Forge Action Day 2020 at Castle Combe
Clearly keen to keep petrolheads entertained . Forge Motorsport has unleashed yet another brilliant show. And just in the nick of time!
Cars, sun - and fellow petrolheads! Is there anything better?
On the back of the rather excellent, small, but perfectly formed meeting at Caffeine and Machine, Gloucestershire based Forge Motorsport has once again given car enthusiasts a reason to get together, celebrate and generally rejoice in each other’s cars. And, as it turned out, just in the nick of time before new lockdown regulations in the UK might mean the end of car shows like this for the foreseeable future.
Perfect weather for an NB MX5
This time around it was the customary Forge Action Day at Castle Combe Race Circuit. Nestled in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside, this inclusive event caters for all marques, all scenes and all levels of ability and expenditure. In short, it represents the best of what the car community can be!
R32 or R33? We'd take either!
Thanks to the weather playing along and a decent amount of online excitement prior to the gates opening, over 3,000 happy souls attended, all of whom did a great job of socially distancing and keeping to the rules that car shows can expect to be adhering to for the foreseeable future - whenever they come back, that is!
Queue for the track was a car show in itself!
As well as a great bunch of well-behaved car-nuts, the motors themselves were very much up to snuff – and certainly fitting the bill of the many Action Days that have gone before. As usual, an eclectic mix of motors saw everything from the latest modified showroom offerings rubbing shoulders with Hot Rods, kit cars, race machinery and classics.
Forge Action Day is always eclectic. Nice age range of Fords as an example!
With access to one of the UK’s most challenging and characterful circuits, there was a deluge of track action, with all manner of weird and wonderful machines running at speed in perfect grip conditions. For many, it was their first taste of circuit driving all year – and it was clear that it felt good to be back!
Plenty of track action saw a lot of cool stuff out to play
Forge always manages to get its industry friends to come and play, and some leading luminaries were there, showing their latest products and helping guests with set-up and technical advice. Brands like Milltek, Ramair, Autoglym and many others were on hand – some with a few welcome show deals for mod-hungry showgoers.
Plenty of places to spend your cash...
The Show-and-Shine was hugely well attended – with a truly superb mix of machinery on show. With the lockdown seeing many cars getting truly detailed, the standard of entries was exceptionally high, with a stunning ’67 Mustang taking top honours. With awards also being handed out for best clubs, it felt almost a trip back in time to how life was in 2019! And that was no bad thing.
So many great cars to drool over
Clearly looking to keep the show scene kicking, while staying safe, Forge Motorsport usually runs 2-3 events each year to bring people together. Keep an eye on their social media to find when the next one is happening. If Forge Action Day was anything to go by, you won’t want to miss it!