Cornwall to celebrate a month of motorsport


Cornwall will host a special new celebration of motorsport this September, in an initiative that Motorsport UK hopes will be adopted in other regions across the UK.

The inaugural Cornwall Motorsport Month will celebrate all kinds of fun on four (and two!) wheels with a showcase of the various types of motorsport available in the South West.

From non-competitive classic car and motorcycle tours, to the thrill of a closed-road hill climb, there will be something for everyone with an enthusiasm for cars and competition.

Cornwall Motorsport Month is being organised by a team of motorsport enthusiasts overseen by Kevin Moore, the Motorsport UK Regional Development Officer (RDO) for the South West.

Moore said: “Cornwall is widely known as a famous sailing destination, but it also has a thriving motorsport community, which we wanted to shine a spotlight on. Initiatives like the Cornwall Motorsport Month provide the perfect platform to introduce the wider public to our incredibly engaging, exciting and adrenaline-fuelled world.”

There are already 31 events and 14 clubs involved in Cornwall Motorsport Month. Among them is Truro and District Motor Club. “It’s very exciting to be able part of this project,” said Dave Brenton, club Chairman. “The entire club committee is working tirelessly to ensure the debut event will be a success.

"Considering it’s the first initiative of its kind in the country we have some exciting plans in the pipeline. There’s a lot of work to do but we look forward to seeing everyone in Cornwall in September.”

A full events calendar available on the official Cornwall Motorsport Month website. As well as the competitive events, there will be movie nights, training workshops, celebrity evenings and car shows.

For more information, including how to create similar initiatives in your region, email Kevin Moore on

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