Nearly 100 clubs descended on Castle Combe Circuit for this annual event.
Exceptional weather drew owners and their Minis to the Wiltshire race track for the annual Action Day, with plenty to do on and off the track.
The 26th annual Mini Action Day took place in September, once again at the Castle Combe Circuit. And all varieties of Mini could be seen in the vast static display areas of the circuit, with 97 clubs exhibiting.
A particular highlight was Mini Sport’s stand featuring a Top 25 cars, including Rhos Jenkins’ 1000 Limited Edition (full feature starting on P50), plus Mini rally legend Paddy Hopkirk was on the stand to sign autographs and chat.
Given the venue, it would almost have been rude not to get on the circuit! And as usual, many owners took advantage of the frequent Mini-only public track sessions throughout the day. The track action was broken up with the free club cruise at lunchtime, inviting all Minis out for the mother of all parade laps!
If you didn’t fancy track action, you could also have a white-knuckle passenger ride in either a Mighty Mini or Bill Richards’ prepared racer – both raising money for Zoe’s Place and the RNLI charities.
This year also saw several new awards: Best Classic Mini went to Gary Powell’s MkI Morris Cooper S Swiftune-built race car; the Mini Cooper Sport 500 Register won Classic Mini Club; Best Small Club of the Show was given to Downton Engineering Works Social Club; Gloucester Minis won Best Large Club of the Show; and West Country Minis took Best Overall Club of the Show.
Mini Action Day will be back in 2019 - we’ll see you there!