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.
'Classic Racers' Demonstrations
A highlight of the afternoon will be demonstration laps by a select group of historic racing cars – 2016 included the 1970s lap record holding Formula 5000 McLaren, a fabulous Ferrari 250GTO, Stirling Moss’ 1961 Monaco Grand Prix winning Lotus-Climax, and the unique Formula One 4-w-d Ferguson.
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, which last year included the steam-powered 1905 White racing car "Whistling Billy", and the unique Terry Sanger Formula 5000 Harrier.
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.
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.