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!
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.
We finally convinced Ben to share some of the surprises of this year's cruise. We will meet at the hotel for this yearís Friday drive around 10:30 and will hit the road no later than 11am. Please be sure to have enough fuel for at least 70 miles as we will not be stopping at a gas station. Our first destination will be the Harley Davidson plant in York, PA where we have a 12:30 tour scheduled. The tour will take approximately 1 hour. Please be aware that no cameras or bags are permitted on the factory floor. Also, shoes must be fully enclosed with no more than a 1 inch heal. We will arrive at our lunch destination around 2pm and plan to be back at the hotel no later than 4pm.
The drive itself does involve a few miles of highway driving both directions but after that is some fairly nice pavement mostly 40-50mph country roads. If you pay attention on the drive you might even get a good look at the cooling towers of Three Mile Island.
As always the drive will be rain or shine. While TVRs are encouraged you will not be turned away if you arenít in one.
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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!
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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.
First off I would like to apologize to everyone for being MIA for the past few weeks. There were some family matters that I had to take care of, one of which was my younger brothers passing and then my daughters cancer issues. To those who sent their sympathy, thank you very much. I really appreciate it.
Ok so it's still supposed to be winter in some parts of the country, but 70's one week and then 20's the next. It's a wonder we all don't have a cold. Ah well. New business, Out of the Woodwork 2017 is on track and moving forward. As mentioned we will be having a special guest, John Mleczek a long time TVR employee. There will be a Q&A sometime during the banquet so have your questions ready. As with years past you will have to register with Carlisle Productions to get on the show field. You only have to pay for the Club banquet, there isn't a registration fee for TVRCCNA. The schedule for Woodwork 17 is posted in the Woodwork link on the web site. Ben Roth has graciously agreed to lead another tour on Friday. As soon as tour information becomes available it will be posted. From what I understand there will be a full Canadian contingent this year which is great as last year they couldn't make it. You guys were missed. Letís not let that happen again.
I would hope that if you own a TVR or not that you come to Out of the Woodwork. Itís a great event and a lot of fun. If you are getting a TVR back on the road, are looking for one or need any info that is TVR related this is the place to find it. I will be floating around the TVR area. If I can be of any help find me.