Mike Remnant

Truro and District Motor Club are saddened to report the passing of Mike Remenant during the Christmas period. Mike was a competitor for many years at Tregrehan. Details of his funeral can be found here.

Memories of Mike Remnant by Tony Wood.

“One of my memories of Mike was at one of the Tregrehan hillclimbs in the late 1970′, Mike was driving his supercharged Ralt.  Roger Jordan had set off up the hill followed by Mike, at the top of the avenue near paddock bend the car got away from Mike and he went into one of the trees on the left with an almighty crash.  As clerk of the course I was at the scene very quickly only to find Mike unconscious and slumped in the car, marshals and St Johns Ambulance arrived (we didn’t have a rescue unit in those days) along with the doctor.  Roger Jordan suddenly appeared, he had ran down from the top of the hill and as Mike came round Roger said to him ‘I suppose your chasing squirrels again Remnant’ (Mike had had a squirrel run across the track during a previous run).  That’s how TDMC came to have the Squirrel Cup, which we still award to one of the FTD’s at our Portreath Sprint.  Mike was a great supported of TDMC.  He and Andy Fraser had a ‘Tregrehan Champ’ T shirt which used to change hands when one of them beat the other to claim FTD or break the track record.

In those days we often took a mini bus to the British Grand Prix  and Mike always shared the driving with me, the drives were normally eventful and all roundabout had to driven round at least twice just to wake everyone one up on the overnight journey.”

Club Member is BWRDC Gold Star Nominee

Truro & District Motor club and committee member Shelly Deacon is nominated for a BWRDC gold star.
Winners of the coveted award are to be announced at the Autosport international show at the NEC Birmingham in January 2020.
The clubs and other members send their congratulations and wish Shelly good luck.
The BWRDC GoldStars Award is an initiative conceived by the British Women Racing Driver Club to promote talented women in motorsport. Only two of the prestigious GoldStars Awards may be presented annually at the discretion of the Club, and the GoldStars are not always awarded!

Colin Hambly

Former Truro motor club chairman Colin Hambly who passed away at the weekend.
He was with the club for at least 20 years and was involved as a competitor and had various official roles inc clerk of the course at Predannack Sprints and Tregrehan Hillclimbs.

Some of the work he carried out at Tregrehan can still be seen there today.

 

His funeral will be at Penmount Crematorium 11am Monday 25 Nov.

If anyone has any stories or info they would like to share or if they would like to join in a Motorsport convoy could they email jdp1700@tiscali.co.uk

He died from motor neurone disease.