We're pleased to announce that Racing Green Cars of Ash Vale, Hampshire, have agreed to sponsor the TVRCC's presence at the Britcar 24 Hour at Silverstone, 20/21 September 08. They can be found at www.racinggreentvr.com and have just launched their new TVR parts site at www.thetvrshop.com
Latest news from The TVR Monster Team. The new Sagaris GT V8 from GTF is now unleashed and will be racing next weekend. Gull wings, BIG V8 and oodles of Horsepower. There will be approx 10 of these race cars by the end of the year.
in June 2008, the Club were approached by David Oxley of TVR and invited to attend an exclusive preview of the new Sagaris 2. The Club was extremely fortunate to have been invited to this as the only other attendees were Dealer Principals; no other members of the press or representatives from other websites were present. From an overwhelming number of applicants who wanted to attend this event, some 60 Club members' names were drawn out of a hat and these then met on 10 July 2008 at the new TVR development facility in Wesham near to Blackpool from where they drove in convoy to the Great Hall at Mains where they had the opportunity at first hand to view the new car.
We are pleased to announce the formation of a new TVRCC Region in the Peak Forest meeting on the 1st Sunday of each month. First meeting Sunday 6th April all welcome.
Peak Forest region will meet on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 12 noon at: The Lamb Inn, Hayfield Road, Chinley, High Peak, Derbyshire, SK23 6ALThe Lamb Inn is situated on the A624 between Hayfield and Chapel-en-le-Frith. Please pre-book if having lunch on 01663 750519.
The Regional Organiser is Paul Jackson
To celebrate their first year in the business, Clitheroe based TVR specialist TrackVRoad are holding an open day on Saturday 8 March at their Deanfield Way workshops. All TVR enthusiasts are welcome to come and look around and meet the TrackVRoad crew: Craig, Ian, Richard, Steve and Mic plus many of their invited guests
As members may be aware, Corin Denton offered his resignation from the Committee some months ago in order that he could concentrate on his responsibilities as Regional Organiser for Devon. At the time, he was persuaded to stay until the AGM in March in order to assist with planning for the 2008 national events programme. However, in spite of this, it was decided at Saturday�s (19th January 2008)Committee Meeting that it would be best if his efforts were focussed solely on his Regional responsibilities and therefore we have accepted his resignation from the Committee with immediate effect.
Can you help with a logo for Chimfest 2008, Angus (the goose) would like to hear from any budding artist? An eye catching logo is needed for this years Chimfest to promote the event both online and in print, please contact the office for further details.
May we take this opportunity to wish a Happy New Year to all our members and TVR enthusiasts and to thank everyone who helped to make 2007 a TVR Diamond Jubilee to remember. But despite the success of the year just past, we are not resting on our laurels and we have an extensive programme of events for 2008 and plans for further improvements for the Club.
Some members may recall seeing a series of requests on our discussion forums last year asking for support to Peter Hingston, who was updating his previous work, 'Guide to Buying a Used Sports Car' which was first published over 25 years ago.We are pleased to report that the book is now complete and contains a number of TVRs from Grantura up to Tasmin, and is expected to be launched at the NEC Classic Car Show next month.
Please note, this is not to be confused with "TVR - The Early Years" which is being rewritten by Peter Filby and is also expected to go on sale before Christmas.
The Team Holden Sagaris AJP, driven by Andy Holden and Darren Dowling suffered a wheel bearing failure during Saturday's race when running in 7th place after qualifiyng 12th out of 54 cars.
Today (Sunday), Andy started the car from the back of the grid of 54 before pitting in 17th place. After a very slow fuel stop, Darren continued the charge to finish the hour long race 6th overall and on the same lap as the DTM Audi that won the race. 2:33sec laps show how quick the car is and when one looks at the car's origins as a Tuscan Challenge Car this is an amazing tribute to all involved in the team. Well done to Team Holden!