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Tregrehan Speed Hill Climb - Sunday 12th October 2014

Organised by Truro and District Motor Club

Written by: Mark Roberts

An early start for this one as Mark and John met at Chivvy Services at 8.00am. We then headed to St Austell and at Tresillian we were joined by new member Tom with his Capri Laser.

On arrival at Tregrehan we will told to park at the top of the hill, the hill was then closed for the Speed Hill Climb. We had 5 Capri's on our stand with Robert & Linda and Geoff also joining us. There will a few other Classics on display including a very tidy Cortina Mk2 and the Local Subaru Club.

During the morning the Hill Climbers had 2 practice runs, amongst the classics entered there were 3 Fords – 2 Mk1 Escorts and a Mk1 Fiesta plus the usual kit cars, one seater's, lots of Subaru's and a everyday car class. It was soon lunchtime and Classic Owners who were not involved with the hill Climb could have a run up the hill. Members Robert and Tom decided to have a go, although they were briefed before about taking it – steady.

The afternoon and the final 2 runs, everyone stepped up their effort – a Mini managed to recover a certain off but on one of the last runs of the day, one of the Mk1 Escorts who was on a flyer wasn't so lucky, after clipping the hedge and couple of spins - driver and car were ok.

Thanks to Truro and District Motor Club for a great day.

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