Morgan owners club navigational scatter taster

The Morgan owners club are running a navigational scatter taster event on Sunday 29th March 2020.  Event is being run by Roger and Shirley Hoskin, it is a day time event of about 80 miles and open in the main for classic cars, but others will be permitted to enter if places exist.  As a taster event the organisers give some help at the start to novices and even supply a map.

It is called a 16 point challenge, meaning that there are 16 control points to locate.  The control are given as six figure map references, most are only in part form and by solving and plotting further map references and clues you locate other information to further control points.  All very good fun.

This is a good introduction to rallying and has a fairly relaxed, but competitive feel to it with help from Roger Hoskin to those who have not done similar types of events in the past.  There is also no need to join the Morgan owners club either.

The regulations and entry are here

LeJog 2019 Report

As it was the 25th anniversary running of the LeJog this year the organisers asked if TDMC could possibly run two tests, the normal Cornwall College one and the Land’s End test which we have run a number of times over the years, but the one we ran twenty five year’s ago. This put quite a strain on the club for marshals and I know both John Collins and I struggled to get sufficient to man all the points necessary.

Saturday 7th December was dark, bleak and damp when I arrived at Land’s End at 06.00 to find Geoff Gibson had beat me to it, Geoff had gone down on Saturday afternoon to set out the cones, tape etc., but of course overnight most of the tape had gone. Anyway It was soon finished and we set about signing on the marshals who were all on site before 06.45.
Geoff was assisted with the start control by Derek House who was the club’s chairman when I first got involved in about 1971, not only that but Chris and Joanna Cock maned the finish time control and they were also on the committee at that same time, in fact Joanna was club secretary when I first joined.

As it was the events 25th anniversary the organisers had a very good entry. Car 1 was a 1924 Bentley Le Mans, with a Model A Ford at 2 and a rather noisy 1927 Bentley Super Sport at 3. All open topped and though some did have the canvas hoods. Another five Bentley’s followed in within the top fifteen and a very nice 1938 Chevrolet Fangio Special at 9. You certainly needed to be committed to enter such an event in an open top car, particularly at this time of year. The all lady crew of Susan Holyoake and Claire Lawson in a series 1 Land Rover were running at 14.

It was quite amusing at the start because the organisers issued the competitors with there timecards at TC1 which was inside the Land’s End hotel, but this was only done three minutes prior to their start time of the first test, so we had a number of cars getting ready to line up with drivers tooting their horns trying to hurry up their navigators. When they finally got to the start line some of the navigators had to be reminded to put on their seat belts and one or two to get out the route diagram for the first test.

It was good to see such good a selection of ‘old cars’ from Porches, Triumph TR’s, 2000’s, Rovers, Mk1 Ford Cortinas, Mini’s, Alfa Romeos and Volvo Amazons to name a few.

The Cornish crew of father and son Roger and Tom Bricknell were running at 74 in their Mk1 VW Golf GTi. Tom went off the line very quickly as though he meant business and according to our finish timing crew it certainly appeared as though they were the fastest car through the Land’s End test. We will await the event results with interest.

Many thanks to all the TDMC marshals for turning out at both tests and of course to all the competitors who gave us an entertaining morning.

The MacMillan Grand Tour

The MacMillan Grand Tour and evening soiree at the Alverton Manor Truro Sunday 19th January 2020.
Dennis Greenslade is once again running this event in aid of MacMillan Care, it consists of a classic tour starting from the Alverton Manor and a tour towards North Cornwall with lunch at a castle and return to Alverton Manor. There are some clues to ensure route compliance and is a taster to what one can expect if one enters Dennis’s Cape to Cape Tours. The day is followed by and evening soiree at the Alverton Manor.

For more information please contact Dennis Greenslade on 07584 193007 or

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.

Regs and entry form now available for Cornwall Classic Tour ’17

Sunday June 11th

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 3rd.

Download the regs here, and the entry form here.

Your entry fee includes tea / coffee at the start, lunch at Pencarrow House and a cream tea at the finish in Trelissick Gardens for the driver and one passenger. Additional passengers can book their refreshments at £17.50 each.

The route starts on the stunning Camel estuary at Padstow, before heading up the North Cornish coast to our lunch stop at Pencarrow House. The afternoon route heads South until we arrive for a traditional Cornish cream tea at the spectacular Trelissick Gardens with their views over the Fal estuary. In total the tour covers around 85 miles.

Classic & Sports Car Tour June 11th 2017 Report

From the feedback, we have had it seems once again the event proved to be an enjoyable day’s motoring by all. This year I did not compete as I was given the honour of filling Melody’s shoes as Secretary of the event. It was disappointing the entries were down this year, I had apologies from some previous entrants apparently our date this year clashed with many other events.

However, we had a good variation of vehicles with ages from 1956 to up to more modern versions. Pete again as Clerk of the Course did an interesting route and I received compliments on the route book he produced.  The start was at Padstow from the quay car park, signing on was held in the nearby Walkers restaurant. Tony did a good job multitasking, firstly checking the cars over before departure, then changing hats as navigator in a very nice Morgan.

