The weekend of the 22 and 23rd of June saw the return of the Cornwall and Devon Land Rover Club‘s annual Road Taxed Vehicle (RTV) charity event at Newnham Park which
By all accounts it was another roaring success. And here at Brookwells we are proud to be associated with this great event which not only raises money for a very deserving cause, but brings Landy Lovers together over two great days every year.
A Land Rover Defender 110 navigating the slippery course
Club Chairman Pete Garlick was good enough to talk to us about the event, he said, “Although we haven’t worked out the final figures as yet after a rough look we estimate that we would be somewhere in the region of £4000 that was raised for St. Luke’s Hospice.”
“This was the 8th year that we have run this event and this year was the biggest yet. We had 24 teams entered this year with each team consisting of 3 drivers. Their collective scores added together to determine the winners.”
“In addition to the 72 competitors there were marshals, officials scrutineers as well as families and friends with many camping in the 100 acre field at Newnham which lead to the usual light hearted atmosphere that this event generates.”
Aaron (left) from our Plymouth Branch keeps a close eye on a Disco navigating the course
And the attendees weren’t competing on an empty stomach, Pete explained, “Gary and Chunk’s from Classic Catering had brought their snack wagons and mobile bar down from Wales and erected a marquee with table and chairs, this became the centre point of the camping field and was also the venue of Saturday evenings disco.”
The food went down a treat and the attendees danced the night away on Saturday evening, ready for the next day’s competition. “Sunday morning brought another breezy day,” Pete explained, “But importantly the rain held off which was an improvement on the showers from Saturday.”
The overall winners were CDLRC's very own David White, Ross Lillicrap and Simon Badge
Pete explained how the competitors enjoyed 20 sections over the course of 2 days, 10 at Newnham and 10 at Hemerdon with C and D’s team of David White, Ross Lillicrap and Simon Badge (above) emerging as overall winners. The ladies trophy was won by another Cornwall and Devon Land Rover Club team comprising of Emma White, Jessica Jeffery and Leigh Jackson (below) and the Long Wheelbase Trophy by yet another CDLRC team of David Burley, Steve Johnson and Neil Jackson (bottom).
The Chairman was quick to praise companies that had clubbed together to donate items for the raffle. “We had a great number of prizes donated to our raffle donated by various very generous companies, top prize being a hand-made garden bench donated by Morwellham Garden Furniture this was won by Sarah Thomas and made its way back to Wales with her.”
Brookwells Land Rover parts supplies also provided marshals goody bags and made sure that everyone who had signed on to help over the weekend received took one home. It’s always fantastic to be able to do this as without our volunteer marshals and other officials we could not hold the event, as always they are very appreciated.”
David Burley, Steve Johnson and Neil Jackson claimed the Long Wheelbase Trophy
Brookwells would like to thank Pete for taking the time to answer our questions and provide us with these pictures. We look forward to doing it all again next year. In the meantime head over to the Cornwall and Devon Land Rover Club’s official website for all the info you need on their events and the club itself.