Easter Monday 2014 saw the start of the racing season at Castle Combe, and also kicked off our new sponsorship deal with the Formula Ford racing series!
Local Business in Pole Position!
For millions of us who settle down on a Sunday evening to watch Top Gear, the idea of driving the Supercars on the screen will never be anything more than a pipe dream. One of us wasn’t happy with the pipe dream however, so decided to do something about it. Mark Hanner from Trowbridge started Drive South West in 2011 to give ordinary people the chance to drive some extra ordinary cars. Starting with just one Porsche, the business has gone from strength to strength and now boasts a fleet of over a dozen dream cars from such legendary manufacturers as Aston Martin, Bentley, Corvette, Mercedes, Porsche, Maserati, Ferrari and Mustang. One look at the reviews of Drive South West on Trip Advisor clearly shows that Mark and his team really do understand what customers want and exactly how to make their experience one to remember.
For 2014, drive SouthWest have sponsored the Castle Combe Formula Ford Championship. The long running series is an absolute crowd favourite with the single seater machines displaying some of the closest wheel to wheel racing in UK motorsport.
“The thousands of enthusiast spectators that line the banks of Castle Combe race meetings are exactly the kind of people we started the business for” explained Mark. “Circumstance and the ever rising cost of living mean that practicality and economy are the prime factors when choosing their own car. As much as we all love watching motorsport and motoring programmes nothing beats the feeling of actually getting behind the wheel of cars we can only ever dream of owning”.
Neil Thomas, Sales & Marketing Executive for Castle Combe Circuit commented; “I was bought a day’s hire with Drive South West as a birthday gift. I was so impressed and had such a fantastic day I wanted to help spread the word that driving the cars we normally only see in magazines is within the reach of everyday people. Our Formula Ford Championship is one of the most affordable racing series to enter in the UK and is an absolute winner with the thousands of spectators and the synergy with Drive SouthWest was obvious. We are delighted to be working with Mark and are looking forward to a great season ahead”.
We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible, as we will display some of our cars at each and every race at Quarry Corner. Be sure to come and say hello!