RAF Davidstow Moor was a World War II airbase operational from 1 October 1942. It was situated at an altitude of 970ft on Bodmin Moor, and was frequently ravaged by Atlantic gales. Motor racing commenced on a 2.6 mile track on the 9th August 1952, the track map being shown below.

True to its location, the first meeting was held in torrential rain to a crowd of 3000. Two meetings were planned for 1953 (on the now 1.85 mile track shown below), the first which was affected by fog (and was delayed until they could clear the sheep from the back straight), and the second which suffered from poor crowd attendance as it was a hot sunny day and the crowds went to the beach instead. The two meetings in 1954 were also affected by rain, so for 1955 one race meeting was held on Whit Monday, the 30th May. The highlight of the meeting was a full Formula One race, but racing was never to be held at the track again.