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