Mini World Action Day Castle Combe – 27th September 2014
The ever popular Mini World Action Day this year did not disappoint. As always, the sun was shining for this event as were the cars. For those of you who aren't aware of the day, this isn't just an opportunity to Show off your care, it is also an opportunity to take it around the track. It is a very well organised event as it combines Castle Combe Race Circuit with Mini World Magazine.
As we arrived there were a number of hot air balloons taking to the skies from the middle of the track although a few of them were struggling due to the lack of wind blowing. I am not sure if this was a planned event for the show but a first for me to see here.
There were hundreds of Minis to admire from clubs all around the country, plus a huge amount of Mini Specialist Trade Stands and the very popular auto jumble for those who wanted to grab a bargain.
Although many like to take their beloved Mini round the track for a 5 lap (run what you brung style) race, for those of you who can't bear the thought of scratching it (or denting it), you could take the car round on the parade lap which is good fun and quite often enjoyed not only by the drivers, but by the passengers and children whom would not normally get this opportunity.
The club had a great turnout with club members thoroughly enjoying the day and gave a great chance for an updated club members cars photograph and also the chance to have a great catch up with old friends from other mini clubs.
The array of cars at the event this year was great from Rat Look to Immaculate Show Winners, small engines to insane conversions!! It's a great opportunity to look at what others have done to gain ideas for your own car and perhaps pass your ideas onto others.
Like all Castle Combe events throughout the year, the Mini World Action Day offers great value for money for all of the family, with something for everyone from racing model minis around a Grand Prix style track for the children (and the big children otherwise known as adults) to simply looking at hundreds of minis or relaxing around the track, enjoying an ice-cream whilst watching people drive flat out.