Out of the Woodwork 2019

Watkins Glen, NY: September 6-8, 2019

TVRCCNA this year is trying something different for Out of the Woodwork: we're going racing. This year we will be holding the TVRCCNA national event in conjunction with the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival and the SVRA 2019 U.S. Vintage Grand Prix. As part of participating in Out of the Woodwork you will receive special discounted admission to the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix and its Saturday auto show, where we will be holding Out of the Woodwork and also raffling off a 1986 TVR 280i.

We have locked in our hotel, which is the Hilton Garden Inn Elmira/Corning (35 Arnot Road, Horseheads, New York, 14845). We have negotiated a special rate of $135/night for a single king or $159/night for a King Jr. Suite that is available between Thursday 5 September and Sunday 8 September 2019. To get our special rate you need to call the hotel 607-795-1111) and request the TVR Car Club North America room block, or you can go to the hotel website and put in the Group Code "TVR".

This year we are proud to welcome John Mleczek back again 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 more unique items from his collection for the auction. You don't want to miss it.

Schedule of Out of the Woodwork 2019 (all times are approximate)


   Arrive at the hotel, relax, meet with friends.


Friday is the Grand Prix Festival, presented by the Chemung Canal Trust Company. It's a big part of the US Vintage Grand Prix and has a TON of events, each of which has to be enrolled in separately such as driving tours, history talks from early drivers, and a variety of food and entertainment. TVRCCNA is also setting up our own driving tour because a number of the planned ones are already full, so let Ben Roth know if you're interested in a club tour instead of one of the tours organized by the Grand Prix Festival.


   8am-4pm: Out of the Woodwork at the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix

      7:30am Gates open for entry

      11:45am - Staging for Parade Laps on the Watkins Glen track

      12:15pm - Auto Show Parade Laps

      1:30pm - USGP Auto Show Judging

      2:00pm Participant voting ends for Out of the Woodwork awards

      3:00pm - USGP Auto Show Award Presentation

      Immediately After - Out of the Woodwork Award Presentations

   6:30-10pm: Out of the Woodwork Banquet and 2019 Annual General Meeting

      6:30pm Banquet opens for cocktails

      7:30-9pm Banquet and presentation by our special guest

      9-10pm Auction, the usual silliness


   Wake up, eat breakfast, marvel (or quiver) at what you purchased during the auction last night, and then head for home.


  Hilton Garden Inn Elmira/Corning
  35 Arnot Road, Horseheads, New York, 14845
  Cost: $135 or 159/night. (use Group Code "TVR" to get the special rate)

Out of the Woodwork 2019 - A Meet for All Sports Car Nuts!

  When: Sat, September 7, 2019, 8am-4pm
  Where: US Vintage Grand Prix, Watkins Glen International Raceway, 2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
   Auto Show Vintage Weekend - $90 ($65 for TVRCCNA Members)
   Woodwork vehicle registration - $20 FREE
Your Auto Show Package comes with the following:

  • One (1) Weekend General Admission (additional tickets $45ea)
  • One Vehicle entry into the Auto Show
  • Participant Parade Lap on Saturday ONLY
  • Special Commemorative Gift
To order at the special TVRCCNA rate, email or call Becky Mitchell at 607-535-3363 and tell her you're with TVR Car Club North America and have a special rate.If you purchase online you'll be forced to pay the full $90 price.

2019 TVR Car Club of North America Banquet & Auction

  When: Sat, September 7, 2019, 6pm-11pm
  Where: Hilton Garden Inn Elmira/Corning
  35 Arnot Road, Horseheads, New York, 14845
  Cost: $49

Online Registration