Tributes have been paid to the driver who died at Castle Combe's Autumn Classic on Saturday.

Marc Swaffer was behind the wheel of his Austin A40 when he veered off the circuit and died of a suspected heart attack.

The 61-year-old was a member of the Historic Racing Drivers' Club.

Its founder Julius Thurgood paid tribute to a man who was ‘very popular’ among the classic car group.
He said: “It’s a tragedy to lose someone like Marc.
“He was a great supporter of the HRDC and was a very popular competitor as well.
“He will be very well missed by all of his fellow racers, me included.
“It’s always incredibly sad when we lose someone from our group.
“When I saw him at Castle Combe he was with friends and enjoying the day. He was in very fine spirits.”

Alan McAndrew, from Trowbridge, was at the Autumn Classic at Castle Combe on Saturday when Mr Swaffer died at the wheel of his car.
He said: “No-one really knew what happened at first. We just saw his car completely veer off track into the infield, which was a field of corn.
“Initially we thought there was just a problem with his vehicle. He went off the circuit on the straight just before the finish line.
“The corn was too high to really see his car and when we didn’t see him get out of his car we knew something was wrong.
“It was about five minutes before medical staff went over to the car to investigate. I wasn’t too sure why it took that long.
“It was a really sad thing to see happen.”

Mr Swaffer was a businessman who was a co-director of two cable management companies, RMS and Armorduct. 

As well as racing in cars, the businessman enjoyed racing motorcycles, especially classic bikes.