Autumn Classic at Castle Combe - 1 October 2016
Rather a good turn out from Brunel for this wonderful classic event despite some very wet weather.It did look a bit like a TR6 club though until Bob came up in his TR4a.
In spite of the weather, the popular event drew an enthusiastic crowd keen to take in the circuit's only dedicated Historic meeting of the season. With the sights and sounds of some unique and important racing machinery, and occasional bouts of sunshine, there was still much to enjoy.
Star guest was David Brabham, the former F1 driver, Le Mans winner and son of legendary triple world champion, Sir Jack, demonstrating a Brabham BT11A single seater from 1964. Other 'Star' cars to take to the track included the Formula 5000 McLaren M10B that Peter Gethin took to victory in May 1970, smashing the outright circuit record by nearly eight seconds, and Stirling Moss's 1961 Monaco GP winning Lotus 18-Climax. Another ex-Moss car was the unique four wheel drive Ferguson P99, while event sponsor Julian Bronson drove his rare F1 Scarab and Mark Hales showed off the almost priceless Ferrari 250 GTO of local resident Nick Mason, complete with its 250 GTO registration number it was out on show for all to have a really good look over. Photos of most of these are in the gallery.
For the record:
Race winners - Sam Stretton (Alta Sports) - Kevin Zwolinski (Jaguar XK120) - Steve Boultbee Brooks (Aston Martin DB3S) - Richard de la Roche (Cooper Mk.V 500) - Richard & James Dorlin (Austin Cooper S) - Peter de la Roche (BMC Mk.2 FJ) - Jack Rawles (Austin Healey 3000)