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Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? #1493459
11/06/2014 22:20
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I fancy taking the Coupe for a blast... wondering if anyone else was up for it?

https://www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk/trackdays/track_days.asp?BookingSectionTitle=Car%20Track%20Day


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Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1493466
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Early or late August?


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Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1493468
11/06/2014 23:32
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http://www.javelintrackdays.co.uk/trackday/
have a look here there is a castle combe date 25th july but nothing in august . its open pit lane (which i think is much better) for £169
i quite fancy combe myself

Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1493471
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25th July might be ok will check the diary.


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Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1494287
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Anyone booked for this yet?

Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Hovedan] #1494358
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I'll be at Combe sometime in the next few months, depending on what car I own at the time (the 911 is currently up for sale). Going to go back to a race car. cool


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Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1494393
17/06/2014 09:26
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Not booked yet just canvassing.


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Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1494664
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not booked yet but definitely going book up next couple of days

Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1494668
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I might bring my girlfriends white polo for a blast...... Or maybe not wink


Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1494861
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Castle Coombe is definitely one i have been looking at doing so i may well be in.

Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1495466
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Combe, Friday 25th July, £169 for open pit lane in June is great value:

http://www.javelintrackdays.co.uk/trackd...id=821itemid=11

Plenty of places still. Anyone else?

Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Hovedan] #1495472
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Looking likely I'll be doing the Combe trackday on Friday the 4th of July, possibly in a new toy. smile


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Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1496515
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is anyone up for the 25th? be good to see some coupes there. if not im going to book in for 7th (next week)

Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1496577
01/07/2014 22:21
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I am tempted. Early start though !!

What's the score with insurance?


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Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1496578
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Insurance is void on trackdays unless u take out trackday insurance.
I don't know how much it is for a day I have never bothered.

Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Hovedan] #1496637
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Originally Posted By: Hovedan
Combe, Friday 25th July, £169 for open pit lane in June is great value:

http://www.javelintrackdays.co.uk/trackd...id=821itemid=11

Plenty of places still. Anyone else?


Looking at Castle Coombe own website, they do semi-open pit lane for £170 with FREE instruction. This is cheaper than Javelin. Is the Javelin deal better in some way?


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Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1496640
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I'm booked in for this Friday if anyone is about? First shakedown for my Elise, should be converted to a race car in the next two months. smile


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Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1496644
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Originally Posted By: Gripped
Originally Posted By: Hovedan
Combe, Friday 25th July, £169 for open pit lane in June is great value:

http://www.javelintrackdays.co.uk/trackd...id=821itemid=11

Plenty of places still. Anyone else?


Looking at Castle Coombe own website, they do semi-open pit lane for £170 with FREE instruction. This is cheaper than Javelin. Is the Javelin deal better in some way?


I need to understand which deal is best before I book. Any ideas? 25th July is still looking the favorite.


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Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1496798
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i'm booked in for monday now. (castle combe) as i have the week off work, and i was getting a strong trackday urge!

i have done a few trackdays and never bothered with insurance as i only paid £300 for my coupe

if you have never done a trackday before then the javelin instructor takes you out for a few laps

Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: liam_gill] #1496804
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Originally Posted By: liam_gill
i'm booked in for monday now. (castle combe) as i have the week off work, and i was getting a strong trackday urge!

i have done a few trackdays and never bothered with insurance as i only paid £300 for my coupe

if you have never done a trackday before then the javelin instructor takes you out for a few laps


Nice one. I'll need to book soon.

My question was; Castle Coombe offer free instruction, whereas Javelin charge £20. So is Javelin a better deal than booking direct with Coombe? chinny

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Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1497350
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Semi open pit lane is not as good as open pit lane where you're free to come and go as you like (providing track isn't full). Semi open (although not a format I think I've ever seen operated at combe), will mean you have only certain windows you can go out in.

I'm still thinking the 25th July to stretch mines legs before Spa.

Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1497351
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That clears it up.

Ok, I've booked the 25th July !!!!!!

Only 2 Coupes so far...hope a few more of you can join me. laugh

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Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: coupedummy] #1497586
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My video from last Friday - here smile


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Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1497652
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Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1497860
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Insurance sorted. For me and the Mrs to drive £83 total with Moris. Adrian Flux wanted £123.

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Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1498264
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3 i had to start a new job on the 7th so i swapped it for the 25th july

Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1498395
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interesting watch. coupe crashing at combe
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Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1498449
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Fast circuit apparently. Getting nervous !!


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Re: Anyone fancy Castle Coombe this August? [Re: Gripped] #1498495
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Originally Posted By: Gripped
Fast circuit apparently. Getting nervous !!


It's one of the quicker circuits in the UK, yes. Avon rise, the continuation of the main pit straight, has an interesting bit of adverse camber at the end, which sees the rear end go a little bit light as by which you could see 140mph, and at least be over 100mph.

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