TVR Power are now offering Injector Diagnostic testing and servicing. A full test and diagnostic if you remove and send them your injectors yourself £70 +VAT. If they remove and reinstall £110 +VAT. Both include new fuel baskets and 'o' rings and will be acompanied with before and after flow charts. They also offer a full reconditioning service for Rover V8 ignition distributors for £160 + vat with one years manufacturers warranty.
The first test of the first true racing V8 Sagaris built by Tim Hood, Terry Lee & Grantura Engineering took place yesterday and the Club believes that these are the first pictures of it shown to the public.This is a highly modified shell with a removable front (clam shell) which will accommodate most V8 engines with a well proven Tuscan race chassis. In testing yesterday at Silverstone, it had only a few very small probles which were all sorted out by the end of the test. First reports are that it handles far better than a Tuscan with the advantage of being more aero dynamic with down force. For futher details contact John Reid.
Following last week's sad news that North West TVR main dealer HL Gorner were to close, it has been announced today that a new dealership is opening in Preston.Paul Munday, dealer principal, told the TVR Car Club:
"With our on-going development of the Ciceley Continental Passenger Car site in Preston we are very pleased to formally announce our appointment as TVR dealers for the north west market area.
"We are delighted to have the TVR dealership to run alongside our primary Mercedes Passenger Car Service, Parts and Used Vehicle Sales business and feel both prestigious marques will compliment each other nicely.
"I'll look forward to seeing you all at Queen Street over the coming weeks to see our very exciting range of new and used sports cars."
Following on from the announcement a couple of weeks ago that the TVR Service Department is to re-open, we have the exclusive news that TVR are also now to retail their fleet of ex-demonstrators, press cars and courtesy cars through this facility as well. So, if you fancy a used Tamora, T350, Tuscan or Sagaris, all direct from the people who built them, you need go no further than to have a look at the listing in the Trade Adverts part of the site (link bottom left - follow the link to TVR Engineering Used Cars).
As many of you may have spotted, the Silverstone round of the Dunlop Tuscan Challenge/TVRCC Challenge Cup clashed with both the recently confirmed Back Home Event in Blackpool and the Wedge Fest.
Therefore, we are very pleased to announce that this round has been postponed until the following week and will now take place at Silverstone on 22nd/23rd July as part of the Best of British Motorsport Festival. We hope therefore to have a display of the race cars as part of the Back Home celebrations.
"BNG" (Big Northern Gathering) is now in planning and will be held in the Harrogate Area over the weekend of Sat 2nd - Mon 4th Sept 2006. Yes thats right including Monday!
Saturday Drives into the Dales will take place. These will be limited to 90 cars (180 people) and lunch wil be included at £15 p/p. Saturday night there will be a few drinks Harrogate centre. (own expense)
Sunday there will be a morning "Rumble" through Harrogate Town (Foc)
followed by a gathering at Newby Hall NR Ripon, newby hall . (nominal entrance fee to grounds)
Monday the 4th -We hope to bring you a TVRCC track day at Croft. Discussions are taking place with local Sponsors and news should be with you soon.
Please book your own accommodation soon as Harrogate is a popular place.
The town is great for the shops - the ladies have by far the better outlets! So if you want to spend Saturday shopping rather than driving you too are catered for.
More news and drive out booking forms in a couple of months.
In their latest newsletter TVR Power state that Tvr Engineering Ltd have commissioned TVR Power to sell £1 million worth of stock for all Chimaera, Griffith and V8 Cerbera models. These include body panels, electrics and all serviceable parts.
The TVR Car Club in conjunction with TVR Engineering Ltd is pleased to announce that Back Home 2006 will take place at Blackpool on Saturday/Sunday 15th/16th July. More details are available in the Members' Discussion Forum
The dates for the first TVRCC track days for 2006 are now promulgated on the track days page but I am pleased to confirm that there will be more to be added to these in due course as soon as negotiations with the circuits are complete.
In addition, for anyone who cannot wait until April to get their car on the track, we have been invited by the Noble Owners' Club to join them in their track day at Brands Hatch on Sunday 29 January. Please note, this is not a TVRCC track day and therefore you would be strongly advised to check with your insurance company regarding your track cover.
May 19-21, 2006: Out of the Woodwork 2006: The TVR Car Club North America will host its annual gathering at a new time of the year and at a new venue for fhis year. For the first time, 'Out of the Woodwork' will be held in conjunction with the famous Import, Kit, Replicar Nationals at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA.
TVRs will be on display throughout the weekend and there is a wide array of activities for everyone to participate in.
For complete information, go to www.tvrccna.org and click on 'Woodwork 2006' for details on how to register, hotel information, etc. Or, contact North American International Organiser Marshall Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org full details.
Jon Waggitt, of the Sports and Specialist Car Company in Boroughbridge tells the TVR Car Club that he has just opened a Service and Repair Workshop. The workshop is run by Steve Darvill [ex HHC workshop controller] who has over 17 yrs TVR experience. Full Diagnostic facilities for all models inc. current are available together with a comprehensive stock of spares. MOTs, tyres, spring and damper upgrades, exhausts, dash refurbs etc are all available together with service and repairs to factory specifications. Jon said:
"Attention to detail and total care for customers vehicles is our aim all at a sensible cost".
They can be contacted on 01423 329090 or at www.sscarco.co.uk
As many members may have seen, there has been a thread running on Pistonheads for about 24 hours regarding the fact that TVR London appears to have closed.TVR Spokesman Jason Oxley has today confirmed with the TVRCC that this is in fact correct. He said:
"We have not had a central London dealer since HR Owen and this was a trial for a short term to determine whether we ought to again. It was a therefore only a short term let. We have decided that we do want to have a presence there and we are hoping to sign the contract on our new premises in the next few days. There will be an announcement in the New Year".
As soon as we have the details, we will publish them here. Please remember though that TVR London and London TVR are two entirely separate companies; London TVR continue trading from their Kings Cross premises.
Unfortunately, it is necessary for our current Treasurer to leave this role by July of next year and, therefore, a replacement is being sought to commence early next year (to allow for overlap and liaison). This is a key role and requires a person with financial or business experience of accounting and accounts.
For more details please see this month's issue of Sprint or the General Discussion Forum in the members area.