First car away was our course car manned by Dave, Karen and Allen, in a very nice Focus ST with only 150 miles on the clock. Followed by Pete & Heather also out helping the course car with setting up and signage etc. This first section took entrants to the very picture postcard Port Gaverne. After I finished signing on I was able together with Nora to get to Port Gaverne to do the control, with us at this point were Roger & Kath with their trusty video camera. From here they went up to St Kitts Herbery manned by Chris & Joanna on route taking in a visit to Delabole slate quarry although not open there was an opportunity to use the viewing platform. From St Kitts, there was a stop at the RAF museum Davidstow. This is a very interesting museum run by a couple who do not charge admission but rely on donations, well deserves a visit. From what I can gather there was some confusion here as their competitor the War museum was being over enthusiastic and directed some entrants into his place.

The route then wound its way around to Jamaica Inn for teas & coffees, this control being manned by Melody & Henry, from here on to Pencarrow House. Here we assembled for the lunch break with pasties and cakes on the menu.   After a fine lunch, it was on to Portmellon manned by Chris & Joanna, after which there was a drive through the Caerhayes Castle grounds. It was then on through some more beautiful Cornish scenery to King Harry Ferry taking them across the water to finish at the National trust Trelissick House. Here we were treated to a Cornish cream tea (jam with cream on top!). Once the course closing car manned by Richard & Jeremy came in we started to work out who was voted best car in the event.

All entrants were given a voting slip to let them decide who they considered to be the best/most interesting car on the tour. This year the car obtaining the most votes was a glorious 1956 Jaguar XK140 Roadster driven by Simon Hendra and navigated by Vanessa Hendra. You do not need a classic car to do this event, we accept cars from year dot up to present day as long as they are road legal, taxed & insured etc. I’m sure in due course Roger will be putting the video of the event on line where you will be able to see the selection of cars that took part.  I had two favourites both Minis however if I had to choose it would have been the 1968 Mini Cooper S.

Thanks to all entrants and helpers, watch our website for next year’s Coast to Coast date.


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Coast to Coast Tour Report

Our Coast to Coast Tour took place on Sunday 15th May and was a great success.  A full entry of 52 cars took part representing the best classic and modern sports cars from around the world. Fantastic weather too!

The start was at the Atlantic Café at Portreath beach.  Phil and the team served tea, coffee and breakfast rolls before everyone set off.


The route took the cars across Cornwall to Marazion where they had a lovely view of the sea and St Michael’s Mount before heading to the first checkpoint at Praa Sands. After this they followed a little used coastal lane and had a fantastic view over the sea as they headed down into Porthleven.  Coffee break was at the lovely Harbour Inn.

The second part of the morning route took the cars around Helston and onto the Lizard peninsula. Another beautiful sea view was admired as the cars descended into Poldhu Cove to checkpoint two. After this they travelled across the Lizard and soon reached the picturesque seaside village of Coverack and checkpoint three. It was only a short drive up the road from there to the lunch break at Roskilly’s Ice Cream Farm. We had a lovely lunch in the courtyard and another chance to look at all the cars.

The afternoon section took the cars northwards to the beautiful Gillan Creek and checkpoint four followed by the tiny creekside road to St Anthony in Meneage. Shortly afterwards they passed over the ancient bridges at Mawgan Creek and headed for Gweek and Port Navas and checkpoint five.

The route then headed towards Falmouth and drivers enjoyed a circuit of Pendennis Point with its spectacular sea views and checkpoint six before continuing with a lovely drive along Falmouth seafront followed by Swanpool beach and finally Maenporth beach for the finish. Cream teas were served at The Cove Restaurant which must have one of Cornwall’s loveliest settings overlooking the sea.

The awards were all voted for by the participants and the most admired cars were as follows:

1st David & Karen Richards, Fraser Nash Le Mans Replica

2nd David Coleman & Michael Bowden, Ford Escort RS1600

3rd Bob Pepper & Elliot Bullen, Lotus Cortina Mk1

4th John & Catherine Ferris, Triumph TR3A

5th John & Dominique Sharpe, Jaguar E Type Series 1

6th Roger & Philippa Kessell, Volvo P1800S

Well done also to the next few high scoring cars: David Barnes & Doug Castle, Austin 7 Opal; Simon & Matthew Elks, Austin Healey Sprite Mk1; William & Julia Schofield, Jaguar XK150 dhc; Julian Stephens & John Bryant, Triumph TR4A; Keith & Julie Julian, Jaguar E Type Series 1.

