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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!
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!
All Day Track Action between 9am and 5pm with open public sessions, parades and the FREE Lunchtime Cruise scheduled for 12.30
Don't forget to explore the show's trade mall in the centre paddock where exhibitors have everything on offer from parts to prints!
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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.
Yes & yes! You may be asked to produce it on request and sign our indemnity stating you have one
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
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.
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.
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
Yes you do – you won’t get your drivers’ wristband without going! Remember to take your track pass with you as well
You’ll get your passes etc. from your secretary with all relevant information but in a nutshell;
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.
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.
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.
If it’s safe the track will remain open.
Phone: 01249 782417 Castle Combe, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7EY
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