More at the Autumn Classic - demonstrations, displays and parades
If exciting classic car racing is not enough, there will be even more to see at the Autumn Classic, including demonstration laps from some important historic race cars, plus special displays and parades.
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'Classic Racers' Demonstrations
A highlight of the afternoon will be demonstration laps by a select group of historic racing cars – 2017 included Griffith's Lotus Judd from the late 80's. The V8 engined machine, resplendent in its original yellow Camel colours, came from an era when most F1 cars were normally aspirated, providing a very small taste of how a modern F1 race might look on the 1.85 mile circuit.
2017 was also graced with the presence of Nigel Greensall's 1975 Formula 5000 Lola T332 and Julian Bronson's Scarab F1 from 1959 - both delighting the crowds!
Taking centre stage in the paddock the 'Dream Garage' will house a selection of historic racecars and nearby will be a further selection of classic competition cars. For all this, plus a close up view of the 150 plus competing cars and the chance to talk to the owners and drivers make sure you visit the paddock - there's no extra charge.
Images Courtesy of Sam Preston
Club Avenue - between the Paddock and Quarry corner - will feature an exclusive group of clubs displaying a diverse selection of pre-1970 historic and classic vehicles. From vintage Riley and Alvis, through to classic 50s and 60s British saloon and sports cars, but a highlight here has previously been the Historic Lotus Register's display of Colin Chapman's early competition and sports cars.
by Westway corner - will host further club displays, previously including a large gathering of Bristol owners and their Filton built classics. Alongside will be more club displays which has previously included the featured race clubs - Jaguar, Austin Healey and the VSCC.
And still more -
Add to all this buses from the Bristol Vintage Bus Group providing victory transport for the race winners, and with many dressing in period style, the Castle Combe Autumn Classic will be a Nostalgia trip not to be missed.
With track demonstrations and parades commencing around midday, arrive early to be sure not to miss anything!