi Evo X (Pic3)
Jap Performance Carbon Mitsubishi Evo X (Pic4)
Posted in Drift | Post Date: 01/10/2010 | Article No:3
JPP Subaru is on the cover page of Banzai October issue with a seven page spread and poster. To read this article and veiw other press articles visit our Press Articles page.
Posted in Drift | Post Date: 19/09/2010 | Article No:1
19th September 2010 - Burn FXOpen Drifting Challenge Belarus 2010 the first top class drift event in the region.
Posted in BTCC | Post Date: 19/09/2010 | Article No:10
Jap Peformance is proud to annouce its sponsorhip of James Kaye in the BTCC. This is the first time JPP has been involved in BTCC and is working closely with James in his come back to BTCC after four years. The car has been rebuilt and had its debut at Donnington in September 2010, taking 9th place and scoring points in its first outing. We look forward to Brands Hatch in October and the 2011 season.
"This is a great opportunity to work with James, I am really excitied to have JPP involved in BTCC and it gives us a good foundation for launching 'Jap Performance Carbon' a joint venture between JPP and WRC Developments. We will support James and the DC5 for the remaining season and look forward to a new car in 2011. Hopefully he won't need a lot of spares!" - Sajid Moghal (JapPerformanceParts)
First Race Results:
Posted in Drift | Post Date: 05/09/2010 | Article No:2
In car footage with us getting another strong top 8 finish.
Posted in Drift | Post Date: 29/08/2010 | Article No:4
What a weekend, Walton takes 4th place at JDM Allstars 2010 in the Jap Performance Parts Subaru. This is an amazing result for only the second time the car has been driven and against 32 of the best drift cars in Europe - from Poland, Holland, Ireland and the UK. A special thanks to Matthew and Harry from Car Travel for all there help.
After rebuilding the rear aches, lowering and softening the back suspension, the Suabru handled a lot better for the bumps at the Wembley track. Walton managed to secure 9th position in qualifying after a faultless day for car and driver.
Here is a video from Wembley:
with some big smoke.....
Posted in Drift | Post Date: 29/08/2010 | Article No:5
Our car raced at Wembley in round 4 of the 2010 JDM allstarts series. We were up against the best drift cars from accross Europe: http://www.jdmallstars.com/blog/?p=927
Fantastic acheviement car come in 4th place out of 32 of the best European Drift cars
Posted in Drift | Post Date: 04/07/2010 | Article No:6
The Subaru drift car goes for its first test - during the practise sessions at the Nissan Plant in Sunderland. The car has been a great success with thanks to the great work put in by Garage D to complete the car and Walton who after just one lap of the circuit in a completely untested car was running at the pace of the top seed cars!! We managed around 20 runs with a range of tyres, apart from a loose boost hose, the car was absolutely falutless.
We were very very happy with the results and decided we might as well enter qualifying - Walton came in 8th place, a massive achievement for a new car, of which we are a really proud!!!
Posted in Drift | Post Date: 22/06/2010 | Article No:13
Finishing Touches before our first outing:
Posted in Media | Post Date: 14/06/2010 | Article No:40
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Walt and i get a chance to spend a day on the car and put together all the parts required to finish the job. Walt will modify the suspensions, hubs, rear axles and steering to meet the demands of competion. We went through the stores and pulled out S14 LSD, shafts and hubs, A subaru GDB rack and Evo 8 arms, sets of lower arms and hubs to use as spares, plus some WORK Emotion wheels, coilovers, etc.
We are excited about the partnership and Walt got to sit in his new office!!
Posted in Drift | Post Date: 24/03/2010 | Article No:9
Jap Performance Parts are pround to announce that the Impreza Drift car will be competeing in 2010. JPP are official sponsors of the JDM AllStars series and will compete in the last five rounds this year. We will update this page soon, but to confirm the driver for 2010 will be Walton Smith of Garage D.
Walton will drive for 2010 and assist us in the setup and completion of the car.
Our Thanks to PR Developments who carried out the RB25 conversion and the preperation of the shell, cage and running gear.
This is our first step in to competing, with the right combination of a great car, great setup, and great driver we hope to have good first year.
Our thanks to Niall Gunn for helping pull the whole package together!
Posted in Company | Post Date: 14/09/2009 | Article No:12
We have now moved to our new site in Stephenson Way, our two building are crammed full of spares and tuning parts for your car! We are still developing the 20,000 sq ft site, but here are a few photos of the progress so far.
The yard will house over 70 customer cars. We plan to offer our car park to local clubs for meets, keep an eye on the webiste or ask your events organiser to contact us for more details.
With the long awaited expansion we will finally be able to expand the range of vehicles we can support. Our initial plan is to start offering spares for the following vehicles:
Civic Type R EP3
Skyline R32 GTR
Skyline R34 GTT
Toyota Supra Twin Turbo
In addition to spares and tuning parts for the above, we will also eventually offer tuning parts for:Starlet Turbo
We will keep you posted on developments and look forward to seeing you at our launch party!