There have been some very prestigious winners of this trophy including the Le Mans Grantura, then owned by Ian Massey-Crosse, and Andy Hutcheson's first production 350i. The current holder is Howard Bryan whose stunning restoration of Peter Wheeler’s White Elephant was awarded the trophy at last year’s AGM. The search is now on for the 2014 recipient; the period covered by this award is cars whose restoration was completed between 1st January to 31st December 2014.
To enter, please submit full details of your restoration including photographs showing before and after (and preferably along the route!) together with a full description of what was done. Originality is important, although as was proven with Davie Smith’s winning entry for 2011 (a 3000M converted to a 2000M with a Cosworth engine), modifications can be permitted provided they are in keeping with the “Spirit of TVR”. “Would Trevor have approved?” is often a question asked by the judges! You don’t need to have done it all yourself, and using specialists to help with the restoration is perfectly within the rules, but clearly the more you do yourself will increase your chances of winning.
If you do meet the entry criteria, and you want to be in with a chance of winning the 2014 Trevor Wilkinson Trophy, please contact the Club Public Relations Manager, Ralph Dodds (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will supply full details.
The trophy will be awarded at the 2015 AGM on 14th March. We would hope to offer the lucky winner the chance to show his/her car on the TVRCC stand at the flagship Classic Car event of the year, the NEC Classic Motor Show in November.
Entries close at 1200 on Saturday 7th March 2015