4x4 RALLYDAY CASTLE COMBE RACE CIRCUIT SATURDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2011 This was a real petrol-head event, with hundreds of car club vehicles on display including the Sierra Cosworth 25th Anniversay display. There were Wildcat white-knuckle rides, rallyraid demo with Dakar and off-road vehicles, challenge truck display and winching demos, 4x4 club displays, rally car rides around the circuit and off-road. The 2 top current WRC drivers were there, Kris Meeke and Matthew Wilson, plus ex-Stig Ben Collins who interviewed some of the injured servicemen regarding Race2Recovery. The aim is to race in the 2013 Dakar Rally to raise funds for wounded British servicemen and their families.
NoLimit had an area between the car parking and entrance, so there was a continuous audience for most of the day. The circuit provided us with 2 wrecker cars to damage. Unfortunately, after a warm and sunny day on Friday when NoLimit was organising their arena, the weather changed to be cold and windy with monsoon-like squalls which made it difficult to do the usual NoLimit display as there was not a lot of grip on the grass or jumps. NoLimit just used their HPI Baja 5Bs and managed to keep the crowd entertained with some good jumps and aerobatics. Uber RC and MMR Largescale also came along with their RC cars to join in. It was a really exciting day, despite the weather. A father with his young son was watching NoLimit at the end of the afternoon. He said (about his son) “he didn't want to come here this morning, now I can't get him to go home!” I think that sums up the event. Thanks Brian and Darin for letting us be part of your rallyday. It was excellent! For more pictures and information about No Limit RC UK, check out their Facebook page! For more info about the Rally Day events, check out www.rallyday.com .