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16 Nov 2023

UNIVERSITY PROJECT RECEIVES BOOST ON TVR CAR CLUB STAND AT NEC SHOW

UNIVERSITY PROJECT RECEIVES BOOST ON TVR CAR CLUB STAND AT NEC SHOW
UNIVERSITY PROJECT RECEIVES BOOST ON TVR CAR CLUB STAND AT NEC SHOW

A team of students from Oxford Universities Motorsport Foundation, who are embarking on the restoration of a TVR 350i as a project, were welcomed onto the TVR Car Club stand at the Classic Motor Show by club member Newton Holmes. 

Newton was pleased to explain details of his immaculately restored 1986 model to the students. They also spoke to John Box, who led the development of the slow selling Tasmin into the 3.5-litre V8 350i, which was launched 40 years ago in 1983. The 350i was immediately well received and the car formed the basis of the company’s future success leading to models such as the Griffith, Tuscan and Sagaris. 

Ding Boston, Oxford Universities Motorsport Foundation founder, said: “This is the kind of partnership support we need and appreciate, and we were warmly welcomed by everyone on the TVR Car Club stand. Dom Trickett at Powers Performance was also most helpful”. 

Richard Sails, TVR Car Club chairman, said: “It was great to meet these enterprising and enthusiastic students and the club look forward to helping them with the restoration of their 350i”.

The TVR Car Club was also celebrating: 

  • The 100th anniversary of the birth of TreVoR Wilkinson…
  • The man who gave his name to the marque in a former wheelwright’s workshop in Beverley Grove, Blackpool in 1947. 
  • The 30th anniversary of the TVR Chimaera…
  • The creation of designers Damian McTaggart and Nick Coughlan, the Chimaera is the most successful car in TVR’s history, with over 5000 being built. 
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