Awards Dinner 2019

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Awards Dinner will take place over the weekend of January 26th and 27th 2019. This year we will be at the Hotel Victoria, Newquay and the club has secured an excellent package for attendees. Hotel details can be found here, but please note that you will need to book via the official form. This will be available soon, when all details are finalised.

We have secured a very favourable room rate, with both standard and seaview rooms available at £50 and £80 respectively. Family rooms are also available with an additional charge of £15 per child. Free WiFi is available as well as use of the hotel facilities such as their swimming pool. Arrival is from 3pm on Saturday 26th, but you will be able to arrive earlier and wait for your room to be allocated.

Dinner will be 7pm for 7.30pm and we have exclusive use of the bar area. The cost for dinner will be around £25. This will be followed by the awards ceremony from around 9pm.

Following the awards there will be entertainment provided by Adrian Elliott and his International Sounds Disco.

We are now ready to take bookings for our awards dinner. Full details on the booking form which can be downloaded here. Please pay by BACS and return the form to Manda Moo before January 4th 2019.

We look forward to welcoming our competitors, marshals, officials and motorsport friends to our awards dinner.

Car Recognition Quiz 2018

It’s Car Recognition Quiz time again. Or more precisely Thursday 22nd
November will be.

The venue will again be the Plume of Feathers in Mitchell starting at 8.00pm with all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support here in Cornwall.

Do you think you know your cars and parts of cars! Then why not enter and come along and try to beat some of of the other teams that have won in the past.

The team with the highest score will be awarded the Paul Munro Trophy for the year.

Any people interested are requested to complete the entry form, which can be downloaded here

A poster to promote the event can also be downloaded here. Please spread the word to raise vital funds for this excellent charity.

Please return your form to Nigel Stephens, and ensure you include the following details;

 

Team Name, 3 Team members name, Contact details, telephone & email. Along with the entry fee of £15. Please include your cheque made payable to Nigel Stephens.

Spaces are limited so get your entries in asap.

Tregrehan Hillclimb 2018

Looking for motorsport events in September then lookout for TDMC’s speedhillclimb on 29th and 30th September

Entries are coming in thick and fast as the weather is looking good and competitors are looking to hillclimb records!

From road going saloon cars to 500hp racing cars all will be trying to get up the famous Tregrehan Hill in as quick a time as possible.

 

Some pictures below from over the 51 years of Tregrehan

Classic Coast to Coast Tour 2018

Sunday July 1st

Truro & District Motor Club are pleased to announce the date for this years ever popular classic and sports tour. This event fills up fast so ensure you get your entries in asap.

The Regs and entry form are now available for download. The closing date for entries is Saturday June 23rd.

Download the regs here, and the entry form here. PDF versions of the regs can be downloaded here, and the entry form here.

Your entry fee includes tea / coffee at the start, a carvery main course at the lunch stop at The Old Quay House, Hayle and a cream tea at the finish at the Tregenna Castle Hotel for the driver and one passenger. Additional passengers can book their refreshments for an additional fee.

The route starts in the Harbourmaster’s carpark in St. Mawes, before heading via Healey’s Cyder Farm and the North Cornish coast to our lunch stop at The Old Quay House Inn. The afternoon route heads South via the stunning Minack Theatre and the mining heritage coast around Geevor, until we arrive for a traditional Cornish cream tea at the spectacular Tregenna Castle Hotel with their view over the Hayle estuary and St. Ives. In total the tour covers around 85 miles.

Annual General Meeting 2018

The AGM is Monday 9th April at 7pm at Truro Golf Club, Truro. There will be a buffet at 6.30pm and then start the AGM at 7pm.

The meeting is open to all current members.

The agenda and nomination form can be downloaded in word format here and PDF here.

Watergate Bay Update

                 

 

Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb to bring closed-road motorsport to Cornwall

 

The new Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb, Cornwall’s only motorsport event on a closed public road, will take place on the weekend of 15/16 September 2018 after receiving approval from the Motor Sports Association (MSA) this week.

