Tregrehan June report & Newspaper write up

This year marks the 50th anniversary for Truro and District Motor Club’s Tregrehan Speed Hill Climb, held in the parkland of this lovely estate near St. Austell.

It was very fitting that fifty cars lined up each day to compete on this very technical course, with vehicles ranging from your relatively standard road car, to a modified Citroen 2CV and up to the race cars produced by OMS and Pilbeam. Once again, these events were rounds of the ASWMC Speed Hill climb Championship and the Cornish Speed Championship. They were also the opening rounds for the Truro Speed Academy, with five new competitors taking their first steps into competitive motorsport.

Saturday began with a damp track making for tricky conditions at the start. However, as the morning progressed a ‘dry’ line soon developed with the times taken improving with each run. Sunday was contested in drier conditions, with many personal best times being achieved.

Andrew Dinner, the current hill record holder, set the Fastest Time of the Day on both Saturday and Sunday in his Pilbeam MP85.

The June weekend also hosts the motorbike riders from The National Hill Climb Association as part of their annual championship, with around forty bikes and combinations competing each day.

The club would like to thank all the competitors, marshals and officials for contributing to a very successful weekend of motorsport, as well as all the spectators who came along to support the events.

Tregrehan Speed Hillclimb

This weekend, June 24th and 25th is the first Tregrehan hillclimb of 2017. It’s also the start of our celebration of 50 years at this idyllic Cornish garden. As well as the hill climb featuring both cars and motorbikes, there will be a display of interesting and unusual cars, a Hill climb simulator so that you can have a go at driving in a speed event, and entertainment for all the family including a bouncy castle.  The postcode for your SatNav is PL24 2SJ and the cost for an adult is just £6 with children free. Further details at http://www.trurodmc.co.uk/tregrehan-hill-climb/

Tregrehan Hill Climb in the 70s

A great picture of a MK1 Escort Mexico driven by Norman Tonkin from Roseworthy.

Remember that the year is the 50th anniversary of the Tregrehan Hillclimb and entry prices have been reduced in celebration.

Check the events page for more details.

If anybody has a picture of their car at a Truro & District event and would like it showcased pleas email or speak with any member of the committee.

Tregrehan Hill Climb Entry List

This weekend, 25th/26th June, is Truro and District Motor Clubs Tregrehan Speed Hill Climb. Tregrehan Speed Hill Climb is a round of the ASWMC Hill Climb Championship, the Cornish Speed Championship and is also the first round of the Truro Speed Academy. There are 64 cars entered to compete this weekend, as well as bikes from the National Hill Climb Association.

For more info see the Tregrehan Speed Hill Climb page.

For Truro Speed Academy entrants this will be their first time competing at a speed event. The Truro Speed Academy is run by TDMC to help new competitors begin competing in hill climb and sprint events, offering guidance from officials and experienced competitors as well as reduced entry fees for the academy events.

For more info regarding the Truro Speed Academy see the Truro Speed Academy page.

 

 

Tregrehan Entry List:

