J’S RAC­ING UL­TRA MEET

Japanese Performance - - WHAT’S IN - WORDS AND PICS: SI­MON MISKELLY

26 In­side the in­vite-only mini-meet for the UK’S hottest Hon­das

ONLY THE HOTTEST OF HON­DAS WERE RE­QUIRED FOR THE EX­CLU­SIVE IN­VITE-ONLY J’S RAC­ING UL­TRA MEET AT MEGUIAR’S HQ

The 29th of June 2017 is a date that, on the sur­face, is pretty in­signif­i­cant (apolo­gies here if it’s your birth­day!), but it’s a date that will stick in the minds of many hard­core Honda en­thu­si­asts as the first and prob­a­bly only J’s Rac­ing Ul­tra Meet.

The idea came about dur­ing a Face­book chat with Mu­rakami-san, the pres­i­dent of renowned Ja­panese Honda tun­ing com­pany J’s Rac­ing. Mu­rakami-san men­tioned that he was com­ing over to visit the UK for the Japfest show and asked if there were any other shows on the same week­end that he could at­tend, un­for­tu­nately, at the time, there was noth­ing.

And so, desperate to show the Ja­panese tun­ing guru what the UK had to of­fer, a cou­ple of calls were placed to

J’s Rac­ing’s of­fi­cial UK dis­trib­u­tor Su­mopower and a plan of ac­tion for a se­cret, in­vite-only Ul­tra Meet was hatched. But, while it’s one thing to get a bunch of show-wor­thy cars to­gether, it’s quite an­other to be able to ar­range a venue at short no­tice where ev­ery­one can con­gre­gate and pe­ruse the metal on dis­play. Luck­ily, after speak­ing to our great friends at Meguiar’s UK, the Daven­try-based clean­ing mas­ters of­fered their own premises as the lo­ca­tion. It was an ex­cel­lent choice as, not only is it sit­u­ated close to Sil­ver­stone, mak­ing it ideal for the fol­low­ing day’s Japfest show, but the at­ten­dees would be in no short sup­ply of de­tail­ing prod­ucts and ex­pert ad­vice should their rides not be as gleam­ing as they may like when the ar­rive.

So with the lo­ca­tion sorted, the in­vites were sent out far and wide all over Europe and own­ers of some of the coolest

THANKS

A HUGE THANKS GOES OUT TO MAXXIS TYRES, FORGE MO­TOR­SPORT, VAR­LEY RED TOP BAT­TER­IES, ROCKFORD FOSGATE, EIBACH, J’S RAC­ING JA­PAN AND, OF COURSE, MEGUIAR’S

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