The three judges commented that the standard of entry for the Back Home concours was extremely high, and competition was fierce for 1st place. It therefore gives us great pleasure to announce the 2001 Chimaera of John Millington as the 2006 winner of the Mervyn Larner Cup.
The Cerbera is one of those sportscars which even after 11 years since its revelation is still regarded as one of the fastest British production cars to hit our roads. With its bone-shattering acceleration and TVR's own unique engine - a flatplane 4.5 litre SOHC-16v V8 producing in excess of 400bhp coupled with a lightweight spaceframe tubular chassis clothed in hand-laid glassfibre and hand-stitched four-seat interior - a car which quite easily hits and tops 180mph. But, was this enough for the never-satisfied owner of one Cerbera owner? The answer, quite simply, NO! And hence was born, PROJECT PHOENIX
TVR Power are now offering Injector Diagnostic testing and servicing. A full test and diagnostic if you remove and send them your injectors yourself £70 +VAT. If they remove and reinstall £110 +VAT. Both include new fuel baskets and 'o' rings and will be acompanied with before and after flow charts. They also offer a full reconditioning service for Rover V8 ignition distributors for £160 + vat with one years manufacturers warranty.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Okay, perhaps it's not the more prestigious Car or Evo magazine awards, but nonetheless the Sagaris did beat all opposition in a poll run by the Sky Digital and cable channel, UKTV People to win the title Sports Car of the Year 2005.