Competitors will tackle the course one at a time to try to record the fastest time along a section of the B3276, the picturesque coast road linking Padstow and Newquay. The stretch of road will be temporarily closed to normal road traffic for the duration of the event.

The start of the course will be on the road at Watergate Bay, one of Cornwall’s most popular tourist destinations. On each day of the event, a maximum of 90 cars will be allowed to participate.

Competitors will race in the direction of Newquay, with the breathtakingly beautiful North Cornwall coastline to their right, and cross the finish line 720 metres further up the hill.

The landmark event, which is being jointly organised by Truro and District Motor Club, Newquay Auto Club and Plymouth Motor Club, has been made possible by the passing of a new law that allows local motor clubs to apply for permission to temporarily close public roads and suspend the Road Traffic Act in order to host motorsport events.

It’s the first closed-road hillclimb to receive approval from the MSA, which governs four-wheeled motorsport in the United Kingdom, and the third closed-road event in all.

All profits from the inaugural running of the event will be donated to the Cornwall Air Ambulance and the Cornwall Food Foundation, which includes Jamie Oliver’s apprentice training scheme at Watergate Bay’s Fifteen restaurant.

The original idea for the event was put forward by Dave Brenton, who is Competition Secretary at Truro Motor Club and also Deputy Event Director for the Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb. In 2013 he first wrote a letter outlining his proposal to the Watergate Bay Hotel, which is adjacent to the start of the new course, and received the full support of the luxury hotel from the outset.

Dave Brenton: “We’ve had great help over the past five years from Ian Davis, the MSA’s Regional, Rallies and Cross Country Executive, and excellent support for the event from local businesses and landowners. We hope the event will provide a real end-of-tourist-season boost to the local economy.”

The three organising clubs have almost completed the task of putting together a committee to run the Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb, although they still require a press officer and a chief marshal. Anyone interested in the roles should contact Dave Brenton at dbrally1@sky.com.

Will Ashworth MD of Watergate Bay Hotel commented “We are really excited to be involved with the Speed Hillclimb. Unique events which involve the local community are really important to Watergate Bay, especially when they support the Cornwall Food Foundation, the charity which runs the apprentice programme at Fifteen Cornwall. The race cars should provide a real spectacle.”

Portreath Sprint 2018

The Supplementary Regulations and entry forms are now available to download from our dedicated page here.

Following feedback from competitors, marshals and officials the course has been slightly modified from the one we used in August 2017, and is now 0.9 miles long.

Both the April and August events are rounds of the 2018 TyreMarks ASWMC Sprint Championship, and the Cornish Speed Championship.

Aston Martin Charity Evening Cheque Presentation

TRURO & DISTRICT MOTOR CLUB CHARITY FUND RAISING.

With the assistance of our club President we have organised a couple of fund raising events for charities. The completion of last year’s event organised by David Richards along with friends from Aston Martin resulted in representatives from the club being invited to the Cornwall Air Ambulance open day on 18 February. After a tour around the helicopter we presented them with a cheque for £1085, this was half the amount we raised the other half was given to the Cornwall Urology Trust (Prostate Cancer) earlier this year.

 

 

The background to this fund-raising event was that in October we held an Aston Martin evening at the Memorial Hall in St Mawes. David Richards had arranged to bring down some friends to give us a very interesting insight into Aston Martin. We had David Wright who gave us the early years of the company, then Maitland Cook told all about the David Brown period. David then did his bit on Aston Martin Racing followed by Marek Reichman on present day Aston Martin and the future. The hall was filled which meant along with donations for the refreshments and the raffle prizes donated together with the speakers giving their time free enabled us to raise a good sum for both nominated charities.

