Alfaholics 14Th Spring Track Day – Castle Combe 11th April 2015
Alfaholics 14th annual track day for classic Alfa Romeos will once again be held at Castle Combe on Saturday 11th April 2015.
This year, we are celebrating 50 years since the launch of Alfa’s legendary 1600 GTA. In fact, our track day will mark almost exactly 50 years since a GTA first competed in a race – the Monza 1000kms in April 1965, in which an Autodelta entered car took its maiden victory in the 1600cc class. We are therefore extending a special invitation to owners of GTAs so that we can put together a great collection of cars and make our track day a proper celebration of this iconic model!
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 very exciting and challenging driving. With 12 cars permitted 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 also 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 Australia, Chile, and North America! We would once again like to welcome all our international customers who would like to attend. For those wishing to stay over the weekend, we have secured preferential rates at a superb hotel on the outskirts of Bristol, where we will have the use of a private function room and bar for our traditional pre track-day dinner. Please contact us for further information and to book your place!
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 our favourite instructor, Erling, 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 and numbers are strictly limited, so please contact [email protected] 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 10th April – the day before the track day. Owners of 105 series Alfas are very welcome to attend and enjoy a sociable day. We will be providing lunch for everyone and drinks (including espressos!) will be available all 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 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.