2010 Club Events
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Castle Combe Action Day
- 12th June 2010
At last - decent weather for a Club event! After an appalling Stoneleigh Park Kit Car wewkend, Castle Combe (windy and cold last year) returned to form with sunshine all day.
Despite the absence of at least half a dozen "regulars", the Club had an excellent double-figure turnout of cars, although attendance by other classic car clubs was down on previous years, much to the concern of the organisers. (This has also been true of other events in the last couple of years - is it the weather, the recession, too many shows, or what?)
Anyway, our members had a good day, with the usual parade of clubs around the circuit and the chance for several of our cars to take to the track on speed laps behind the safety car - and with less cars on the track this year than in the past, intrepid drivers like Len Raynsford and Terry Watson were able to achieve some decent lap times.
Unfortunately, although, for some, rather amusingly, there were far more incidents than usual during the day of drivers coming unstuck and driving being halted as the track's fleet of precautionary safety cars, ambulances, recovery vehicles, etc took to the road to repair the damage. To judge by the state of one Capri brought in on the trailer, some cars won't be on the road again for some considerable time!
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Although there were less classic cars present than in the past, some striking examples of motoring history were in evidence. These included some stunning Jaguar XK 120s, a fine array of TVRs and a couple of majestic late-40s Bristols, as well as the "Best in Show" 1938 Fiat.
It's nice to be able to report on a return of the sunshine we became used to at events a few years ago and to put the last 12 months of disappointing weather behind us. Let's hope it continues!