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.
Keith Adams from Octane magazine borrowed a TVR T350 from James Agger Autosport for the BNG/Back Home event and his report is included it in this months Octane magazine November 2010
The AGM of the TVR Car Club Ltd will be held on Saturday 17th April 2010 from 12 noon. All members are welcome at the Heritage Motor Museum, Gaydon CV35 0BJ If you cannot make the meeting don't forget to cast your postal vote. Complete the voting form and return it to the TVRCC office by the 14th April. Miss placed your form call 01952 822126.
It is being reported today in the motoring press that TVR is on the brink of an re-launch with a new model (possibly a revised Sagaris?) powered by a US crated V8. Talk suggests that this car will produce in excess of 500BHP, will cost in the region of £70K, be built in Germany and will be launched at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This is indeed exciting news if it is true, although regrettably we are unable to confirm this. We will bring you further news if or when we receive it.
The TVR Car Club