There were 3 finalists for this year’s award and in any other year, any one of the 3 would have run away with the title. Joining Howard in the trio were Nick Halstead and Chris Gilpin. Nick presented an absolutely stunning restoration and upgrade to a 1994 4.0 Chimaera adding a supercharger and with all work, including the respray, being carried out by Nick or his father. Chris took a near basket case 3000M that had been involved in a major frontal impact and with the help of a new chassis and many thousands of hours work, returned it back into the car that it was when it left the factory in 1978. But there can be only one winner, and in a very close contest, by just 2 votes, Howard took the trophy with the balance tipping ever so slightly in his favour because of the nature of the car that he restored, with it being PRW’s own car, and for his perseverance in getting the car released from TVR just 6 days before the company was sold to Nikolai Smolenski when all other prospective purchasers had been flatly turned down. A full report on all three cars will appear in Sprint.
Despite the weather last Saturday, sufficient members did brave the snows that hit the Midlands to ensure that the AGM could go ahead. We are pleased to report that all resolutions were passed with an overwhelming majority, and so it is with great pleasure that we welcome Angela Perkins to her new role as National Events Manager and bid farewell to Pietro who retires after nearly 20 years on the Committee.
We were also pleased to present the annual club awards, including the Trevor Wilkinson Trophy to Ian Renwick for hs stunning 3000M.
At an awards ceremony held at the NEC this evening, the TVR Car Club beat off fierce competition, notably from the BMW Car Club, to take the coveted Classic and Sports Car magazine trophy for Best Club Show/Event for Back Home 2006.
The three judges commented that the standard of entry for the Back Home concours was extremely high, and competition was fierce for 1st place. It therefore gives us great pleasure to announce the 2001 Chimaera of John Millington as the 2006 winner of the Mervyn Larner Cup.
After months of planning and organising the weather did its best to defeat us – but we won! 105 cars turned out to Duncombe Park, Helmsley. The concours was packed, with most cars joining in for a bit of fun. A spirited drive home saw 44 people sit down to a tasty meal and dance the night away ‘til 1.30am. Drinking continued well into the morning (4ish?)
In recognition of his efforts in masterminding TVR’s return to Le Mans last June, Richard Stanton has been awarded the TVR Car Club’s Scott Moncrieff Trophy for 2003.
The TVR Car Club