Alfaholics 13th Spring Track Day, Castle Combe, Saturday 5th April

Alfaholics 13th annual track day for classic Alfa Romeos will once again be held at Castle Combe on Saturday 5th April 2014.

Owners of 105 series Alfas who would like the opportunity to drive their cars at speed in a non-competitive environment are very welcome.

Castle Combe, conveniently situated between J17 and J18 of the M4, is 1.85 miles long and combines chicanes and fast corners that make for extremely exciting and challenging driving.  Once again, instructors will be on hand to offer advice and demonstrate cornering technique, while all corners will be ‘coned’ to show braking, turn-in and apex points.

With no fixed session times and 12 cars on the circuit at once, there will be virtually unlimited track time all day!  This makes for a relaxed and sociable atmosphere which is always a great feature of our Castle Combe day.  Additional drivers in any cars entered are welcome.

Over the last few years, we have enjoyed a fantastic international flavour to our track day with customers making the journey from as far away as Chile, Holland, America and Australia!  We would once again like to welcome all our international customers who would like to attend.  For those who wish to stay over the weekend, we shall be organising accommodation nearby in Bristol.  Please contact us for preferential rates.  We will once again be organising a dinner for those people staying on Friday night.

Those wishing to attend the day as spectators will be warmly welcomed and can take part in a 4 lap circuit parade over the lunch hour.

The Tavern Restaurant in the paddock will be open all day serving food and drinks for the benefit of all.

Signing on will be held in the Media Centre followed by a circuit briefing by the Clerk of the Course, Andrew Banks, before familiarisation laps with instructors at 9.00am when the circuit opens.

We will once again have Erling there on the day to provide his expert circuit instruction.  He is an official Castle Combe instructor and will be able to assist with improving your racing lines, braking points, gear change points and provide lots more tips to help you improve your skills.  Those who have benefitted from his instruction in previous years have said how much their enjoyment of the day had been enhanced as a result.

Castle Combe is particularly strict on noise emission, with an absolute limit of 99dB(A) at 4500rpm, measured on a static test of 0.5 metres from the end of the exhaust pipe at 45º.  This means that cars should use a standard exhaust or a sensible sports system.  The Alfaholics sports exhaust is fine.  Add-on silencers are available from Merlin Motorsport in the Paddock on the day.

To round off a perfect day, everyone is welcome to join us afterwards for an early evening dinner and drinks at an excellent country pub just a mile from the circuit.  This has become a popular tradition over the past few years so please let us know if you would like to attend.

The cost for a car plus driver is £195 plus VAT with additional drivers at £60 plus VAT.  One to one instruction is £20 plus VAT per session.

As usual, demand is sure to be considerable (indeed we have already taken a number of bookings!) and numbers are strictly limited, so please contact david.giles@alfaholics.com as soon as possible in order to book your place and avoid disappointment!  Alternatively, you can call us on +44 1275 349449.

Alfaholics Open Day!

Following the great success of our pre-track day gathering last year, we will once again be organising an open day at Alfaholics on Friday 4th April, the day before the track day.  Owners of 105 series Alfas are very welcome to attend and enjoy a sociable day.

It will be a great opportunity to view the huge range of standard and performance parts we offer and also to see the various car build and race preparation projects we are undertaking in our workshops.  In addition, all of the Alfaholics road, track day and race cars will be available to view.

We will also have one of our ramps available throughout the day for anyone wishing to have a free pre-track day check-up!  The full Alfaholics team will be on hand to offer advice and assistance.

We will be providing lunch for everyone and drinks (including espressos!) will be available all day.  For those wishing to stay close by on Friday night, we have organised hotel accommodation with secure parking – please contact us for preferential rates.  Feel free to join us for dinner too!