Motorsport UK – Covid-19 guidance
It was with sadness that the club heard of the news that John Hosking – known as ‘farmer John’ – passed away very recently following a long fight with cancer. John was the first person to hold ‘fastest time of day’ (FTD) and the track record at Tregrehan in 1967 driving his Mini Cooper S with a time of 24.92 seconds. John was renowned as a very quick driver and the fastest mini around.
The club were very glad that John was able to attend the Tregrehan 50th anniversary in 2017 and can be seen in the attached photo – 3rd from left – with Mike Remnant also a past track record holder 1st from left.
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!
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.
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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!