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 …

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 …

Sad loss of Ian Cameron

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Sad loss of Ian Cameron It is with great sadness I inform you of the death of Ian Cameron. He passed away on 21st January 2014, with the funeral held on 31st January at St Johns Baptist Church, Yeovil. Ian was born in 1948, a keen and very able competitor for many years. Two machines spring to mind that were …

Remembering Kim Goostrey

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Remembering Kim Goostrey A few words from Tucks, expressing the feelings of us all. Kim loved motorsport whether it was on two or four wheels, modern or classic. He was a very active committee member of the Newquay Auto Club and could always be counted on during the setting-up and picking-up for the Clubs’ events. He always enjoyed these occasions …

A tribute to Ian Thomas

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A tribute to Ian Thomas On Saturday 27th November 2010 our very dear friend Ian sadly passed away at home. Ian was a long standing passionate member of our club. Never more so than when holding the post of competition secretary for a number of years. Behind the wheel Ian was fiercely competitive and a highly talented driver … pushing …

In memory of Derek Stephens

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Younger members of the club may not have known Derek Stephens, but he was a super chap who I had the privilege of navigating for between 1971 and 1974. Unfortunately Derek lost his battle against cancer on Monday 28th Dec-09. I first met Derek through his sister Jill who happened to be my newly wedded wife’s best friend. The conversation …

Duncan Harrison – “A Proper Chap…”

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Duncan Harrison 1955 – 2009 Duncan was born in the Tavistock area and spent the majority of his life there. He ran an agricultural contracting business which he formed in 1977 with purchase of a single Ford County tractor and started contracting work for local farmers, specializing in silage and steep ground work. From these humble beginnings, through a combination …