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Title: Castle Combe Autumn Classic 3rd & 4th October
Post by: rikardo on 18 July, 2020, 10:42:22 AM
This year's event is a 2-day affair, with much the same selection of cars racing and off-track attractions as in previous years.
I would imagine it will be qualifying on the Saturday and racing on the Sunday, but as a timetable has yet to be published, that is no more than a guess.
See here for details
https://castlecombecircuit.co.uk/race-days/autumn-classic-racing-festival
Car clubs can book a patch around the circuit and require a minimum of 4 cars to attend for this access, eg. not in the public car park(s) with the regular punters. I'm awaiting the cost per car/person. When I know this it will be posted on here.
Regards
Richard.



Title: Re: Castle Combe Autumn Classic 3rd & 4th October
Post by: sparehead3 on 18 July, 2020, 03:22:59 PM
Well done Richard ! It's in my calendar now :)
I guess this year we won't be sharing food but will work something out ...
It's always been enjoyable and even more so as it's 'something' to go to ... I notice that there is a 'club admin' area on the website and a 'members area' we can buy our own tickets once you get the code I assume.


Title: Castle Combe Autumn Classic 3rd & 4th October
Post by: rikardo on 22 July, 2020, 10:44:47 PM
Please see the members only selection "Ticket offers to members" for details on how to purchase ticket(s) for exclusive track-side parking.
Costs are quite varied (and very reasonable it has to be said), so I will leave it up to you to see for yourself and choose accordingly.

http://www.lancia.myzen.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=11848.0 - Ticket Offer Link ( will only work for Club Members )


Title: Castle Combe Autumn Classic 3rd & 4th October
Post by: rikardo on 27 August, 2020, 07:15:48 PM
Just a note to tell you tickets were not available to purchase recently, that page was not functioning correctly. They are available now, as of 7:40pm Thursday 27 August, I just checked. My apologies if this has frustrated you, but Im quite sure I can say, it wasnt my fault.
As to what the problem was, I dont know, or how long its been dud, it was only brought to my attention last night during the Bristol LMC Group on-line meeting. I sent an email to CC immediately after our meeting (to an address that is now not recognised/undeliverable) to enquire, then found one that didnt bounce back, but no reply as yet.

The deadline for ticket purchases is 31 August. I pointed that out to CC in my email and consequently suggested that they should delay that date due to this problem. Hopefully they will reply soon. When they do I will update this Topic with whatever relevant updated information they provide. I will call them pm tomorrow - Friday 28 August - if they have still not responded.

Regards
Richard.


Title: Re: Castle Combe Autumn Classic 3rd & 4th October
Post by: Chris Hopkins on 28 August, 2020, 08:30:10 AM
I have bought my Club Senior Weekend ticket on line this morning so see you all there.


Title: Castle Combe Autumn Classic 3rd & 4th October
Post by: rikardo on 28 August, 2020, 11:59:03 AM
So then, as things stand at 12:30pm Friday 28 August, the ticket purchase deadline is still Monday 31 August. There are currently no plans to extend this, despite the reasons I stated earlier, but I was asked to keep an eye on the website in case this is changed. If so, I will update you here.

FYI The ticket selection page of the web-site was "down" from Monday to Thursday morning (I was advised), so if you attempted to buy one (or more) then, now you know why you couldnt.

I also feel I should make you aware that there is a "stealth tax" (ie booking fee) of 2.49 added to your chosen ticket cost. This "extra" isnt shown on the ticket selection page, only when you go to your Basket to Checkout. Dont get me started on how many times I come across this! However, this does of course include postage of your tickets to you first class and is per transaction not per ticket, so its not unduly excessive.

The Senior type of ticket is for those of you who are 65+.

There is now a bit more detail as to what is racing and when. See here
https://castlecombecircuit.co.uk/shows/autumn-classic-racing-festival/03/10/2020/races

Regards
Richard.



