1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Castle Combe Action

Discussion in 'You Tube Links' started by Hotscar, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. Hotscar
    Offline

    Hotscar Four Wheel Drifting

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2005
    Messages:
    561
    Likes Received:
    0
    #1
  2. jojo
    Offline

    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    25,911
    Likes Received:
    27
    OUCH!
    #2
  3. badger5
    Online

    badger5 RIP S3dave Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    7,255
    Likes Received:
    6
    some typical brain out combe track day 'action'

    eejits
    #3
  4. simch
    Offline

    simch Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    2,028
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best track day I ever went to was at CCoombe, with "Club 89". They made a rule to only allow overtaking on the left hand side, and that if you were caught by a faster car, you had to move right so they could pass, or were excluded..! It worked perfectly tbh

    Then I went back to the CCC action day a year later......OMFG, it was carnage! They said overtake on the right, like it is on the road, so no one is confused....!! WTF, evey corner had eejusts flying up the inside, then going off! I started off mid pack first session, it was carnage, so dropped back still carnage! Next section I flew out of the paddock about 7th car, and hacked my way past the main field to be in some nice clear space, third car out, with a 500hp cossie track car and Ultima Sports up front and sufficient pace to not have any hassle from behind....!
    Second lap, coming onto the start finsih straight I saw the cossie try to shuv it up the inside of the ultima, and they crashed, hit the wall and bouced back into the track. I had to go accross the grass by like 20 metres on the inside to avoid it all!
    3rd session, I came round through old paddock hill bend, (before the chicane so scary as hell) up behind some eejut in a Supra turbo, (to lap him). he clearly did not like having a mk2 golf lapping him, so went through old paddock hill about 15mph faster than the lap before, lost the back end, and tank slapped up the straight, with me taking to the outside grass to avoid him at over 100mph, abut 8ft from the tyres..! He eventualy span off thankfully onto the infield, and did not come my way.

    I went home after that session, the number of crappy cars that just underteered off, or hit the tyres at massive speed. I am surprised no one has been killed on these muppet days.

    Bring back the on tack driving CLUBS where you know the people who are out there, where there is PROPER scruiteneering and proper insurance, tuition and rules.

    Some of them crashes are so avoidable its untrue!
    #4
  5. fazzybear
    Offline

    fazzybear Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    0
    No track days for me then:crying:
    #5
  6. Rev-head
    Offline

    Rev-head Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,987
    Likes Received:
    0
    that guy was very lucky he did not get hit by the 1 series ....some real bad driving there all braking and taking there foots off the gas on the corner
    #6
  7. badger5
    Online

    badger5 RIP S3dave Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    7,255
    Likes Received:
    6
    track days with reputable companies like book a track, easytrack etc are well managed.
    AVOID like the plague Castle Combe track days advertised as "Action Days" as these are more free for all, pile em in and take their ££ and watch the carnage ensue. Gives track days a bad name.

    and people wonder why Combe is on the excluded list on several track insurance companies.. go figure.

    coming up in august is www.autometrix.co.uk VAG track day which is always well run. book on line and save 10% also

    I'm booked to be there.
    #7
  8. noddy tt
    Offline

    noddy tt Reidy

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just a wee suggestion,why not advertise a good body repair company on those tyres 'cos it looks like they get more hits than most internet sites,or better still just put an oversised gravel trap there to reduce the carnage,call me boring but i just love a smoothe body;)
    #8

Share This Page