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Big thank you from Cornwall Hospice Care.

Once again the Classic and Sports Tour of Cornwall has turned up trumps. By presenting a cheque for £1400 to the hospice the club has shown what a worthwhile event this is and what a valuable charity it supports.

Newquay ACL maybe in a lessening state of intensity at this moment in time, but the Classic and Sports Tour of Cornwall will carry on with the prospect of yet another enjoyable event in 2013!

As usual all competitors who have entered in the past couple of years will be notified closer to the time and we hope you will spread the word to others who might be interested in taking part. Look forward to seeing you there!
More images of Classic & Sports Tour of Cornwall by Graham Timms.
I have at last uploaded the photos Graham sent me soon after the event! He took these images by driving ahead of the rally and catching competitors en-route.
There were some beautiful machines out on the day, which was a pleasure to see. Once again thank you all for your support ... looking forward to next year!
Also many thanks to Graham for his contribution to the event.
12/07/12 ...
A Tribute to Ben Golley, who last week lost his fight with cancer.

03-07-12 ... TOUR REVIEW ...
Another Classic Tour bites the dust! We hope everyone had a good time.

Some good news …. !
On 29th July 2012, Newquay Auto Club jointly with Camel Vale, Truro, Plymouth and South Hams Motor Clubs, will be promoting “Boconnoc Motorsport Carnival”.

This event is the start of something new!
The plan is to create an annual celebration of Cornish Motoring, to be held at the beautiful Boconnoc Estate, Nr. Lostwithiel.
Many of you will be familiar with the various events already held there, none more so than the Spring Flower Show and the Steam Fair.

This year the event will take the form a motor rally, similar to the Tour of Cornwall Rally held at Boconnoc Estate in the past.

To find out more … goto www.boconnocmotorsport.co.uk

Please click on link below to access the:
2012 Club Membership Application
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Classic Tour of Cornwall supporting
Cornwall Hospice Care ...
St Eval Sprint ... Official Press Release ...
24/10/11 ... St Eval Sprint Closure
Friends of St Eval Sprint have posted several comments and photos on the Club Facebook site ... have a look see!
Kim Photography
Cornish Speed Championship 2011 Final Overall Results ...

Newquay ACL Sprint Club Championship ...

Newquay ACL Sprint Team Challenge ...

Results of the last St Eval Sprint (25/09/11)

25/09/11 St Eval Sprint. "The Last Waltz"

 Kim has upload paddock photos from the Last St Eval Sprint. Race photos to come ...
What a send off!
What a send off! The last sprint at St Eval saw what can only be described as a phenomenal response to the farewell meeting on Sunday last (25th Sep 2011).

Thanks must go to everyone involved.
This includes the M.O.D. for allowing us to use their property for well over 50 years, first for driving tests (now called Autotests) and a few years later as our sprint venue.
To you the competitors who have supported and enjoyed coming to this superb track.
Our many thanks to the spectators whose support has been so crucial to the club and St Eval Sprint’s survival over the years.
Last but by no means least … the organisers; the unsung hero’s who have always made St Eval Sprint so special. Thank you boys and girls!

The Event:
7:00 am … The eerie mist is still drifting around the solitary track cones, the entrance gate creeks in protest at its opening. The early bird responsible is Ian (the OMS) who arrives just in time to meet the burger van eager to pitch and warm his cooker (and who can blame him!!).
The humming sound of a distant milking machine is broken by the arrival of the loudspeaker man, responsible for making sure Peter English can announce what should or shouldn’t be happening over the forthcoming hours.

By 7:30 am ... The timing caravan is bustling with activity, checking their schedule, checking their clocks!
Everything else is in place, put there a day earlier by the ever faithful team who have given up watching live F1 qualifying to be there!

8:30 am ... The whole place is transformed. One mobile home after the another come pouring in, towing the weapons needed for the day’s assault!
Marshals arrive and drift towards the signing on caravan to be greeted by their first highlight of the day … Martine and Liz, who see to it that they are properly kitted out for the day’s racing.
The Doctor arrives complete with a few magazines and an extra cushion for that afternoon snooze!
Ernie has arrived, all is well!

The clock is ticking, the clerk of the course calls for a Marshals briefing, before moving on to hold a similar gathering for the drivers.

10 am ... The event begins, engines revving, drivers much the same. Two cars move to the line, the light goes green for the first one which promptly stalls. All the tension turns to anger, the steed will not re-start, needs a shove, eventually fires and is off the mark leaving a black rubber stamp on someone’s trainers. Good job this is only practice!
Two practice laps completed, it’s back to the paddock, questions are asked, why did it stall, conclusion … driver error!
The rest of practice runs smoothly and an early lunch is taken before the official runs begin at 1 pm.

1 pm ... Everyone is determined to put on a good show and boy did they just! The ever side ways merchants, the ever so precise connoisseurs were all battling it out to the end.
A few minor spills, but all in all a very well behaved bunch …. considering!

The steadiest award must go to Les Connett in his Seat Arosa. The car was tidy and so was his driving.
The try hardest award goes to Jerry Walters who with his mini threw caution to the wind in his attempt at beating the Peugeot double drive of Mark Crowle and Graham Timms.
The best sound award has to go to Phil Montgomery-Smith’s Fisher Fury, what a cracker!
The most sedate award goes to David Bryers in the Aston. Say no more! Best side ways award to the big Nissan of Ian Roscorla.
Most colourful award to Ben Uglow in his yellow and orange mini.
The FTD award goes to Terry Graves in his Gould flying machine. He looked to be attempting to break his own circuit record the way he was performing, however a time of 97.95 was still enough to beat the rest.
And lastly the award for the most remembered car at this final St Eval Sprint goes to the late Ian Thomas’s Mallock, driven by Phil Nickel.
The last car on the track, a tribute to a lasting memory.

St Eval Sprint will not be forgotten.

A rolling 30 year-old exemption to VED, for classic vehicles ... more

The Classic Tour of Cornwall - 26th June ...
Excellent event - details to follow
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