Mini Action Day

  • Mini Action Day
  • Mini Action Day
  • Mini Action Day
  • Mini Action Day

Saturday September 17th, 2016

Post Event News...

Castle Combe is taken over by hundreds of Minis, for a day of fast-paced track and show car action!

Mini fans were in heaven at this year's Mini Action at Castle Combe. The fast and testing Wiltshire circuit welcomed the very cream of the UK’s Mini collective, from stripped out track warriors, to immaculately presented show cars and everything in between. There really was something for everyone.

With great weather and large crowds, there was a real festival atmosphere as everyone celebrated all things Mini.

A really inclusive event, all tastes were catered for including the large following for modern Minis. This included huge trade support from the likes of Dick Lovett, Bristol, who brought a large truck and the full Mini range to show off.

The trade area was huge, stretching from the Tavern, right the way along the to the main gate and boasted some of the biggest names in the Mini scene, including sponsors Mini Sport. From engine builds, to bespoke interiors, auto jumble and model cars, the trade area was packed all day.

The highlight for many was the opportunity to get out onto the famous circuit and there was no shortage of high-octane action as some of the UK’s fastest Minis showed what they could do on track. For those not wishing to try a full track session, the parade laps were hugely popular – one even filled the entire circuit with Minis, all the way round.

A great day out from one of the most enthusiastic crowds we’ve seen – see you next year!

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Paddock Displays 

Enjoy seeing hundreds (if not thousands!) of Minis on display in the paddock along with exhibitors and of course our glorious show sponsors Mini Sport with a wonderful selection of Minis from the Cooper Register and plenty of exclusive show special offers!

See the latest list of clubs

Track Action

All Day Track Action between 9am and 5pm with open public sessions, parades and the FREE Lunchtime Cruise scheduled for 12.30

Back again will be the Mighty Mini Race Team offering rides all day in aid of the Children's Air Ambulance. Rides cost just £20

Trade Village

Don't forget to explore the show's trade mall in the centre paddock where exhibitors have everything on offer from parts to prints!

Mini Sport

Saturday September 17th, 2016

Admission Ticket

Adult Admission Ticket
£ 12.00
Senior Admission Ticket
£ 8.00
Friday Night Camping Pass - (Food Outlets On Campsite)
£ 8.00

Track Session

PLEASE NOTE: An entry ticket must be purchased in addition to your track session – a track pass on its own does not gain you entry to the event

09:00 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 17
£30.00
09:15 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 20
£30.00
09:30 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 16
£30.00
09:45 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 16
£30.00
10:00 - Modern Mini Session
Available: 15
£30.00
10:15 - 1974-2000 Mini Session
Available: 18
£30.00
10:30 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 13
£30.00
10:45 - Modified Mini Session
Available: 12
£30.00
11:00 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 17
£30.00
11:15 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 18
£30.00
11:30 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 19
£30.00
11:45 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 12
£30.00
13:15 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 15
£30.00
13:30 - Tax Exempt Mini Session
Available: 14
£30.00
13:45 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 15
£30.00
14:00 - 1974-2000 Mini Session
Available: 14
£30.00
14:15 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 16
£30.00
15:00 - Parade Session
Available: 11
£10.00
15:15 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 20
£30.00
15:30 - Modern Mini Session
Available: 16
£30.00
15:45 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 19
£30.00
16:00 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 17
£30.00
16:15 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 20
£30.00
16:30 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 17
£30.00
16:45 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 20
£30.00
Booking Terms

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We have hopefully answered the majority of your questions within the main body of this website. However, if there are any further queries then please do not hesitate to check out the FAQs below or contact us on: Email: info@castlecombecircuit.co.uk Tel: 01249 782417

 

What is an Action Day?

An incredibly popular fusion of a car show and track day! They give you the opportunity to meet like-minded enthusiasts, admire 1000s of cars on display and drive around the circuit at vastly discounted rates.

 

Do you need a full driving licence to drive on the circuit & do I need to bring it?

Yes & yes! You may be asked to produce it on request and sign our indemnity stating you have one

 

What about passengers?