A special thank you to Pete Wellington who produced a superb route book and also supplied the rally plates and stickers. Thanks also to Dave Brenton & Allen Iggulden for course opening car, Tony Wood for vehicle checks and, with Jeremy Thomas, also course closing car and to all the marshals who criss-crossed Cornwall to cover all the checkpoints for us – Bob & Nora Eddy, Roger & Elsie Hargreaves, Chris & Joanna Cocks, Nathan Prisk, Dave Biggs, Felix Bacon, Roger & Bernice Wickins and Roy & Lyn Windebank. Much appreciated.

Thank you to all of you who returned the survey. We have had lots of lovely feedback from everyone as well as useful comments and suggestions.  All being well we will run next year’s event on 14th May. Melody

Click here to go to the Tour section.

Praise for Cornish Classic Coast to Coast Tour

The organisers of the Coast to Coast Classic Car Tour 2016, were very pleased that the drivers in the event bestowed praise on them for the interesting route chosen, and the professional running of the event.  In return, they thanked the dozens of marshals, who helped out at the beginning at Portreath, at the coffee break at Porthleven, at the lunchtime stop at Roskilly’s Ice Cream Farm, near St Keverne, at the finish at the Cove Restaurant, Maenporth Beach near Falmouth, and along the route throughout West Cornwall.  All of the four venues gave their utmost to please all concerned with the drinks and food that they provided.  Special mention must be made of Karen and David Richards CBE, who had their car, a 1952 Fraser Nash Le Mans Replica, trailered down from London for the event.  Fittingly, they were chosen as the most popular entrant, with Karen driving, and David navigating Karen from the Route Book.  This was very appropriate, as in 1981, David was World Rally Champion as co-driver with Ari Vatinen in their Ford Escort RS 1800.

It was also very pleasing to see some familiar faces from the clubs past.  Chris and Joanna Cocks, Roger Hargreaves, Dave Biggs and Roger Woodley were amongst the many marshals that helped throughout.  The cars were a delight to see, from the 1936 Austin 7 Opal, the 4 Triumph TR’s, the 3 Jaguar E Types, the 3 Porsches, the Morgans, the 3 MGB GT’s and both of the Lotus.  To many onlookers, the Lotus Cortina Mk 1, the Ford Escort Mk 1 RS 1600, and the 1968 Mini Cooper S World Rally Car Replica were the 1960’s and 70’s revisited.  There were lots of other cars that looked beautiful, but far too many to mention individually.

On behalf of Truro and District Motor Club, Melody, Allen and Pete would like to thank all the marshals who helped on the day, because without the marshals, the Tour could not have been run.  The car owners themselves, must also be praised as they took the trouble to enter, and show their lovely vehicles to the appreciative public on the route, and at the various venues where the cars stopped for breaks.   Many days of dedicated hard work and skilful planning were put into the event by Melody Kozlowski.  Without her enthusiasm and persistence, the entry list would not have reached the 52 that it did.  Pete Wellington did a very professional job producing the excellent Route Books.  I would personally like to thank Dave Brenton for driving me around the route as “Course Car”.


Allen Iggulden

Truro & District Motor Club Press Officer




Coast to Coast Tour Photos

Thank you to everyone who helped to make it such a good event. Please email photos to Melody at and we will add them to this page.


Above video by Roger Woodley.



A selection of photos by Pete and Anj’s Photography are avaliable to view at: Album -Truro and District Motor club


To see more about TDMC tours click here

Cornwall Coast to Coast Tour – Event Full

Coast to Coast Tour, 15th May – Latest News


The tour is now full with a magnificent entry of over 50 cars.


Jaguar XK150 dhc, Jaguar XK8, Jaguar E Type Roadster, BMW Z3, Triumph TR4, MG BGT, Volvo P1800S, Fraser Nash Le Mans Replica, Aston Martin DB6 Volante, Morgan Roadster, Triumph TR3A, Austin Mini Cooper S, Jaguar E Type Series 1 , Nissan 350Z Roadster, BMW Z4, Mini, TVR Vixen S4, Austin Healey Sprite Mk1, Austin 7 Opal, Austin Healey Sprite, Triumph TR250, Ford Focus ST 3, Porsche Carrera 3.6 Convertible, Porsche Boxster S, Mazda 6 MPS, Sylva Fury (Fisher), Mazda MX5, Austin Mini 1275 GT, Lotus Elan Sprint, Lotus Elan Plus Two S, Mercedes SLK, Morgan Plus 8, Mercedes 300SE, Aston Martin DB9 Volante, Subaru Impreza WRX Turbo, Nissan Figaro, Caterham Super Seven, Porsche 3.2 Carrera, Morgan ARP4, Citroen 2CV Dolly, Morgan +4, Ford Escort RS1600, Lotus Exige, Triumph TR4A, Lotus Cortina Mk1.


If you would like to see the cars on the event the venue details and approximate times are:

Start at Atlantic Café, Portreath Beach (8.30 – 10am)
Lunch at Roskilly’s Ice Cream Farm, St Keverne, Lizard (12.15 – 2pm)
Finish at The Cove Restaurant, Maenporth Beach, Falmouth (3.15 – 5pm)


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