Competition Committee Profile: Kevin Cornwall

Friday 1 May 2015

Kevin Cornwall is our Chief Marshal and it's his role to ensure the safety of competitors and assist them in case of any collisions, accidents or track problems.

Are you involved with any car clubs?

I’ve recently taken up the post of Chief Marshal for the Bugatti Owners’ Club as well as being a Trainee Steward for the Motor Sports Association.

How did you first get involved with historic motorsport? 

I’ve been involved in motorsport for the last 16 years and signed up after answering a marshals’ recruitment advert in F1 magazine. Despite growing up very close to Prescott, I’d only been once as a child and it wasn’t until I met up with a Bugatti Owners Club member at a Donington training day that I started regularly attending hill climbs at the course. 

Could you explain a little bit more about your role within the competition committee? What will you be involved with during the Hill Climb event?

My role is about everything from allocating the other marshals to their posts to sweeping up and dealing with any incidents – which tend to be rarer in hill climbs than track racing. Overall it’s really about ensuring that the meeting runs safely and smoothly.

Could you give us a few examples of other motorsport events you’ve been involved with? 

As well as being involved with hill climbs all over the country, I’ve also been fortunate enough to have marshalled at 10 British Grand Prix events, one Australian Grand Prix and three Le Mans 24 Hour races. British marshals have a great reputation on the international circuit and that’s given me some fantastic opportunities.

Why do you love historic motorsport?

To be honest, I love cars in general but there’s a lot of variety in historic motoring, meaning that you get to see cars you don’t see every day. 

What class are you most looking forward to watching at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb and why? 

I’m looking forward to seeing the Racing Cars over 3000cc because they’re fast and produce lots of tyre smoke. The crowd will love it!

If you could compete at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb, which car would you drive and why?

I’d choose the ERA R4D because it looks and sounds fantastic in action. I think it’s really exciting that more than half the world’s remaining ERAs are coming to Chateau Impney and we’ll be able to see it competing against its fellow marques as well as the Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3 and the GN Caesar Special.

  • Competition Committee Profile: Kevin Cornwall, Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Droitwich



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