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”.
Truro & District Motor Club Press Officer