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Truro and District Club Motor – Tregrehan Hill Climb Nr St Austell – Sunday 12th September

Our first time at this great event!

Written by: Mark Roberts

During the West of England Steam Rally at Stithians I was approached by a member of the Truro and District Motor Club about our club attending a Hill Climb. Having never been to this event members agreed it would make a pleasant change. So on Sunday 12th September Mark, Steve, Martin, Will, Vince, Josh and Luke ascended on Chivey Services. We then made our way to Asda St Austell where we met John and Andrew and then continued a couple of miles to Tregrehan.

On arrival we were shown up the hill to an area where about 60 Classic cars were on display, we were lucky though to be parked facing all the action. Practice started around 11.00 with each car having 2 runs to learn the coarse. During the lunchtime break Classic Car owners were invited to form a cavalcade up the hill. After a briefing, Mark, Luke and Josh decided to have a go. We were all in the 2nd group 8 sec’s apart, although not at full race pace we all had a good go and it certainly wetted our appetites to get a race licence.

The afternoon action started around 2.pm with all the cars now being timed, sadly there were no Capri’s but there were Mk1 and Mk2 Escorts and an Escort Cosworth they all did well. One of the Mk1 Escorts won its class 1400cc to 2000cc beating such cars as Lotus Elise, Lotus Elan and Morgan 4/4. Members started to head off around 4pm with the last of us at 5.pm when the action had finished. This was an excellent day out and I am sure we will be revisiting again next time. (maybe race prepared)