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Diamond Rock was spread over three days.  It was undoubtedly the most successful TVRCC event of all time and was a fitting way to celebrate 60 years of TVR. It was of course disappointing that Trevor unfortunately could not be with us but he did not feel strong enough to travel   You can download his message to the TVRCC here.

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The gates opened at 1830 for the early birds to start arriving and very soon the campsite started to fill up.  In total over 130 tents were pitched on what looked like preposterously small piece of grass but at least it was better than the Le Mans campsites.  Of course some campers travelled in a little more style...

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Saturday was the day for members to use their cars with the trackday, autotest, donut ring and runs out.

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Autotest

Moving on then to the Autotest and we are grateful to Simon and Belinda for organising this for the Club.  Unfortunately we don't appear to have many photos of this, not even Tim Marquis' savage attack on one of the Club's brand new cones! Nonetheless we can publish the list of results (at least the top five anyway).

Posn Name Car Time
1 Andy Brown Griffith 4.x 1:09.25
2 David Combie Griffith 500 1:10.00
3 Tim Marquis 450SE 1:18.30
4 Roy Bickley Vixen S2 1:19.20
5 Alan Wood Chimaera 1:24.87
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Doughnut Ring

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You can download videos of the three top cars from the Bristol Region website by following the links below

The results were as follows;

Name Car
Reg
Judges scores
Total
Posn
Video
   
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2
3
 
Nigel Childs Nissan RG04 JVV
4.0
3.7
4.7
12.4
10
 
  Chimaera P618 APH
4.5
2.3

4.9

11.7
12
 
Ian Cole Cerbera G8 TNT
5.8
5.6
5.6
17.0
3
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Gary Broad Chimaera M93 HPJ
5.9
5.8
6.0
17.7
1
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Craig Blake Tamora LK04 YDV
4.7
5.1
5.5
15.3
4
 
David Comby Griffith T99 GRF
4.6
4.5
4.9
14.0
5
 
Andy Holmes Tuscan AH51 TVR
4.5
4.7
4.2
13.4
8
 
Paul Woodburn Maserati L15 PSW
4.6
5.0
4.1
13.7
7
 
Richard Chase Griffth D2 RSC
4.1
4.1
5.1
14.3
4
 
Heath Jones Cerbera H6 EEF
6.0
5.5
6.0
17.5
2
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Corin Denton Chimaera C3 RYN
4.2
4.5
5.1
13.8
6
 
David Comby Griffith T99 GRF
4.2
3.2
5.2
12.6
9
 
  Chimaera R436 PBL
3.4
3.8
5.0
12.2
11
 
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Fill the Bowl Parade

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Concours Competition

The concours competition for the Larner Cup took place on Saturday afternoon.  We are grateful to our judges for giving up several hours of their time to decide who had best prepared their TVR.  Our judges were TVRCC North America President Marshall Moore, former TVR worker John Mlecek, Dulford Automitive's Richard Smith and Club Model Registrar Grant Crouch. 

There were a host of well prepared cars (and some not quite so well prepared!) and the judges' task was not easy.  Even when they narrowed the list down to a final 3, putting them in order was a gargantuan struggle but eventually they settled on:

 

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1,  Roger Coulsey's Taimar Turbo

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2.  Chris Taylor's Vixen S2

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3.  Andy Hills' V8S

Star Cars/Timeline

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Press Griffith
Footballers' Wives Sagaris
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John Hartshorne's Le Mans T440R
Norman Hawkes' Trident
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420 SEAC racer
Typhon
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TVR No 2

The timeline included representatives of most of the major model types produced by TVR over the years although sadly there were some gaps (and if anyone has any photos of the cars that are missing we would be extremely grateful.  Please send them to public-relations@tvrcc.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1962 Grantura Mk II
1962 Grantura Mk III

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1967 Tuscan SE LWB
1969 Vixen S2

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1972 Vixen S3
1977 Taimar

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1978 3000S Turbo
1979 3000S

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1980 3000M
1981 Tasmin FHC

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1982 Tasmin 200
1983 350+2

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1988 S1
1989 S2
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1989 350SX
1990 400SE
1991 400SE
1991 S3c
1992 Griffith 4.3
1993 V8S
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1995 Griffith 500
1996 Chimaera 4.0
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1997 Griffith 500
1998 Griffith 500
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1999 Chimaera 4.0
2000 Chimaera 500
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2001 Cerbera Speed Six
2001 Chimaera 450
2002 Tuscan S
2003 Cerbera 4.5LW
2003 T350C
2004 T350T
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2005 Sagaris
2006 Cerbera 4.5 - the last produced
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2006 Tamora - the last produced
2006 Tuscan IIS
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2006 Tuscan IIS Convertible

And then there were the members' cars.  With nearly 1000 TVRs at Rockingham over the weekend it is impossible to put photos of everyone's car up here but hopefully this is a cross section of most people's favourites.  If your's isn't here and you believe that it shouod be, please email a picture to the TVRCC and we will see if we can get it added to this gallery.

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Yes - it is a TVR V8 in there

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Of course there was much more going on during the day for those who were, shall we say, less interested in TVRs.  There were bouncy castles and other inflatables (for both children and the "young at heart", the climbing wall, archery and the funfair.  Children could have their face painted and although we have no photographic evidence, at least one TVR driver was seen with a painetd face (or was that just the red glow on the Sunday morning from a cracking party the night before!)

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The Trader Village

Throughout the weeklend, members had the opportunity to stroll through the trader village. 

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The Club would like to thank all those traders who came along for the weekend:

C&N Customs; Car & Bike Installations; Clever Trevor; Drive Style TVR; Dulford Automotive; Guglielmi Motorsport; Hagerty Insurance, James Agger Motorsport; A Manning UK, Newlun Performance; Newtown Motors; PR Wood; RideDrive; Steve Heath Publications; Tower View Race Services and TVR Car Parts plus of course our other event sponsors who were not in the Trader Village:

Absolutely Shocks; Leven Technology; SC Power; Smith & Williamson Solomon Hare; Trigger Events and last but certainly not least TVR Power.

Saturday night saw nearly 800 members fill the marquee for the TVR celebration party and dance the night away to our band Revolution 9 (if anyone has a photo of them performing on the night, rather than the stock library photo below, we would be grateful).  After the problems of last year's Back Home when the hotel failed to proivide sufficient seating for everyone, we are pleased to report that there were more than enough chairs/tables to go around and probably the biggest complaint of the night was that we managed to drink the bar dry of Magners!  It was also a chance to present the prizes for the day and the charity auction, so ably run by Mandy and Corin even if it did seem to drag on for an age, raised over £2000 for our chosen event charity Cancer Research. A guest book was passed around for attendees to sign so that we have a record of all those at this fantatsic event and it is good to see that all of the comments were entirely positive.

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