The Duxford car show this year was probably one of the biggest non-TVR specific events that was attended by members of the South Eastern regions this year. Organised by Tony (RO for East Midlands) just under 60 TVRs turned up and virtually overwhelmed every other club there.
Sherburn Aero Club
On 25th June 2011 we had a multi region event with our friends from Tees Valley, South Yorkshire and North Yorkshire joining the West Yorkshire crew for our 2nd year of helping with the Candlelighters Charity Day at Sherburn Aero Club near Selby, Yorkshire.
Candlelighters is a Yorkshire based charity formed and run by parents of children who are suffering from or have had cancer.
Although a small local show by some standards, this event has always managed to attract a good range of modern and classic cars to come and show. The event this year was blessed with some great weather and over twenty TVRs from various regions local to the Royston area showing. There were various competitions ranging throughout the day, from men pulling Landrovers around, to model spitfires and jet-fighters dog fighting it out in the skies above. Generally, a very enjoyable way to spend a Sunday afternoon - and I thoroughly recommend the burgers!
Never having attended a DTEC race before at Snetterton, I was very curious about what the day would be like and I was not disappointed! For the paltry sum of £5 pounds, all the TVR owners that attended were treated to a great day out at the races with reserved parking, free tea and cake. The races themselves were only supposed to take 20mins to complete, but you would not have noticed as the time seemed to be far longer - which was a good thing! After the races were over, a number of us went down to the pits to meet the drivers and look over the cars while indulging in some tea and cake. All-in-all, a great day out for the both racing and a social event. Much recommended!
Fox & Rabbit at Levisham
Even though the showers came twice it didnt spoil a 130 mile run, with roofs down, through spectacular Yorkshire scenery.
What better to refill the tanks half way than a good old pie!
Pop along next time and enjoy a day with cars and friends, new or old.
Although an event primarily aimed at American Classics and hot-rods, the Beaconsfield show is open to any sports or classic car that wants to be marvelled at by the public. The show this year was held on a sunny bank holiday and featured a great range of classics and other hot-rods, plus a scattering of the odd TVR here and there. The show did not attract a large response from the local TVR community this year which was unfortunate, but those that did go enjoyed themselves immensely. The field was full of chrome as far as the eye could see and we also saw a number of classic British cars that sparked some interesting memories for some of us there.
Starting and finishing in Tring, the event comprised approx 80 miles of A/B roads throughout Buckinghamshire, interspersed with clues which the participants had to solve on the way. This was punctuated with a lunch stop at the Boycott Farm Shop near Stowe. 22 participants took part in 12 vehicles which included a Jaguar XJ, Subaru Impreza and a Ferrari amongst others, the latter seen here entering Wendover High St – these in addition to a wide assortment of Tivs naturally!
What an event! Cor - every sexy motor that you can imagine present. It was like the Goodwood breakfast meet of the North. One sausage, bacon and tomato sandwich, washed down with a coffee (all in aid of the YAA) and it was time to mingle, oggle and watch some cars leave in a rather spirited fashion. Until Oct then when the next one is on. Dont miss it!
Extra people had turned up at the meeting point for the drive out. This which resulted in more people coming than places booked at the yet to be announced venue for the meal. As it turned out two people were only along for the drive and a quick drink which meant that we were only two diners over the booked number. With everyone in attendance that had booked to come along the driving directions were handed out and we set off in an orderly procession. I was near the front, and it gave me a pleasant feeling when I looked back to see the string of TVRs, a Lamborghini and the red eurobox which had to replace a member’s V8 T350T due to gearbox problems (this time).
Black Sheep Brewery, Masham
90 cars made it to Masham for an afternoon in brilliant sunshine. Eight regions of the TVRCC came together to rally at the Yorkshire town of Masham on a lovely spring afternoon.
The final weekend of March saw many members attend the ever popular PPC Open Day in Melton Mowbray. As PPC is now not only the local TVR service centre for many members but also the home to Leven Technology the open day saw a record turnout of TVRs
Well it started as a conversation between Ralph (Wilts RO) and me and ended with just under 100 TVRs in the sunshine at Cheddar Gorge
On a cold and wet Saturday morning, 50+ TVRs descended on Hilton and Moss - an ex-TVR dealer.
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
Thanks go to all those who contributed auction prizes and those who bid. We raised £1200 for the Hearing Dogs throughout the 2 days of BNG. Well done!
After two years of rain for BNG it was time someone smiled on us and boy did they. Thanks to the hundreds of you, who made your way to York for BNG07, sponsored by DriveStyle TVR of Harrogate.
After meticulous planning over the last 9 months it was a joy to see the sun come up on Saturday morning. Approx 120 cars made it to the Racecourse for the morning rumble. The gathering made the local press and John Holden flew the flag at the front of the press photo.
I have had confirmation today that John Hartshorne from Peninsula will be bringing the 2005 Le Mans car to the 60th celebrations in August and it gets better than that, the car will have an engine in it and will be running at Rockingham. So even if you didn't get to Le Mans in 2005 you will have a chance to see the car IN ACTION at the biggest TVR party to date.
There are just 11 days remaining before bookings close for Gang on the Green 2007 and the last few remaining places are filling up fast. This is the biggest TVR gathering in this 60th anniversary year in the southern half of the country and if the 2003 event is anything to go by, it is an event not to be missed. It's also the start of the summer's main anniversary celebrations with S Club, Wedgefest, Diamond Rock, Griff Growl, Chimfest and BNG all following on consecutive weekends over the next two months.
Following on from last month's interview in TVR Sprint magazine, the TVR Car Club is pleased to announce that Mr Al Melling of Melling Consultancy Design, designer of the AJP8, Speed 12 and Speed 6 engines, has kindly agreed to present a seminar to TVRCC members and TVR enthusiasts entitled "The AJP and Speed Six Engines" at Rockingham Motor Speedway on Friday 3rd August.
This seminar is open to both TVRCC members and non-members alike.