With under 90 days to go until the Olympics and less than 30 days until the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Castle Combe Circuit is gearing up for its own quintessentially British “Royal Salute” – with the Classics & Sports Car Action Day, Saturday June 30th.
The popular event (now in its 30th year) attracts 1000’s of retro, road, race and rally classic cars to the historic Wiltshire circuit. And this Jubilee year sees a whole host of special classic anniversaries – including the 60th for the Austin Healey, 50th for the MGB, Ford Cortina, Lotus Elan, Triumph Spitfire, Jensen CV8, AC Cobra and Alpine A110, 40th for the Jensen Healey and 25th for the Ferrari F40. What an auspicious year!
The retro Action Day will feature classic cars packing the paddock and lapping the much loved, historic 1.85-mile circuit – including a great British sports cars special theme, with bespoke display area in the paddock, which is free to all GB retro cars in attendance.
There will also be the “Giant Classic Cruise” parade lap at lunchtime – where every paddock car is invited to join in a show-stopping display lap. Last year, more than 200 vehicles took part – making it one of the many highlights of the event, and a sight not to be missed for spectators.
Of course, club members and historic motoring enthusiasts also get the chance to experience the speedy circuit at full tilt firsthand, at great prices – from just £30 booked in advance (£35 on the day). Additionally, there’ll be “club parade” 40-mph escorted sessions specifically for British sports cars, classic cars, modern sports cars and the special cherished car sessions, so everyone can get on track.
The paddock will be packed with a plethora of outstanding classic cars, retro rally and circuit cars, motor clubs, trade stands and classic car collectors. And as usual, there’ll be the chance to be crowned the coveted ‘Car of the Show’ and ‘Club Stand of the Show,’ for any of the 60+ car clubs and 1000+ cars displaying their vehicles.
Car clubs already signed up to attend the Classics & Sports Cars Action Day include: TVR, Lotus 7, Jaguar Enthusiasts, MGF Register, Marcos International, Mk1 Rally Car International, World Rally Enthusiasts, MK Rally Register, Opel Manta OC, Westfield Cotswolds and many more.
Tickets are only £12 per adult – with U16s free of charge. And discounts are available for track time and admission for all car club exhibitors (accepted clubs and groups get 12 free admission tickets, free display space, the ability to join in the lunchtime cruise and specially reduced track time prices).
The circuit is open on Saturday June 30th for admission from 0800, with action on track starting at 0900 and finishing at 1700. For more information on the Classics & Sports Car Action Day, please contact Maria Fisher on 01249 782417, email firstname.lastname@example.org