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!
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 the 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 April 1st and it's snowing here like it was the middle of winter. I'm a snow guy and I have had enough. It's time for Spring, warm weather and top down drives. As most of you already know this is an election year for the Club. Please vote, there will be absentee ballots for those who will not be attending Out of the Woodwork 2015 as well as the regular vote as part of the banquet on Saturday night. Also just a reminder about the hotel, use the link the hotel provided when making your reservations. As you know the Club has waved the fee for Woodwork, but the banquet and Carlisle Productions fee is the same as last year. There will be a schedule of the days activities on line and in the Times. As in years past we need items for our auction and helpers to stuff envelopes Friday night and to help with parking the cars at the show grounds. This year I would like to see the cars in order of the year they were manufactured, from early TVR to late TVR. Please work with the Woodworkers to get this done On another note I have finally heard back from Mr Les Edgar the current owner of TVR Ltd. He said he unable to attend Woodwork at this time. So I guess that means that he might attend a future Woodwork. I am still working on having a TVR related guest for Woodwork 15 and if it happens it will be on the web site as well as the Facebook page. As always if I can be of any TVR related help to anyone, please don't hesitate to call or email me.