Club News




The club national event will this year be held on the weekend of the 6th-8th September and is being kindly organised by Dave Bathurst.

As this year will be the 40th Anniversary of the X1/9 Owners Club, we will be returning to where it all started back in 1984 – Castle Combe race circuit.

The weekend will be based at Calne in Wiltshire. There are various Travel Lodges and Premier Inns within the area for those who don’t want to camp. And for thise who do want to camp, then Blackland Lakes Campsite is available.

The weekend will follow the usual pattern of travelling and meeting up on the Friday. Saturday will be spent at Castle Combe race circuit. The event that is on that weekend is the Forge Action Day. We will have a display area within the main paddock area.

Saturday night will be the usual get together for a BBQ meal, quiz and drinks and then Sunday will be visiting the Atwell Wilson Motor Museum in Calne for the usual show and shine, tyre kicking and talking X1/9’s session followed by a ride out to Avebury world heritage site.

It would be great to get a good turnout for the 40th Anniversary of the club.



Saturday 7th September the club will be at Castle Combe Racing Circuit – Forge Action Day.

The club will have an area in the Paddock for display and this also includes a parade lap around the circuit.

This needs to be booked in advance on the Castle Combe website:

Select the Forge Action Day and use the code X19FORGE24

Cost = £22.50 per car.

Full Instructions for making a booking are attached to this article.


Any queries please contact:

Dave Bathurst SSW RO – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Andy Rowley – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Itinerary for the weekend

Friday night: arrive, settle in and meet up at the Lansdowne Strand Hotel in Calne from 7:30pm. It has a restaurant and public bar so there is plenty of room for us to meet. There is no parking on site but there are two large public car parks very nearby.

Saturday morning: Meet at Morrisons car park in Chippenham for 9- 9.15am.We will then drive in convoy to Castle Combe which is 5 miles away.

*See instructions above and attached for booking Forge Action day at Castle Combe*

Arrive at Castle Combe for 10am to line-up in the paddock and setup the club stand.

Leave Castle Combe at approx. 5pm so that people can get back to their accommodation and get ready for the evening entertainment.

Saturday evening: Meet at the BBQ Barn at Blackland Lakes for 6:30pm. Food served at 7:30pm and quiz at 8:30pm. Finish at 10pm.

Sunday morning: Meet at Atwell Wilson Motor Museum in Calne from 10am for tyre kicking and show and shine. Presentations at 11am. Visit the museum at 12pm.

Sunday Afternoon: After visiting the museum we’ll drive to Avebury World Heritage Site in convoy and park at National Trust car park for 1pm.

There is a café and a pub in Avebury where we can get lunch.

Leave Avebury in your own time and have a safe journey home









This year the 2024 Donington Historic Festival takes place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of May.
It's a fantastic weekend of racing early in the season, featuring at least seven decades of motorsport in just two days!!

This ranges from pre-war "Mad Jack" action all the way to touring cars from the mid 80s.

The club has registered for a limited number of infield display parking slots, which also gets you a fantastic discount for the event.

Admission for the car+ driver is £13 for either Sat or Sun or £21 for both days


Club member Finn Courtney has kindly volunteered to organise the club display at this event


Tickets can be booked via the link below or with the QR code/link on the poster, using the club code: 2829


Note: If the QR code doesn't work on the above advert, then check the attached version of the file.


Club National Event 2022

The Silverstone Classis event will now double up as the club national event for 2022.

Details of the event can be found within the advert. There is a booking code to be used as shown on the advert.

On the Friday 26th, there will be a lap of the circuit at lunchtime for X1/9s at the show. So, if you're booked in you can do a lap of the circuit!

Juliet Quarmby, our illustrious secretary, will be the point of contact for coordinating the event. However, it would be good to have help over the weekend if possible.


We have had a further update from the venue, due to the importance of this event registrations are being left open as long as possible, please see the comment below:

"Although the display areas have now been mapped out, we do have a limited amount of capacity, so we are keeping the bookings open - subject to availability - to enable as many club members as possible to be part of the event this year."




To commemorate this historic year for the X1/9, we have commissioned a T-shirt and hoodie, available in black with a specially designed logo.
T-shirts are £20 and hoodies £26.
They are available to collect at the Silverstone Classic or free postage after the weekend.
The deadline for ordering is 1st August, please head over to the online shop and place your order today.

It is with great sadness that club has to transmit the news that Bob Spencer has sadly passed away at the age of 92.

Bob was one of the founding members of the club and will be sadly missed by all. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family.