benefits are there to me if I join?
The TVR Car Club offers a range of services to its members. Click on the links below for more details.
If you own a TVR, or are passionate about the marque, or would just simply love to own one at some point in the future, membership of the TVRCC is not really an option, it becomes a necessity.
Why, well just look at the following benefits that all of our members receive:
1. Everyone receives Sprint,
the 64-page monthly full colour A4 magazine packed full of TVR related articles, photographs,
motorsport reports, specialist companies and the largest single monthly listing
of TVRs for sale anywhere in the UK. It is not available to non-members. It
has won a series of industry accolades including either winning or taking runner-up as Best Car Club Magazine from Classic and Sports Car
Magazine every year since 2006.
Club Office. Based in Newport, Shropshire, the TVR
Car Club Office is available to answer your queries 9am-5pm
Mon-Fri on 01952 822126 or by using the online
club office enquiry form.
The Office, run by Alison Brown, has a wealth of TVR experience and can usually
provide instant answers to your queries.
The TVR Car Club has negotiated special rates with a cross section of insurance companies for Club
members which, for many, will offer the very best cover available. For some individuals,however, we and our providers both recognise that a combination of circumstances will
combine which will result in other companies being ableto offer cheaper cover. Nonetheless,
even in these cases, it is frequently a requirement of the insurance that you
are a member of the recognised club for the marque in order to benefit from these
lower rates. TVRs are specialist cars, and for that you need a specialist insurer. It is one of those areas where cheapest is not necessarily always best, as the time to find out that your £50 premium saving equates to a poor service should the worst happen.
The owner of this unfortunate Tuscan (right), for example, found out that his insurance didn't cover him on a track day after he decided to argue with the armco. A full list of TVR Insurance Specialists can be found here.
Although you can attend track days with other Clubs/Companies, we believe that
we offer the best combination of value for money together with safety, TVR experienced
instructors, lots of track time and a TVR only environment that other providers
In recent years we have held track days at Cadwell Park, Brands Natch, Rockingham, Castle
Combe, Oulton Park and the Nurburgring. Additionally, in conjunction with the TVR Car Club
Holland, we always participate in the highly successful TVR Continental Meeting at Zolder.
The TVR Car Club has run its own race series since 2000 and which developed in
2004 into the TVR Car Club Challenge Cup which is open to all TVRs. In 2006,
this combined with the former factory-run TVR Tuscan Challenge into the only “TVR only” race series in the world. This series is now extremely popular and competes at some of Britain's premier race circuits such as Oulton Park, Snetterton and Brands Hatch. The 2012 Championship was won by Club member Tim Davis in a Tuscan (right).
We run two Sprinting Championships - the TVRCC Speed Championship - which is for TVRs only and has been competed for for over 12 years - and new for 2013 the TVRCC Classic Marques Challenge in which you can pit your TVR against a series of other classic British sportscars such as MG, Healey and Aston Martin. Both series compete all over the countr and are often co-located. There are 24 different rounds in 2013 (Speed Championship, 18 in the Classic Marques Challenge) in venues ranging from airfields (North Weald), to hillclimbs (Prescott/Harewood)to test tracks (MIRA/Hethel) to circuits (Mallory). The 2012 champion, Jez Firth, continues to perform well in his Class B Griffith although the Class A competitors, such as 2011 champion Stewart Lobley (right) are snapping at his heels.
In addition, the TVRCC offers support when
requested to competitors in all other forms of motorsport where they promote TVR.
In 2003, 2004 and 2005, the Club sponsored the TVR entry into the
Le Mans 24 hour race including the historic first ever finish of that race in
2004 by both Synergy Chamberlain Motorsport T400Rs (more info)
They are often represented at UK rounds of the Britcar (where for 2013 Club members Andy Holden and Steve Glynn are each flying the TVR flag in their Sagaris V8s) and
occasionally European rounds of the FIAGT.
In recent years, the Le Mans Classic has also grown in popularity and 2012 saw nearly 750 Club members descend on the La Sarthe circuit in July to support the 5 Granturas entered, including the historic 50th anniversary return of the original YFR 751 that first raced at Le Mans in 1962. The Club provides support
when requested to all older TVRs racing in the historic series; they have supported
various Granturas entered into the Le Mans Classic in recent years and even assisted one member with his
costs to enable him to compete in an endurance race in the USA in a 2500M.
The TVR Car Club organises a number of non-track related events throughout the
year to bring enthusiasts together. This often includes a gathering
in Blackpool, despite the closure of the Bristol Avenue works in 2006, and we are pleased to say that we are returning to Blackpool in 2013 on the weekend of 13/14 September.
