Since our Centenary in 2011 we’ve established close links with the classic car fraternity. For that celebration we tracked down and invited cars from every year since the club was formed. We also staged a memorable one-day retro display, under the title Spirit of the 60s at Dyrham Park, where we used to run the legendary hillclimb back in the 60s. As a result of these events, we made lots of new friends in the classic car fraternity, and many of them come back every summer to fill the Castle Combe paddock with sports cars of all ages. Not only that, for a small fee drivers can take their classic on the track with their friends and family on board, just as long as the car is road registered. Over the past four years the weather’s been very kind to us too, and with no requirement for safety equipment like helmets and overalls, it’s a relaxed, top-down, short-sleeved, sun-soaking experience that puts the biggest smiles on faces!
Here’s Zoë Tooth’s report on the 2016 event. Full details will be emailed a month or two before the next event to everyone who has previously taken part, and published here around the same time.