ClassSat / SunNum.ForenameSurnameCar
A1Road going series Production Cars up to 1400cc
Sat / Sun1MandySillifantPeugeot 106
Sat / Sun2RobCrookPeugeot 205XS
Sun3LesConnettSeat Arosa 16v Sport
A2Road going series Production Cars over 1400cc up to 1800cc
Sat10JonathonLannonCitroen Saxo VTS
Sat10ATonyLannonCitroen Saxo VTS
Sat / SunT11EimantasUlrikasMazda MX-5
Sat12MikeFordLotus Elise S1
Sun14MarekWojciechowskiHonda CRX
Sat / Sun15TedChalcraftToyota Celica
Sun16DavidEdwardsLotus Elise
Sat / Sun17TomMayhewToyota MR2 Mk1
Sun18DankolbergSuzuki Ignis Sport
Sun18APaulkolbergSuzuki Ignis Sport
Sat / Sun19JasonMettersMazda MX-5
Sat / Sun20SteveWattsPeugeot 106 GTI
Sat / Sun21NeilCatlingLotus Elise
Sat / Sun22JohnPennyPeugeot 106 GTI
A3Road going series Production Cars over 1800cc up to 2600cc
Sat / Sun28NigelHeardHonda Civic Type R
Sat / Sun29GaryPittFord Escort MK2
Sat / Sun30GeorgeKoopmanHonda Integra
Sat / Sun31NathanPriskAudi TT Quattro
Sat / Sun32AShellyMoncktonAudi TT 225
Sat / Sun32PaulDeaconAudi TT 225
Sat / Sun33DavidGarnerProton Satria
Sat / SunT34IanBrokenshireProton Satria GTI
Sat / Sun34ALiamBrokenshireProton Satria GTI
Sun35DavidMinersMitsubishi FTO
Sat / SunT36ArrianFirmanToyota Starlet
Sat / SunT36AVincentFirmanToyota Starlet
Sat / Sun37AnthonyWrightAudi A3
Sat / Sun38RichardSandersFord Escort MK2
Sun39MikePhillipsMazda MX-5
A4Road going series Production Cars over 2600cc
Sat / Sun45MichaelPotterSubaru Impreza WRX RA
Sun46DerekThomasMercedes C63 AMG
Sun47RichardBartonSubaru Impreza
Sun48MartynGloverMitsubishi Evo 4RS
B1Road going Specialist Production. Car engines up to 1400cc
B2Road going Specialist Production - Car engines over 1400cc up to 1800cc
Sat / Sun53GrahamSeearSylva Fury
Sun54NathanMitchellSylva Striker
B3Road going Specialist Production - Car engines over 1800cc & M/C engines
Sat / Sun58DerrickPrestonWestfield Sei
Sat / Sun59FrancisGillettWestfield Sports
Sat / SunT60MitchFoden-ClarkeWestfield Megabusa
Sat / Sun61IvanMeadRaw Striker
Sat / Sun62AndyCawseyWestfield SE
C1Modified Series Production cars up to 1400cc
Sat / Sun66JohnWhiteSuzuki Swift GTI
Sat / Sun67PeterWebsterMorris Cooper S
Sat / Sun68ChristopherCrockerAustin Mini
C2Modified Limited Series cars over 1400 cc up to 1800cc
Sat / Sun73GordonIlesVauxhall Tigra
Sat / Sun74RussellToutFord Fiesta
Sat / Sun74AGeraldToutFord Fiesta
Sat / Sun75TimRobertson-WellsRaw Striker
C3Modified Series Production Cars over 1800cc up to 2600cc
Sat / Sun81RoyBrayFord Escort Cosworth
Sat / Sun82AndrewTrenowethSeat Ibiza
Sun83JamesHealeVauxhal VX220
C4Modified Specialist Production Cars. Car engines and M/C engines
Sat / Sun88AndrewReadWestfield SEW
D1Sports Libre Cars up to 1800cc
D2Sports Libre Cars over 1800cc
Sat / Sun93BenMcEwenRenault 5
D3Rally Cars
E1Racing Cars up to 1100cc
Sat / Sun98PhilipPearnJedi Mk4
Sat99AlanBondStretta R6
E2Racing Cars over 1100cc up to 1600cc
Sat / Sun103MikeLeeOMS 2000M
Sat / Sun104KeithRichardsOMS Hornet
E3Racing Cars over 1600cc up to 2000cc
Sat / Sun107AndrewDinnerPilbeam MP82
Sat / Sun108RichardOpieRalt R3
Sat / Sun108AJohnBurtonRalt R3
VHistoric Cars pre 1974
Sat / Sun111JerryTraceElva Courier
Sat112ChristopherLittlerAustin A35

Tregrehan Hill Climb

The ASR’s and Entry form for the October 8th and 9th Tregrehan Hill Climb weekend are available for download. This weekend are the final rounds of the Bridge Tyres and Wheels Point S ASWMC Hill Climb Championship and The Cornish Speed Championship. Download the forms and find spectator information here.

Tregrehan Speed Hill Climb 10th -11th October

Truro and District Motor Club was blessed with fine weather all weekend for the last Cornish speed hill climb of 2015. All the drivers were keen to improve on their times throughout both days of the weekend. There were a great number of very spirited attempts at the record, none as good though as Mike Lee, in his OMS 200M 1585cc single seater racing car, or Phil Montgomery-Smith in his Fisher Fury 1299cc highly tuned sports car . Saturday saw Phil within just under a second of Mike Lee’s time, and Sunday saw Phil improve to within just half a second from the fastest time of the day. FTD on Saturday went to Mike Lee with 17.78 seconds and Phil Montgomery-Smith on 18.61 seconds. Sunday’s fastest times were Mike Lee again, reducing his time to 17.46 seconds, but Phil was closer on his heels at 18.02 seconds. Despite several spectacular “offs”, there were no injuries and not too much damage either. The many spectators present were treated to some excellent examples of how to drive a car fast up a hill. Almost everyone managed to steadily improve on their times as the start line dried out over the weekend and bravado and superior driving experience shone through showing the great skills needed in controlling a car at high speed. All in all, the weekend was a wonderful success. The food outlets were more popular than ever, now being in the paddock. The improved entrance to the spectators’ car-park, and the redesigned top entrance to the paddock were also appreciated by everyone. There were many favourable comments from the drivers and spectators as to the running of the event. Credit goes to Richard Weeks, Clerk of the Course,Lesley Weeks, Secretary of the Meeting, Jeremy Thomas, Entries Secretary who also co-ordinated the signing on, and to David Robertson-Wells for organising all the marshals. Many thanks to all the marshals and officials for making the event a success.

Results on the website: www.trurodmc.co.uk/tregrehan.phpReport

by Allen Iggulden.