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!
On this, the 70th anniversary of the founding of TVR, the Toronto Triumph Club is looking forward to welcoming the TVR Car Club North America and its members to British Car Day. TTC is pleased to report that we have made room on the field for approximately 40 TVRs in a prominent location just south of the registration area. By the way if you have folks staying overnight in the area, our partner, visit Oakville has negotiated some great hotel rates which can be viewed here. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. Thanks!
Chairman, British Car Day
We are just under two months until British Car Day at Bronte Creek. I hope to see a solid turn out this year as we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of TVR. We are also celebrating the re-birth of TVR, with an unveiling at the Goodwood Revival.
If you aren't at the Revival you have to be at British Car Day!
We are still working on final plans for Saturday, at present we are hoping to go indoor go-karting, and then all relax at a local restaurant and bar. I will provide details in the coming days.
It is important to get a room booked if you are coming. There are a number of people who have already booked a room at one of several good hotels in the area; we had hoped to have sufficient rooms to have everyone at the local Holiday Inn, unfortunately they can not accommodate us, so we will be in more than one hotel.
I am recommending the following hotel: Sandman Hotel Oakville.
Last year the recommendation was a very poor choice in the end (sorry!); this year I have asked someone who is familiar with the hotel and they confirm that it is a good choice.
I ask that if you are coming to British Car Day you reply to me and let me know. As many of you have multiple cars in your garages, please let me know what car you hope to arrive in.
Also, please let me know if you are in town on the Saturday and would like to participate in the Saturday afternoon event and/or the evening gathering. And please let me know what hotel you are staying in.
We are getting a special spot on the field, and will have a fair bit of room, but I would like to give our hosts a better idea of the number of cars that will be coming.
I have sent this email blind cc'ed to all Canadian members of the club, and a few of those in the USA. I will also be sending this to all the ROs in the USA to forward on to their groups. Please feel free to pass this on to others who may attend.
It has come to our attention that the Midwest Region's summer update was accidentally left out of the Summer issue of the TVR Times. Our apologies, it can be downloaded here.
Well another Out of the Woodwork is history. The weather could best be described as erratic. Friday was uncomfortably hot ( mid 90's) and humid and Saturday was a typical English summer day, cold (low 50's) and damp with a light drizzle. At least it wasn't raining sideways like last year. The drive Friday that Ben Roth organized (thanks Ben) took us on some really nice country roads to Harley Davidson's big bike factory in York PA Those who brought convertible TVR's drove the tour in their cars while those of us (myself included) who decided that air conditioning and comfy seats were the order for of day, took a more modern form of transportation. As I said Saturday dawned cold and damp, but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the TVR Club members who brought their cars to Out of the Woodwork 2017. I also would like to welcome Elden Lindamood as our new regalia chair. Welcome Elden. He manned the regalia table for the entire event.We had a really nice collection of cars from Lee Goldstien's 62 Grantura MK II to Drew Estes 88 420SEAC. Check out the photos and award winners for more info.
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."
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.
I hope everyone in enjoying the summer and getting out there and driving your TVRs. Frankly this year I was disappointed with the Park Inn. The banquet was great, but poor housekeeping and too much noise have made me think of looking for another hotel/Woodwork venue. I have been talking to the board and there are several options on the table for Woodwork 2018. As soon as we have something nailed down we will let everyone know. It's not that I don't like having Woodwork at Carlisle, it's the hotel and the distance from the show field. In a perfect world we would find a good inexpensive hotel with banquet facilities an in house bar and a show field that isn't in the next time zone. But that's in a perfect world. So we will do the best we can with what we have. One another note don't forget about the other TVRCCNA supported show this year Bronte in Canada. Details are on the website and the Facebook page.
I want to thank Jeff Loss for raising the bar and turning out a great TVR Times. It just keeps getting better and better, thanks Jeff.
A note from our membership chair, if you aren't current with you dues , please bring yourself up to date. This applies to the general membership as well as to the ROs and Club officers.
As always if there is anything I can do for anyone TVR related, just let me know.