Latest news from TDMC and the wider world of Hi Octane Motorsport
AGM – NEW DATE ANNOUNCED
Truro & District Motor Club was due to hold their 2022 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 16th May at the Truro Golf Club.
Portreath Sprint 2022
The Club are hosting the first speed event of 2022 on 2nd / 3rd April at RAF Portreath. Due to MOD restrictions the venue is NOT open to spectators; competitors may only bring in three ‘mechanics’ to support their car. Competitors, their mechanics and competing car must all enter the venue at the same time. Anyone not competing will NOT be permitted to leave to paddock area. Anyone wishing to marshal should contact Steve Watts email@example.com
Truro Speed Academy
The Club are running the Truro Speed Academy again this year, anyone wishing to enter the events and be mentored through their first season should contact Ted Chalcraft for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
The club were saddened to hear of the passing of Steve Parkin this last week after a very short illness. Steve along with his wife Claire were well known and very much liked competitor in the local rally scene, he will be missed.
The club would like to offer their condolences to Claire, Harriet and Eleanor for their loss.
His funeral will take place on Monday 7th March 15:00 at Penmout Crematorium Truro.
Confirmed dates for TDMC events:
Tregrehan – 18th / 19th June and 1st /2nd October (Confirmed)
Portreath – 2nd – 3rd April and 27th / 28th August (confirmed)
Perranporth – no date yet confirmed. The club have a provisional request in, but at present no confirmation of the track being available.
Centenary Classic Tour – Sunday 26th June. This event will start and finish at Healey’s Cyder Farm with a ticket only evening do for TDMC Club members past and present, a buffet type meal with various cars TDMC films etc and hopefully guests on site. More info to follow.
To celebrate our 100th birthday the club will be acquiring various memorabilia items, from special TDMC stickers to mugs and special posters, more info to follow when we have things confirmed.
Motorsport UK – Covid-19 guidance
The link above includes guidance for competitors, and face mask requirements guidance. Please familiarise yourself by following the links on the Motorsport UK website.
Portreath Sprint, Portreath
Enjoy the longest sprint in Cornwall, Fast and flowing
This spint is long at around a mile, fast with speeds over 100mph for some and difficult to master, what more do you want from a sprint!
Truro and District Motor Club are
currently have no events planned to run at Perranporth this year.
However, we are pleased to be returning to RRH Portreath for two weekends of Sprint action. Please see below.
Please read the following information.
Truro and District Motor Club are delighted to be returning to Tregrehan this year. The dates of our events are June 18th and 19th and October 1st and 2nd.
Further details will be announced when available.
TDMC Classic Tour
In 1922 Donald and his brother Geoffrey Healey, ran the first TDMC event by closing off a section of road between Truro and Perranporth to run a sprint. The Police turning a blind eye to the closed road. They were also the first ones to use what is now the tarmac road at Blue Hills for a trial.
To celebrate the Club’s centenary, we are running the Centenary Classic Tour, an event for classic cars starting and finishing at Healey’s Cyder Farm. The road run will be approximately 80-90 miles with lunch at Trebah the home of Donald Healey.
Truro Speed Academy 2022
The regulations for this year’s Truro Speed Academy are now available. Good luck to our new competitors in 2022.
Anyone wishing to enter the events and be mentored through their first season should contact Ted Chalcraft for more information at
Tregrehan hillclimb, st austell
Go Fast UpHill
An Historic venue nestled inside a small country estate racing starts along a beautiful tree lined avenue before entering the famous carlyon corner (How fast do you dare go?) before the final sprint facing the country house before the incredibly difficult hairpain on over the flying finish.
From the likes of Gould, Reynard, OMS and Radical. All at full speed!
Standard cars made much much faster, spaceframe minis to ultimate 205s all here to watch.
Think you need a lot, think again. Your road car, a helmet & overalls and a few safety tweaks and you can race.
From Ex Prodrive Subarus to the ever popular Ford Escorts and sometimes a 6R4.
A few things we’re great at
Truro and District Motor club has been at the forefront of Motorsport in Cornwall for over 50 years and during those years we have delievered these key things
It’s you, your car and a hill against the clock
No Hills this time just flat out around a short course
Want to get into motorsport then this is a great start and allows you to move on to other forms of motorsport. All you need is a car and a helmet.
We take safety very seriously, with marshalls, doctors and emergency vehicles all trained to assist you
This is just a sample of photographs across the history of TDMC showing hillclimbs, sprints, autosolos along with social events run by the club.
Join us! It will only take a minute
These are the special people of Truro & District Motor Club that help make motorsport available to you.
John H Collins
Chairperson and occasional strange hat wearer
Clerk of the Course
Competition Secretary, Rally Clerk of the Course, deals with most of the communication with Motorsport UK including Event Permit and Track Licence Applications.
David Richards CBE
Club President, Chairman of Motorsport UK
Committe Member, competing in Motorsport from the 70s and is currently best known as the voice you hear commenting at most of the hillclimbs.
Webmaster, Competitor & SimRacer
Long time committee member, keen motorsports supporter and key top paddock marshal at Tregrehan Hillclimb
Long standing member of T.D.M.C. Held many roles at present one of the Vice Presidents, competitor, and active organiser on the committee. Likes all forms of motorsport, special interest, Rallying!