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Le Mans theme for 2018 Castle Combe Autumn Classic

There will be a flavour of Le Mans at the seventh Castle Combe Autumn Classic, which is confirmed for Saturday 6 October.

First established in 2012, the Autumn Classic has quickly established itself as a must-do date on the classic racing calendar and consistently delivers glorious racing from grids full of cars of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Key elements of the 2018 edition will be celebrations of 50 years of the Ford GT40 and its Castle Combe heritage with Ron Fry and the 65th anniversary of the last race at the circuit for Sir Stirling Moss OBE and his lucky escape at Quarry.

Add in a host of classic car and owners’ clubs packing the car parks, on-track demonstration sessions for rare and powerful racing cars from the sport’s history and it all adds up to a superb day out in the manicured setting of Castle Combe, one of Britain’s longest-established race tracks.

One of the headline themes for the day will be the Ford GT40, which was the dominant car at Le Mans 50 years ago. Several GT40s are expected to take part in the demonstration sessions alongside other cars from the 95-year history of Le Mans.

The race programme for the Autumn Classic is currently being finalised and many race promoters are keen to secure a slot for their grid. What is certain is that the race line-up will deliver strong grids of stunning cars, close racing and the fabulous spectacle of rare and valuable cars being driven to the limit.

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