"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 email@example.com 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.
The Members' Benefits page has been updated with now over 30 companies listed who offer discounts to Club members. These discounts range from 5-50% savings and in many cases are sufficient to save more than your annual Club membership subscription in one transaction. For the full list, please click on the "Benefits" tab on the left hand side of your screen.
We are indebted to member Paul Shrimpton who has supplied these photographs from the LMES race at Nurburgring showing the Racesport Peninsula and Team LNT's T400Rs. This was LNT's final LMES race with the T400R before they move across to running Panoz for 2006 and which is expected to make its debut in Istanbul. However, we understand that LNT may still enter the T400s in selected races in 2006 including Silverstone.
The Racesport Salisbury T400R, driven by Richard Stanton and Piers Johnson, chalked up another finish in LMES at Nurburgring this weekend finishing in 26th position overall and 6th in class, some six laps behind class winners Xavier Pompidou and Marc Lieb's Porsche 996 GT3R. But it was a day of disappointment in possibly LNT's last LMES race in a TVR when both cars, which had qualified well in 3rd and 4th in class just 2 seconds off pole, failed to finish. Team LNT, who are changing to Panoz for 2006, hve been reported elsewhere as saying that they may race the new cars at the next race in Istanbul on 13 November. Congratulations to Racesport Salisbury on once again dispelling the myth that TVRs are unreliable. The race was won by Hayanari Shimoda and Tom Chilton in their Zytek.