Title: Castle Combe Autumn Classic 3rd & 4th October
Post by: rikardo on 04 September, 2020, 09:49:38 AM
Ticket purchase deadline has been extended to Monday 7 September.

I would like to remind you that there is no general public admission to this (or any other) Castle Combe event this year, so turning up on the day will be a wasted journey. Consequently, if you'd like to attend, please purchase your ticket(s) by the close of play on the date mentioned above using the link(s) above.

Regards,
Richard.


Title: Re: Castle Combe Autumn Classic 3rd & 4th October
Post by: Jaydub on 17 September, 2020, 07:39:25 PM
I am puzzled by the fact that Car Clubs are able to buy tickets? How is this possible, as I will be there as one of the Race Car preparers and we have been told that spectators are not permitted, so why are Car Clubs allowed in?
 How does that work and what are the car owners going to do all day?
 Face coverings must be worn at all times by everyone in the paddock and enclosed areas if you didn`t already know.

Hopefully you can attend and enjoy the day, but I was just wondering.


Title: Castle Combe Autumn Classic 3rd & 4th October
Post by: rikardo on 21 September, 2020, 03:05:08 PM
I can only presume that because Castle Combe know the precise number of Car Club Members attending (by ticket sales), the event can be better controlled in some fashion or other. Also that hopefully everybody attending will behave themselves! We will certainly. I can offer no other explanation.
The AROC Southern Alfa Day went ahead at Stonor Park on 19 September as far as I know, so car events are still happening.
However, this event is just under 2 weeks away and things may deteriorate. For the time being, the CC web-site shows the event as still on schedule.

Regards,
Richard.

(Unfortunately, Ive just discovered that the NEC Classic Car Show has been "cancelled" this year.)


Title: Re: Castle Combe Autumn Classic 3rd & 4th October
Post by: Jaydub on 21 September, 2020, 07:08:15 PM
Thanks for the reply Richard. If I get time between qualifying and race , I will try to come and find you.

Best
John


Title: Castle Combe Autumn Classic 3rd & 4th October
Post by: rikardo on 23 September, 2020, 03:44:25 PM
What race-car are you preping and in which race/races John? Maybe "we" might see you in the Paddock, if you dont find us first of course.
As theres access all 'round the track to spectate, "we" often wonder out-and-about to watch the racing.
I havent received my ticket yet (theyre cutting it fine with the 2/3 week delivery statement!) so I dont know where "our" spot will be. Ill let you know on here.

Ive now spotted that there are "limited" public admission tickets available to purchase on the web-site. Very strange, as it clearly states that all events are closed to spectators. I dont think the left hand knows what the right hand is doing!

Regards,
Richard.


Title: Re: Castle Combe Autumn Classic 3rd & 4th October
Post by: Jaydub on 23 September, 2020, 07:37:39 PM
Hi Richard, it`s a KIEFT Formula Junior single seater, silver, Number 39. Qualifying is at 10.45 and Race at 15.30 on Saturday. Come and introduce yourself.
Cheers
John


Title: Castle Combe Autumn Classic 3rd & 4th October
Post by: rikardo on 24 September, 2020, 10:50:57 PM
Hi John (and fellow Club Members attending).
Having today received my car pass, ticket and other info for the weekend, I/we are not allowed access to the race paddock, including the Cafe and the shop.
We are to enter at the Red Gate - Camp Corner and all the Car Clubs are situated here.
We are "stand" M9 and if I could work out the maps orientation Ive been sent I could give you a better idea as to more precisely where that is!
Whether you can visit us I dont know, presumably you have that information in your paperwork.
There is no mention of restricted access around the circuit to watch the racing, so I hope we can still do so, following the perimeter foot-path as normal.

Having not attended a single car event this entire year, I sincerely hope this isnt pulled at the last minute, that would really frustrate, so fingers crossed. Also hoping for a dry day!

Regards,
Richard.