We host two annual events across the year – our hugely popular ‘All Japan Day’ is held at Wigley Reserve, Glenelg in late February each year.
Our spin off event, All Japan Day Classic, is a smaller event held at the National Motor Museum, Birdwood, in late November, catering for classic Japanese vehicles (aged 30 years or over).
Wondering if your vehicle will make the grade for All Japan Day? Here’s a quick guide to what we’re looking for:
Your vehicle must be either built in Japan or be built or sold by a Japanese manufacturer to be eligible for entry (no specific era required unless it is All Japan Day Classic). Motorcycles and large vehicles are encouraged to attend. Cars can be brought to the event on trailers, but the tow vehicles cannot remain on the grounds for the event.
To be an eligible vehicle, your car could be:
- a modified vehicle (from any era) – we’re looking for all kinds of vehicles, from light modifications right through to full track-spec weapons.
- a “personal import” – got something obscure that was never sold in Australia? Bring it along!
- a classic – we would love to see classic Japanese car owners drag their pride-and-joy out the shed, dust off the cobwebs, and bring it out for the day
- something SPECIAL – even a stock standard 1982 Toyota Corona a is special if it only has 10,000km on it and still has the plastic over the door trims!
To be an eligible entrant, YOU will need to:
- for Glenelg events: be at the event (with your car!) before 10:00am (gates will open at 7:00am), and stay until at least 3:00pm
- for Birdwood events: arrive before 11.00am and stay until 2.00pm
- keep your engine switched OFF and your stereo switched OFF while it is parked on the grass
- have paid your entry fee BEFORE the event
- control your right foot, both on and off the grounds – police will be in attendance
- tidy up after yourself when you leave
- be willing to chat to spectators and other entrants about your car, and some information written and on display with your vehicle
- follow all directions given to you by event staff on the day
When displaying your car:
- no advertising or promotion will be allowed – flyers or business cards will be permitted under windscreen wipers (with prior permission from the committee), and vehicles can have stickers advertising business or products on them, but all other forms of advertising are strictly prohibited.
- no chains, fencing or anything else preventing spectators from getting close to your vehicle – if you want to keep your bonnet closed that’s fine, but if you’re that precious about your paintwork, you will need to decide if displaying your vehicle is worth the risk. Having said this, event staff do monitor all vehicles closely throughout the day.
- no club displays will be allowed – if you happen to turn up with your mates who are also entered, then you will get parked together, but that’s as good as it will get. The aim of the day is to meet new people and respect what they’ve done with their cars, not hide away in a corner with your mates.
If all this meets with your approval, then we’d love to have you join us! Head to the entry page and fill in your details. We also have a page with some FAQ if you’re still wondering how the day works before entering.
Please note: in order to control both the quality and quantity of entrants, All Japan Day is an invitation-only event, and acceptance of your entry is entirely at the organisers’ discretion. Remember, this is a dictatorship, not a democracy. If your entry is not accepted, you will be notified, and any entry fee paid will be refunded in full.