Castle Combe Racers 1983 to 1989
Before Pembrey came on stream as a racing circuit, Castle Combe, in Wiltshire, was the hub of activity for Welsh racers, with strong support in the circuits own Formula Ford 1600 and the Special Saloon Car Championships.
1983 David Llewellyn from Fochriw near Bargoed finishes as top Welsh driver in 2nd place, and wins Castle Combe Driver of the Year Award!
1984 April 84 Press Cuttings 1984_End of Season Formula Ford preview.PDF
1986 Robert Davies from Tenby in 1986 became the first Welsh driver to win the title Press cutting Robert_Davies 1986_Castle_Combe Title.PDF
1986 & 1987_Castle_Combe_Press cuttings
1987 Dave Llewellyn made sure Welsh drivers won back to back Castle Combe F Ford 1600 championships. 1987_race reports Daves' 1987_title
In 1989 David Davies from Bridgend was unable to make it 3 in 4 years, when he was involved in a Ist lap crash with a driver who had never raced in the championship before, handing the title to Davies' chief rival! David_Davies_1989_Castle Combe_woe!
Unfortunately Davies had what is know as a 'red mist moment' with the other driver and as a result had his racing license taken away!
This was unfortunate as Davies was an excellent driver, as he proved when he made a short comeback in saloon racing many years later.