Castle Combe

Castle Combe

Sunday, Tony Wright hosted our Castle Combe event: thanks to Tony & team for a great day, the weather behaved, the Open Day went very well with six new members, the last three for this year (they were booked for our cancelled Bov event) & three signed for next season. The rest of our Open Days will be for the 2018 season. We had seven upgrades, a well deserved G1 award for Nat Carter & congratulations to Joe Hagan, awarded his IAM F1RST! Nat managed to get Andrew P & Terry fighting over whether he should get the keys to the Golf R or the Focus St, & when Joe ‘s success was announced, he was celebrating under the Golden Arches in Chippenham…dodging the photo with Terry, surely not…! We also had a First Aid course running, thanks to Jacqui for that & quick reminder, it’s a G2 requirement that you either have attended one of our First Aid courses, or have proof you have a similar qualification elsewhere. please spread the word to let Jacqui know you need one, as the spaces go very quickly! We have a lot of new members this year, who we hope will stay with us next, so courses like First Aid are going to fill up, we may need to consider extras.

Renault F1 factory tour

Renault F1 factory tour

We've talked about The Under 17 Car Club's annual "magic day" fund raising event in the past.  This year we were extremely fortunate to be able to auction off a Renault Formula 1 headquarters tour.  Today's the day the luck few of us who had put our hands up, and in our pockets, got to visit Enstone in Oxfordshire.  Arriving at an underground lair in an anonymous field somewhere in Oxfordshire, you half expected to see Batman appear from a hidden doorway.  To see the inner workings of the place where Michael Schumacher's championship cars were developed, to get a look inside today's cars, to hear some of the stories from the early years and sit where some of the sports greatest have also sat - well, it doesn't get much better than that.  Many thanks to everyone in arranging such a fantastic prize, and raising a sizeable sum for Teenage Cancer Trust.