Spring Performance Action Day
Castle Combe Spring Performance Car Action Day – it does exactly what it says on the tin. And then a bit more. The 2015 event was supported by MCR Specialist Cars and Infinity Exhausts and took place at the Wiltshire circuit on 25 April.
Variety was certainly the key for 2015 and the circuit played host to just about every car you could imagine, from a Bentley and Lamborghini, via race cars, right down to Minis – and everything inbetween, with almost 2000 cars on display in total spread over 113 club stands. And the threatened rain never happened, which was nice.
But of course we were there for the BMWs, and we certainly weren’t disappointed. Despite strong opposition from other makes, there were several BMWs in the Top 20 cars of the day, including a caged and wide-bodied E30 M3 and also a latest spec M3.
Wherever you looked around the circuit, parked up on club stands was a huge range of powerful and styled BMWs. There was certainly something for everyone who admires German performance cars whether you like yours with a dipped engine bay, chromed, stripped out or slammed to the ground.
Of course if sitting parked up in the sunshine was a bit tame for you, then you could always slap on a helmet and take your car out on the track and show that you had what it takes – or not as the case might be.
Alternatively you could just sit back and admire the drifting displays; of course there were several BMWs that heavily featured there too, although the E30 Touring seemed to spend more time off the track than on it – and it was a miracle that nobody ended up in the side of him.
There are three more action days to look forward to at Combe this year. For full details go to: www.facebook.com/castlecombeperformancecaractiondays
Words & photos: Simon Cooke