It’s that time of year.

Preparations are underway for the annual Western Group of Motoring Writers PR Driving Day at Castle Combe Circuit, Chippenham on 5 June 2019.

That’s when, for one day only, the motor industry PR machine gets into gear and the UK’s finest PRs get a chance to play at being motoring writers and put the latest models through their paces on track and road.

The WGMW has hosted the invitation-only private event for over three decades and through the generosity of eager participants has collected thousands of pounds for national and local charities, including £800 from last year. It’s a win-win event for everyone.

Following a familiar format we are once again working with the experts at ID-PR who have created the dedicated website and on-line registration for you to use.

You will be able to sign up people and vehicles but to streamline the system this year you’ll have to pay in full when registering and before your participation is confirmed. 

The day will follow the usual proven and successful timetable explained on the site but essentially it means a reasonably early start at Castle Combe Circuit with welcome over breakfast and safety briefings before the road and circuit routes open, pause for lunch and then resume before concluding late afternoon with the unique prize-giving.

There will be a charitable collection throughout the day and some extra curricular activities we are keeping as surprises. We would also welcome signature sponsors for elements of the day. 

So, throw off the winter blues and start thinking of summer’s blue sky over Castle Combe Circuit, go to the registration page and enter your details of people and product attending. You’ll be sorry if you don’t. 

If you have any questions or suggestions to improve DD2019, contact me. We look forward to seeing you on 5 June. 

Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts
Robin Roberts

Robin is the longest serving chairman of The Western Group. He’s been vice chairman or chairman for over ten years and oversees the annual Western Group PR Driving Day each summer assisted by the group committee and supported by group members.

He contributes to a number of outlets in Wales and the UK, including the Driving Force editorial syndication agency feeding the biggest regional news and feature publishers in Britain.

Robin specialises in the Welsh automotive sector and motor related businesses with interests in Wales and publishes which covers news, features, trade and motor sport in Wales.

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