New Zealand Drift Matsuri is back with our second event of the year, Winter Drift Matsuri.

This Matsuri is going to be extra special as we have all been cooped up for the past few months and if you're anything like us, you'll be wanting to get out to your nearest track for some fast paced action, catch up with friends and soak in everything that drifting has to offer.

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Winter NZ Drift Matsuri 2020

Venue: Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Taupo

Date: July 25-26th (Saturday and Sunday)

Spectator Gates open: 9:30am

NZ Drift Matsuri is a two day festival with drivers coming from all corners of New Zealand to take part in what is now called a destination event for all that attend

Epic Cars, Hot Food, Epic Music and Licenced Bar are on the agenda as NZ Drift Matsuri rolls through to take over Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in Taupo for an epic two day event on July 25/26th!

Drifting originated in the misty hills of Japan and over the past 15 years has continued to expand massively over every face of the planet. Making it one of the worlds fastest growing motorsports.

FOOD: Drift Matsuri has some great food trucks which serve up a variety of Gourmet BBQ goods, tator tots, Hungarian Fried Bread/Kransky Hotdogs, Burgers, Hotchips and Ice Cream Sandwiches/Floats.

THIRSTY?: Grab a drink from our licenced bar upstairs which doubles as a great viewing platform from the warmth of the corporate room overlooking pitlane. Live DJs will be playing hip hop, kiwi tunes and electronic music from morning til late!

All ages welcome and kids under 12 are Free!

Because this is a family event we ask that no alcohol, drugs or gang related merchandise to be brought on site, and please leave all pets at home.

Save money by grabbing your tickets online and avoid scammers. Only purchase tickets from this eventfinda page or our official Eventbrite ticket platform.

Facebook event page here


Please head through below for driver entry costs - if you have entered before you may go ahead without registration. Please note if you are a new driver to Matsuri (i.e. never entered before) or are looking to go up a skill class. Please Register your interest below.


DRIVER REGISTRATION (New Drivers or to go up a skill class)

For spectator tickets head through to one of our online ticketing platforms linked below.

Any questions and queries simply contact the Matsuri Facebook Page or send an email to