At an awards ceremony held at the NEC this evening, the TVR Car Club beat off fierce competition, notably from the BMW Car Club, to take the coveted Classic and Sports Car magazine trophy for Best Club Show/Event for Back Home 2006.
Nominated in five categories, the award for Best Event for Back Home was described by Classic and Sports Car's Editor in Chief Simon Taylor as most deserving and a poignant reminder of the last ever visit to Bristol Avenue before TVR move production elsewhere. The combination of static show on the promenade coupled with the demonstration drives, the 'Rumble' through Blackpool, the charity auction and the factory tours, together with the excellent way in which it helped to cement relations between the Club and Company, all combined to make this the best Club Event of 2006. Our thanks must go out therefore to our Events Team of Nick Kay and Corin Denton who worked tirelessly with members of the West Lancs, Blackpool and other North West Regions together with staff from TVR and Blackpool council to make this happen.The award was presented to Club Vice Chairman Ralph Dodds by Classic and Sports Car's Chief Sub Editor David Evans at the end of the second day of the NEC Classic Motor Show.
The Club stand in Hall 1 of the NEC is showing five cars representing TVRs through the decades from Craig Polly's Grantura 1800S up to Keith Smith's 2002 Tamora. Business has been busy over the first two days of the show with many new members signing up and many more members being welcomed onto the stand. So if you're bored and want something to do on Sunday, why not come along and say hello to the team on the stand.
Classic and Sports Car magazine is featuring TVR's 60th anniversary in their January 2007 issue, due out on 7 December, and includes road tests on seven models from Grantura to Sagaris. We suggest that you reserve your copy now!