Latest news from TDMC and the wider world of Hi Octane Motorsport
Annual General Meeting 2023
This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday May 22nd, at Truro Golf Club, 6.30pm with the meeting starting at 7pm.
Further details to follow.
TDMC EVENT DATES- 2023
The following dates have been decided for Truro and District Motor Club events in 2023.
June 17th and 18th – Tregrehan
September 30th and October 1st – Tregrehan
April 15th and 16th – Portreath
August 26th and 27th – Portreath
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 delighted to be returning to Tregrehan this year. The dates of our events are June 17th and 18th and September 30th and October 1st.
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.
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
SPONSORED by Richards Bros
TDMC Speed Championship
The TDMC Speed Championship was introduced by the committee in 2019 to give something back to our members who compete in our events. There is no entry fee as your membership guarantees your entry into the championship which is run over all 8 of our events each year. (If the number of events increases so will the number of eligible championship events increase.)
Competitors are awarded 10 points on completion of at least one timed run at the event. Further points are allocated as per the scoring schedule below, (The scoring system is quite simple and there is a handicap system in place which brings into account the numbers in each class.) determined by competitors placing within their class as recorded in the Official Final Results.
Event Awards. The competitor holding first place in the championship at the close of each round shall be awarded a refund of their entry fee for that round. Competitors are only eligible to receive a Round Award once in each season and will then be exempt from the award in further rounds. This exemption applies only to the Round Awards and not to Championship Awards.
Awards will be presented to the competitors placing first, second and third at the end of the final round. The awards will be presented at Truro and District Motor Club’s annual awards event. Your name will go onto the perpetual shield for the year in which your win the championship and each of the top three will receive smaller trophies.
The Championship Regulations will be published in full and below will be a link to the regulations, it is very important that all competitors read and comply with the Championship Regulations.
EVENT AWARDS 2022
Jason MacDonald. Portreath Saturday 02/04/22
Giles Maddever. Portreath Sunday 03/04/22
David Edwards. Tregrehan Saturday 18/06/22
Ted Chalcraft. Tregrehan Sunday 19/06/22
Keenan Dockery. Portreath Saturday 27/08/22
John Opie. Portreath Sunday 28/08/22
Aaron Dockery. Tregrehan Saturday 01/10/22
Simon Ambler. Tregrehan Sunday 02/10/22
Truro Speed Academy 2023
Truro Speed Academy
The Club will be running the Truro Speed Academy again in 2023. For anyone wishing to join, the Academy Regulations and Registration Form are now available using the links on this page.
Anyone wishing to enter the events and be mentored through their first season should contact Ted Chalcraft for more information at
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.
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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!