TVR Car Club North AmericaPreserving the "true spirit of driving" since 1981.
Welcome to the internet home of the TVR Car Club of North America, a 501(c)7 non-profit organization chartered in the state of Ohio. We are an organization supported by dues paying members who are charged with promoting the TVR marque, driving our cars as often as possible, and having a good time doing so!
We are on track for Woodwork 2017, which will be held 19-21 May 2017 in Carlisle, PA in conjunction with the Carlisle Import and Performance Nationals. Our hotel once again will be the Park Inn Harrisburg West. Ben is planning another cruise for Friday morning, and we will spend the day on the showfield Saturday with a banquet at the hotel Saturday night.
This year we are proud to welcome John Mleczek as our featured guest. John worked for TVR from 1974 to 2007 (third-longest serving TVR employee) and his father was one of the first employees of Grantura Plastics and TVR. John will be joining us for the show and banquet, sharing some stories from the early days of TVR, and bringing some unique items from his collection for the auction. You don't want to miss it!
Click here for more details and to register for the event!
At the request of several members we have put together a 2017 TVRCCNA wall calendar for Regalia. The calendars will arrive mid-December, so place your order now and have it in time for Christmas. Pick up a calendar for your TVR driver today!
The iconic British car brand, TVR, has announced that it will return to the market with an all-new British designed and built sports car. The company, which boasts an outstanding new management team, has developed the new car in collaboration with Gordon Murray Design and Cosworth, each providing much of the core design and engineering capability for the all-new TVR. This incredible project is already well advanced with over a year of development completed so far.
TVR will issue more specification details and early images later in 2015, but the car will continue the tradition of a classic British two-seat sports car with a composite ground effect aero chassis and body package using Gordon Murray Design's innovative iStream® technology. Enthusiasts will also be delighted to know that the car will feature the traditional TVR DNA of a front engine with rear wheel drive and a manual transmission, powered by a normally aspirated, dry-sumped, V8 engine, developed and engineered by Cosworth.
Les Edgar, Chairman of TVR said: "We know that a new TVR has to be better than just good – it has to be outstanding. From the outset we only wanted to work with the best partners in tahe business, and both Gordon Murray's and Cosworth's track records within motor sport and high performance car design and engineering speaks for themselves. GMD and Cosworth are the perfect partners for TVR and together, we will deliver a truly exceptional new car."
Production of the car will begin in 2017, and will be offered to the market at a competitive price point within its segment and consistent with TVR's positioning in the past. TVR has prioritised the company's position as an all-British institution, and the cars will be completely produced in new UK factory premises.
Gordon Murray, Chairman of Gordon Murray Design comments: "TVR is an iconic brand which has been an important part of British sports car manufacturing for many decades. Its return to manufacturing is an exciting development and the car deserves the best chassis and powertrain that can possibly be delivered. To that end, I am delighted that our company is involved with the project, and that TVR are using our iStream® technology."
Bruce Wood, Cosworth Technical Director, said: "We are proud to see Cosworth's industry-leading engineering at the heart of the revived TVR brand. Our team has been working closely with TVR and Gordon Murray Design to develop a powertrain solution that perfectly complements the exceptional performance characteristics of the new car. It's an exciting project and one which well suits Cosworth's engineering expertise."
Edgar continues: "We are a well-funded, well-supported organisation and boast a vastly experienced management team. We are here to stay and we have a fully evolved ten year plan for product and business development, and are committed to deliver on all the targets we have set ourselves - as we have done to date.
"Despite very deliberately maintaining a low profile since completing the acquisition of TVR two years ago, we have had an enormous amount of unsolicited interest from businesses, individuals and investors internationally. Such is the strength of the brand and the passion of its followers. It is a real privilege to be a part of the revival of a great British marque - one that will succeed through our single-minded desire to produce exceptional sports cars."
Just wanted to send a note out about this last weekend's Vancouver ABFM. There were EIGHTEEN TVR's in attendance! That's a spectacular turnout and, as the the organizers mentioned at the awards ceremony, that represented a pretty healthy percentage for a marque made in such limited volume.
If my memory is right there were:
14 Canadian cars, 4 US cars
Our Canadian hosts did a terrific job with this event and the Canadian owners were especially welcoming and enthusiastic. The venue was beautiful (Van Dusen Botanical Gardens), all the cars represented a great cross section of age and style and the spectator turnout was enormous. Thanks to Michael (Calgary) and John (Oregon coast) for literally going that extra mile to be with us!
We'd like to thank everyone who sent in ballots or voted at the Annual General Meeting. After tallying up the votes, the TVRCCNA officers for 2015-2020 are:
Ron Gensburg's 1985 TVR 280i Coupe.
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If you've found our page you're probably here for one of two reasons: 1) you're a TVR owner looking for a community of owners willing to help each other and have fun, or 2) you heard the name TVR or saw one and wanted to learn more about these rare British cars. If you're part of the first group, why not sign up for a membership and then check out our technical articles available to club members. If you're part of the second group, you can start with "What's a TVR?" and work your way through some information on the various models and history of TVR in North America. Either way, thanks for checking out our site and we hope you find what you're looking for.
Well it's that time of year that those of us who live in the colder climes start thinking about putting our cars up for the winter months. But that's not to say that there isn't a least two more months of TVR driving especially during the fall folage season. We've already had a frost here, but this week it's supposed to get back up into the high 70s low 80s. So get out there and enjoy your car before Mr winter closes the door.
I got a call from Marc Blum our North East RO. He is looking to step down as RO and would like someone to step up and take over the position. Many thanks to Marc for his many years as RO.
Also Joan Reynolds our current TVR Times editor is also stepping down. She has done a bang up job on the Times. So Joan many thanks and a job well done. That being said we are currently looking into some one to fill Joans shoes. There will be more on this stayed tuned.
Ben Roth has decided to carry the TVR banner on the British Relabilty Run again (still sounds like an oxymoron to me though). So good luck Ben, make us proud. I also want to thanks Ben for setting up the very first (sort of) Mid Atlantic breakfast in Hellertown PA on Nov 12th from 9:30 until.. All are welcome with or without a TVR. For more info on the breakfast contact Ben or myself.
As usual if I can be of any TVR related help to anyone, please don't hesatate to contact me.