One front seat passenger is allowed to go out on a track session (sorry no one in the back!) They must sign on (it’s £5 for an all-day pass), be over 16, at least 5’ 2” and wearing a helmet with their arms & legs covers

 

Can I hire a helmet?

Yes, from the Strawford Centre. It’s £5 per hour or £20 all day and we’ll need card details as a deposit. If you’re bringing your own it needs to be BS116658 or ECE22-05 spec.

 

I’m going out on track, what do I do when I arrive?

If you have pre-bought your passes you need to have your car noise checked & attend a drivers briefing. Allow about an hour to get both these things done before your track session, especially first thing in the morning. If you’re buying passes or need to sign on as a passenger, head to the Strawford Centre in the main Paddock.

 

I’m not sure about noise limits?

Action Day noise limit is 100dba measured at 0.5 metres from the exhaust at 4500 rpm. This is really strict due to local planning constraints. If you’re worried, go for a noise check first thing before buying your passes (otherwise there may be a charge if you buy a pass then find out you can’t use it!)

Worried about noise? Contact Merlin Motorsport: specialists in parts, spares & racewear based here in the paddock - 01249 782101 - www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk

I’ve done a drivers’ briefing before, do I have to do another?

Yes you do – you won’t get your drivers’ wristband without going! Remember to take your track pass with you as well

 

I’m with a club, what do I do?

You’ll get your passes etc. from your secretary with all relevant information but in a nutshell;

  • Gates open at 7am for you to set up your display
  • You’ll need to enter the site by the gate shown on your pass
  • Your stand number will also be on your pass and you’ll be directed to this
  • Park up on your stand (please not anywhere else) and enjoy your day!
  • You will be shown where to park your trailer if needs be

 

Are track sessions like races?

NO! Racing is not permitted in any Action Day sessions. Overtaking is only permitted on the straight and on the right (i.e. on the inside of the track). Driving that it is felt is too fast or dangerous will be reported and risks you being asked to leave the circuit and/or be refused additional track sessions. We operate a ‘yellow card system’ with observers at each corner in radio contact with our Chief Safety Officer. They will report dangerous driving and that driver will be given a ‘yellow card’ when they exit the circuit. 2 yellow cards and we ban the car. Full details will be given in your briefing.

 

What if I have car troubles?

If you have problems and can’t use any of your track passes we’ll give you a partial refund if they’re brought back to us a minimum of two hours before, any later and there’s nothing we can do I’m afraid.

 

Do you offer insurance?

Castle Combe Circuit is covered by public liability insurance. This protects all our customers although it does not cover damage to you or your car, however caused, or liability from participant to participant. You use the circuit at your own risk. It is unlikely that your own insurance policy will cover circuit driving. You may be able to arrange insurance for damage to your car from specialist track day insurers.

 

What if it rains?

If it’s safe the track will remain open. 

 

Club Secretaries

Or download a Booking Form

Bookings closing Friday 26th August

Sign up to register your club. Once your registration is approved you can book club stand space, track sessions and extra tickets for your members.
Online Club Registration

Track Session

PLEASE NOTE: An entry ticket must be purchased in addition to your track session – a track pass on its own does not gain you entry to the event

09:00 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 17
£30.00
09:15 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 20
£30.00
09:30 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 16
£30.00
09:45 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 16
£30.00
10:00 - Modern Mini Session
Available: 15
£30.00
10:15 - 1974-2000 Mini Session
Available: 18
£30.00
10:30 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 13
£30.00
10:45 - Modified Mini Session
Available: 12
£30.00
11:00 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 17
£30.00
11:15 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 18
£30.00
11:30 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 19
£30.00
11:45 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 12
£30.00
13:15 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 15
£30.00
13:30 - Tax Exempt Mini Session
Available: 14
£30.00
13:45 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 15
£30.00
14:00 - 1974-2000 Mini Session
Available: 14
£30.00
14:15 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 16
£30.00
15:00 - Parade Session
Available: 11
£10.00
15:15 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 20
£30.00
15:30 - Modern Mini Session
Available: 16
£30.00
15:45 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 19
£30.00
16:00 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 17
£30.00
16:15 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 20
£30.00
16:30 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 17
£30.00
16:45 - Standard Mini Session
Available: 20
£30.00
Booking Terms

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