TVR owner saves his car!
Driving home from Oulton Park in August, Dave’s TVR Tuscan caught fire. The flames from the carburettors were coming out of the vents in the bonnet towards the windscreen and even melted the windscreen wipers.
Luckily for him, he had bought a Fire Safety Stick a few weeks earlier at Silverstone Classic. And using it, the fire was out within 15 seconds. And here’s what really amazed him, having cleaned the area and pressurised the fuel lines to make sure there were no leaks, the engine started first time and he was fine to drive home! Yes, that’s right he still managed to drive the car home!
He said had he not had the Fire Safety Stick he would have surely lost the car completely. OK, he still had to repair the burnt bonnet and other cosmetic damage, but he’s a very happy chap. Imagine if he had a standard powder extinguisher as many do, even if he had put the fire out, he would have been faced with a bill of several thousand pounds with an engine rebuild.
Looks like Dave and his fantastic Tuscan had a bit of a lucky escape!
PS View the video for a Ferrari owners view of the FSS.