Classic cars to tour Truro after 1,500 mile Cape to Cape Rally

7:20am Monday 23rd April 2012

Classic cars including Jaguars, Porsches and Volvos will be hitting the streets of Truro this week for the spectacular finale of a 1,500 mile rally from Scotland to Cornwall.

The Truro Classic Car Challenge will welcome more than 40 vintage vehicles on Sunday, April 29 for a circuit of the city’s roads and display on Lemon Quay.

It’s the conclusion to the 9th Grand Tour Cape to Cape Rally from Cape Wrath in the Highlands to Cape Cornwall, which attracts drivers from all over Europe.

Both the rally and the Truro Classic, which takes place from 10.30am to 12.30pm, will raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, with hopes to raise a five-figure sum.

Dennis Greenslade, event director, said: “The Cape to Cape Rally has been described as the toughest classic car tour in Europe.

“The Truro Classic is the final test in this endurance event which tests driving skill, physical stamina, navigation and vehicle engineering. We also hope to raise even more money for Macmillan Cancer Support.”

One of the drivers taking part is Barbara Morris, from Surrey, who has terminal cancer but is looking forward to taking part in her 1953 Singer SM.

Barbara: said “Competing in the Cape to Cape Rally gives me a personal challenge and gets the wind in my hair! This is me doing my bit to help other people benefit from the great support that Macmillan provide.”

Over the last eight years, the Cape to Cape Rally has raised more than £420,000 for Macmillan Cancer Car. Organisers hope to reach the £500,000 fundraising mark this year, and there will be a street collection throughout the Truro Classic Car Challenge.

If you wish to be involved in fund-raising, please email Chris Robins, Volunteer Chairman of Truro Macmillan fund-raising committee and Cornwall area Chairman on fundraising@macmillian.org.uk.

For more information about the Truro Classic Car Challenge, please contact Becky at Event Cornwall on becky@eventcornwall.co.uk or call 01872 888089.

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