The event we organised also coincided on the same day with the Aston Martin club celebrating the birth place of the motoring icon who founded Aston Martin, Lionel Martin.  When I was invited to the plaque unveiling I had a big surprise to find out that this was to be held just down the road from where I live, you live and learn as they say! Lionel Martin was in fact born at Nansladron House in 1878, which is now in the grounds of Sun Valley holiday park Pentewan. At that time his family owned china clays pits in the area. The grounds were filled with many different model Astons but the one to stand out was brought along especially for the ceremony from the Aston Hertitage Trust the A3 prototype valued at £20million! See attached picture, together with one of David Richards giving a speech before unveiling the joint Cornwall Heritage Trust & Aston Martin Heritage Trust plaque celebrating this historical event for St Austell.

 

Bob Eddy 18/2/2018

Annual Awards Luncheon

Our annual awards luncheon will be held in The Great Hall of The Alverton, Truro TR1 1ZQ on Sunday 21st January 2018. A three-course lunch is to be served at 1pm, followed by an awards ceremony with guest speaker from 3pm.

 

As we have celebrated Tregrehan’s 50th year of Hill Climb in 2017, and as a thank you to all our members, competitors, volunteers and supporters over the years, Truro and District Motor Club will subsidise the cost of the luncheon by £5.00 per attendee, making the total cost £22.50 per person.

 

Dress code for the day is smart casual, no jeans and t-shirts please.

 

We hope you will be able to join us to honour another fantastic year of motorsport and congratulate our competitors’ successes throughout 2017.

 

Places are limited and must be booked and paid in advance. Please complete and return the attached booking form to secure your place, by Saturday 6th January 2018.

Download the form below.

Menu & Booking Form

TDMC Rolling Road session -The results!

A Great turnout for the first annual TDMC rolling road day. 12 Cars braved the rain to turn up on Saturday morning at ARM to test the car on the rolling road. A wide range a cars from a standard K series Metro of Kennan which showed a massive 67bhp but may have some explaining to do as the care had a black box fitted as this was his first car! At the other end were the big guns of Ian Roscorla in his new 6.0l Vauxhall Monaro and the Nissan 350z (supercharged) and it went the way of Jamie Findon in the 350z with the best of the day at 457bhp. The weird award but putting in a good show at 150bhp was the diesel converted VW caddy of Ryan Freeman.

Arrian FirmanSaxo VTS1600cc134bhp
Vincent FirmanSuzuki Swift 1600cc129bhp
Jamie FindonNissan 350z3500cc457bhp
Ryan FreemanVW Caddy1900cc151bhp
Keenan DockeryRover Metro1100cc67bhp
John Penny106 Rallye1600cc130bhp
Ted ChalcraftToyota Celica1796cc170bhp
Amanda Moo Citroen C21600cc121bhp
Shelly DeaconAudi TT 1781cc249bhp
Paul DeaconAudi A4 TDi1900cc117bhp
Nathan PriskClio 182 cup1998cc173bhp
Ian RoscorlaVauxhall Monaro6000cc392bhp

 

 

 

The committee are currently arranging a discounted rolling road session for club members and their friends (or in reality their cars!) The session will take the format of a number of runs (minimum of 2) where the car is secured to the rolling road and the bhp is then calculated from a number of factors.

Come along or challenge a friend to a BHP off we may even consider an award for the car that records the highest BHP which would be presented at the Christmas lunch.

Think your car has what it takes? email newsletter@trurodmc.co.uk to register your interest as numbers will be limited it is likely to be a Saturday morning or and weekday evening so make your preference know.

The price if we get the numbers is likely to be £25 with a maximum of £35 if we have low numbers.

 

The road can cope with 2wd and 4wd.

 

The date has been set for Saturday the 11th November from 9.30am and will be held at ARM Motorsport at Wheel Busy just outside Redruth and just off the Chacewater to Redruth Rd. Postcode for SAT Navs is TR4 8NZ‏

http://www.armbmwandmotorsport.co.uk/

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