Although formal verification is still awaited from Guiness, initial indications are that a new world record for the maximum number of cars of a single marque in one location was set today in the capital with London Thunder. Figures seen by the Club vary as to the actual numbers of TVRs on the rally from as few as 400 up to the highest of 478 which is reported to be the number of cars that pulled out of the car park at the Ace Cafe to commence the drive through London. In any case, all of these eclipse the previous World Record set by MX5 owners who gathered just 249 together.
The rally has made it onto Sky and ITN news although the BBC have only reported it on their website. In addition most of the local radio stations in the south east reported gridlock around Whitehall as the cars descended on Downing Street to present a petition signed by 2347 Club members, owners and enthusiasts urging the Government to do everything possible to keep TVR production in Britain.
The rally was joined by workers from Blackpool who rode in many of the cars through the capital.
The TVR Car Club would like to thank all of the organisers whose huge efforts were instrumental in planning, co-ordinating, inspiring and leading this event, together with those members and owners who participated. We must also thank the management at the Ace Cafe, the Metropolitan Police and of course the members of the workforce at TVR without whom none of us would have the cars about which we care so much. We salute you all.
The TVR Car Club