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Old 25 Sep 2015, 07:12 (Ref:3576882)   #1
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Castle Combe Autumn Classic - 3rd October

Can never understand why this doesn't get better cover as it's a fabulous meeting, well attended and with some great grids. FISCAR will be there with The Jon Gross Memorial Trophy race incorporating the Mort Goodall Cup for prewar Astons and also our usual Marque race which has about 40 entries in it. Joe Cox is also bringing a grid of Austin Healeys.

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brands should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridbrands should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridbrands should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Have enjoyed both previous Classic meetings at Combe and have booked tickets to go next weekend.
I think the circuit are pushing their luck charging 20 but I'm fool enough to pay, this year anyway.............

I'm sure the hideous infield won't distract from the Classic event too much.
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Always seems to get busy this time of the year . Colin will be there in his S Type . We have also got a car over at Zandvoort and I'm going to Dijon . Delta Motor Sport will soon be advertising for a transport manager 😳
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An excellent grid Mr T.
Fog has lifted but a tad chilly.
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A good days racing from the Classic, just a shame about the FIScar red flag.
I hope the DBR1 damage, front and rear, is "only" superficial.
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Old 4 Oct 2015, 08:37 (Ref:3579420)   #7
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Have enjoyed both previous Classic meetings at Combe and have booked tickets to go next weekend.
I think the circuit are pushing their luck charging 20 but I'm fool enough to pay, this year anyway.............

I'm sure the hideous infield won't distract from the Classic event too much.
It was my first visit to the circuit yesterday, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought 20 was good value - we parked near Tower, walked the circuit twice during the day and also watched a couple of races at Bobbies.

Having read your remark re the "hideous infield" I wondered what to expect. Now I know - what a disfigurement of an otherwise delightful circuit those solar panels are. At least they don't look so bad from the Paddock/Pits, but from where we we parked...

We'll definitely go again.
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The advantage of the solar farm is that it secures the circuit for some time ahead. There will be a contract in place so the site can't be changed into a housing estate for its duration. Sometimes the bigger picture is more important.
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The advantage of the solar farm is that it secures the circuit for some time ahead. There will be a contract in place so the site can't be changed into a housing estate for its duration. Sometimes the bigger picture is more important.
I'd guessed it would be something like that.. Thanks for the info.
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Probably my favourite meeting of the year. The crowd is always so appreciative and knowledgeable and the atmosphere very laid back, all underlined by the exceptional help given by marshals and recovery crew when my day came to an abrupt end. They've been talking about making it a 2 day event for a couple of years now, I think they should.
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Took my Dad and we thoroughly enjoyed the day - mainly out at Quarry. Will post link to some snaps soon.
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A great day, well done to Castle Combe and all the competitors.
The meeting reminded me of the early Revivals.
Like Goodwood, Combe does seem to lend itself to Classic racing and without doubt this meeting gets better every year.
A 2 day meeting (new grids for Sunday) for 2016 would be awesome!
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I had a great race in the saloons, some splendid battles with the Minis and the 51 Anglia. I love the Combe circuit, opportunities for the smaller cars.
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Very enjoyable day, but a surprisingly under-subscribed saloon race, I was hoping for a few more slower driver and/or car combinations so I could have a dice. Not sure who had the loneliest outing, the winning Mustang or me. Hope for a better turnout next year!

Still everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves, judging from the rearcam view:
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A great day, well done to Castle Combe and all the competitors.
The meeting reminded me of the early Revivals.
Like Goodwood, Combe does seem to lend itself to Classic racing and without doubt this meeting gets better every year.
A 2 day meeting (new grids for Sunday) for 2016 would be awesome!
It was two days last year. I think we all enjoy this meeting as its not full of hostility and corporate. Hope it just says as is, good old club motor sport.
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