View Full Version : Rally Car Day - Castle Coombe
A quick heads up - has anyone spotted this?
Sounds quite interesting. I am fairly sure that I will be there - I hope to get the car running this week and the Classic Renault Club are keen for my car to be on the display.
Sadly I'm too noisy for the demo laps - maybe I will see if I can shove a SuperTrapp on the back for next year.
I'll try to remember to bring a digital camera an take lots of photos.
I've been to castle coombe a couple of times as its the closest track to here..
once for a track day to watch ferrari's lambo's and similar giving it large, and then again to see a round of the alfa owners club championship :D
but I dont think I have the time to go see that rally day :(
Well, I went once before - I hope this one has better weather.
It was a bike track day in April and it SNOWED! I was cold, wet, had snow on the visor and was terrified - Castle Combe is fast and feature-less. Those chicanes and corners just appeared out of the falling snow and it was wheel-spinning along the straights :OMG:
Hey that looks to be a great day-please bring back pics for the Gallery :up: -esp any Dauphine Gordini's if there are any!!
All done and dusted yesterday - I have some pics for the gallery (not many as the camera let me down :cry: ). Will upload soon.
It has been suggested I run the car in the special stage next year! I would feel a bit of a fraud as they had Colin McRae and Pentti Airikkala doing the biz'. Still not one to pass up a chance I think I will do it ;). I was too loud to be allowed out in the general display laps.
Interesting fact No. 1 - to hear an 037 live for the first time I was surprised to find that at tickover it sounds exactly like a two stroke (just like my RGV 250 - v-twin :confused: ). The Quattros are terrifically impressive.
The main complaint that I would have is that they allowed track sessions for supposedly rally based cars, but they were full of boy racers and ricers. Many were completely over-driving. One poor chap lost his 205 GTi 1.9 and had a HUGE accident. The car was about half it's original size (in all dimensions) and missing wheels etc. also caught fire. I saw where he hit the barrier - he took out a steel armco - behind a tyre wall and snapped a 200mm x 200mm solid wooden support post behind that - then finished up about 100M down the track. I think he got out more or less in one piece :OMG:
Otherwise a good day.
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