Big Northern Gathering, held in Blackpool over the weekend of 3-5 Sep 10, was generally accepted as the best event the TVRCC has ever held and was a finalist for best Club event in the 2010 Classic & Sports Car annual club awards. 2011 saw the Club taking over the Goodwood estate for a weekend in June to celebrate "TAG11" - TVR at Goodwood - and this too made the final shortlist for best Club event for thatyear's Classic & Sports Car annual club awards. Other venues for national events have included BrandsHatch, Duxford,
Nottingham, South Wales, Scotland, the Isle
of Man and the Shuttleworth Collection in Bedfordshire.
In 2004 the Club hired the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff for a spectacular event
involving over 500 members and a memorable “rumble” through the city
early on Sunday morning to wake up the inhabitants! In 2007, around 1700 members and 1000 TVRs descended on Rockingham Motor Speedway for Diamond Rock, the biggest gathering of TVRs ever to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the birth of the company.
Club has 43 individual regional monthly meetings spread around UK ranging
from the Highlands of Scotland to the Channel Islands. These allow members
to talk to other owners about their experiences with their cars and frequently
gain valuable local advice about specialist services. If advice is not
available locally, the Club has access to host of other specialists who will
be able to answer your query.
8. Website Members’ Area. (see buttons on
the left hand side of each page - you may need to scroll up from here depending upon your screen resolution!)
Although a large part of this site is open to the general public, there
are some additional areas which are restricted to members only and are accessible only to those members who are showing as current in the Club database.
area includes access to the Club Archives, nationwide future events
calendar and an increasingly busy discussion forum with over 5000 registered participants and over 5M hits per month.
For a more details description of what is available in the Members Area, including a full list of benefits and sample pages, click here.
9. Finally is the camaraderie
of belonging to the largest group of enthusiasts for Britain’s
greatest sports car.
I don't own a TVR but am an enthusiast of the marque. Can
I join the TVRCC?
The club is open to anybody who has an interest in these
great British sportscars. You do not need to own a TVR.
I am looking for a TVR. How can you
In many ways.
First, join the club.
Second, go along to your local
meeting, meet like minded enthusiasts and talk to owners
of the type of TVR in which you are interested. Find out
what to look for and what to avoid!
Third, you may well find a pristine example of the car you
are looking for in the Market Place pages of Sprint or in
our online classifieds.
We can put you in touch with specialists who may be able to source your car or
if you have already found a potential car, cast his expert eye over it.
But I drive a Tamora. Car clubs
are about older cars and men smoking pipes aren't they?
The TVR Car Club caters for all TVR enthusiasts. Owners of classic TVRs
such as the Grantura and Taimar, future classics such as the Tasmin, S Series
or Griffith or the last cars to some off the Bristol Avenue production line t cars such as the T350, Tuscan 2 or Sagaris are all equally
But I live abroad?
The TVR Car Club is well represented abroad with ten international regions and
members as far afield as California, the Phillipines and New Zealand. Sprint
magazine can be sent via airmail to keep you up to speed with all matters TVR.
I'd like a TVR but they are all group
20 insurance. Can I get it any cheaper?
Yes! Extremely competitive rates are available to club members from a range of specialist insurance companies.
do I join?
TVR Car Club – Subscription rates:
Overseas (EU) membership
Overseas (outside EU) membership
£54.50 reduced to £51.50 for payment by Direct Debit
£59.50 (payment by credit/debit card only)
£62.50 (payment by credit/debit card only)
All of the above rates are for the first year of membership and include a one off joining fee of £10
Thereafter, subsequent year's renewals are:
Overseas (EU) membership
Overseas (outside EU) membership
£47.50 reduced to £42.50 for payment by Direct Debit
£52.50 (payment by credit/debit card only)
£55.50 (payment by credit/debit card only)
TVR Car Club Membership & Renewals
All members receive the benefits outlined
above, joining is simple just click on join now and follow
instructions. (This is
on an SSL server booking system and offers a quick and
way for your application to be processed.)
If you would prefer to join over the
telephone during office hours call the Club office on 01952
fill in and print out the application
form, send it together with your remittance to the
Don’t delay start receiving membership
you do not need to own a TVR to join, Most new members
join first to find out more out TVRs before buying one.
Just knowing what to look for could save you far more
the cost of the subscription.
If you would like to read the Club Articles of Association (our "rules") before joining please click here.
If you have any specific questions that you would like to ask the TVRCC that these pages have not answered, you can contact the Club by email here.
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