Say hello to our shiny new website…

Benchmark Web Design Club News, Cornish Speed Championship

Welcome to our new website, designed to make everyone’s life easier! On the home page you will find a downloadable membership form and links to the Cornish Speed Championship regulations and entry form. My apologies for the delay in the cross-over to our new webmaster. However, I am delighted to introduce Simon Fisher who has agreed to take on the …

N.A.C.L. support for Mount Edgcumbe Hospice exceeds £100,000!

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Newquay Auto Club support for the Mount Edgcumbe Hospice exceeds £100,000. For several years now the Club has organised the Classic Tour of Cornwall and like the main “Tour” event held annually, the proceeds go to Mount Edgcumbe Hospice. In the past five years the Club has donated over £8000 to the Hospice funds from successive Classic events. Our Club …

Check out our new photo gallery…

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To see a collection of images and videos from club events throughout the years, visit the Gallery section on the top navigation bar, or simply click HERE

“Corona”… Ah, I remember it well!

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“Corona” Ah, I remember it well! Bottles of fizz with an over-centre clipped bottle top! As kids we were only allowed 1 bottle each week! Add the word virus and the fizz is taken away…. flat! So …. what to do? Catching up on a few jobs the wife has found for me! Cleaning out the workshop, has uncovered some …

A tribute to G.W.J. Blewett

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A tribute to G.W.J. Blewett In 1965, I was honoured to be invited to join the committee of Camel Vale Motor Club and over the years I became great friends with Gordon Wilfred John Blewett, John, or GWJ to his friends, as at that time there were other John Blewett’s around. The monthly committee meetings were held in the house …

Sad loss of Mike Remnant

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Sad loss of Mike Remnant We are all very sorry to hear the passing of Mike Remnant on Christmas eve. His great love was motorsport stretched way back. The recollection of a 1558cc Ford Anglia being peddled around St Eval in the mid 70’s, takes us back 40 plus years. He competed in all Cornish sprints and hillclimbs for many …

In remembrance of Basil Coad 1933 – 2019

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Basil Coad 1933 – 2019 Basil was Basil. Like cheese is Cornish Yarg, or ice cream – Callestick, Basil was Basil. The mention of his name brought a beaming smile to people’s faces, accompanied by “Awh Basil, yes!”. There was no other! A few years ‘back along’, if you’d been farming a Council farm, the odds of you meeting Basil …

2019 Classic & Sports Tour of Cornwall

Benchmark Web Design Classic & Sports Tour of Cornwall

The Classic & Sports Tour of Cornwall 2019 in aid of… Rain and sunshine greeted the 2019 Classic & Sports Tour of Cornwall… In that order. Rain before lunch, sunshine after! The event took place at the end of September when Newquay Auto Club held their annual mystical tour around our county. Clerk of the course Sarah once more showed …

Remembering Roy Scaife

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Remembering Roy Scaife On the 4th October 2016 Roy sadly passed away. He was 73 years old. Some of you oldies will remember Roy, He was a Newquay Auto Club member in the 60’s but also competed in virtually every Classic Tour until 2015. A treasured memory is of Roy wrestling with a V8 Bellamy sport car at one of …

In memory of Ernie Moyse

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In memory of Ernie Moyse On the 5th August 2016 Ernie popped out to turn his bike around for the final time …. Ninety blackberry seasons that bike had seen! Those of you who did not know Ernie quite so well might query the above opening paragraph. Ernie had a reservoir of pet sayings, which were eagerly articulated at any given moment and …