For classic car clubs and owners, the spring and summer months at Castle Combe Circuit offer some great opportunities for your car, both on and off the circuit.

Sunday 8 June sees the first-ever Castle Combe Classic Drive-In for classic cars.

The circuit will invite owners of classic cars to drive down, display their cars, talk cars and enjoy breakfast in the Tavern Clubhouse. "Circuit Driver"

Magazine last year reported that the Tavern served the best breakfast at any circuit in the country and admission is just a £1 donation per car to a local good cause. The gates open from 08.30 to 12.30.

Just one week later, there is a chance to take your classic or sports car onto the circuit for just £30, at the famous (and now re-named) Retro & Sportscar Action Day.

An Action Day is a blend of club displays and all-out track action. Clubs can apply for space within the race day paddock and members can drive their cars on the track. There are separate sessions for genuine classics, sportscars, modern classics and classic sportscars.

New for 2008 will be our "60 Plus'" session: the car and driver combination must add up to over 60 years. All club members can enjoy our giant classic cruise at lunchtime. Club secretaries can download a club application form from the Castle Combe website.

The first Action Day of the season, the recent Performance Car Action Day, was a sell-out, with over 100 clubs attending, so club secretaries are advised to apply early.

The circuit's first-ever two-day classic meeting takes place on the weekend of 2/3 August, with the popular Masters Top Hat Championships racing on Saturday and various races on Sunday organized by the Historic Sports Car Club for classic saloons and sports and racing cars, with the Guards Trophy highlighting the weekend. Genuine classic clubs can apply for display space and reduced admission charges to attend what is sure to be one of the highlights of the Castle Combe racing season.

For full details on all Castle Combe Circuit events, telephone 01249 782417 or visit the circuit website at, where you can register for more information and receive a free ticket to the circuit's final meeting of the year on Saturday 4 October.