TVR Car Club Archives
An ongoing project to add all our printed archives to the web
The TVRCC Archivist is Richard Sails, email: email@example.com
I got the TVR bug in the early 90's, bought my first TVR (a red 3000M which I still own) and joined the club. I soon became an assistant RO in West Lancs. Since then the red M has been joined by two more M series cars, both have been re-engined with rover V8's. I heard rumours about the club holding an archive and soon became curious about what was in the archive. When I found that the position of archivist had become vacant I jumped at the chance and applied to the committee to take the post. I was delighted when I was given the position then, two days after I moved house, a small van turned up and dropped off lots of cardboard boxes, adding to the chaos of the move. I have since started sorting through the items to find many interesting bits and pieces.
My long term plan for the archive is to catalogue it, and scan many of the choice bits into digital form. That way they can be preserved for all eternity without the possibility of them being lost by flood, fire, theft etc. Since they are in digital form it would be great to post as many as I can on to the TVR Car Club website (subject to copyright, confidentiality, data protection act rules etc.). This will give for the first time, the ability for car club members to view and download scans of many of the archive items to their own computer's.
Don't get too excited as all this will take a number of years to achieve (because I have to go to work to pay the mortgage and its a big job to do in the evenings, especially with two kids running around). I intend to post up an eclectic collection of items, including brochures, photos, magazine articles, technical information etc. in fact anything TVR related of interest to the members, so there should be something for everyone here.
If you have any comments please email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org I don't know where all the items originated from and so if you own the copyright for any items here and would like an acknowledgment (or would like them removed), please email me or ring me on 01772 865203 (eve).
The Archive was given a huge boost when Mike Bigland, the principle designer of the M series, very generously donated a huge pile of documentation and drawings for the M series cars to the archive. Expect to see lots of M series data, drawings and info appear here. I also want to thank David Sims, Ralph Dodds, Steve Harper, Dave Wilkins, Andy Hills, David Morgan, Richard Hurd and Marshall Moore for providing help in various ways.
I hope that you will find something interesting on here.
If you have any interesting TVR bits you can send, please feel free, scans need to be of high quality, a low compression jpeg around 5Mb to 10MB in size is ideal, (scan at between 600 and 1200 dpi), use descreen filters for printed material. Email me for more information. You can email them to me, or if you have a lot, post them to me on a CD. I reduce the files to about 250K for the website, if anyone wants the higher res scan of any particular item please email me with your request and I will email you back the file.