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Offline Moleman

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Thinking of booking Castle Combe just for us.
« on: 30, March, 2015, 10:25:21 PM »
I know I haven't had a lot of commitment from hardly anybody track days this year so this may be dead in the water before it starts.

Me & a mate are thinking of booking Castle Combe race circuit for just 22 - 25 of us on a open pit forum. Castle combe would run the circuit but we would be in charge. We hope by just having people we know with only 22 cars in total will encourage people who hasn't done one before to give it a go as we won't have any idiot's out there to worry about.

It would be on Monday 17th August at a cost of £200 each for the day. But extra drivers & passengers will be free so you could share the cost with a friend who can also give it a go with as many friends having passenger rides for free & with only 22 cars for the day you will get plenty of miles on the track so when you add this up it could work out not bad value up to other track days.

You will still have to abide by all the normal rules & sound test of 100db at 3/4 rev's.

There will only by friendly people out on track who will also be happy to help out & give you friendly advice if you want it.  :)

To book this I will need a strong commitment pretty soon & when we have enough I will need the money pretty soon so we can book the circuit, but unlike most track days if you do need to pull out closer to the date we will do our best to get someone to replace you & if we do you will get a full refund.  8)

So what do you think? I have 5 cars so far so I just need 17 more.


« Last Edit: 30, March, 2015, 10:30:25 PM by Moleman »

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Re: Thinking of booking Castle Combe just for us.
« Reply #1 on: 30, March, 2015, 10:47:17 PM »
That does sound like a good idea.

It could be a try-out for first timers and passengers rides for the future drivers and there would be plenty of potential for spectators at Quarry.

I am interested if I can make the date.

Ian

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Re: Thinking of booking Castle Combe just for us.
« Reply #2 on: 31, March, 2015, 08:09:25 AM »
Count me in ;D 8)

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Re: Thinking of booking Castle Combe just for us.
« Reply #3 on: 31, March, 2015, 08:15:39 PM »
That's one definite & one possible? is that it?  :(

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Re: Thinking of booking Castle Combe just for us.
« Reply #4 on: 31, March, 2015, 08:29:32 PM »
No, not quite. You also have a definitely not. ;D ;D

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Re: Thinking of booking Castle Combe just for us.
« Reply #5 on: 31, March, 2015, 08:57:32 PM »
No, not quite. You also have a definitely not. ;D ;D

LOL Dave - you know you want to really ;D

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Re: Thinking of booking Castle Combe just for us.
« Reply #6 on: 31, March, 2015, 10:21:00 PM »
Just spent loads of beer tokens on Mot and tax. Roof comes next and some fluffy dice. lol

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Re: Thinking of booking Castle Combe just for us.
« Reply #7 on: 31, March, 2015, 10:26:11 PM »
Put me down as a possible on this one too

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Re: Thinking of booking Castle Combe just for us.
« Reply #8 on: 31, March, 2015, 10:33:29 PM »
I'm interested but I can't give a firm commitment right now. Depends when I decide to fit the VVC engine - the car might be in bits!

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Re: Thinking of booking Castle Combe just for us.
« Reply #9 on: 01, April, 2015, 08:29:42 AM »
Its a definite maybe from me

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Re: Thinking of booking Castle Combe just for us.
« Reply #10 on: 01, April, 2015, 10:30:48 AM »
Colin, I am bucking the trend.
Definite for me, not often you get the chance for an open pit lane without the threat of a subaru driving over the top of you. Great idea, count me in.

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Re: Thinking of booking Castle Combe just for us.
« Reply #11 on: 01, April, 2015, 05:22:16 PM »
.....and talking of Subaru's, I was chatting to my mate at work today who knows combe very well and has helped out on lots of charity rides there, he said he would be a definite if he was allowed and there was a space.

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Re: Thinking of booking Castle Combe just for us.
« Reply #12 on: 01, April, 2015, 10:46:00 PM »
I won't rule him out as yet mate. You will have to vouch for him though as I want this to be a friendly track day so we get a lot of first time people who may not have done one before & would like to give it a go that's why I'm trying to get people I know & from the club so I can take away any idiots that might spoil it for the people new to the track.  ;D


So far I have Moleman   =    Definite
                        Lucky Ed   =    Definate
                        CC Cyclone  =  Definate
                        Iancider     =   Maybe
                        Damouk     =   Maybe
                        Sanzomat   =   Maybe
                        Camber Dave = Maybe
                        Damouk's mate  = Definate

Any more for this?
I'm hoping to do a first time session for anyone who would like it before we go to open pitt :)
« Last Edit: 01, April, 2015, 11:55:01 PM by Moleman »

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Re: Thinking of booking Castle Combe just for us.
« Reply #13 on: 02, April, 2015, 07:53:47 AM »
Colin, that's a great idea for the less experienced guys, by the time you've done some parade laps and a couple of sessions for the new guys the first hour would be gone. The rest of us are still going to get more than enough track time with the limited numbers, so lets hope it might encourage a few more to join in. I remember bricking it at my first couple of track days, there's not just the driving to contend with, you're never really sure how well your car is going cope with the extra stresses - it's a lot to take in without a load of nutters flying all around you ;D

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Re: Thinking of booking Castle Combe just for us.
« Reply #14 on: 02, April, 2015, 11:47:04 AM »
Private trackday at Combe in August?  Yes from me.  :D