JAPANESE CLASSICS MEGA MEET
New for HyperFEST presented by Grassroots Motorsports is the addition of the Japanese Classics Mega Meet. Our goal for the Mega Meet is to celebrate vintage Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) vehicles and the culture that is associated with them and other enthusiasts by organizing the largest gathering of right-hand drive vehicles on the East Coast.
Own a classic Japanese vehicle that is left-hand drive and want to participate? No worries. While the event is primarily geared towards JDM vehicles, we still encourage USDM vehicle owners to register and attend the Japanese Classics Mega Meet. In addition, this meet is open to all Japanese vehicles from stock to modified, so whether you have a pristine, untouched original barn find or a heavily modded show or track car, everyone is welcome to participate.
In addition, if you own a Nissan Skyline, Japanese Classics is hosting Skylines at VIR in an attempt to set the record for most Skylines on track at one time. Yes, that's right, on track!
And there's more, twenty (20) lucky participants in the Mega Meet will be selected to participate in the Japanese Classics HyperDRIVE session on Saturday afternoon where they can drive their own car on track with an instructor during the event ($50 value).
As the day winds down, stick around and enjoy the Japanese Classics After Party at dark featuring DJ Manifesto.
Participants can arrive as early as Friday, however the Japanese Classics Mega Meet will take place on Saturday.
8AM / Roll-in and staging
10AM / Japanese Classics Mega Meet begins
1:10PM / Japanese Classics HyperDRIVE session
5PM / Japanese Classics Mega Meet ends
8PM / Japanese Classics After Party
While registration for the Japanese Classics Mega Meet is free, we do ask that you register in advance at the link below. This will help us ensure we have enough space allocated in the same area to accommodate everyone, as well as help us know what vehicles to expect.
ABOUT JAPANESE CLASSICS, LLC
Japanese Classics is a licensed automotive dealership and importer based in Richmond, VA. They specialize in importing the cleanest 100% Federally Legal Japanese cars into the US directly from Japan. Their inventory speaks for itself, and they only import the highest quality vehicles available in Japan. They are able to do this by personally inspecting all of their vehicles in Japan prior to purchase. This ensures you get the best vehicles available with no compromises. With a combined 30 years of experience in the auto industry, they have the ability to purchase extremely high quality vehicles in Japan and knowledge to import these cars legally.
Frequently Asked Questions:
I am going with my team/friends, can we all park together?
Yes, however to make the whole process easier on everyone, we ask that you try your best to arrive at the same time. If you aren't able to do so, you are welcome to park temporarily in General Parking until you are all together and then head over to the meet. This helps us ensure everyone is staged properly and the show and you look your absolute best.
Can I move my vehicle during the show?
Unfortunately no, unless you are participating in a HyperDRIVE or other driving activity. We'd love to let you be able to drive around, but there will be a lot of people walking around (including kids). To ensure everyones' safety, it's best to not have any unnecessary traffic in or around the meet during the event.
Can I bring a tent for shade?
Yes, you are more than welcome to bring a tent. However, we ask that you do not set it up right next to your vehicle. Ideally at the edge of the meet or with other tents would be best. We want you and others to be able to get some good shots of your vehicle without a tent and/or chairs in the picture, and the same goes for the other people and vehicles around you.
Can I camp out for this event?
Yes, this is HyperFEST. One of the best things about HyperFEST is being able to camp out and hang with old and new friends, as well as enjoy everything this event has to offer. If you'd prefer to not camp out, there is a hotel located at the track and many other hotels available in neighboring towns such as Danville, VA, South Boston, VA, Roxboro, NC, and Milton, NC.
Does my MEGA MEET entry include a ticket to the HyperFEST event?
No, unfortunately you will still need to purchase a three-day spectator ticket to get you into the event for the weekend. The good news is that there is a ton of things to see and experience, plus the entry for the Mega Meet is free.
CAN I BRING MY GOLF CART, PIT BIKE, ATV, ETC?
All unlicensed pit, paddock and other off-road vehicles (i.e., golf cart, pit bike, ATV, etc.) used at VIR must be registered with VIR and have a current off-road vehicle pass displayed on the vehicle at all times. You can purchase your Off-Road Vehicle Pass online here.
CAN I RENT A GOLF CART?
Yes, VIR offers golf carts for rent to both participants and spectators. You can learn more about their golf cart rental options by visiting Golf Cart Rentals.
IS THERE A MAP OF VIR AVAILABLE?
Yes, you may find it here.
While we prefer warm and sunny days, it doesn't always happen to work out that way. Since the event is in May, showers have been known to make a brief appearance. Because HyperFEST is an outdoor event, we run rain or shine, but that doesn't mean you still can't have fun.