Out of the Woodwork 2006

Carlisle, PA: May 19-21, 2006

‘Out of the Woodwork’ for this year has now come and gone, and we survived the first major change in location in over 20 years, not to mention change in time of year as well.    This year’s event was held as part of the internationally famous Import/Kit/Replicar Nationals at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Carlisle Pennsylvania which draws some 18-20,000 people every year.  

TVR made a grand showing in its first time out in this event by drawing 42 TVRs on the showfield on Saturday, a number eclipsed only by the Saab Club.   We had an excellent array of cars on hand from Granturas to 450SEs and this display allowed hundreds, and even thousands, of people to see the TVR marque who may never have seen one up close before.

Our host hotel this year was the Hotel Carlisle where the banquet was held on Saturday evening.   This was a more relaxed event than in years past and there were far more activities available throughout the weekend for everyone to participate in, ranging from tours of the countryside, autocrosses, dyno tests, displays of many varieties, seminars, vendors galore, and much much more.

The balloting in the TVR class was conducted on Saturday with awards presented on Saturday evening at the banquet.  Here’s a rundown of the top finishers in each class, as well as some other awards that were presented by TVRCCNA President Marshall Moore:

Early TVR:  Grantura-1800S:    Best in Class:  Don Ensley, 1963 Grantura Mk. III




Special Mention: Marc Blum, 1966 Grantura 1800S
Griffith & Tuscan:    Best in Class:  Chip Ralston, 1965 Griffith 200 (Dk. Green)
  Special Mention: Carl Waltzer, 1965 Griffith 200  (White)
Jorgen Mortensen, 1968 Tuscan SE LWB
Vixen:    Best in Class:    Jerry Evans, 1968 Vixen S2
  Special Mention:  Tom Staszak, 1969 Vixen S2
2500: Best in Class: Ken Gerchufsky
  Special Mention: Ron Fournier
2500M:  Best in Class:    Steve Barao,  1974 2500M  (yellow)
  Special Mention:     Kenny Rollins,  1976 2500M  (white) 
Bill Cain, 1977 ½ 2500M (red/cream)
3000 Series:     Best in Class: Mike Akrigg,  1978 Taimar  (red/white)
    Special Mention:     Joe Laudisi,  1979 Taimar  (red) 
Bill Weathers,    1978 3000S (red)
Tasmin/280i:  Best in Class:  Gary Ballard,  1986 280i Series 2  (Silver/blue)
  Special Mention:   Bill Rogers,  1986 280i Series 2  (blue/blue)
Late TVR:  Best in Class:    Tony Hess, 1990 450SE (dark green)
  Special Mention:  Chuck Linn,  1985 390SE  (yellow)
Best in Show:      Chip Ralston’s 1965 Griffith 200 (dark green)
   Long Distance Award:   

Longest distance traveled with a TVR:    Terry Telke, 960 miles from Minnesota in a 2500

Second longest distance traveled with a TVR:  Bill Weathers, 865 miles from Birmingham, Alabama in a 3000S.

Woodworker Awards:

These awards were presented to two people who contributed their time and effort in an exceptional way throughout the weekend:

Jim Halstead (Virginia)

Hayden Olenik (Indiana)

 Outstanding Contribution Award:

  This award was presented to a member who had made outstanding contributions to the club since the last Woodwork. 

Kash Biddle of Oklahoma.

 So, that’s it for 2006.   ‘Out of the Woodwork’-Carlisle for 2007 will be held May 18-20, 2007 so start making plans now to attend.   Our goal next year is to have at least 60 TVRs on the showfield so for those of you who weren’t able to join us this year, or whose cars weren’t yet finished, May 18-20, 2007 is your target date for you and your cherished TVR to be in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.   We look forward to seeing you there.